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Review: Hawthorne, home of downtown’s buzziest new lunch deal

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The service at the Financial District’s buzziest new lunch spot is as smooth as Beyoncé’s airbrushed thighs. You’d never guess the place was a partnership with Toronto’s hospitality union to help youths get training in the industry. The food—the kind of new-Canadian fare taking over Toronto right now—is decent too.

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10 juicy pieces of celebrity gossip (including some blind item reveals) from Lainey Lui’s annual Smut Soirée

Dan Levy and Lainey Lui (Image: Erin Seaman)

It was a veritable gossip summit last night at the Evergreen Brick Works, where 800 people—almost all female—turned up for The Society’s seventh annual Smut Soirée with LaineyGossip blogger and eTalk personality Lainey Lui. Smut lovers came from as far away as Thunder Bay, London and Ottawa to meet the Toronto-born blogger, who’s known for her scandalous—and trustworthy—blind items. There was a lot of sponsored swag and no shortage of VitaminWater, but the highlight of the night was, of course, the gossip. After a brief introduction from Ashleigh Dempster and Amanda Blakley, Lainey took the stage with television host Dan Levy for an hour-and-a-half Q&A. The five juiciest tidbits from last night’s giant girly gabfest—plus five blind riddle reveals—after the jump.

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The 2012 Met Ball red carpet will stream live for the first time ever

Karl Lagerfeld and Yoko Ono share a moment at last year’s Met Ball (Image: Dimitrios Kambouris/Film Magic)

The Met Ball, thrown by the Metropolitan Costume Institute at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, is one of the splashiest fashion parties of the year. A-list celebrities like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Yoko Ono, Beyonce, Rihanna, Anna Wintour and more get dressed in their best duds to fraternize with designers and the glamorously wealthy. While most people in Toronto don’t have a golden ticket to get inside, Vogue and Amazon will be livestreaming the red carpet for everyone to see, which means people on their computers will no longer have to wait until midnight to play Fab or Fug. The red carpet feed can be streamed live on May 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the Met’s website.

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Buck 65 and Jully Black talk about awards, ambition and the all-powerful Internet

The place: Hub Coffee House and Locavorium on Shaw. The people: hip hopper Buck 65 and R&B singer Jully Black. The subject: awards, ambition and the all-powerful Internet

This month, the Juno Awards return home to Toronto—with hip hop star Drake as host—to mark 40 years of honouring Canada’s music makers: Stompin’ Tom Connors and Maestro Fresh Wes, the Tragically Hip and Arcade Fire, and Anne Murray and Avril Lavigne have all snagged prizes. Add rapper Rich Terfry (a.k.a. Buck 65) and R&B diva Jully Black to that list. On paper, the pair don’t have a lot in common: he’s kinda quiet, she booms into a room; he’s from small-town Nova Scotia, she grew up at Jane and Finch; he spits out rhymes, she belts it out like Beyoncé. But, as is often the case when two people sit down together, similarities emerge. In addition to both being Juno winners (he claimed Alternative Album of the Year and Video of the Year, she took home R&B/Soul Recording of the Year), both have gigs on the other side of the mic (she as a correspondent for Etalk, he as the host of CBC’s Radio 2 Drive), both have new projects (his recently released album 20 Odd Years, her upcoming 8ight), both think Justin Bieber is more a sign of the times than a sign of the second coming, and both credit their moms (awww) with much of their success. With the Junos looming (and the snow dumping down), we bought them a drink and listened in.

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Introducing: Toca, refined Canadiana at the Ritz-Carlton

Back in October, we reported that chef Tom Brodi (formerly of Canoe, North 44 and Gramercy Tavern in New York, under Tom Colicchio) would be behind the new Ritz-Carlton’s signature restaurant. When the luxury hotel opened last week, we got our first glimpse at Brodi’s year-long project, Toca (the name is a play on TOronto, CAnada).

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“New” Scrabble rules same as rules you always secretly played by, also not relevant to North America

Regular Scrabble: just like new Scrabble (Image: Patrick Easters)

When news hit that Scrabble was changing its rules to allow proper nouns, backwards writing and other sacrilege, stuffy people were appalled. They shook their fists at all the no-good youngsters with their jive talking and their text messaging. The fury was for naught, though, since the rules aren’t really changing.

Instead, Mattel is releasing a different version called Scrabble Trickster. And since Mattel owns the rights to the word game only outside North America, Hasbro, which owns the U.S. and Canadian rights, isn’t touching Trickster. This means that people who want to play the new game will just have to…play how they’ve likely always played it.

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Coke-powered cellphones, nut-free airplanes, parsley’s great comeback, Beyoncé to live long

As if phones don't vibrate enough

As if phones don't vibrate enough (Photo courtesy of Daizi Zheng)

• As any student knows, Coke can provide enough energy to power one through an all-nighter. Nokia has figured this out, as well, as proven by the company’s new cellphone battery, which uses enzymes to generate electricity from sugar. The fully biodegradable handset, designed by Daizi Zheng, also runs four times longer than those with the traditional lithium battery. [The Design Blog]

• Curly parsley has become the new “star of high-end cuisine,” Canadian House and Home reports. The ascent of this essentially boring herb, great garnish of roadside diner dishes the world over, marks the return of many basic ingredients to chefs’ kitchens since the recession. Goodbye, saffron spice. Hello, iceberg lettuce. [National Post]

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Hot studs: an edgy take on the diamond ring

ringsThis collection of rings by the Italian jeweller Demaria is called Antagonista for a reason: the stones are set upside down, exposing the cut for a fierce, thorny look. At $3490, these gems are more in the price range of an ultra-edgy engagement ring—the 18 karat white gold version is set with white diamonds, and the brown and black ones ($2750) are darkened with a rhodium finish—but they’re also perfect for all the single ladies who aren’t afraid to flash their inner Beyoncé.

Available at Cupido, Vaughn Mills, 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr., 905-669-8522.

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