Best five Toronto restaurants to eat during Winterlicious

At this year’s Winterlicious, which runs from January 31 to February 13, more than 200 restaurants throw wide their doors with prix fixe three-course lunches dinners. Unique this year is the addition of the Culinary Event Series, where foodies can immerse themselves in one of 16 one-of-a-kind value-adds that indulge their passion further.Here are five participating restaurants to consider when securing your spots.

Against The Grain Urban Tavern - Harbourfront

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25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B5

This casual, comfy Corus building fave invites beach-lovin’ fans to come by and munch on such Winterlicious-inspired extravagances as a salt-and-pepper calamari tacos, red Thai coconut curry and house-made pistachio ice cream while regarding the frozen state of the beach in their line of vision. Lots of international and local brews help dull the pain that comes with realizing how far afield summer still is.

The Brownstone

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601 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z5

Equal parts comfy and funky, Brownstone offers up some pretty special pleasures on its Winterlicious menu. Think salmon tartar and shrimp crostini starters, veal cutlet and locally sourced chicken Francaise mains and a banana tempura closer that’ll have you swinging from the rafters.

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

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104-85 Hanna Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 3S3

Don’t squander your precious Winterlicious bucks at just any joint with a shingle and a beer tap. At this big, bright Liberty Village hip hangout, staff takes food seriously, and the attitude is evidenced with special dishes like coffee and black olive caramel-glazed baby back ribs, duck tacos and, natch, the much-celebrated MTK burger.

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