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Toronto Food Events: Sloppy Pop Up Cafe, Dia De Los Muertos, Chowder Chowdown, Intro to Onigiri

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 31, 2014

toronto food eventsToronto 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.


  • Ryerson Artspace hosts a Halloween Sloppy Pop Up Cafe tonight (Friday, October 31), serving sloppy joes and pulled pork tacos from the walk-up window at The Gladstone (1214 Queen St. West)
  • Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave.) hosts a Dia de Los Muertos celebration on Sunday, November 2 from 10am to 3pm. The family-friendly even will feature skull face painting, a churro competition, Mexican market and cantina complete with craft beers and tequila.
  • Chowder Chowdown goes down on Tuesday, November 4 from 7pm at the Fermenting Cellar (28 Distillery Ln.). For $56.50, attendees can sample and vote on original chowders from top Toronto chefs paired with local craft beers. The fundraiser event supports Ocean Wise, the Vancouver Aquarium conservation program devoted to endorsing sustainable seafood.
  • What's on the Table, the 10th annual gala for The Stop Community Food Centre, takes place on Wednesday, November 5 from 7pm to 11pm at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East). Tickets are $300 (with a charitable tax receipt issued for $205), but food and beverage stations are all-inclusive.
  • Citizen Catering and the Beer Store present Beerworking - Food and Brew Masters Panel at Propeller Coffee (50 Wade Ave.) on Wednesday, November 5 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. General admission is $30 for the evening of food and beer sampling, which features panel discussions about sustainable practices.

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Donut vending machine coming to Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / October 30, 2014

vending machines torontoThey really appreciate the finer things up in Yorkville, where a novel new business idea will save you from the dual agonies of unresolved snack cravings and untethered French shirt cuffs. Two very different companies - men's accessory company Cuffwear and baked-goods chain BakeryHaus - are about to be prominently featured in a pair of high-end vending machines set to be installed in Yorkville's Cumberland Terrace building.

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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Del Ray So-Cal Cantina, The Gaslight, Flor de Sal, Junked Food Co.

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 30, 2014

toronto restaurant openingsToronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.


  • Del Ray So-Cal Cantina has replaced ChocoCrepe at 620 Queen St. West. The new spot is now open and serving up a menu of quesadillas, tacos and nachos.
  • The Gaslight, a new neighbourhood watering hole and snack bar, is now open at 1426 Bloor St. West in Zocalo's former digs.

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The top 30 pizza in Toronto by neighbourhood

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 29, 2014

pizza in torontoPizza in Toronto is ubiquitous, with pizzerias blanketing every corner of the city. Playing favourites with just one pizza in a given district isn't easy, but if delivery zones don't make the decision for you, then try these standout pies found in 30 Toronto neighbourhoods.

See also: The top 30 burgers in Toronto by neighbourhood

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Did you know that Toronto has a school of pizza?

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / October 29, 2014

pizza school torontoWhen is a pizza not just a pizza? When it's a crispy, wood-fired Neapolitan or a pan-baked Roman. (Or a Windsor, Ontario pizza. Seriously.) If you want to learn the intricacies of several traditional Italian styles - or just fantasize about impressing prospective mates with your pizza dough-tossing skills - there's a north-end pizza school that promises to turn you into a true pizzaiolo.

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The top 10 under the radar AYCE options in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 28, 2014

AYCE TorontoWhen it comes to all you can eat, Toronto is well equipped to handle your cravings for unlimited sushi, Korean BBQ, or Indian food. But what if you're looking to gorge yourself on something more extraordinary?

Here are my top 10 picks for all you can eat options in Toronto that go above and beyond California rolls and butter chicken.

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