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Take a look inside the newest location of La Carnita

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 21, 2016

La Carnita TorontoThe fourth outpost from this well-established chain of taquerias is now open and it's serving up its popular lineup of signature tacos, dips and Mexican bar snacks. In addition to the classics, find exclusive offerings uptown that include at least a couple seafood-centric features.

Read my profile of the new La Carnita in the restaurants section.

Sweet Jesus and La Carnita owners just opened a bar

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 19, 2016

good fortune torontoThis dark and loud party bar just opened along with Toronto's newest locations of La Carnita and Sweet Jesus. It's slinging playful cocktails, boozy milkshakes and Jello shots - look forward to fun libations that incorporate cotton candy and tattooed garnishes.

Read my profile of Good Fortune in the bars section.

New Toronto pub serves up indulgent mac and cheese

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 19, 2016

Taylors Landing TorontoNow you can down your beer with a cheesy slab of brisket mac 'n cheese at this recently opened massive bar and grill. Burgers, tacos and growlers are also big sellers.

Read my profile of Taylors Landing in the restaurants section.
Eat & Drink

Toronto Food Events: Taste of Manila, Hot & Spicy Food Fest, Wild Blueberry Fest, Sweetery, MexFest16

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 19, 2016

Taste of ManilaToronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious festivals, pop-ups, winemaker dinners, supper clubs and other food related happenings in Toronto this week and next. You can find us here every Friday morning.

  • Get your fill of Filipino street food at Taste of Manila on August 20 and 21. The festival takes over the Bathurst and Wilson area.
  • The Hot & Spicy Food Festival is on at the Harbourfront Centre from August 19 to August 21.
  • Haute Dog BBQ, presented by Queen's Quay Terminal, runs on August 20 and August 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buy a hot dog or hamburger with a drink for $2 and 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.
  • Admission is free for the Sweetery Food Festival happening August 20 and 21 at David Pecaut Square (55 John St.).
  • The August edition of the Toronto Bakers Market returns to Ralph Thornton Centre (765 Queen St. E.) on August 21 from noon until 4 p.m. The massive bake sale boasts a lineup of 28 vendors.
  • The 7th annual Wild Blueberry Festival at Evergreen Brick Works is on this Sunday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • MexFest16 takes over Yonge-Dundas Square on Sunday, August 21 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Harvest Wednesdays presents Sip and Savour with Bob Blumer on Wednesday, August 24. Expect tastings along with hors d'oeuvres by the Gladstone's executive Chef Katie Venables Lloyd.
  • Woodlot sous chef, Cory Baird is doing a pop-up dinner at Lady Marmalade on Friday, August 26. Reserve now (and select your dishes) for the family-style feast priced at $40 per person.

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Best of Toronto

The Best Gluten Free Bakeries in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 18, 2016

gluten free torontoThe best gluten-free bakeries in Toronto are sensitive to those who suffer from celiac disease. While traditional baking tends to rely on gluten to add elasticity to dough, gluten-free baking embraces alternatives, such as almond, corn, and rice flour with fabulous (and very tasty) results.

Here are the best gluten-free bakeries in Toronto.
Eat & Drink

Toronto Restaurant Openings: Dirty Food Eatery, Via Mercanti, Colaba Junction, Calii Love, Hungry Amoo

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 18, 2016

Pizzeria Via Mercanti TorontoToronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.

  • Dirty Food Eatery is now open at 3070 Dundas St. W., in the Junction. Find peanut butter and bacon waffles, beet-cured salmon Johnnycake and six different types of pierogies on the menu.
  • Pizzeria Via Mercanti has opened its third outpost at 1499 Gerrard St.
  • De Frantic Monkey, a new cafe and bar, is open for business at 799 College St.

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