Restaurant Reviews

The Vegan Duchess

Tonic Publisher, Jamie Bussin, knows that Torontonians don't just go to 'sit-down' restaurants when they eat out. He reviews a mid-town establishment specializing in raw, vegan, fresh and healthy food.

On The Plate

One of Tonic Publisher Jamie Bussin's favourite restaurants in Toronto was Patois...before it was damaged by fire. Is Craig Wong's follow-up Jackpot Chicken Rice as good? Read here to find out.

Shout It Out Loud

It is really loud at Branca, an Argentinian style Grill house on Dundas West. So Jamie Bussin wouldn't recommend it for date night. But it's a fun place with delicious food. Go in a group and make some (more) noise!

Hype vs. Reality

In a foodie city like Toronto, there's hype when a popular chef opens a new restaurant. Find out whether Jesse Vallins' Maple Leaf Tavern lives up to the press.

Pukka Up

It took Tonic Publisher, Jamie Bussin, a while to get to St.Clair West neighbourhood favourite, Pukka. But it won't take him long to go back. Because the modern Indian cuisine is on point. Read more here.

Gourmet & Cheap-ish

If there's one thing Tonic Publisher, Jamie Bussin, knows it's where to eat in Las Vegas. You don't have to spend a bundle eating on the Strip. Consider Brunch, Lunch and venturing off of Las Vegas Boulevard for some amazing eats. Read here.

Descendant Pizza

It is a very, very good thing that Tonic Publisher, Jamie Bussin, does not live in Leslieville. Otherwise, he'd be at Descendant every single week, scarfing down their delicious Detroit style pizza.


Sushi isn't particularly exotic fare in Toronto. But what about a specific kind of sushi, pressed into layers and lightly seared; aka. Aburi Sushi? Jamie Bussin tells you which dishes to order in this Vancouver transplanted favourite.

Ufficio Restaurant

Right in the heart of the hottest restaurant scene, Ufficio restaurant is serving pescatarian and vegetarian dishes. Tonic Publisher, Jamie Bussin, will tell you exactly what you should order at this sophisticated Italian restaurant.

Cafe Boulud

There are a lot of great casual restaurants in Toronto, but where do you go if you're celebrating a special occasion. Tonic Publisher, Jamie Bussin thinks you should go to Cafe Boulud. Read here to find out why.

Indian Street Food Co.

Head of the Amaya restaurant group, Hemant Bhagwani, has renovated the flagship restaurant to the converted Indian Street Food Co. The food is fresher and lighter. Find out what to order.

Evening At St.Lawrence Market

This month, Tonic Publisher, Jamie Bussin, isn't reviewing a restaurant, but rather an event. Find out what the best featured dishes were at the annual Foodshare benefit "Evening At the Market"


Tonic Publisher, Jamie Bussin, wants to go back to Patois very, very soon. The fusion food is creative and delicious.

The Good Son

When a restaurant serves good tasting food, with good service and fun drinks, is that the whole story? Sometimes a confusing menu impacts on a meal. Find out the whole story in this month's review.

Rasa Bar

Munch some brunch. The Food Dudes new hot spot not only rocks at night. You can get some mighty fine eggs and salads.

Bar Raval

Bar Isabel Chef Grant van Gameren's new place is already jam packed. Jamie Bussin thinks you might want to head there for brunch or lunch. Great food, and a little elbow room.

La Cascina

Avenue and Lawrence isn't the restaurant wasteland that Tonic Publisher, Jamie Bussin, thought it was. Luca Del Rosso is serving up homey delicious food from his native Abruzzi region of Italy at La Cascina.