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New Toronto food truck sells Hungarian chimney cakes

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 12, 2014

chimney staxEver heard of a chimney cake? You can grab one for yourself from Chimney Stax Baking Co., which just might be the first business (and certainly the first food truck) in Toronto to serve the eastern European treat. The founders are hoping the snack will catch on in the city - not only is it a brand-new concept to many Toronto diners, but the baked-dough spirals are completely vegan.

Read all about Chimney Stax Baking Co. on Toronto Food Trucks.
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Toronto Food Events: Ukrainian Festival, Roncesvalles Polish Festival, Dog Days, Mutha Shuckin Oyster Fest

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 12, 2014

food events 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.


  • The Toronto Ukrainian Festival celebrates takes over Bloor West Village this weekend from Friday (September 12) to Sunday (September 14). Now in its 18th year, the street fest will showcase the music, dance, food and visual arts of Toronto's Ukrainian community.
  • The 2014 Roncesvalles Polish Festival takes place this Saturday, September 13 from 11am to 11pm. The outdoor street fest will celebrate all things Polish, featuring local and international music, folklore, live entertainment, and of course, plenty of traditional Polish fare, like pierogi, kielbasa, bigos and cabbage rolls.
  • Emery Village BIA hosts their second annual street party and wine and beer festival on Saturday, September 13 from 11am to 8pm. The street fest takes place in Humber Summit (just north of Islington and Wilson) and will feature grape stomping, rides, and tasting sessions for food, beer and wine.
  • Rock Lobster (538 Queen St. West) hosts a Mutha Shuckin Oyster Fest Sunday, September 14 from 2pm to 5pm. Admission is free, and pints, oyster shooters, and other foodstuffs will be on for $5.
  • Also on Sunday, September 14, Dog Days pops up at Montauk (765 Dundas St. West) from 8pm onward. The menu for the night will feature Cumbrae's corndogs and something called garbage salad. Guest bartender JR Graham will shake things up with special cocktails, too.

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Huge crowd shows up for In-N-Out Burger in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 11, 2014

in n out burger torontoMissed your chance to eat an In-N-Out Burger at their one-day-only Toronto pop-up? If it's any consolation, so did most of the people who showed up at Osteria dei Ganzi on Thursday. The one-off event quickly whipped up a frenzy online, as Torontonians well-versed in the Cali chain's burgers rejoiced at the prospect of tasting their favourite faraway fast food once again.

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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Kaffebar, Loka Snacks, The Hearth, LEE Kitchen, Twist, Spin Dessert Cafe

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 11, 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.


  • Kaffebar is open at 2830 Dundas St. West in The Junction serving coffees and baked goods like cookies, cakes and cinnamon buns.
  • Saturday Dinette is now open at 807 Gerrard St. The modern diner that took over Hammersmith's old spot has been serving dinner all week and launches brunch service this weekend.
  • The newest location of Spin Dessert Cafe celebrates its grand opening Thursday, September 18 at 51 Lebovic Ave. in Scarborough. The chain already has an outpost on The Queensway and other GTA locales like Mississauga and Vaughan.

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In-N-Out Burger is coming to Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 10, 2014

in n out burger torontoCalifornia burger chain In-N-Out has long been the stuff of dreams for those of us north of the border. Tomorrow, it looks like that dream will finally be real - at least for one day. The California burger chain is heading north for a promotional pop-up lunch service, taking over, curiously, Osteria dei Ganzi, a stately farm-to-table Italian restaurant on Jarvis St.

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This week on DineSafe: Bier Markt, Urban Herbivore, Wrapido, Ali Baba's, Bamboo Kitchen, Fit for Life

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 10, 2014

dinesafeAfter shutting down three restaurants last week, this edition of DineSafe seems a little tamer - if you're not vegan that is. Otherwise, you might be at risk of finding a little extra protein in the salad. Urban Herbivore in Kensington Market was cited for inadequate pest control, and even though it wasn't deemed crucial, the eatery was yellow-carded on two consecutive inspections.

See which other restaurants landed themselves in hot water this week on DineSafe.

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