First Rogers Cup Experience

The Rogers Cup took place earlier last month from August 5th to 13th at the Aviva Centre. With Toronto hosting The Rogers Cup this year for its 125th anniversary, we were tres excited to take part of an evening with great eats and incredible game play. Our evening consisted of us taking front row seats for celebrity Chef David Rocco’s cooking demonstration, where he and Garbiñe Muguruza (2017 Wimbledon Champion) showed us how to make his infamous Cavatelli pasta. We then tasted our way through the revamped Rogers Cup menu including pulled pork poutine, brisket parfait, poke bowls, tacos, quinoa salad and epic topped foot long hot dogs. After our tummies were satisfied, we were…

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Morals Village Celebrates 4 Years!

I love hot pot. I didn’t realize I could have hot pot anytime of the year until I had it last week for dinner at Morals Village. We had the pleasure of visiting their Dundas and Spadina location to celebrate their 4 year anniversary in Ontario! Starting from a storefront in Markham, then expanding with 4 more locations across the GTA over the last couple of years and now opening a 6th location in Ottawa! To celebrate Morals Village‘s 4 year anniversary, the restaurant is offering patrons 30% off at all of their locations (except Ottawa) until the 31st of August. Morals Village || Instagram || Facebook Cheers! Grace, Food in the City Toronto FOLLOW…

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CNE 2017

The Canadian National Exhibition is back for its 139th edition with a True North theme with many new features and attractions that don’t want to be missed. We visited the CNE a couple of days before opening for a media preview and here are some of the highlights! First off, there is a new eight feet tall CNE sign with a Canadian maple leaf (to commemorate Canada’s 150th) will be illuminated on the west end of the Exhibition grounds near the Princess Margaret Fountain. Highlights include a specially commissioned Unity Pole designed by Ojibway artist Kris Nahrgang to celebrate Canada’s indigenous heritage, a new panoramic origami exhibit of the Canadian landscape and landmarks, a Canadian-themed…

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Recap of Toronto Festival of Beer 2017

A few weeks ago, we attended Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2017 presented by The Beer Store, which ran from July 28 to July 30 at Bandshell Park in Exhibition Place. This year the festival celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday by featuring the fine tastes of the brews and food from coast to coast in a 20,000 square-foot pavilion known as the Canada 150 Pavilion. Splitting the country into West Coast, East Coast, Ontario and Quebec, each section showcased 48 different brands of beer including winners of both the Canadian Brewing Awards and Ontario Brewing Awards. The festival featured 416 beers this year and 16+ food vendors including Fidel Gastro’s, Richmond Station, and Campagnolo. Beer was purchased using tokens…

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GIVEAWAY: 4 X $25 Quiznos Gift Cards! {CLOSED}

I’m thrilled to be giving away 4 X $25 Quiznos Gift Cards! As the pioneer of the toasted sandwich, Quiznos is “pulling” out the stops to make the months of August and September a party for Canadian BBQ roasted pork lovers with two Canadian-inspired sandwiches: Southern Style saluting traditional backyard BBQ pits with melted mozzarella and cheddar cheese and tangy pickles. Spicy Chipotle a fusion of pulled pork, ham, smoky bacon, melted cheddar cheese, jalapeños, pickles, sautéed onions and tomatoes. Both toasted signature sandwiches are offered on a variety of artisan breads and include Quiznos’ Zesty Grill Sauce and chipotle mayo. We tried both sandwiches and the Spicy Chipotle was the winner for us! 4…

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NoMads Resto Bar in the Danforth

I’m rarely in the Danforth area but if I do trek over to this part of town, I know I’ll be in for a solid meal. Last weekend, I was invited by Jonathan, along with his wife to their restaurant and bar in the Danforth. This power couple were both very lovely and extremely passionate about the food industry & incredibly proud of every single dish offered on NoMad’s menu. They pride themselves for the diversity offered on their menu which comes from global inspirations whilst local creations. When you’re craving a little bit of everything – NoMads has got you covered. Their menu is divided into Boards, Shareables, Small Plates, Large Plates and Desserts.…

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Yumba – Toronto’s new healthy delivery service

It’s crazy how busy work has been these past few months. I barely get enough down time for myself let alone plan out a proper healthy meal. Last week, I was reached out by Yumba to check out their delivery subscription service. Yumba is Toronto’s new trending healthy eating experience. Curated by local chefs, the food delivery service offers gourmet meals with exceptional taste, conveniently delivered to your door weekly. Those with busy schedules and always on the go can enjoy a healthy food experience with Yumba‘s services. Ditch the apron because the meals are ready to enjoy in minutes. Meals are delivered in a chilled reusable thermal package. Subscribers of the service will also…

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Famoso – New Season, New Pizzas

