Notable Now: February 10, 2012

Valentine’s in the City
There are just a few short days left to get your reservations in and your date lined up for VDay 2012, and we at Notable are here to help. Click here for our heart-throbbing list of places to go on the day of love.

Hopgood’s Foodliner
Another ex-Black Hoofer, this time Chef Geoff Hopgood, has opened a new restaurant in the Westend. Hopgood’s Foodliner, named after his family’s chain of grocery stores, is serving up Atlantic/Maritime cuisine to the hungry guys and gals in the Roncy neighbourhood. 325 Roncesvalles Avenue.

The Olive Branch for Children Gala
The 7th Annual Gala in support of the Olive Branch for Children – an amazing foundation that raises funds to support educational efforts for children in Tanzania – is just a couple weeks away. Silent auction, raffles, some happening TO folk and more will abound at this annual event, to be held February 24th at Bellvue Manor (8083 Jane Street).

Bloody Valentine’s Massacre at SPiN Toronto
One part jaded love, one part horror film, nothing if but all fun, SPiN Toronto (461 King Street West) is throwing VDay convention aside for a night of gore. This is for couples and singles alike, and wicked costumes are more than encouraged for this Valentine’s Day happening replete with ping pong, a killer photobooth, and lots of fake blood.

McGugan’s Fine Scottish Pub
2012 is likely a year in TO that will see revamped versions of fave restos and pubs popping up around the city. Queen and Beaver will open a second location, The Grove will be bring high-end British fare, and just recently the team behind Hank’s, Wine Bar, and GBK have opened McGugan’s Fine Scottish Pub at 1058 Gerrard Street East. This isn’t your neighbourhood dive, it’s a classy little spot for the kilt-loving imbiber. 

SPEAKEASY at Revival
Live a life of Caberet with Les Coquettes and Revival. In true dinner theatre fashion, renowned troupe Les Coquettes will dazzle audiences at their SPEAKEASY shows while some of the city’s top chefs, like Executive Chef Christopher Woods, will delight tastebuds. It’s a total attack for the senses, and the first SPEAKEASY night kicks off on the 14th at Revival (783 College Street).