Family man Matthew Sullivan's name may not be instantly recognizable, but his food has reached almost every sports fan in Toronto. The corporate chef of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), he has completely overhauled the food programs at RealSports, Air Canada Centre, BMO Field and e11even Restaurant. Now, he wants to show everyone that he's more than a corporate chef. Having worked in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, he's ready to show everyone that he has what it takes to be the next Top Chef in Canada.
Don't miss any of the fiery action. Tune into Top Chef Canada on Food Network Canada starting Sunday, April 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Aris Place (at Roncesvalles) has just the best service and delicious food. Some may call it a greasy spoon, but every Sunday morning, my wife and I call it home. You should get the open-face-burger sandwich with a Pabst Blue Ribbon. The staff is the best! I especially love sitting at the bar.
Superpoint! It's owned by one of the best chefs in the city, Johnny Poon, and it has some of my favourite pizza in the city. The other items on the menu and wine list is what really separates Superpoint from other pizza spots. Extra points for me for the use of Maggis!!!
In my opinion, Café Pho Nho is the most underrated pho in Toronto. Donna, the owner, is a very charming hostess. Her mother is running the kitchen in the back. You should get the spring rolls with lettuce on the side to wrap. They also have a patio in the west end of the restaurant. It is modest but a great place to pound back some vermicelli drowning in fish sauce and sriracha, and a cold draft beer.
Round the Horn is another west-end spot that not a lot of downtowners may have heard of. I am pretty sure, if you asked the owners and patrons, they like it that way. Whenever there is a big game on, it is impossible to get a seat. They have a ton of craft beers and some badass hotdogs and popcorn. Plus, they run specials, from time to time, of some legit sandwiches.