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Supper Club

Weekend Reading List: Top Stories From Our Sister Sites

This week it’s a double dose of cute, with kids in adorable Halloween costumes and designer dogs.

And it may still be fall, but Christmas is in the air: the update on Toronto’s Santa Claus Parade (November 20 !) and, for your holiday shopping pleasure, Google finally launches its Canadian e-bookstore.

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Weekend Reading List

Welcome to the weekend! Here’s a round-up of the most popular stories from our sister sites at St. Joseph Media this week:

TorontoLife.com: It only takes $1 million to move to San Francisco—without leaving Toronto (slideshow).

FashionMagazine.com: As Fashion Week continues to its next hotspot, catch up on the inside scoop from backstage to the runway.

CanadianFamily.ca: Need a kid-friendly weekend project? Canadian Family takes you through glass-magnet making 101.

OttawaMagazine.com: Ethical oil is sticky business, Mark Bourrie explains, especially when Saudi lobbies are involved.

20minutesupperclub.com: It’s apples every which way, from soup to French toast—as usual, all in 20 minutes or less.

WeddingBells.ca: Barns, burlap, and baked goods (mmm…pie) are among Wedding Bells’ 8 essential rustic wedding elements.

Quillandquire.com: In an announcement appropriately timed for the harvest moon, Neil Young will publish his memoir next year.

Torontoist.com: Old-school is new again if the leak that the Blue Jays plan to adopt a new logo is true.

Weekend Reading List: top stories from our sister sites

Kick back this weekend with this week’s most popular stories from our sister sites at St. Joseph Media:

Toronto Life takes on suburban sprawl in “Exodus to the burbs: why diehard downtowners are giving up on the city”. [Toronto Life]

At New York Fashion Week, Fashion Magazine snapped behind-the-scenes photos of models off the runway. [Fashion Magazine]

‘Tis the season of pears, blueberries, and cheesy broccoli—so says Canadian Family in “10 Tasty Recipes to Try in September”. [Canadian Family]

Ottawa Magazine contributing editor Mark Bourrie weighs in on the Xinhua “espionage” scandal that he thinks likely never was. [Ottawa Magazine]

Did you know quark was a type of cheese? Neither did we, but 20 Minute Supper Club tells us that paired with lavendar it makes a delish cheesecake. Visit the site for all five “Weekend Baking Adventure” cheesecake recipes. [20 Minute Supper Club]

Minimalistic and floral is the way to go in centrepieces, as evidenced in a vibrant Wedding Bells slideshow. [Wedding Bells]

Quill & Quire asks, “Does an upsized IKEA bookshelf spell doom for print publishing?” Well, does it? Read the story to judge for yourself. [Quill & Quire]

Torontoist reports on city budget cuts proposed this week, among them selling the Toronto Zoo, snow-clearing reductions, and—always a hot-button topic—increasing TTC fares. [Torontoist]

January Editor’s Picks: Dining

Roosevelt Room<br>photo by Igor Yu1. This city is home to a smattering of supper clubs. Each has its merits, but the Roosevelt Room stands out in its attempt to reflect the golden age of dinner-and-dance venues—the Roaring ‘20s. With its art deco–styled interior as well as an expected slate of entertainment that not only features DJs, but also vaudeville- and cabaret-inspired shows, live jazz and more, the large space glamorously evokes early Hollywood. And while any old club can provide passable drinks and a place to cut a rug, the Roosevelt Room excels equally at the supper side of things, thanks to a menu created by top chef Trevor Wilkinson. Among the sophisticated French-styled classics are lobster thermidor ($35.95), coq au vin ($27.95) and a 22-ounce Alberta rib steak with frites ($39.95)—perfect fuel for dancing well into the night. (more…)

June Editor’s Picks: Dining

Ultra (photo by Device 222)

Ultra (photo by Device 222).

1. One of Toronto’s swankiest dining and nightlife destination just got even more posh. Along the see-and-be-seen strip of Queen Street West, Ultra recently unveiled a new Munge Leung–designed interior that melds candlelit intimacy with cheeky features like a 15-foot-high wall of giant rooster photos and a communal table fashioned by edgy local firm Castor. The menu has been overhauled, too. While steaks ($28 to $45)—a supper club staple with varied accompaniments—remain, chef Chris Zielinski also serves up eastern-inspired small plates such as hoisin-ginger salmon with pineapple-coriander jus ($20) and half-baked lobster with avocado salad and chipotle hollandaise ($19). Don’t forget your dancing shoes—top-tier DJs spin late four nights a week.

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