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Pig themed scavenger hunt coming to Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 31, 2014

BIGPIGTO torontoBigPigTO, a pig-centric scavenger hunt, is enlisting over 30 of Hogtown's finest pig-focused restaurants, pubs and food trucks to offer deals on food and drink items throughout June and July.

Presented by Big Pig Production Co., in collaboration with Toronto Underground Market and Hogtown Brewers, the new initiative will brand participating businesses with a Big Pig vinyl sticker. All you have to do is spot the pig and mention it when ordering to bring home discounts and deals on your bacon. Enter to win prizes - like tickets to upcoming TUM events or Hogtown Brewers monthly prize packs - by hamming it up for the camera and tagging your photos with #BigPigTO.

Look out for deals like Lisa Marie's deep fried pork belly chow mein pizza (plus a can of Hogtown Ale) for $17, or, add bacon to any poutine at the Two Bite Saloon for just $1. Other participating restaurants include Smoque N Bones, Fancy Franks, Hogtown Pub & Oyster and Hey Meatball, plus food trucks Hogtown Smoke and Stoke Stack BBQ.New restaurants, contests and prizes will be announced all summer long.

Discussion

12 Comments

A Buchanan / May 31, 2014 at 01:19 pm
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When I hear the nickname "Hogtown" I think of my cousin who came once to visit here from Alberta. She was miffed to discover that when she used the term it was not perceived by locals to be an insult. It was what she considered to be one of her best zingers, along with something about an army.
gbenji / May 31, 2014 at 10:48 pm
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Meat is murder
Eat Bacon replying to a comment from gbenji / May 31, 2014 at 11:01 pm
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Eat some bacon, it'll cure your vegetarianism.
ANNE replying to a comment from A Buchanan / May 31, 2014 at 11:30 pm
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WHY?
A Buchanan to "Anne" / June 1, 2014 at 01:11 am
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"WHY", what, Anne? Could you be a bit more specific? Perhaps... why do I hear things like "Hogtown"? Why do I have a cousin? Why does she live in Calgary? Why did she come to Toronto? You'll have to narrow it down a bit if you are expecting an answer.
ANNE / June 1, 2014 at 08:18 am
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WHY? Doesn't your cousin get out much? She should know that sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me. Insulted by a name. Pleeeease!!!
Beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts & fruits, etc. / June 1, 2014 at 08:58 am
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Vegetables & Fruits are homicide! Picking/reaping/harvesting is murder! So is MOWING YOUR LAWN! Killing insects, bacteria & viruses is genocide!
Utterly wrong replying to a comment from Beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts & fruits, etc. / June 1, 2014 at 09:12 am
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So is eating any dairy products! How would you like it if you had a machine hooked up to your utters multiple times a day stealing your milk!
Rich replying to a comment from A Buchanan / June 1, 2014 at 09:14 am
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Wow your cousin finally got off the farm for a weekend! Cheers
A Buchanan @ Rich / June 2, 2014 at 12:37 am
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Well, Calgary is not so much a farm as a large suburb with office towers in the center. But it was good for her to expand her horizons a bit.
Random Reader / June 2, 2014 at 11:17 am
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good idea, but some of these deals certainly aren't that motivating to head out and try.
Hey Meatball = $1 off a sandwich / Two Bite Saloon = $1 to add Bacon, but only valid on Tuesdays? / Smoque N Bones = the same offer they were marketing on their twitter account regardless of the Big Pig ($10 for sandwich and pop) / The Rum Exchange = $6 Hogtown Ale between 4-7pm only

That said there are a couple decent proposals (like The Steady offering ribs and a beer for $10, Hogtown Cure offering a pulled pork sandwich and beer for $14.50, or $12 for a beer and pulled pork sandwich at Opera Bobs).
Hopefully some more restaurants get on board with proper deals as opposed to weak ones just for the advertising.
Herm A. Frodyte / June 2, 2014 at 04:51 pm
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Pig-centric? I suggest: "The Rob Fordpig Scavenger Hunt".

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