Weekly bites: Toronto restaurant critic wanted, new micro-distilled spirits in Halifax and Saskatoon and more

New restaurants, new gin and plenty more to discover this week

It's hard to keep track of all of the new restaurants on their way, not to mention winter pop-ups in Manitoba, micro-distilled spirits and more, but here are a few things that caught our attention over the past week.

Black Fox Farm and Distillery gin

Daily bite: Saskatoon's Black Fox Farm and Distillery debuts mustard gin

Meet Canada's newest and most unique small-batch gin

Globe and Mail Toronto food critic

Daily bite: The Globe and Mail posts ad for Toronto restaurant critic

The Globe and Mail is hiring a new Toronto food critic for 2018

Buca Yorkville opening

Daily bite: Buca announces new locations in Toronto area

Toronto hospitality group King Street Food Company has been steadily adding food businesses to the family since 2006, with some award-winning concepts under their belt.

RAW: Almond Winnipeg 2018

Daily bite: Winnipeg's RAW: Almond announces winter dinner series in Gimli, Manitoba

Winnipeg chef Mandel Hitzer plans new winter pop-up series in rural Manitoba

Cacao 70 hot cocoa mix

Daily bite: Cacao 70 releases line of retail chocolate products

A better hot chocolate mix by Montreal-based Cacao 70 hits the market