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The Beer Store wants to scare you

Posted by Derek Flack / April 16, 2014

Beer store adThe Beer Store is really worried that one day alcohol might be sold in convenience stores, which, you know, would put a damper on its partial control of fun in this province. As part of its campaign against this possibility (the sum of which you can find on the "Ontario Beer Facts" website), it's released a new ad meant to strike fear in the hearts of anxious straight edge-types and parents everywhere. In it, a group of underage-looking dudes confidently stock up on booze at a local store without getting carded by the guy working the counter, who repeatedly refers to them as "boys" by way of encouraging their purchases.



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This week on DineSafe: Belly Buster Submarines, George's BBQ & Deli, It's All GRK, Crepe It Up

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 15, 2014

dinesafeDineSafe is on a two-week streak of no red cards, though there's plenty to feel icky about if you want to sift through the nitty gritty details of each inspection. So let's keep our stored food cool and our cooked food hot, everyone.

Here are this week's worst offenders on DineSafe.

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Tasty twists on classics at first-ever dim sum festival

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 14, 2014

yum cha torontoYum Cha! Dim Sum Festival dished out traditional and innovative takes on buns, dumplings and rolls at the Chinese Freemason Association in Chinatown on Sunday.

Fearing backlash from the recent food fest disaster that was Grilled Cheese Fest, the morning timeslot of the ticketed festival actually seemed undersold, meaning line-ups were nonexistent. By noon, most attendees had thoroughly gorged themselves on dishes from an impressive line-up of restaurants that included Canoe, GwaiLo, Babi & Co. Hot Bunzz, FeastTO, MeNu Foodtruck, La Brea and Linda.

If you didn't make this time, not to worry. Tickets for Yum Cha! 2, which is set to go down Sunday, May 4 at 36 Wagstaff Dr. (next door to Leftfield Brewery), go on sale today.

Check out the tasty treats in our gallery from the event.
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Your photos of pizza in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 14, 2014

pizza torontoNeed a little Monday pick-me-up? How about some pizza p0rn to soothe you back into the week and provide a little inspiration for that moment you get home and realize you didn't bother buying groceries over the weekend (hey it was beautiful out, no one's blaming you). Take-out? Delivery? Heck just go out and let someone else do the dishes too.

During the past week we challenged our readers to share their favourite photos of pizza and we're excited to announce janelian1990, who shot the above pie at Pizzeria Libretto is the winner of two grande Americano pizzas for Enzo Pizza Bar. You can check out all the submissions in our #pizzablogTO photo stream, and be sure to sign up for emails about future photo challenges.

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Water guns meet street eats at Songkran Festival

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 14, 2014

Songkran Toronto 2014This weekend, Khao San Road hosted the Songkran Festival, an annual Thai New Year's celebration that centres around a massive water fight. (In some spots in Thailand, those water battles will go on for days.) This year, the wet and wild festivities took place in a heated tent on Adelaide, and organizers called on some of Toronto's top food vendors to help ring in the new year.

Check out all the action in our photo gallery.
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10 restaurants to eat Easter brunch in Toronto for 2014

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 12, 2014

Easter Brunch TorontoEaster brunch in Toronto is kind of like the end of winter hibernation - and whether you're religious or not, we can all agree that the arrival of spring is worth celebrating. The long weekend marks that seasonal shift when patios are starting to look viable and leaving the house doesn't require such a concerted effort.

What better excuse could possibly exist to plan a get-together with family and friends? Even better, restaurants will be rolling out special menus and all you can eat buffets just for the occasion.

Here's a selection of restaurants that serve Easter brunch in Toronto for 2014.

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