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13 takes on pumpkin spice treats in Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / September 25, 2016

pumpkin spice torontoIt's officially pumpkin spice season in Toronto. This time of year is also referred to as fall (or even autumn) and as the weather cools, sweet and spicy orange-hued foods appear in stores throughout the city. You can guzzle pumpkin spice lattes from chains like Starbucks, Second Cup or McDonalds, but there's always more to discover.

Here are 13 local takes on pumpkin spice treats in Toronto.

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The best and worst Tim Hortons in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / September 24, 2016

Tim Hortons TorontoRanking Tim Hortons locations should be a mug's game given that the whole idea of the monster corporation is to ensure consistency across its franchises. Still, anyone who's ever been to more than a few locations knows that they are not all created equally. From service to decor to the hours they keep, some Tim Hortons shine while others are the source of frustration.

Here are my picks for the best and worst Tim Hortons locations in Toronto.

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10 ways to satisfy cravings for cotton candy in Toronto

Posted by Jaclyn Skrobacky / September 24, 2016

Peace Treats TorontoCotton candy food and drink offerings are one of the hottest food trends of 2016. Gone are the days when cotton candy only existed at carnivals. Toronto's cafes and restaurants are putting the sugary treat in everything from your coffee to cocktails.

Here's a roundup of epic cotton candy offerings you can eat in Toronto right now.

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Toronto Food Events: Soupalicious, AYCE Pig Roast, Palestinian Brunch, Poutine Eating Championship

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 23, 2016

best french toast torontoToronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious 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
  • Soupalicious is on this Sunday, Sept. 25 at Artscape Wychwood Barns. Tickets are $22 at the gates.
  • Farm to Fork On Common Ground is this Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. daily. The festival at Fort York is free to attend and will feature heritage apple pie making workshops and biodynamic wine tastings, musicians, speakers, organic food and beverage vendors and a farmers' market.
  • Head to Wenona Lodge on Sunday for the Monthly AYCE Pig Roast: Tamshire Editition. The $35 dinner will feature all-you-can-eat pork with your choice of two sides and a pint of Steam Whistle or Sawdust City Lone Pine IPA.
  • Speaking of pig roasts, Great Lakes Brewery will host its first annual pig and corn roast as part of Toronto Beer Week celebrations. Admission is only $5, which includes food and entertainment. Beer is $5 a glass.
  • Sahtain! Palestinian Brunch takes place at District Oven on Sunday, from 11 a.m.. The buffet-style brunch is $25 and is part of the programming for the 9th Toronto Palestine Film Festival.

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There's a book themed bar opening soon in Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / September 22, 2016

famous last words bar torontoToronto bookworms will soon have a new spot to hole up in with a stiff drink. That's because Famous Last Words Bar, described as a spot that serves "cocktails with a literary twist," is slated to open up in the Junction at 392 Pacific Ave.

According to Famous Last Words' Instagram feed, the space will feature a book wall, cocktails based on great works of literature and best of all, a scrabble tile bar.

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Bloor Street Diner closing to make way for Eataly

Posted by Amy Grief / September 22, 2016

Bloor Street DinerThe Manulife Centre in Yorkville is about to undergo an extreme makeover. Once complete, it'll feature Toronto's (and Canada's) first Eataly as well as a new streetscape. But, it'll be losing The Bloor Street Diner.

This longstanding, somewhat swanky-looking eatery will shutter on January 9, 2017, just in time for you to grab one last hungover brunch over the holiday season.

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