Pogo Championship Toronto

Toronto Food Events: Origin North pop-up, Pogo Championship, Strange Brew, Dos

Toronto 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 Depanneur (1033 College Street) hosts a drop-in dinner tonight (Friday, April 26th) featuring the Colombian plantain dish, Patacon Pisao by Cookie Martinez. Stop in after 6pm and enjoy two patacones with a side salad for $12.
  • As Origin North prepares for its upcoming launch, Claudio Aprile is sampling select menu items for the next three Saturdays at a pop-up stand at Bayview Village. This weekend (Saturday, April 27th) liquid nitrogen ice cream will be on offer for free, from noon until 2pm.
  • Beerbistro (18 King Street East) hosts a Nøgne Ø beer dinner on Monday, April 29th at 6pm. Tickets are $100 for the evening event featuring eight courses and eight beers from the Norway brewery.
  • Dishcrawl explores the Annex with a tour of four local eateries on Tuesday, April 30th. The 7pm meet-up location is only released upon the purchase of ticket for $60.
  • The"So You Think You Can Cook" Fiddlehead Competition starts at 6:30 on Friday, May 3rd at Gossip Restaurant (50 Prince Island Crescent). Tickets for the 5-course dinner are $100 with proceeds going to SickKids.


  • Death Row Meals presents the first ever Pogo Championship on Sunday, May 5th from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Confirmed participants Rock Lobster Food Co., La Carnita and the The Samuel J. Moore will all be competing with only the following stipulations: Stick, protein, coating, and cook. Tickets are on sale now for the event that will take place at Rock Lobster Food Co. (110 Ossington Avenue).
  • Mark your calendars for Strange Brew, set to happen on Friday, June 21st starting at 8pm at the Metropolis Factory (50 Edwin Avenue). Ticket details have yet to be announced but the event will feature a selection of 10 brews from local craft brewerys and is already boasting mind-reader Mysterion as the evening's host.
  • La Carnita has announced the line-up for Dos taking place Friday, July 19th at the Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue). The evening will feature 40 artists, 4 DJs and 2 on site taquerias ; La Carnita and Chicago's Big Star. Tickets will go on sale June 1st.

Photo by Jesse Milns

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