The Wilcox Gastropub (featured in cover photo) is located on the corner of Hurontario and Eglinton and is situated in the Wilcox House – one of Mississauga’s oldest Heritage Homes which features Greek and Gothic detailing and was built by Amos and Charles Wilcox in 1850. In a place that serves everything from pork sliders to poutine, Scotch egg, ceviche, cassava frites, braised short ribs, an18oz bone-in rib eye steak and confit of duck leg I’m going straight to the burger. This is one of their signature dishes here called The Wilcox Burger and it didn’t disappoint. The beef is grounded daily and the only one on this list that actually bakes their brioche buns daily. Now that’s dedication!Recently, we announced that we were pretty pumped to hear that a brand new Mexican restaurant was set to open in a city that’s lacking in Mexican sit-down restaurants. Now, the newest addition to Mississauga’s growing Mexican scene has officially opened its doors. El Mariachi Tacos and Churros has set up shop in Streetsville and is now serving authentic tacos filled with all manner of delicious ingredients, including chorizo, carnitas, tinga, pozole and more. As the name implies, the resto also specializes in Churros. The restaurant has taken shape in the Graydon Pub building on Queen Street South.The brand new restaurant will provide the long-standing Cantina Mexicana with a little extra competition.

You know how the old saying goes–when one door closes, another one opens. In this case, the closure of long-standing restobar Ten Restaurant + Wine Bar has led to the opening of the brand Port House Social Bar and Kitchen. Recently, the “premium casual” restaurant and lounge opened its doors and is now offering a fairly extensive wine, cocktail and dine-in menu. In terms of beverages, the resto boasts a healthy cocktail list and a decent assortment of on tap beer, including Shock Top and Goose Island IPA. As far as wine goes, the offerings are extensive (as they should be). Vino aficionados can sip on Kim Crawford’s New Zealand Pinot Noir, Argentina Malbecs, Italian Pinot Grigios and more. As far as food goes, the resto offers calamari, hot Korean wings, tuna poke wontons, a variety of pizzas, signature burgers, salmon, fish and chips, gnocchi rose ,a $139 Tomahawk steak dinner for two and more. The spacious and stylish resto will no doubt fill the void left by Ten.

Ich will nicht gleich deine ganze Lebensgeschichte erfahren, aber so oberflächliches Gschmäus ist doch reine Zeitverschwendung. Allen geht es immer gut, ausser sie gehören zu deinem engeren Freundeskreis. Und das Wetter ist immer Gesprächsthema Nummer eins, wenn man die Stille füllen möchte. LANGWEILIG!Einen ganzen Pelzmantel würden sie niemals tragen, gegen eine kleine Verbrämung oder einen Bommel hingegen hätten sie nichts. So argumentieren viele Pelzträger. «Die Konsumenten übersehen die schiere Masse an solchen pelzigen Verzierungen», sagt Sandmeier. Es würden heute mindestens genauso viele Tiere für ihren Pelz sterben wie vor fünf oder zehn Jahren.Dem Pelz-Boom steht der Vegi-Trend gegenüber, wie ihn die Zürcher Restaurant-Kette Hiltl zelebriert. Vor zwei Jahren entschied Geschäftsführer Rolf Hiltl: Echter Pelz darf nicht in den Hiltl-Club rein, auch kein pelziger Bommel. Das Personal wurde vom Tierschutz geschult, um echten Pelz zu erkennen – und greift durch: «An kalten Samstagen, wenn Mantel getragen wird, weisen wir durchschnittlich 80 Gäste ab.» Fast die Hälfte davon wolle diskutieren, werde wütend oder frech. Das sei früher anders gewesen. Dennoch zeigten viele Gäste Verständnis: «Sie gratulieren uns, dass wir ein Zeichen setzen.»