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Top secret dinner party takes over Toronto's waterfront

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 28, 2015

diner en blanc torontoNow in its fifth year, the international pop-up picnic Diner en Blanc took place last night just outside The Power Plant. Just steps from the waterfront against the backdrop of the CN Tower, this year's white-attired party followed strict protocol as always.

Check out my highlights of Diner en Blanc 2015 in this photo gallery.
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Toronto gets its first Sri Lankan street festival

Posted by Amy Grief / August 28, 2015

kothufestDon't fret if you haven't made it to one of the city's many (delicious) summer street festivals yet because Toronto's first ever Kothu Fest is debuting near the end of the season at the Scarborough Civic Centre.

This day-long festival is scheduled for September 13 and it'll celebrate Kothu Roti, a popular Sri Lankan food. If you attend, you'll get the chance to sample variations of this flavourful dish. Afterwards, you can cast your vote for the People's Choice Award to help determine the best Kothu Roti in the city.

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The 5 hottest new restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 28, 2015

hot restaurants torontoToronto's newest crop of restaurants are perfectly positioned to benefit from the influx of activity that surrounds TIFF, the new school year, and cottage dwellers returning to the city. It's no surprise that reservation books fill up fast and tables are in high demand.

Here are my picks for the hottest new restaurants to open in Toronto this summer.

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The top 5 underground bars in Toronto

Posted by Alice Prendergast / August 28, 2015

underground barsUnderground bars in Toronto allow you to indulge your inner goth and hide from natural light. Whether you feel like hiding from the street or want get social with a game of bocce ball, these basement haunts have got you covered. If you like your bars on the more hidden/exclusive side, this list might help you find a new favourite.

Here are my picks for the top underground bars in Toronto.

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Toronto Food Events: AwesTRUCK, Food Truck Frenzy, Tamil Festival, Le Burger Week, Toronto Garlic Festival

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 28, 2015

Awestruck Toronto 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
  • As if the CNE didn't offer enough calories to take in already, Food Truck Frenzy takes place on Princes' Boulevard starting today, Friday, August 28 until Sunday, August 30.
  • AwesTRUCK food truck festival at Mississauga Celebration Square takes place this Saturday August 29. The rally and awards show celebrates curbside cuisine and recognizes outstanding food trucks from across Ontario.
  • Toronto's first ever Tamil Festival is happening this weekend, August 29 and 30 on Morningside between Finch and Nielson Road. Look forward to live music and dance performances, a mobile museum detailing Tamil Canadian history and food from vendors like Hopper Hut, Lingan Cream House and Yarl Dosa Corner.
  • Le Burger Week from September 1 to 7 of September takes place in cities across Canada and over a dozen Toronto restaurants are participating by offering special burgers just for the occasion.

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5 more restaurants you can buy right now in Toronto

Posted by Alice Prendergast / August 27, 2015

restaurants for saleIt was only last month that we highlighted six Toronto restaurants currently for sale. Now, from a burger joint to a seafood haven, a bunch of new restaurants have hit the market - so if you want to breathe life into a Toronto eatery this might be your chance.

Here's a roundup of five restaurants you can buy right now in Toronto.

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