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The Story of True True Diner

Last summer we were invited to capture one of Toronto’s premiere chefs, Suzanne Barr, and her business partner/husband Johnnie Karas, create their latest restaurant True True Diner. Yet over the course of that year, what started as a deep dive into the mind of a culinary innovator turned into something very different as the global pandemic set in. What we witnessed was the rise and fall of a restaurant that challenged industry orthodoxy only to succumb to its worst elements, igniting a debate over race, class, and the dynamics of power.

This is the story of True True Diner.


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