Restaurant expands Charity Bread partnerships with Bluffs Food Bank
SCADDABUSH Italian Kitchen & Bar has opened in Scarborough, bringing its made-from-scratch menu to the community, including shareable plates so everyone around the table can enjoy a little bit of everything in a warm, eclectic atmosphere. With a name that literally means “a little of this and a little of that”, SCADDABUSH Italian Kitchen & Bar provides a social and energetic atmosphere complete with fresh, Italian fare, and guests are welcomed in like they’re part of the family. SCADDABUSH is generous and passionate, and believes that life should be enjoyed at a higher volume.
The first SCADDABUSH location opened at Square One in Mississauga in 2013, and has been followed by a second location in Toronto and a third in Richmond Hill. Since opening the doors to various communities, it has been extremely important to the restaurants that SCADDABUSH pay tribute to this Italian tradition of making things from scratch — guest favourite across all locations is the hand-stretched mozzarella, made-to-order every day between 5-11 p.m. Inspired by traditional Italian feasts, the menu offers shareable dishes, reminiscent of Nonna’s Sunday night dinner. Whether it is mozzarella, pasta, bread and doughs, sauces or desserts, the kitchen — led by Executive Chef Steve Silvestro — takes pride is in making things fresh every day.
“Similar to the look and feel at SCADDABUSH Square One, Yonge and Gerrard and Richmond Hill, the Scarborough space will feature large windows, exposed brick, reclaimed wood features, antique Edison lighting and candelabras throughout the space. One of the main features in the space a large ‘Kitchen Table,’ inspired by Nonna’s house where there is always room for one more, making it the ideal space for families and friends alike to gather and share a laugh — and perhaps a bowl of pasta,” said Mike Cappiello, Vice President of Scaddabush. “We’re excited to open our doors in Scarborough, and hope to see many at our Kitchen Table, sharing in our passion for good food, great company and the generous, Italian tradition.”
As part of the generous spirit that is SCADDABUSH, the restaurant has a strong desire to give back, as they believe that food not only brings people together, but creates a space for meaningful community contributions. With each restaurant launch, the new restaurant selects a very deserving, local charity to whom they wish to donate the net proceeds of its Charity Bread. Current partners including the Mississauga Food Bank, Sick Kids, and Starlight Childrens’ Foundation will now be joined by Bluffs Food Bank. SCADDABUSH Charity Bread is a scratch-made, warm and savoury signature dish, made right on site every morning. Fresh-herbed focaccia is baked until it is golden brown and then covered in a warm, rosemary parmesan and garlic butter. It’s served in a warm cast iron pan and pre-scored into squares to allow for it to be easily shared among friends.
“SCADDABUSH Charity Bread has been a guest favourite for years. So much so, that with our Scarborough launch, we have extended our Charity Bread offering to now include a 3-cheese or spicy chili and pepper recipe. In short, they are incredible! But what is more incredible is the support that we see from our guests in purchasing this well-loved item, so that each year on our anniversary, we are able to make a contribution to exceptional charities like Bluffs Food Bank,” said Steve Silvestro, Executive Chef at SCADDABUSH Italian Kitchen & Bar.
The Bluffs Food Bank opened 14 years ago with 24 families being served. Today, up to 350 families (approximately 500 people) — about half of this group being children — receive groceries every week. SCADDABUSH is looking forward to supporting Bluffs Food Bank and giving new hope to children, their families and others who suffer from food insecurity in South-West Scarborough, where this is the only food bank available to them.
“We are excited about this partnership, as it will make such a difference to so many people in Scarborough! SCADDABUSH and Bluffs Food Bank have so many great things in common — a strong desire to give back and the emphasis on food bringing people together socially,” said Gail Barkic, Bluffs Food Bank lead volunteer.
The SCADDABUSH Social Club will be available at the new location. Members of the Social Club will receive exclusive invites and other unique experiences and offers including call-ahead seating and members-only menu items. New guests can sign up at www.scaddabush.com to receive a coupon for $10 off when they spend $30 or more.
The Scarborough location opens its doors today, and will be located directly beside Jacks Astor’s, across from the Scarborough Town Centre (at 580 Progress Ave.) SCADDABUSH Italian Kitchen & Bar in Scarborough will be open Sun-Wed from 11 am to 1 am and Thurs-Sat from 11 am to 2 am.
About SCADDABUSH Italian Kitchen & Bar
We’re a little of this, a little of that and a whole new take on Italian. We’re inspired by Italian passion and generosity. We like tables crowded with friends and family. Style without attitude. And of course, excellent cuisine. In true Italian fashion, we rely on fresh ingredients. Our pasta is made fresh in-house daily. We make fresh mozzarella every day and offer made to order mozzarella dishes from 5pm-9pm. Our chefs prepare fresh focaccia and two signature meatballs every day. Our meatballs are so big we’re sure you won’t leave hungry. We look forward to welcoming you at SCADDABUSH!