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The Month That Was: the Toronto restaurants and bars that opened and closed in March

Electric Mud BBQ during its busy first week (Image: Gizelle Lau)


  • Electric Mud BBQ—The two guys behind Grand Electric opened a not-so-authentic Southern barbecue spot around the corner from their cult Parkdale taco joint. The result: long lineups, of course. Read our Introducing post »
  • Bar IsabelGrant van Gameren enlisted fellow Black Hoof alum Brandon Olsen for this tapas and bar snacks joint on College Street. Read our Introducing Post »
  • Queen Margherita Pizza—The popular Leslieville pizza parlour opened its long-awaited west-end location in restaurant-starved Baby Point. Read our Introducing post »

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Introducing: The Rude Boy, Roncesvalles’s new gourmet burger joint

Introducing: The Rude Boy

Name: The Rude Boy
Neighbourhood: Roncesvalles
Contact info: 397 Roncesvalles Ave., 416-533-3269, @therudeboyronce
Owners: Faiez Bapoo, Liam Kelly, Paul Simmons and Alex Sengupta (The Lakeview, Samuel J. Moore), four friends who met working at The Keg over a decade ago.
The chef: Liam Kelly, an 18-year industry vet

The food: Burgers and other sandwiches, made in-house from local ingredients.

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