Toronto Food Events: Ice Alley, Drunken Desserts, Khao Ghallian, The Table Setters, Toronto Wing Festival
- The Ice Alley Outdoor Bar at The Fifth Pub House (225 Richmond Street) is still going strong every Saturday night pretty much 'til it melts.
- Northwood (815 Bloor West) will preview its new food with a Buck A Bite event on Thursday, March 13th from 6pm to 11pm.
- The Sweet Escape (24 Tankhouse Lane) and Toronto author David Ort will be cooking up Drunken Desserts from the Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook on Saturday, March 8th from noon 'til 4pm.
- Sri Lankans Without Borders presents a Tropical Desserts Culinary Workshop this Sunday, March 9th starting with a lunch buffet at noon followed by an interactive workshop running from 1pm to 4pm that will cover how to make palm pudding, coconut crepes, sweet custard avocados.
- Amaya the Indian Room is hosting Khao Ghallian, an indoor Indian street food festival. As of March 11th, Chef Hemant Bhagwani will share a suitcase full of recipes brought back from a recent trip to the motherland.
- Yakitori Kintori, a new skewered-meat snack bar from the team behind Guu is now in soft opening mode on the second floor above Kinton Ramen at 668 Bloor Street West.
- The Irv Gastro Pub is now open at 195 Carlton Street, the address previously occupied by Fare Game. Expect this to be a prime St. Patty's day destination.
- Handsome new drinkery, DW Alexander celebrates its grand opening today, Thursday, March 6th at 19 Church Street.
- Cheap eats Greek restaurant, The Original Gyro Grill aka "OG Grill" has opened in the 362 Bloor Street complex (technically on Walmer Road).
With apologies to Guatama, Moti Mahal, Siddhartha Pure Vegetarian and The Famous, here are five restaurants that stand out from the crowd.
Here's the rest of this week's most dubious DineSafe offenders.
Give Joylister credit. The seven month old company founded by a former investment analyst and marketing manager managed to convince a lot of people to fork over $40 for the promise of all-you-can-eat grilled cheese sandwiches, gourmet soup, and 3 beer samples. What they failed to tell ticket buyers, however, is that they'd only arranged for their 10 sandwich vendors to produce what would amount to a quarter sandwich sample per person so either way you slice it nobody was going to get much more than a couple full sandwiches each.