Shontelle Pinch

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Fancy falafels are coming downtown 
(Image: Jackie Pal)

(Image: Jackie Pal)

Shontelle Pinch, one of the women behind Rose City Kitchen on Queen West, revealed last February that the restaurant would soon be expanding with two more outlets, the first of which would open near the corner of Yonge and King streets. Now we’ve got an address and a tentative launch date. According to BlogTO, the first downtown outpost will open this fall (“October or November”) at 36 Toronto Street, where it will share space with a pair of spin-off concepts: a coffee shop called Clockwork and a juice bar called Smash.

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Introducing: Gourmet Bitches, a new Toronto food truck that’s a little healthier than most

The Bitches themselves, Shontelle Pinch and Bianka Matchett (Image: Dave Gillespie)

At a sneak preview event at the Boiler House in the Distillery District earlier this month, the Gourmet Bitches unveiled their new matte-black food truck. With the name printed as a mirror image in bold white print and purple neon lighting, it won’t be hard to find when it hits the streets in May. The cheekily named truck is a collaboration between Shontelle Pinch and Bianka Matchett, who decided to buck some of the bigger trends in mobile dining with healthy options that include gluten- and dairy-free menu items.

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