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Frozen beer arrives in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / April 22, 2014

Polar Beer TorontoPolar beer, a frozen version of draught that's wildly popular in Japan, has arrived in Toronto. Kind of like a soft serve version of your standard pint, these beers are served colder than usual and come topped with a curled frozen foam that resembles the retro-styled ice cream product. More than just a visual flourish, the foam has a lid-like effect, which prolongs the period that one's beer stays cool (most estimates put this at around 30 minutes or so). It helps that the beer starts out at around -5C before a special blade is used to whip air into its natural head.

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Your photos of fish in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 22, 2014

Fish Toronto restaurantsThere are plenty of fish in Toronto whether you like it raw, fried, seared or smoked. During the past week we challenged our readers to share photos of their favourite fish dishes in Toronto, like the above shot of the Atlantic salmon at Bier Markt by sarahruby23.

Check out all the submissions in our Fish photo stream.
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This Week on DineSafe: The Copper Chimney, Nova Era, King Place, Sushi Delight, Popeye's

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 22, 2014

dinesafePassover and Easter didn't mean inspectors turned a blind eye to Toronto restaurants as a pair of Popeye's chicken franchises got yellow-carded by DineSafe this week, and popular spots Sushi Delight and The Copper Chimney also failed to pass with the green stamp of approval. On the bright side, the streak of no red cards continued for a third week.

Here's a round-up of this week's DineSafe losers.

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Toronto Food Events: 420 Pizza Mob, May the Fourth Be With You, Society of Beer Drinking Ladies, Equinosh

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 18, 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
  • Just-Eat presents the first ever Cross-Country 420 Pizza Mob this Sunday, April 20. The food-ordering service has convinced its local pizza partners to help combat the munchies by supplying free pizza to revelers at 420 rallies in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver.
  • The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies hosts their monthly meet-up on Friday, April 25. The sold-out event (location TBA) opens up admission after midnight. Snag a ticket for the next one (held the last Friday each month) by joining the mailing list.

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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Shishalicious, Bake Them Pretty, Portland Variety, Chino Locos East Chinatown

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 17, 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
  • Luther's Chicken is now in operation out of the kitchen at Churchill at 1212 Dundas St. West
  • Fat Pasha, the latest venture from chef Anthony Rose is now open and offering a menu featuring schmaltz fried rice, fattoush salad and mixed grill platters at 414 Dupont St.
  • Ed's Real Scoop has opened a new store at 189 Roncesvalles Ave.
  • Shishalicious, a new Middle Eastern cafe and hookah, lounge is now open at 235 Jarvis St. (at Shuter).
  • Kenzo Ramen's latest location is now open and dishing up noodle bowls at 671 Queen St. West.

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The Beer Store wants to scare you

Posted by Derek Flack / April 16, 2014

Beer store adThe Beer Store is really worried that one day alcohol might be sold in convenience stores, which, you know, would put a damper on its partial control of fun in this province. As part of its campaign against this possibility (the sum of which you can find on the "Ontario Beer Facts" website), it's released a new ad meant to strike fear in the hearts of anxious straight edge-types and parents everywhere. In it, a group of underage-looking dudes confidently stock up on booze at a local store without getting carded by the guy working the counter, who repeatedly refers to them as "boys" by way of encouraging their purchases.



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