#FOOD: SIMPL THINGS TO LAUNCH NEW OFFERINGS OCTOBER 2023
Parkdale’s standout cocktail and snack bar, Simpl Things, is on the cusp of celebrating its first year. As we toast to one remarkable year of Simpl Things, we’re thrilled to share with you a host of enticing new offerings set to launch this October.
Award Recognition: Simpl Things’ first year brought recognition as Canada’s Best Bars (#31), Toronto Life’s Best New Restaurants (#14), and inclusion in Air Canada Enroute’s list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants cements its status as a must-visit destination.
Fall Cocktail List: Anticipation builds with a fresh fall cocktail list on the horizon, nodding to fan favourites and introducing seasonal delights inspired by Evelyn’s eagerly-awaited cocktail book, ‘For the Love of Cocktails’, releasing on October 3, 2023.
Evolving Chef Residency: As dusk settles, Simpl Things transitions to an Asian-inspired cocktail and snack bar with two new chefs at the helm.
“Simpl Things has always been about evoking the universal feelings of nostalgia and comfort. As we approach this milestone, we’re not just spicing up our offerings but also emphasizing the integral role our beverages play, all while staying true to our core values,” says Evelyn Chick.
Coming to Simpl Things:
Evolving Day Menu with Chef Cody
The daytime experience at Simpl Things is about to get even better with a menu that continues
to evoke nostalgia. Chef Cody’s passion for Italian cuisine will now manifest in a rich autumnal
menu. Guests can look forward to freshly kneaded bread and house-crafted pasta daily. The
day menu is available from 11am-5pm with an early start at 10am on the weekends, featuring
Chef Cody’s famous Milk Bread (exclusive to weekends).
Evening Shift: Asian Bites & Sips
As dusk settles, Simpl Things transitions to an Asian-inspired cocktail and snack bar with two
new chefs at the helm. Chef Eva Chin teams up with restaurateur Trevor Lui to introduce ‘Fat
Bao’, a cocktail-friendly Asian snack derivative of Lui’s celebrated Bao Bird brand. Chef Eva
designs a menu with playful yet regionally nostalgic Chinese snacks, from baos to savoury cong
you bings. Every dish is designed to blend seamlessly with Simpl Things’ diverse cocktail list.
More details will be released soon.
’Natty Wine Sundays’ & Cocktail Hour
Wine aficionados have ‘Natty Wine Sundays’ to mark on their calendars. All natural wines on the
list will be available at half the price.This initiative, close to Evelyn’s heart, allows guests to
experience an array of fun, funky wines that she passionately curates.
Meanwhile, Cocktail Hour, running from Wednesday to Sunday, 5pm-7pm, promises to be the
evening hotspot. A handpicked selection of bar snacks from the resident chefs, coupled with a
$12 choice of house and classic cocktails, sets the mood. And for those with a flair for the
unpredictable, a $7.50 ‘Mystery Wine’ awaits.
Simpl Things transcends a mere restaurant label; it’s a fluid, day-to-night venture that caters to
all. With Italian comfort food by Chef Cody during the day and an Asian Snack Bar concept at
night, it ensures every palate is catered to, every emotion evoked, and every visit unforgettable.
Join us as we embark on this exciting new phase and celebrate a year of being your second
Simpl Things is open during the following hours of operation:
● Day service by Chef Cody Wilkes: 11am – 5pm on Wednesday to Monday, 10am start on
Saturday and Sunday
● Cocktail Hour: 5pm – 7pm
● Night service by Chef Eva Chin/Trevor Lui: 7pm – 12am