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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 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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Adelaide Eats 2017

Adelaide Eats by Toronto Market Co is back at it again for its third consecutive year! Returning to its previous location at Adelaide Place in the heart of the Financial District, Adelaide eats is serving up Toronto’s most popular food vendors with the city’s best chefs, restaurants, bakers and food entrepreneurs. Located on the second floor terrace of Adelaide Place (150 York Street) – Adelaide Eats is opened for the public to enjoy weekdays beginning June 1, 2017 to July 28, 2017; Monday through Wednesday: 11AM to 3PM, and Thursday and Friday 11AM to 9PM. Ishtar Catering (Available June 1-30) is a family owned Mediterranean restaurant offering homemade Halal appetizers, main entrees and dessert Mikey’s…

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Seoul Kitchen

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Stephen Lee, owner of HVR Foods Inc. Based in Toronto, HVR Foods Inc. is a family owned company that recently launched their own brand called Seoul Kitchen that produces frozen packaged fully marinated Korean meat. As I am a huge lover of Kalbi (Korean Beef Short Ribs), I was instantly intrigued by the concept and did not hesitate to give the product a try. Currently on the market, Seoul Kitchen has only released 2 types of Korean Meat (which I sampled both) – Korean Beef Short Ribs & Korean Spicy Chicken. These 2 frozen packaged Korean Meats are available at Nations Fresh Foods and PAT MART. Ready…

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Canada 150 @ Burger’s Priest

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of visiting Burger’s Priest for a preview of their Confederation Burger in celebration of Canada 150. The Confederation Burger is only available to the public on July 1st – while quantities last (and they sell out fast!) The Confederation Burger is served with heaps of butter poached Nova Scotia lobster tail, sweet Canadian maple syrup, juicy premium beef patty and Ontario farmed Bacon with lettuce. I’ve visited Burger’s Priest on several occasions and found their burgers to be really consistent. I thoroughly enjoyed their confederation burger and look forward to re-visiting them again on Canada’s Day! Burger’s Priest|| Twitter || Instagram || Facebook Cheers! Grace, Food in the…

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Our feast @ Jacobs & Co Steakhouse

When my boss asked us to pick a restaurant for our team appreciation dinner – I did little to no research and told our group we would be eating at Jacobs & Co Steakhouse 🙂 So a few months ago (January to be exact), our team ended up at Jacobs on a random weeknight after work. The service at Jacobs was the complete opposite of what I had in mind. Servers were down to earth, super friendly and attentive. However, I did find it odd that hostess table did not offer to take any of our jackets before we were shown to our table. I noticed patrons in the dining room had their jackets hanging on the…

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#GoodFoodPromise at Fionn MacCool

We recently visited Fionn MacCool over on Front Street to sample some of their items from their new #GoodFoodPromise menu. This menu introduces Fionn MacCool‘s new approach by serving quality ingredients sourced from responsible Canadian family farms; Beef, Chicken and Bacon raised to the highest food safety and animal care standards, and fish caught sustainably that Fionn MacCool‘s knows and trusts. The #GoodFoodPromise also means giving back to local charities. It’s all part of their community food print. {Left} White Sangria ($8.50) – Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka, Sauvignon Blanc, Fresh Lime Juice, Pear Juice, Ginger soda, Fresh Seasonal Fruit {Right} Red Sangria ($8.50) Alize Red Passion liqueur, Cabernet-Merlot, passion fruit juice, pomegranate-ginger-passion fruit soda, fresh seasonal fruit…

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