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November's Heatmap; Chefs Are Cracking Up Over Mayor Ford

TORONTO— The November edition of Eater's Toronto Heatmap is here! Check out who made the list of the city's hottest restaurants of the moment. Agree? Disagree? Leave your recommendations for next month in the comments.

TORONTO— Eater is looking to hire a Toronto-based freelance photographer to take interior resto shots and portraits of chefs. Send your resume and samples to

TORONTONOW Magazine has released their Best of Toronto list, covering Music, Books, Art, Stage, Film, Shopping, Food and Cityscape. Check out some of the winners from the Food category.

TORONTO— U.S. chefs have been taking the piss out of Toronto's Crackergate scandal. David Chang says it's ironic we can buy crack in the city but still can't get a beer at the corner store; Anthony Bourdain calls Mayor Rob Ford the love child of Rick James and Shamu. Ouch.

TORONTO— From David Chang's Momofuku Daish? to Parkdale's Chantecler, tongues are wagging that bo ssäm is the latest big food trend to hit Toronto, likening it to the mighty taco. What is this dish exactly? It's basically a big roasted slab of pork that gets torn up at the table by patrons (not waiters) and made into lettuce wraps. The fanciest version costs $200 at Daish? - and comes with a dozen oysters, whole slow cooked pork shoulder, bibb lettuce, white rice kimchi and scallions.

THE ANNEX— Reputed to be Toronto's oldest Indian restaurant, Indian Rice Factory on Dupont at Bathurst has closed its business for good. It was a staple for the past 43 years.

THE ANNEXGabby's on Bloor, across from the ROM, was closed due to a failing DineSafe report card from the City's health department. Reason? "Failing to prevent an insect infestation." Gross.

KOREATOWN— Baldwin Village favourite Kinton Ramen is expanding to a second location in Koreatown. Kinton Ramen 2 opens soon at 668 Bloor Street West.

HILLCREST VILLAGE— One-year-old Oceanwise seafood restaurant Catch's chef Charlotte Langley has been in the media lately for her culinary prowess.

THE BEACH— Reminisce over turkey gobblers with guk sauce as the iconic Lick's hamburger joint in the Beach gets demolished in these photos. Lakehouse Beach Residences will be taking over the Queen East corner, which is sad but not surprising.
[Photo: The Chase]