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Your photos of Thai food in Toronto

Posted by Staff / October 22, 2014

thai food torontoIt's hard to say what takeout food Toronto likes the most, but you know that Thai would be part of a heated competition for top spot. We challenged our readers to post their best photos of Thai eats -- both takeout and otherwise -- with the dangle of prizes from the Doi Chaang Coffee Company and Sabai Sabai. Our winning photo, taken by chewtoronto, has won a gift basket of single and estate roasts from Doi Chaang and dinner for two at Sabai Sabai. Lucky, lucky.

Check out all the other candidates and get hungry with our Thai food in Toronto stream.
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This week on DineSafe: Mustafa, Furama Bakery, Biryani Hut, TCJ Restaurant, Driftwood Fish & Chips

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 21, 2014

dinesafeThis week on DineSafe, the streak of no closures continues, though Mustafa, the Turkish pide shop on Wilson, comes close with a litany of infractions. Among the 11 offences, hand washing is among the most crucial ... and cringe-worthy.

Here are the rest of the worst on DineSafe this week.

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The top 10 new sushi restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / October 20, 2014

sushi torontoThe top new sushi restaurants in Toronto for 2014 (so far) combine the wide range of cooking styles traditional to Japan with new elements. You can see the effects of several food trends in the new Japanese restaurant menus - hints of the artisanal/locavore/organic, molecular gastronomy, open flame/hearth cooking, and new 'fusion'.

It's always exciting to see people shake things up by examining the way long-standing cultural traditions respond to changes in ingredients and techniques. Toronto is a hotbed of this kind of food idea exchange, and we're lucky to be able to sample that variety of experience and expression on our plates.

Here are my picks, in no particular order, for the top new sushi restaurants that have opened in Toronto this year.

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The top 10 stores that sell British products in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / October 19, 2014

british torontoStores that sell British products in Toronto stock all those nostalgia-inducing items that take you right back to the fair isles. You can spend a little on sweets or you blow all your shrapnel in a Harrod's-like shopping frenzy. Don Barbour jackets and Liberty prints, throw a couple of Union Jack pillows on your chesterfield, serve Yorkshire Gold in the Spode china and clean up afterward with Fairy washing-up liquid, and you'll be as British as, if not the Queen, then the Queen of Pop - Madonna, perhaps the world's most ridiculous Anglophile.

I lived in London while I was going to school, and can attest to the attachment one develops to their particular brands and snack choices. I loved a Branston pickle sandwich with thick cuts of white Wiltshire cheese, eating Galaxy Mistrels by the handfuls at the Curzon movie theatre, and perfectly dusty and currant-studded scones with real clotted cream and strawberry jam. While we can't yet transport the dishes of St. John, Ottolenghi, Moro, River Café, Heston Blumenthal, or Hawksmoor to Toronto, we can be reminded of the wonderful culinary experiences of Britain, one Hobnob and a cuppa at a time.

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Toronto Food Events: Delicious Food Show, Bro Appetit, Eat To The Beat, Trick or Treat Supper Club

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 17, 2014

food events torontoToronto 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

  • The Delicious Food Show is on this weekend October 17 to 19 at the Direct Energy Centre. The three-day food fest will promises celebrity chef workshops and demos, cook-offs, food trucks and lots of exhibitors.
  • Bro Appetit, a pop-up market at the newly opened restaurant Dear Jools (785 Queen St. West) takes place from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, October 18. Admission is free and food items will be $5.
  • Drake One Fifty (150 York St.) hosts Montreal chef Emma Carderelli of Nora Gray for a collaborative dinner on Tuesday, October 21. The special Italian menu will feature a variety of a la carte options like farro salad, meatballs, calamari, and rosemary ribs; choose four dishes at a time as a $70 prix five.
  • Eat To The Beat returns for its 19th year on Tuesday, October 21 from 7pm at Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe St.). Tickets for are $175 (with proceeds going towards Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support) for this food fest fundraiser featuring the talents of 60 female chefs.
  • There's still time to make reservations for Restaurants for Change happening this Wednesday, October 22 at participating Toronto restaurants. Richmond Station, Ruby Watchco and The Saint Tavern (to name just a few) will donate proceeds from the evening's dinner service to Community Food Centres Canada.

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Get free beer when you cast a vote in Ward 19

Posted by Derek Flack / October 16, 2014

vote beer ward 19The incentives to vote in this year's municipal election just get better and better. We've already posted about rewards of cheap beer and free ice cream, and now we've stumbled upon something even better - free beer. There is a catch, though. This offer is only valid for the lucky residents of Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina.

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