Anthony Rose

Introducing: Rose and Sons Swan, the Queen West diner with a new lease on life c... Introducing: Rose and Sons Swan, the Queen West diner with a new lease on life courtesy of Anthony Rose

Name: Rose and Sons Swan Neighbourhood: Trinity Bellwoods Contact: 892 Queen St. W., 647-348-7926, roseandsonswan.com, @roseandsonsswan Owner: Anthony Rose (Rose and Sons, Big Crow, Fat Pasha, Schmaltz Appetizing) Chef: Sonia Marwick (Fat Pasha) The Food: A menu inspired by Rose’s chef-school years in San Francisco and the five years he spent cooking in Cali. “California cuisine is a very loose… Read more »

Anthony Rose’s Bar Begonia will open on Dupont Anthony Rose’s Bar Begonia will open on Dupont

Anthony Rose’s sixth spot, Bar Begonia, will be located at 252 Dupont Street just steps away from his trio of Annex eateries. The strangely shaped building has been empty since 2005 when its former occupant, a bar called Nite-Caps, closed. “I feel like every restaurateur has taken a tour through it because it’s said ‘For Lease’… Read more »

Ten things Anthony Rose can’t live without Ten things Anthony Rose can’t live without

The unstoppable Toronto chef (of Rose and Sons, Big Crow and Fat Pasha fame) has a new restaurant opening this month on Queen West. Here, the 10 things he can’t live without By Caroline Youdan 1 My sugar fix I try to follow a paleo diet—that means very little dairy, gluten or sugar. But I… Read more »

Queen West is getting a Rose and Sons Queen West is getting a Rose and Sons

Anthony Rose is at it again, but this time he’s moving away from the empire he’s set up on Dupont. His new spot will be in the space left empty by Swan Restaurant. Just as he did with the 40-year-old People’s Diner, Rose is taking the iconic Queen West spot and making it his own, while… Read more »

Introducing: Schmaltz Appetizing, the Jewish fish shop behind Fat Pasha Introducing: Schmaltz Appetizing, the Jewish fish shop behind Fat Pasha

Name: Schmaltz Appetizing Contact Info: 414 Dupont St. (the carriage house behind Fat Pasha), 647-350-4261, schmaltzappetizing.com Neighbourhood: The Annex Previously: A kids’ store called Draw Me a Sheep (before that, it was Indian Rice Factory Chai Bar) Owner: Anthony Rose, who also owns Fat Pasha, Rose and Sons, and Big Crow Chef: Rose designed the menu, which is being… Read more »

Anthony Rose is opening a Jewish “appetizing store” behind Fat Pasha Anthony Rose is opening a Jewish “appetizing store” behind Fat Pasha

It’s funny how food trends happen. One day everyone’s happily eating tacos, the next they’re sipping Manischewitz cocktails and spending $14 on matzoh-ball soup. Traditional Jewish foods (potato latkes, chopped liver) have shown up on the menus at People’s Eatery in Chinatown, Essen on Dundas West and Anthony Rose’s Annex restaurant Fat Pasha, which serves schmaltz… Read more »

Introducing: Fat Pasha, Anthony Rose’s new Middle Eastern hangout Introducing: Fat Pasha, Anthony Rose’s new Middle Eastern hangout

Name: Fat Pasha Contact Info: 414 Dupont St., 647-340-6142, fatpasha.com, @fatpasha Neighbourhood: The Annex Owners: Anthony Rose, owner and chef of Rose and Sons and Big Crow Chef: Kevin Gilmour, formerly of The Drake Hotel The Food: Big, bold dishes infused with traditional Ashkenazi and Sephardic flavours. Case in point: a towering latke platter topped with salmon pastrami… Read more »

Recipe: how to make the beefy, gooey, ridiculously indulgent patty melt from Ros... Recipe: how to make the beefy, gooey, ridiculously indulgent patty melt from Rose and Sons diner

PATTY MELT By Anthony Rose Rose and Sons PATTY MELT By Anthony Rose Rose and Sons

Coming Soon: Fat Pasha, a Middle Eastern restaurant from Rose and Sons chef Anth... Coming Soon: Fat Pasha, a Middle Eastern restaurant from Rose and Sons chef Anthony Rose

Anthony Rose, the chef and co-owner of Rose and Sons and Big Crow, is opening yet another restaurant on Dupont Avenue. Fat Pasha, which takes over the former Indian Rice Factory space this spring, will be just as casual and rambunctious as Rose’s other two restaurants. Instead of burgers or barbeque, though, the new spot… Read more »

Anthony Rose is opening a BBQ restaurant behind Rose and Sons later this summer Anthony Rose is opening a BBQ restaurant behind Rose and Sons later this summer

An as-yet-unnamed eatery from chef Anthony Rose, who left The Drake Hotel last year to open the first of three new restaurants, is the latest in the wave of smokehouses to open in Toronto in the last year. Rather than the slow-cooked southern barbecue of other recent arrivals, like Aft, Electric Mud BBQ and Marky and… Read more »

Prep School: Chef Anthony Rose dishes on three ways to prepare nostalgia-inducin... Prep School: Chef Anthony Rose dishes on three ways to prepare nostalgia-inducing smoked whitefish

Smoked whitefish is all over the midday menu at the Summerhill diner Rose and Sons. Here, Rose talks about why he loves it, and how to make it at home Illustration by Connie Tsang | Photography by Emma McIntyre “At Rose and Sons, I make classic comfort food—things like patty melts, chili and fried chicken—so… Read more »

The Dish Power Rankings: muddied waters edition The Dish Power Rankings: muddied waters edition

Toronto Life’s roundup of the restaurants with the biggest buzz, the longest lineups and the toughest tables to snag. After four weeks in the top spot, Edulis gets bumped for a red-hot new barbecue restaurant. Meanwhile, OddSeoul continues its steady rise.

The Drake names its first-ever corporate executive chef The Drake names its first-ever corporate executive chef

Queen West trendsetter the Drake Hotel is bringing in chef Ted Corrado to take over its kitchen. Corrado did stints at Rain, Luce and George before opening C5 Restaurant at the ROM, where he cultivated an ambitious, fussy, high-end style of cooking. At the more comfort-oriented Drake, he’ll be working alongside current head chef Darren… Read more »

The Dish Power Rankings: winter deep freeze edition The Dish Power Rankings: winter deep freeze edition

Toronto Life’s roundup of the restaurants with the biggest buzz, the longest lineups and the toughest tables to snag. The city’s most powerful restaurants stayed busy despite storms and frigid temperatures. Below, Porzia makes a dramatic climb to second place and a drop-in from a UK food celeb nabs Momofuku Noodle Bar its first appearance on… Read more »

The Dish Power Rankings: The Valentine’s madness edition The Dish Power Rankings: The Valentine’s madness edition

Toronto Life’s weekly assessment of the restaurants with the biggest buzz, the longest lineups and the toughest tables to snag. Edulis’s charming (and tiny) dining room propels the restaurant to the top this week on the strength of its Valentine’s bookings. Lower down, a couple new sold-out tasting menus debut, as does College Street’s next… Read more »