Metro News: “The 150 Best Neighbourhood Gems”

Vignettes Does Dining celebrates creative collaborations with some of Edmonton's most cherished restaurants. Kicking off our second year, our first dinner collaboration is with Tzin Wine & Tapas, a quaint Spanish tapas nook nestled on the 104th Street Promenade. 

Earlier this year, Metro News published an article on OpenTable's "150 Best Neighbourhood Gems" selects, highlighting their favourite restaurants across Canada that may have flown under the radar for many. With Tzin's incredible focus on local ingredients and their beautiful artistic flare, we couldn't agree more with including Tzin on this list, along with other fantastic Edmonton-based restaurants. Have a read below for full details.

To celebrate Canada’s 150’s anniversary, Open Table has released “The 150 Best Neighbourhood Gems.” The list highlights restaurants across the country that feature “diverse tastes that have come to define the Canadian dining landscape.”

In Waterloo, Bloom, King Street Trio, and Sole Restaurant were on the list. In Kitchener, you’ll want to drop by Borealis Grille & Bar and in Guelph; Earth to Table: Bread Bar, Aberfoyle Mill, Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro, and PJ’s Restaurant in the Atrium were all in the spotlight.

The survey also showed that 87% of restaurant goers are more likely to eat at a location if it uses local ingredients.

In alphabetical order, all 150 restaurants have been posted below:

