TGIF! After a week of being cooped up indoors, it's finally time to get out and enjoy the city. I don't know about you, but on the weekends I like to get out of my comfort zone.

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For someone who loves food as much as I do, this usually means trying new restaurants and bars. Whether it's an adorable brunch spot or a late night eats bar, the weekends are the best time to explore some of the coolest places in the city. 

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N'awlins // 299 King St. W.

This cozy restaurant is pretty much an institution on King West. Serving up New Orleans-inspired Cajun-Creole food, N'awlins has live jazz every night o the week. 

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Wish // 3 Charles St. E.  

This instagrammable patio is the perfect destination for weekend brunch during the summer months. The eclectic menu and adorable decor will make you want to spend all your Sundays there. 

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Carbon Bar // 99 Queen St E. 

Carbon Bar offers a gourmet approach to laid-back snack foods and meat-heavy plates. Head over with friends on a Sunday afternoon and grab a pit master platter of pork ribs, beef brisket, and buttermilk fried chicken.

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Carmen // 922 Queen St W. 

Carmen lets you enjoy the best of Spanish cuisine from the heart of Toronto! With delicious tapas and inventive drinks, you'll want to spend your weekend days on their sunny patio and your nights inside their eclectic interior. 

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SMITH // 553 Church St 

This cozy restaurant serves non-fussy French food in a laidback atmosphere. During the summertime, their patio is perfect for those long, boozy brunches. 

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Three Hands // 1532 Dundas West

Three Hands is a family run bar where the vibe is laidback and easygoing. On a weekend night, grab one of their elevated pub plates and their famous "Pinky And The Brain" cocktail. 

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Black Hoof // 928 Dundas St W

Known for their inventive meat dishes, the Black Hoof's romantic setting and shareable plates makes it the perfect setting for a late night bite on Saturday night. 

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Imanishi Japanese Kitchen // 1330 Dundas St W

Located in Little Portugal, this Japanese kitchen is perfect for a casual bite to eat. Imanishi is known for their homestyle Japanese meals, as well as their affordable prices and cozy atmosphere. 

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Hanmoto // 2 Lakeview Ave

Don't be fooled by the unassuming exterior. Hanmoto serves some of the best Japanese eats in the city in a rustic-chic setting. They're open until 2AM every night, making it the perfect late night spot on the weekends.

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Salt Wine Bar // 225 Ossington Ave 

For a sophisticated night out, try the very sleek Portugese and Spanish inspired Salt Wine Bar. Their extensive wine list and stylish decor makes it the perfect spot for a Saturday night out. 

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