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Detroit style pizzeria to open in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / March 31, 2015

detroit pizza torontoToronto may have an (over) abundance of Neapolitan pizza places, a rising faction of Roman-style pizzerias, and a few New York-influenced pizza joints, but the Detroit pie is something that to my knowledge we haven't seen much of around these parts (we're still struggling in the Chicago department as well).

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This Week on DineSafe: Empire Espresso, Bairrada Churrasqueira, Cafe Bernate, Ali Baba's, Happy Sushi

Posted by Liora Ipsum / March 31, 2015

dinesafeThere were no closures on DineSafe this week, but Anoush narrowly escaped a red card with a total of nine infractions. Ali Baba's on Yonge St. fared a little better with just one infraction, though both shawarma shops got the same conditional pass.

Here's the rest of this week's results on DineSafe.

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The top 10 food events in Toronto for spring 2015

Posted by Liora Ipsum / March 30, 2015

food events torontoSpring has arrived in Toronto and along with the birds and the bees, food events are multiplying at a ferocious rate. While only the strong will survive, this year's brood is looking especially strong, offering plenty of recreational eating opportunities in the form of festivals, street markets and charity galas.

Here are my picks for the top spring food events in Toronto for 2015.

See also: The top 10 beer events in Toronto for spring 2015

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That time Mr. Sub captured our hearts with hoagies

Posted by Chris Bateman / March 30, 2015

toronto mr submarineYorkville, 1968. Toronto's counter-cultural and musical heart is located northwest of Yonge and Bloor. Decades before the arrival of high-end boutiques and tony condos, folk music drifted from the crowded bars and coffee shops at night. At 130 Yorkville Ave., steps from the legendary Mynah Bird and Riverboat cafes, the first in what would become a nationwide chain of fast food franchises served up its inaugural sandwich. Mr. Submarine had officially surfaced.

Founded by friends Jack Levinson, a gym teacher, and Earl Linzon, an accounting clerk, with $1,600 start-up cash, the first restaurant was located on the ground floor of a converted Victorian home row house. In the front bay window, workers in crisp white shirts worked over trays of ingredients. Long-haired, shoeless young men lounged on the steps outside, despite a sign telling them not to.

"Giant submarine sandwiches," read a sign in the window.

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The top 10 wedding cakes in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / March 29, 2015

wedding cakes torontoWedding cakes in Toronto aren't in short supply if you know where to look. Brides have a wealth of talent to choose from when commissioning a wedding cake. These creative cake designers turn baking into an art form and their towering creations aren't just stunning focal points but delicious additions to any wedding.

Here are my picks for the top places to get wedding cakes in Toronto.

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Toronto Food Events: TIFF Food on Film, Baju Southern BBQ Feast, Burger Brawl, 2015 Almanac Dinner

Posted by Liora Ipsum / March 27, 2015

Champagne Burger Wednesdays TorontoToronto 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.


  • Left Field Brewery (36 Wagstaff Dr.) hosts a pop-up from 5pm to 9pm tonight, Friday March 27.
  • Parts & Labour (1566 Queen St. West) and Charlie's Burgers are partnering to host Champagne Burger Wednesdays starting Wednesday, April 1. Look forward to burger combos and bubbly priced at $25.
  • The next instalment of TIFF's Food on Film series takes place at the Wednesday, April 1 at the Bell Lightbox (350 King St. West). James Beard Award-winning travel writer and culinary anthropologist Naomi Duguid will be present for a screening and discussion of the beloved documentary The Gleaners & I.

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