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How was your Toronto Festival of Beer this summer?

Posted by Amanda Storey / July 29, 2015

toronto beer festivalThe Toronto Festival of Beer turned 21 this year, and it celebrated the milestone like a freshly legal youngster. Even though it fell on the same weekend as Wayhome, the three-day event saw over 30,000 beer lovers swarm Bandshell Park at Exhibition Place for a weekend of boozy fun.

'Tis the season of seeking excuses to day drink, and this was the epitome of them all. Armed with complimentary keepsake beer mugs and fistfuls of tokens (the TFOB currency), attendees flooded the festival grounds each afternoon and sought out continuous top-ups from its 150-plus vendors until the event wrapped at 11 each night.

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The top 5 ice cream floats in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 29, 2015

ice cream float torontoIce cream floats are one of those iconic summer treats that are due for a revival. My introduction to the ice cream float came in a frosty mug from A&W, and while the nostalgic treat has always seemed like a mainstay, it's only recently that it's getting the artisanal, handcrafted and sometimes booze-spiked treatment.

Here are my picks for the top ice cream floats in Toronto.

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Vote for your favourite photo of Summerlicious 2015

Posted by Staff / July 28, 2015

DaishoIt was another successful year for Summerlicious as diners descended on local restaurants for limited-time prix fixe menus. Prior to the start of the festival, we challenged our readers to share their favourite photos of the standout dishes they enjoyed, and now we ask that you vote for the best candidates from this year's crop of captures.

Check out all the submissions here.

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Just Desserts closes last restaurant in Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / July 28, 2015

Just DessertsThe timer's run out on Just Desserts as the much-maligned sweet eatery will shutter its one surviving outpost this weekend. But, the restaurant won't go quietly; the store at Yonge and Wellesley will host closing celebrations starting today at 7:30 PM.

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This Week on DineSafe: Dark Horse Espresso, Union, 5th Element, Papa Ceo, Vesta Lunch, Karachi Kitchen

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 28, 2015

dinesafeCity health inspectors shut down two establishments on DineSafe this week. Karachi Kitchen in Scarborough is shuttered for issues related to insect infestation, while boat cruise Stella Borealis has had its operations docked for failing to supply potable water.

See which other restaurants landed on DineSafe this week.

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Wheelys bike cafes coming to Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / July 27, 2015

wheelysAn Indiegogo crowd funding campaign for bicycle cafe Wheelys generated almost $120,000 in just four days. For this campaign, most backers weren't only supporting an innovative and environmentally friendly initiative; rather, they were purchasing their very own mobile cafes.

According to Wheelys CEO Per Cromwell, the Swedish company has already sold a couple of tricked-out bikes to enterprising individuals in Toronto. "Canada is one of the countries where we got the most requests for," he said via email. However, at publishing time, there was no confirmed date for when a Wheelys cafe would actually start serving in Toronto.

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