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Toronto Food Events: Cask Days, Mix + Mitton, Gluten Free Garage, The Canadian Artisan Tasting Fair

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 24, 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.

THIS WEEK

  • Ticketed sessions to this weekend's Cask Days are totally sold out, but beer enthusiasts who still wish to partake should head over to The Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Ave.) on Sunday, October 26 from noon until 6pm (or until supplies last) for the leftover session dubbed "Last Call For Cask". Admission is $5 at the door plus $5 for the sampling glass.
  • The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St. West) hosts An Afternoon with Mix + Mitton, a tasting event with Canadian whisky ambassador Dave Mitton followed by a conversation with Ivy Mix, co-founder of Speed Rack (an all female bartender competition). On Monday, October 27 from 2:30pm, stop by for a drink and stay for the talk between 3pm and 5pm.

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The top 30 burgers in Toronto by neighbourhood

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 23, 2014

best burgers torontoWhen hankering for a burger in Toronto, the best option is often the one in nearest proximity. Luckily in this city burgers are prevalent in every neighbourhood, so really it comes down to picking the perfect patty from a shortlist of nearby fast food outlets, bistros, steakhouses and pubs.

Broken down by 25 Toronto neighbourhoods, here are my picks for the best burger in each of them.

See also: the best burgers in Toronto

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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Buna's Kitchen, Pig Out BBQ, Parlor Foods, SOCO, Odin Hus, Loaded Pierogi

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 23, 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.

OPEN NOW

  • Pig Out BBQ has opened at 650 Spadina Ave. This is the second location for the Pickering-based smokehouse. UofT students should look forward to daily specials - like on Sundays, when the pulled pork sandwich goes for $5.50.
  • Bunas Kitchen opens today, Thursday, October 23 at 388 Richmond St. West. On the menu, you'll find an array of salads, sandwiches and hearty mains like house-made pastas and fresh baked quiche.

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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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