Riverside is ADDING to an incredible list of restaurants and food purveyors
Working up an Appetite
Simon Holder, owner of a new business called Appetite, is coming to 722 Queen Street East. Appetite is focusing on preparing foods such as sandwiches, salads, soups and hot special foods. They will also be offering a selection of fine foods such as preserves, mustards, sauces and much more! Appetite plans to be opening their doors in their Riverside location by the beginning of February.
We are very excited to welcome this new business to Riverside, and hope to see you all out there, satisfying your appetite! Keep your eye open for this business and check back to our blogs or facebook pages to hear more information!
Aft brings the stern of the boat toRiverside
Aft, named for the land behind a boat, has a strong sustainable thread running through every component of this restaurant. This cozy restaurant’s eclectic menu will predominately use locally sourced in-season ingredients and include comfort foods inspired from Deep South, barbeque, roasted dishes, as well as sous-vide cooking. There will also be a whole host of daily themed specials to wet the appetite.
With the interior being designed by the Brother’s Dressler, who design using local, reclaimed, repurposed, and sustainably harvested materials. The food is not the only thing that will inspire. Aft’s warm interiors are rich with reclaimed woods, much of it locally sourced, with a beautiful bar made from a Maple tree from Toronto island and a the back bar fashioned from a reclaimed pipe organ from a old church on the east end.
Tucked in the back is a bright and airy patio, which will offer plenty more seating, and is where the smoker will be housed, giving the space a lovely back yard feel. We are certainly looking forward to this eclectic home-style dinning with a strong sustainable ethos.
Tabülè tantalizing your taste buds
Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine is coming to Riverside!
The highly anticipated opening at 810 Queen Street East is set to open in March 2013. This restaurant has made many headlines this year including: Top 100 restaurants on Joanne Kate’s list, 15 most anticipated openings of the year, and Toronto Life’s top 400 restaurants in the city, and the City’s top delivery!
So what will they be bringing to Riverside? Owners Diana Sideris and Rony Goraichy, will be bringing you all the great same taste and fabulous food you love, but plan on adding a few more things to the menu. Some items that will be added will be: an organic quinoa Tabülè (gluten free) and a gluten free pita, Akawi cheese with zaatar and nigelli seed, and of course a few more vegan and gluten free items are in the works. They also plan to have an updated cocktail and wine list, and have some premium draft beers along with bottles at this location.
In addition to tantalizing taste buds, the atmosphere will also impact your senses. The owners are bringing on designers from Commute Home to help them create a unique space for the restaurant that will seat 70 people inside and 40 people outside on a back patio. And you can also enjoy their amazing food from home, as they plan on having a takeout, delivery, and catering options.
As many of you know Tabülè has developed quite a reputation amongst the city’s finest Middle Eastern eateries, following several rave reviews in Toronto-based magazines and restaurant guides. Those that frequent Tabülè are constantly restating their adoration for the savory and hearty menu options and the unique interpretation of Middle Eastern cuisine.