Aberfoyle Mill – Guelph, Ontario
Anew Table – Calgary, Alberta
Arms Reach Bistro – North Vancouver, British Columbia
Ascari Enoteca – Toronto, Ontario
Baldini – Toronto, Ontario
Barnstormer Brewing Company – Barrie, Ontario
The Bavarian Inn Restaurant – Bragg Creek, Alberta
Biagio Ristorante – Toronto, Ontario
Bishop’s – Vancouver, British Columbia
Bistro 67 – Whitby, Ontario
Bistro Nolah – Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Québec
Block Kitchen + Bar – BANFF – Banff, Alberta
bloom. – Waterloo, Ontario
Borealis Grille & Bar – Kitchener – Kitchener, Ontario
Brooklyn Tavern – Toronto, Ontario
Cafe Carlo – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Campagnolo – Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
Canteen – Edmonton – Edmonton, Alberta
Carben Restaurant – Ottawa, Ontario
Carino Riserva – Calgary, Alberta
Carpaccio Restaurant & Wine Bar – Niagara Falls, Ontario
Casalinga Ristorante – Mississauga, Ontario
Cava – Toronto, Ontario
Chabrol – Toronto, Ontario
Chaise Café – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Chiado – Toronto, Ontario
Cibo Bistro – Edmonton, Alberta
Cilantro – Calgary, Alberta
Cinara – Vancouver, British Columbia
Corrientes Argentine Pizzeria – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Cucci Ristorante – Oakville, Ontario
DaiLo – Toronto , Ontario
De Dutch – Edmonton – Edmonton, Alberta
DiVino Wine Studio – Ottawa, Ontario
Earth to Table: Bread Bar – Guelph – Guelph, Ontario
Elisabeth’s Chalet – Surrey, British Columbia
The Elm Tree – Toronto, Ontario
F’Amelia Ristorante – Toronto, Ontario
Fable Kitchen – Vancouver, British Columbia
Fauna – Ottawa, Ontario
Federico’s Supper Club – Vancouver, British Columbia
Flor de Sal – Toronto, Ontario
Forage – Vancouver, British Columbia
The Glass Monkey – Edmonton, Alberta
Globe Bistro – Toronto, Ontario
Hobart’s Steakhouse – Peterborough – Peterborough, Ontario
Homer Street Cafe & Bar – Vancouver, British Columbia
Hoogan & Beaufort – Montréal, Québec
Il Buco – Barrie, Ontario
Il Postino – Unionville, Ontario
Indian Street Food Co – Toronto , Ontario
Involtini Ristorante – Calgary, Alberta
Italian Farmhouse Restaurant & Bar – Bragg Creek, Alberta
Jake’s Grill & Oyster House – Burlington, Ontario
Jan’s On The Beach – White Rock, British Columbia
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Multiple Locations (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario)
King Street Trio – Waterloo, Ontario
Kitchenette – Montréal, Québec
KOKO! Share Bar – Toronto, Ontario
Koutouki Taverna – Edmonton, Alberta
L’Unità Enoteca – Toronto, Ontario
La Brezza Ristorante – Calgary, Alberta
La Fabrique – Montréal, Québec
La Vecchia Ristorante – Toronto, Ontario
La Verità – Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Québec
La Vita E Bella – Calgary, Alberta
The Lake House – Calgary, Alberta
Laloux – Montréal, Québec
LaVinia – Toronto, Ontario
Lawrence Restaurant – Montréal, Québec
Le Chien Fumant – Montréal, Québec
Le Maitre D – Penetanguishene, Ontario
Le Surcouf – Montréal, Québec
Les Deux Singes de Montarvie – Montréal, Québec
Leyda’s Restaurant – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Local Kitchen & Wine Bar – West Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
Lola Rosa Parc – Montréal, Québec
Louisiana Purchase – Edmonton, Alberta
Lula Lounge – Toronto, Ontario
Mangia E Bevi – West Vancouver, British Columbia
Marben – Toronto, Ontario
Mettawas Station Mediterranean Restaurant – Kingsville, Ontario
Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro – Guelph, Ontario
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen – Toronto, Ontario
Moti Mahal Restaurant – 17th Ave – Calgary, Alberta
Neverland Tea Salon – Vancouver, British Columbia
Next Door Wine Bar – Calgary, Alberta
Niko’s Bistro – Calgary, Alberta
Nineteen XIX – Multiple Locations (Alberta)
North and Navy – Ottawa, Ontario
Nuit Social – Toronto, Ontario
The Old Bavaria Haus – New Westminster, British Columbia
Old Surrey Restaurant – Surrey, British Columbia
Open Range – Calgary, Alberta
Original Hobart’s Steakhouse – Lindsay – Lindsay, Ontario
Osteria Savio Volpe – Vancouver, British Columbia
Peasant Cookery – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Pigeonhole – Calgary, Alberta
Pineridge Hollow – RM of Springfield, Manitoba
Pizzeria Gusto – Winnipeg, Manitoba
PJ’s Restaurant in the Atrium – Guelph, Ontario
Posto Pizzeria and Bar – Calgary, Alberta
Promenade Cafe and Wine – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Queen Margherita Pizza – Toronto, Ontario (Multiple Locations)
Rasoï – Montréal, Québec
Red Ox Inn – Edmonton, Alberta
Restaurant EVOO – Montréal, Québec
Rustica Steakhouse at Silvertip Golf Resort – Canmore, Alberta
Salt Wine Bar – Toronto, Ontario
Santorini Greek Taverna – Calgary, Alberta
Sarpa Restaurant – Richmond Hill, Ontario
Scopa Neighbourhood Italian – Calgary, Alberta
Smith Bros. Steakhouse Tavern – Toronto, Ontario
The Soca Kitchen – Ottawa, Ontario
Sole Restaurant – Waterloo, Ontario
Solstice Seasonal Cuisine – Edmonton, Alberta
Sorrel Rosedale – Toronto, Ontario
The Stone Cellar – Perth , Ontario
The Stubborn Goat Gastropub – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Tamarind East Indian Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta
Tap Restaurant – Surrey , British Columbia
Tavern on the Square – Westmount, Québec
Taverna Italian Kitchen – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Tavola – Vancouver, British Columbia
Terra Mare Restaurant – Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Québec
Terroni – Queen – Toronto, Ontario
Tony Capone’s Italian Grill – Ottawa, Ontario
Tour de Feast – Vancouver, British Columbia
Trafalgars Bistro – Vancouver, British Columbia
Trattoria Taverniti – Toronto, Ontario
Trattoria Timone – Oakville, Ontario
Trio Ristorante & Pizzeria – Toronto, Ontario
Tutti Matti – Toronto, Ontario
Two-One Bistro – Calgary, Alberta
Tzin Wine & Tapas – Edmonton, Alberta
Uli’s Restaurant – White Rock, British Columbia
Uncle Tony’s – Toronto, Ontario
Vero Bistro Moderne – Calgary, Alberta
Vibo Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario
Villa Firenze – Calgary, Alberta
Vin Room – West – Calgary, Alberta
Violino Gastronomia Italiana – Edmonton, Alberta
Vivo Ristorante – Edmonton, Alberta
Wellington Court Restaurant + Catering – St. Catharines, Ontario
West Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
The Westerly – Toronto, Ontario
Woodlot – Toronto, Ontario
Zee Grill – Toronto, Ontario
Zest Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
Zizi trattoria – Woodbridge, Ontario


View the original article on Metro News. Photo courtesy of Tzin Wine & Tapas.

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