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Street food puts on a show at the Food Truck Festival

Posted by Jesse Milns / August 4, 2015

toronto food truck festivalIt was a feast for the senses at the second annual Toronto Food Truck Festival at Woodbine Park in the Beaches over the long weekend. More than twenty food trucks made an appearance including many from outside of Toronto.

Check out all the action in this photo gallery.
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Second Cup to continue makeover of its Toronto cafes

Posted by Amy Grief / August 4, 2015

second cupLast December, Second Cup surprised passers-by with a snazzy new store at King and John. Gone were the dark countertops and flavoured drip coffee; instead, exposed brick, white marble and a sci-fi-esque steampunk brewer greeted customers.

According to a Canadian Press report, the company's second quarter sales were still down 4.6 percent in comparison to last year. However, Second Cup says its new King West cafe is "continuing to exceed expectations."

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Is the line-up at Bang Bang Ice Cream worth the wait?

Posted by Jesse Milns / August 4, 2015

bang bang torontoBang Bang Ice Cream and Bakery on Ossington has proven to be a summertime hit with line-ups stretching down the street on the regular. While wait times might not reach Uncle Tetsu level of proportions, 30 minutes or more is not uncommon. We stopped by on the long weekend to ask patrons what makes Bang Bang so worth lining-up for.

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This Week on DineSafe: Liberty Shawarma, Kenzo Ramen, Lipstick & Dynamite, Bagel World, Frankie's

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 4, 2015

dinesafeDineSafe didn't shut anyone down this week - a relief after three weeks of red cards on this list. Inspectors did hand out yellow cards to a bevy of Toronto restaurants from east to west, including Liberty Shawarma, Kenzo Ramen, and Lipstick & Dynamite.

See which other establishments landed in hot water with DineSafe this week.

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LeBron James endorsed pizza chain coming to Toronto

Posted by Staff / August 3, 2015

blaze pizza torontoBasketball star LeBron James is associated with a soon to open restaurant that'll be slinging fast and gourmet pizza in Toronto. Blaze Pizza, which currently has dozens of locations south of the border, will soon open up in the old Johnny Rocket's space at Yonge Dundas Square.

This will be Canada's first location of the pizza chain - a second one is schedule to open in Calgary this year. While an official opening date for either has yet to be announced, the franchise is part of a wave of pizza places promising to cook your pie in three minutes or less.

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Twilight Tuesdays return to Toronto this August

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 3, 2015

Twilight Tuesdays TorontoNow in its second year, Twilight Tuesdays returns to the parkette adjacent to the Drake One Fifty this week. It all gets underway August 4 and will run between 5pm and 9pm every Tuesday during the month of August.

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