Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga: Sept 9 - 15

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Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of Sept. 9-15, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.


5) Kravingz

Lissa Genobaga and Damian Kubarski are a husband and wife team who are self-proclaimed foodies and steadfast local supporters who love their community in Clarkson - an undiscovered area of the city that has a number of gems including theirs: a brunch spot called Kravingz. The resto is unique for its made-from-scratch menu that supports local suppliers. They source a number of the ingredients for their dishes from local bakeries and suppliers such as Manila Bakery's specialty - a Filipino bread roll known as pandesal, produce from A.J. Lanzarotta, and other ingredients from Truscott Bakery and Sheridan Meats. Their signature dish is The Flip Side (house made longanisa which is a Filipino sausage served with crunchy garlic rice and a fried egg), The Polski Benedict (potato placki is a Polish potato pancake served with smoked salmon or peameal bacon, poached eggs and house made hollandaise), Chicken N' Waffles (crispy fried chicken served with bacon and jalapeno waffles, bacon dressing and coleslaw) and The Islander (jerk corned beef hash, corn and cheddar grits and poached eggs) are so far the most popular.


4) Miga Korean & Japanese BBQ Restaurant

Miga Korean Restaurant is located on Dundas West just past Erindale Park. When you walk in, you are greeted by a large and modern resto that has a BBQ hood over every table. All the meat is fresh and marinated to perfection. Also, Miga has 18 meats to choose from. Also, this is the only place that regularly replaces the grill so you aren't cooking on a blackened, dirty surface throughout the meal. They also grease the grill with a piece of fat, which is kind of a nice touch. One thing you have to know about Korean BBQ is that most places will only seat a minimum of two people, so bring a date or a friend.


3) Bray’s Hamburgers

The new burger resto, located on Lakeshore Rd. E., just east of Port Credit, is actually a 65-year-old chain from Michigan called Bray’s Hamburgers. The resto, which offers everything from classic burgers and cheeseburgers to hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches and a huge breakfast menu (more on that later), specializes in nostalgia--it’s bringing the 50s burger back. The restaurant, which seats about 60 people and offers both takeout and dine-in service, is the brand’s first Canadian location. As far as the menu goes, Bray’s offers its signature 50s Burger with lettuce, tomato and onion and the brand’s special sauce.The menu also features single, double and triple patty burgers, fries, chili fries, a number of combos (including a 10 cheeseburger combo) and a slew of breakfast items (including egg and cheese bagels and sandwiches, omelettes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, combos and more).


2) Bamboo Legend

Bamboo Legend is one of our favourite local Thai restos based on a combination of taste, atmosphere and service. The restaurant is a family-run business that originated in Mississauga and now boasts several locations. The menu is simply laid out and organized into categories and offers chicken, beef, shrimp, chicken and shrimp, seafood, or vegetable and tofu as the protein for each dish. The Thai names of the dishes are also listed on the menu, so you get a perfectly authentic dining experience that pairs both taste and atmosphere perfectly.


1) Michael’s Back Door

Before we start talking about the food and the restaurant, we’ve got to say that we love the name and where Michael’s is located. The setup is so unlike anything else in Mississauga, as it is located at the back of a building in Clarkson off Lakeshore Road and is almost a secret because it’s completely hidden from public view. As you park in the back alley, you will find a glass solarium protruding from the back. It’s almost like you are walking into a secret location. We love the risotto pescatore, which has risotto with shrimp, scallops, fresh tomatoes and white wine. This is a perfect place for a date and they even have a piano room that can accommodate 40 people (so it's great for a corporate dinner). They also have a wine room for up to 16, which is great for family parties when you just don’t want to cook at home. Michael’s is expanding so much that it might have a front door one day. Also, Michael’s Back Door has been around since 1981, so you know they’re doing something right.

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