Veteran Toronto restaurateur, Glenn Dueck has bought the restaurant formerly known as the Swan from Anthony Rose and his partners. Dueck plans a quick transition for the Queen West haunt. “I’m taking it over as is,” he explains and adds, “I physically take over on [June 5th] and we’ll be open the next day." To start, he’ll hold steady on the same course Rose set and the menu and decor will remain the same. One shift he envisions is a greater focus on wine.
This week’s Canada’s Craft Beer post comes from our Ontario and Quebec craft beer guy, David Ort. Today David talks to the folks at Exchange Brewery about how they make their beers recognizable for their Niagara connections. How many craft breweries need to open in Niagara before it has to change its name to “beer and wine country”?
Wine always seems to get a head start on capturing the public’s imagination. As the trend pendulum swings away from wine (and craft beer), spirits have recently had their time to shine. The whisky bars that specialize in the harder stuff are as diverse as the many sources for the world’s best-known, barrel-aged grain spirit. These are eight of the best whisky bars in Toronto. The Caledonian The whisky selection is remarkably good at Dufferin Grove’s favourite Scottish pub, as is the food.