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria is the neighbourhood pizzeria to grab great comfort food in a relaxing setting. Inspired by the energy of an authentic pizzeria in Naples, Italy. At Famoso patrons will find the delicious tastes of fresh, pizzaiolo-toosed pizzas and signature Italian dishes served with a perfect selection of wine, craft beer and cocktails. Famoso is a chain with 30 locations across Canada offering patrons traditional neighbourhood pizzeria that uses fresh ingredients and house made pizza and pastas! Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria has two new pizzas available at all Famoso locations across Canada. Perfect for the fresh summer season, the menu features brand new Mattina and Prawn Pesto Pizzas, as well as the return of the…

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New Summer Menu @ Diwan (Aga Khan Museum)

Several weeks ago, we were invited to visit the gorgeous Aga Khan Museum located off of the DVP to check out Chef Mark McEwan’s Diwan. Diwan is back with a new lunch menu inspired by tempting flavours from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, North Africa, and Turkey. At Diwan, diners can enjoy comfortable lounge seating and a spectacular view of the serene Aga Khan Park along with the new patio menu developed by the McEwan Group. The menu features sharing plates, a range of fresh, healthy options, a balance of Silk Route spices, and a Middle Eastern twist, all added to traditional lunch fare. Diwan’s fully licensed patio offers summer dining at its best. Below are select items…

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GIVEAWAY: 1pair of Tickets to Toronto Cider Festival {CLOSED}

I’m thrilled to be giving away a pair of Tickets to Toronto Cider Festival – Day Time Session (19+) On August 26, 2017, Toronto Cider Festival will embody the spirit of true Canadian Pride in honour of Canada’s 150th Anniversary with a waterfront cider celebration at Sherbourne Common near Sugar Beach. Showcasing more than 70 amazing ciders paired with delicious food, live entertainment and local Canadian talent, Toronto Cider Festival – Celebrating Canada 150 will create an environment where guests can kick back, relax by the water and celebrate the end of summer in true Canadian style. TORONTO CIDER FESTIVAL  Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Hours: 11:30 am to 10:30 pm (over 2 sessions: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm and 5:00…

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Toronto Cider Festival 2017

It’s that time of the year again where all cider lovers can rejoice about the upcoming Toronto Cider Festival! This year’s Cider Festival is bigger and better – with more than 25 cider vendors available from across Canada. This year’s venue will be located at Sherbourne Common (near Sugar Beach) on Saturday August 26th from 11:30AM to 10:30PM over 2 sessions. If you’ve missed out on last year’s Cider Festival and want to read all about what went down – you can read my recap post here 2017 Event Details: Location: Sherbourne Common (near Sugar Beach) Date & Time: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 11:30 am to 10:30 pm (over 2 sessions: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 10:30…

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Steakcation with Chef Graham Elliott & Walmart Canada

One does not say no when invited to a “Steakcation”evening with Walmart Canada and Celebrity Chef Graham Elliott. Several weeks ago, we had the pleasure of discovering Chef Elliott’s exclusive Tequila Taqueria for one night only! That evening, we joined Chef Elliott in his pop up kitchen where he made all of us his own Summer Steak Tacos as well as other signature dishes made with 100% Canadian AAA Angus Steak. Please enjoy the photos 🙂 Cheers! Grace, Food in the City Toronto FOLLOW ME ON: TWITTER || INSTAGRAM || FACEBOOK || ZOMATO This event was complimentary but Foodinthecitytoronto.com remains unbiased in our content.

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GIVEAWAY: 1pair of Tickets to Toronto’s Festival of Beer for July 30th {CLOSED}

I’m thrilled to be giving away a pair of Tickets to Toronto’s Festival of Beer (for Sunday July 30) Toronto’s longest running and largest annual beer festival is back at it again this year from Friday July 28th to Sunday July 30th at Bandshell Park @ Exhibition Place. Presented by the Beer Store, Toronto’s Festival of Beer (TFOB) returns offering beer lovers a chance to sample 416  brews from across the country and beyond. The Beer Store is also proud to announce a culinary experience – where the team welcomes an outstanding roster of Chefs and restaurants that are leading the way in Toronto’s thriving food scene. TORONTO’S FESTIVAL OF BEER Date: Friday July 28 –…

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Nestlé Canada – Unwrap Some Good Campaign

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Nestlé Canada in Toronto’s historic Sterling Road Factory. This factory is one of Canada’s oldest and largest confection production facilities established in 1890 – where Kit Kat, Smarties, Coffee Crisp and other Nestlé classics are locally made for over 120 years. During this tour of the factory, we also learned a lot about Nestlé‘s Unwrap Some Good Campaign – an initiative to share Nestlé’s Cocoa Plan with the public. The Nestlé Cocoa Plan is a global initiative that helps tackle key issues facing cocoa farmers, their families and communities to create a better future for cocoa farming.  By working closely with farming co-op and paying a premium…

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