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Instagram campaign helps those in need with pizza

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 25, 2014

pass the pizza torontoA Toronto-based social media campaign is urging folks to feed the homeless in their communities by sliding them a slice. #passthepizza started in Toronto last month with an Instagram account devoted to sharing photos of pizza handoffs; the campaign has been gaining steam recently, with The Big Slice even kicking in a few pies for distribution. It looks like their goal of spreading hot, cheesy good deeds worldwide is paying off, with regrams from as far as Melbourne and Paris. Check out a few of the snaps below.

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The 10 biggest restaurant flops in Toronto for 2014

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 25, 2014

restaurant flopsNew restaurants in Toronto continued to open at a frenetic pace in 2014, leading to a "survival of the fittest" kind of climate. Veteran restaurant operators and freshmen alike were responsible for more than a few new concepts that turned out to be merely a flash in the pan.

Honourable mentions to Samuel J Moore, Ricky Ricardo's, Bero, Ardor Bistro and Hot and Spicy.

Here are my picks for the biggest restaurant flops of 2014 (so far).

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The top 10 cheap lunch options in the Financial District

Posted by Christina Cheung / November 25, 2014

cheap lunch torontoCheap lunch in the Financial District can be found at longstanding staples with loyal followings of office veterans as well as a few fresher-faced options that inject some excitement into the midday routine. It can be tricky to find affordable and health-conscious options in this area while avoiding all the same old boring chains in food courts (let's face it: they all start to look alike after a while), but it's not a hopeless task.

Here are my picks for some of the top spots to work into your lunch rotation, all of which clock in under the $10 mark.

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Dooney's to return to Bloor St. (but not the Annex)

Posted by Derek Flack / November 25, 2014

DooneysDooney's, the much loved Annex cafe and restaurant, is set to make a return to Bloor St. after closing its doors at Bloor and Borden streets back in 2009. The rebirth of the cafe will not, however, take place in the old hood. As the CBC reports, the new iteration will be located at Bloor and Carling, just over a kilometre west of the original spot.

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This week on DineSafe: Utopia Cafe, The Homeway, The Dizzy, Ryus Noodle Bar, Chinese Bakery, La Prep

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 25, 2014

dinesafeFor the third consecutive week, there was a red card handed out on DineSafe. Chinese Bakery on Dundas West is the second bakery in two weeks to be shut down for pest infestation and food contamination.

See the rest of this week's worst offenders on DineSafe.

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Toronto Food Events: Chef Chris McDonald's farewell to Cava, Pork Ninjas Pop-Up, Toronto Plate Swap

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 21, 2014

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.

THIS WEEK

  • Starting Saturday, November 22, Chef Aleem Syed hosts a pop-up at Midpoint (1180 Queen St. West) to showcase the menu for his upcoming venture The Holy Grill. Reservations are a must, and available Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5pm onward.
  • Pork Ninjas BBQ Pop-Up Dinner at Tallboys Craft Beer (838 Bloor St. West) takes place on Monday, November 24 from 7pm to 10pm. The one-night-only menu will feature pulled pork, chicken lollipops and brisket with all the fixin's for $40.
  • Chef Chris McDonald has announced plans to move on from Cava and is handing the reins over to former partner Doug Penfold. To celebrate his eight and a half years at the acclaimed Iberian restaurant and to bid farewell, McDonald hosts one last hurrah on Wednesday, November 26, featuring eight courses and a top shelf selection of wines. Dinner is $250 per person. Seating is extremely limited.

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