Parts & Labour: Parkdale’s hottest new spot

Photo credit: © Vivian Chan

(Originally posted on reKalibrate.com)

Last night was the grand opening of Parkdale’s highly anticipated new restaurant, Parts & Labour. Just down the street from Cowbell, Mitzi’s Sister, and the ever delightful Local Kitchen. The restaurant was renovated from an old hardware store, and a lot of the decor keeps that legacy in mind. An entryway that is lined with old car windshields, bar stools that look like huge springs, lights reminiscent of old fire extinguishers, and bar shelving that is styled like those that would be found in a garage. I love that. And it’s something the owners have a knack for doing very well, as we’ve seen in the other hot spots they’ve created: The Social, Oddfellows, and who could forget their flagship industrial design studio, Castor Design.

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Never too late for roti

Ghandhi's butter chicken roti

Ghandhi’s butter chicken roti

No matter what kind of day I have had, nothing melts the tension and strain of the day away like a hot, saucy roti. Especially one made with love at Gandhi’s on Queen Street West in downtown Toronto.

If you haven’t yet, you should definitely try it. It’s like a hug wrapped in gorgeous Indian spices, sauces and a floury skin. And no matter what the occasion, there’s always room for a hug… Or at least a delicious roti.

GHANDHI’S, 554 Queen St W, Toronto, Canada, (416) 504-8155
(Originally posted in reKalibrate.com)