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Eat & Drink

Tasty twists on classics at first-ever dim sum festival

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 14, 2014

yum cha torontoYum Cha! Dim Sum Festival dished out traditional and innovative takes on buns, dumplings and rolls at the Chinese Freemason Association in Chinatown on Sunday.

Fearing backlash from the recent food fest disaster that was Grilled Cheese Fest, the morning timeslot of the ticketed festival actually seemed undersold, meaning line-ups were nonexistent. By noon, most attendees had thoroughly gorged themselves on dishes from an impressive line-up of restaurants that included Canoe, GwaiLo, Babi & Co. Hot Bunzz, FeastTO, MeNu Foodtruck, La Brea and Linda.

If you didn't make this time, not to worry. Tickets for Yum Cha! 2, which is set to go down Sunday, May 4 at 36 Wagstaff Dr. (next door to Leftfield Brewery), go on sale today.

Check out the tasty treats in our gallery from the event.
Eat & Drink

Your photos of pizza in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 14, 2014

pizza torontoNeed a little Monday pick-me-up? How about some pizza p0rn to soothe you back into the week and provide a little inspiration for that moment you get home and realize you didn't bother buying groceries over the weekend (hey it was beautiful out, no one's blaming you). Take-out? Delivery? Heck just go out and let someone else do the dishes too.

During the past week we challenged our readers to share their favourite photos of pizza and we're excited to announce janelian1990, who shot the above pie at Pizzeria Libretto is the winner of two grande Americano pizzas for Enzo Pizza Bar. You can check out all the submissions in our #pizzablogTO photo stream, and be sure to sign up for emails about future photo challenges.

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Water guns meet street eats at Songkran Festival

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 14, 2014

Songkran Toronto 2014This weekend, Khao San Road hosted the Songkran Festival, an annual Thai New Year's celebration that centres around a massive water fight. (In some spots in Thailand, those water battles will go on for days.) This year, the wet and wild festivities took place in a heated tent on Adelaide, and organizers called on some of Toronto's top food vendors to help ring in the new year.

Check out all the action in our photo gallery.
Eat & Drink

10 restaurants to eat Easter brunch in Toronto for 2014

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 12, 2014

Easter Brunch TorontoEaster brunch in Toronto is kind of like the end of winter hibernation - and whether you're religious or not, we can all agree that the arrival of spring is worth celebrating. The long weekend marks that seasonal shift when patios are starting to look viable and leaving the house doesn't require such a concerted effort.

What better excuse could possibly exist to plan a get-together with family and friends? Even better, restaurants will be rolling out special menus and all you can eat buffets just for the occasion.

Here's a selection of restaurants that serve Easter brunch in Toronto for 2014.

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Best of Toronto

The Best Brunch in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 11, 2014

best brunch torontoThe best brunch in Toronto is reason enough to get out of bed in the morning. It's the perfect remedy for hangovers and weekday woes, an indulgent wake-up call complete with fluffy pancakes, three-egg feasts or freshly baked fare.

In brunch-obsessed Toronto, there is no shortage of fantastic spots to choose from. Venturing out of the house for that morning (or, er, midday) meal is a gratifying ritual that deserves to be celebrated - preferably over mimosas.

Here are the best brunch restaurants in Toronto.

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Eat & Drink

Toronto Food Events: Yum Cha 2, Bunner's cookbook launch, Cinco de Mayo, Toronto Underground Market

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 11, 2014

food events torontoToronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious events, 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.

THIS WEEK
  • The sold out Yum Cha! Dim Sum Fest is happening Sunday, April 13 from 11am to 6pm at the Chinese Freemasons Association, (436 Dundas St. West, 3rd floor). Didn't get a ticket? No worries - tickets go on sale Monday for Yum Cha 2, which takes place Sunday, May 4 at 36 Wagstaff Dr. (next door to Leftfield Brewery).
  • Khao San Road (326 Adelaide St. West) celebrates the Thai New Year with their annual Songkran Water Fight Festival on Saturday, April 12. Celebrate by getting soaked and chowing down on grub from La Carnita, Come and Get It, Ardor Bistro and more.
  • Bunner's Bake Shop celebrates the launch of their new cookbook with a party at Get Well on Tuesday, April 15 from 6pm to 8pm. Go for free arcade games, vegan and gluten-free treats and cookbooks for purchase.

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