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5 epic burgers you can eat at the CNE this year

Posted by Jaclyn Skrobacky / August 30, 2016

CNE Burger TorontoWhen the CNE rolls into town each year we know we can expect some outrageous eats. Among the crazy creations are countless burgers that leave us pondering, how will that fit in my mouth? From burgers rocking churro buns to ones topped with Greek fries, the sky is the limit for these epic offerings.

Here are my picks for some of the most epic burgers you can eat at the CNE.

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There's a butter tart festival near Toronto next week

Posted by Staff / August 30, 2016

phipps bakery cafe torontoButter tart lovers are in luck this summer because there's another festival coming up that's dedicated to this ooey, gooey treat. Like the late spring Ontario Best Butter Tart Festival, this one's a bit of a hike, but it'll probably be worth it once you down a few of these distinctly Canadian pastries.

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Toronto's love affair with cider continues to grow

Posted by Amy Grief / August 29, 2016

toronto cider festivalOn Saturday, 2,500 cider lovers took over Yonge-Dundas Square to celebrate the fruity, effervescent alcoholic beverage that's all the rage these days.

In the 2015-2016 fiscal years, Ontario craft cider sales jumped 54 per cent at the LCBO. In Toronto,more and more bars seem to offer craft cider, and the recently opened restaurant Her Father's Cider serves only Ontario cider on tap.

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Toronto restaurants help Italy earthquake relief effort

Posted by Amy Grief / August 29, 2016

italy earthquake relief torontoA number of high-profile Toronto restaurants are pitching in to help raise money for central Italy, the area devastated by an earthquake last week. And they're doing it with pasta.

How? When you order pasta Amatriciana (a dish native to Amatrice, a town affected by the earthquake) at one of the participating Toronto restaurants (which includes Buca, Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse and Campagnolo) they'll donate a portion of the proceeds to the Canadian Red Cross Italy Earthquake Appeal fund.

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This Week on DineSafe: Chinos Locos, Gio Rana's, Court Jester, Jaipur Grille, Hakka Wow, The Factory Girl

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 29, 2016

dinesafe torontoThis week on DineSafe inspectors seemed to concentrate on the east side of the city. Broadview's Chinos Locos and well-established banh mi shop Rose's Vietnamese Sandwiches are among the eateries sporting conditional passes this week.

See which other restaurants landed on DineSafe in my weekly roundup.

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The 15 most nostalgic treats at the CNE

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 28, 2016

Nostalgic Food CNEOld-school carnival treats at the CNE often take a backseat to the novel Franken-foods introduced each year. For all the monstrosities that employ a more-is-more approach, these classics are reassuringly the same year after year after year.

There are my favourite nostalgic treats available at the CNE.

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