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The top 5 new Caribbean restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 30, 2016

Caribbean restaurants TorontoCaribbean restaurants in Toronto offers a taste of island life whether it's sunny or snowing outside. Satisfy your cravings for comforting fare featuring jerk chicken and roti along with a few fusion remixes that meld brunch-time staples or incorporate influences from across the globe.

Here are my picks for the top new Caribbean restaurants in Toronto.

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5 food trucks that have opened in Toronto this summer

Posted by Jaclyn Skrobacky / July 30, 2016

Baro Food Truck TorontoThis spring we were introduced to a number of new food trucks. Summer sixteen is continuing the trend as more and more trucks have been rolling out. From classic burger offerings to Latin cuisine, Toronto continues to be spoiled with gourmet street eats.

Here's a roundup of some new food trucks to look out for in Toronto this summer.

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Silverstein's Bakery suddenly closes after 100 years

Posted by Amy Grief / July 29, 2016

silversteins bakeryIt's a sad day for rye bread lovers in Toronto. Silverstein's Bakery at 195 McCaul St., has sadly closed its doors for good.

For nearly 100 years (the bakery opened in 1918), the family-owned Toronto institution baked up loaves of bread, bagels, buns and baguettes in the Baldwin Village neighbourhood. Its doughy products also appeared on restaurants menus across the city - when you grabbed a sandwich at Caplansky's or Switzer's Deli, you were munching on Silverstein's rye.

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Toronto is getting a junk food festival

Posted by Amy Grief / July 29, 2016

junk food festivalSummertime is festival season in Toronto, but not everything here revolves around music. For better or for worse, we also have plenty of food festivals, including some that focus on vegan eats, sweet treats, ribs, mac and cheese and food truck fare.

New this summer is a festival based entirely on junk food. It's from the same people behind the Mac & Cheese Fest so you better get hungry now because the Junk Food Festival is slated to run from September 9 to 11 in the Toronto Star building, as well as in the parking lot at 1 Yonge St.

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The top 5 patios in Roncesvalles

Posted by Alice Prendergast / July 29, 2016

La CubanaThe top patios in Roncesvalles will have you soaking up the charm of Polish Toronto outdoors. While most patios on the strip can be described as pint-sized, there are a few options ideal for casual drinks or dinner with some pals.

Here are my picks for the top patios in Roncesvalles.

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Toronto Food Events: Toronto Food Truck Festival, Lucky Brunch, Sweetery, Markham Food Fest

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 29, 2016

sweetery 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
  • The third annual Toronto Food Truck Festival in support of SickKids will take place this weekend, July 29 to 31, at Woodbine Park. Expect at least 60 trucks along with live music in the fully licensed event space. Admission is free.
  • Markham Food Fest is on July 30 and 31 at Metro Square (3636 Steeles Ave. E.). The event is free to attend and promises a wide array of Asian street food.
  • Wenona Lodge hosts its monthly pig roast on Sunday, July 31. $35 buys you AYCE meat, two sides and one beer.
  • The inaugural St. Lawrence Market Summer Series takes places on August 4. It's presented in partnership with The Food Dudes and this event will transform the south patio at the historic market into an oasis of food and music. General admission is $30 and includes two food tickets.

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