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Toronto Food Events: Festival of Beer, KBC Backyard Beer Garden, Momofuku Summer Party, #foodTOEats

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.


  • Toronto's Festival of Beer is on this weekend, July 26th to 28th. The almost sold-out event (tickets were still available for Sunday when I wrote this) will feature a World of Beer Pavilion, grilling tent and live entertainment.
  • Wines of France presents a series of complimentary pop-up wine bar and food truck samplings happening from July 25th to August 11th in three different LCBO parking lots across the city. This week, participate in tasting events at LCBO Laird & Eglinton (147 Laird Avenue) from 4pm to 8pm tonight, July 26th and in the afternoon over the weekend; on Monday, July 29th find the pop-up at LCBO Summerhill from 2pm to 6pm until Thursday, August 1st.
  • The Kensington Brewing Company hosts a Kensington Market Backyard Beer Garden on Sunday, July 28th from 1pm to 8pm. The licensed outdoor patio pops-up at 214 Augusta Avenue for Pedestrian Sunday and will feature live music and food from the El Gordo Latin Food Court vendors. No cover.
  • Christine Manning hosts the workshop, No More Store-Bought Salsa! on Monday, July 29th at 6:30pm. Taking place at The Depanneur (1033 College Street), the $40 workshop will save you from ever having to eat yucky salsa from a jar again.
  • The Hart House Craft Beer Festival starts at 7pm on Thursday, August 1st at 7 Hart House Circle. Tickets are $35 (students get $5 off) and include a reusable tasting glass, eight beer tasting tickets and BBQ grub. Or, for $50 ($40 for students), get festival admission AND participate in the ExBEERiential Learning workshop starting at 5:30pm.



  • The Whippoorwill (285 Bloor Street West) is selling tickets for Beau's Lobster Boil on Thursday, August 1st. The $65 dinner features a full Nova Scotia Lobster with all the fixings including buttermilk biscuits, pie and ice tea.
  • Grace Restaurant is making Lobster Boil BBQ a regular thing, featuring the steaming seafood feast every Tuesday for the rest of summer in the upstairs dining room.
  • McDonald's now does the McLobster (formerly exclusive to the Maritimes and Quebec). The sandwich will be available in Toronto until August 25th.
  • LobsterFest Sundays continue at The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West) until August, 25th. The $35 dinner on the Sky Yard includes a 1lb. crustacean with a bottle of Keith's, sides and dessert.

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