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Eat & Drink

The top 5 breakfast burgers in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 24, 2015

breakfast burger torontoBurgers for breakfast are hardly an anomaly in Toronto. In a city where poutine qualifies as morning food, it's unsurprising that Toronto restaurants are willing to top any indulgence with a fried egg and call it brunch.

Here are my picks for the top breakfast burgers in Toronto.

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This Week on DineSafe: North of Brooklyn, PO Box 1192, BakeryHaus, Fabarnak, Falafel House, Frankie's

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 24, 2015

dinesafeThere are no closures to report on DineSafe this week but plenty of well recognized establishments are sporting conditional passes. Frankie's on West Queen West leads the pack with eight infractions all stemming from failing to wash hands when required and general maintenance issues.

See which other restaurants landed on DineSafe this week.

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Where to celebrate American Thanksgiving in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 22, 2015

american thanksgiving torontoAmerican Thanksgiving in Toronto is occasion for expats to celebrate and for Canadians to double down on turkey dinners and pumpkin pies. Whether you want to feast with family and friends or jump on the football bandwagon, here's where to celebrate American Thanksgiving in Toronto.

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Where to eat pierogi and burgers on Toronto's east side

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 21, 2015

forth avenue torontoThis charming new restaurant on the east side is dishing out everyday fare that hopes to make locals return again and again. Look forward to hearty plates of pierogi, burgers, beet salads and roasted birds.

Read my profile of Forth Avenue in the restaurants section.
Eat & Drink

Toronto Food Events: Gourmet Food & Wine Expo, Free Taco Night, Ice Wine & Dine, Honest Sherry Dinner

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 20, 2015

toronto food eventsToronto 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.

  • The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo is already in full swing and continues until Sunday, November 22. Taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the expo offers tutored tastings, chef stages and a sprawling showcase of wine, cocktails, beer and international cuisine.
  • Let's Be Frank (460 Spadina Ave) hosts Toronto-based Indie label Dine Alone Records for a pop-up shop from Saturday, November 21 until Friday, November 27. The event kicks off on Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. with the help of Toronto collectives No Fun Press, Future Zine, Emily May Rose and Spellcaster, plus DJ sets from Avenue and Thuganomics, and the introduction of Let's Be Frank's new menu item, Nashville Hot Chicken.
  • Tilde (699 Danforth Avenue) presents Free Taco Night on Saturday, November 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in celebration of their first year in business. In addition to free tacos, look forward to $5 pints of Ontario craft Beer and sangria all night long.
  • Ice, Wine & Dine takes over Elm Street between Yonge and Bay on Saturday, November 21 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The evening showcasing interactive ice sculptures will feature food, drinks and entertainment including sampler menus from the various restaurants and cocktails in the Ice Lounge.
  • Chefs Danai Hongwanishkul (Patois) and Guillermo Herbertson (Barsa Taberna) face off at Origin (107 King Street East) on Monday, November 23 at 6pm. The Underground Chef Co. presents this ringside Chef Battle for $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
  • Grand Electric (1330 Queen Street West) celebrates its fourth anniversary on Tuesday, November 24. The all day bash will feature free Wild Turkey tastings as well as throwback dishes like the scrapple taco and pollo fritto on offer along with the regular menu from noon until 11 p.m. Profits from the day will go to the Stop Community Food Centre.

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Best of Toronto

The Best Burger in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 19, 2015

best burger torontoThe best burgers in Toronto can be found at a motley crew of restaurants, from old school burger shacks to steakhouses to sprawling chains and pubs. These places couldn't be more different, but they all have one thing in common: a killer recipe for a juicy burger.

Here are the best burgers in Toronto.

See also: The top 50 burgers in Toronto

hellmans burger routeThanks to Hellmann's Burger Route for sponsoring this post.
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