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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

[Event] Ontario Oyster Festival 2014

You know we're deep in the heart of summer when there are too many festivals happening and not enough time to attend them all. Hopefully not to get lost among all the summer buzz is the upcoming Oyster Festival. Aside from combining pretty much the two best things on the planet (Come on, oysters and beer!!), all proceeds of the festival's ticket sales goes to Environmental Defense - a charity with a worthy cause. Notably, their Blue Flag Canada initiative is an international program striving for safer, cleaner, and more environmentally friendly beaches and marinas.


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The 2014 Oyster Festival, hosted by Rodney's Oyster House.



THE DETAILS
What: The 26th Oyster Festival
When: July 20th, 2014, 2-10pm
Where: Rodney's Oyster House (469 King St W, Toronto)
How: Admission is $32, or $40 at the door (Purchase tickets HERE.)



Monday, July 14, 2014

[Toronto] The Forth

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629 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
(416) 465-2629
Website


Aptly named after it's location in Greektown Danforth, The Forth (@TheForthTO) is a new comer on the block, opening April earlier this year. Unlike its peers of close proximity, it is anything but a Greek restaurant, headed up by Brassaii's former executive chef Chris Kalisperas (@ChrisKalisperas). With a contemporary Canadian menu, inventative cocktail list, and a beautiful 8,000 square feet, multi-level dining area (yes there's an elevator!), The Forth is one that will impress all the senses.


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The Bar

Sunday, April 6, 2014

[Toronto] Ichiriki Japanese Restaurant

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120 Bloor St East
Toronto, Ontario
(416) 923-2997
Website


Situated between Yonge and Church on Bloor, Ichiriki is a inconspicuous little Japanese-run restaurant. Like most other eateries in this area, they draw a big lunch crowd from all the nearby offices. However, after-hours Ichiriki is just as lively. Aside from a seasonal omakase menu and a monthly live jazz band night, every Tuesday evening they welcome Soba Canada to take over the kitchen and serve fresh handmade authentic soba.


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Ichiriki

Thursday, April 3, 2014

[Giveaway] Win a Dinner at 7 Numbers!

If you happen to stumble your way here yesterday, you may have seen my enthusiastic recount of one memorable night of Italian cooking at 7 Numbers. The post was heavily focused on the cooking class, but rest-assured 7 Numbers is first and foremost a worthy restaurant to dine on a regular occasion. Serving up home-style comfort Italian eats, this restaurant feels like having dinner at Grandma's house!


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If my post didn't convince you to try out 7 Numbers yet, hopefully this giveaway will!


GIVEAWAY

Win a dinner at 7 Numbers! I am giving away a $50 gift certificate to spend at either the Eglinton or Danforth location of 7 Numbers . Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter box, and enter before 11:59PM Wednesday April 16, 2014.

GOOD LUCK!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

[Event] #CookingWithRosa @ 7 Numbers Restaurant

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516 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario
(416) 322-5183
Website


A few Mondays ago, I was invited to attend a monthly cooking class at 7 Numbers Restaurant (@7_Numbers), hosted by chef and owner, Rosa Marinuzzi. How often do you get to cook with the chef of one of the city's favourite restaurants? Well, apparently you can do it once a month at 7 Numbers. Offered on the last Monday of every month, the $85 tuition fee includes an entire night of cooking, a massive family-style Italian feast, bottomless wine, and fine company. And if you have the luck that I did, you might get a free Italian-language lesson out of it too!

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Cooking Class Menu



Thursday, March 20, 2014

[Toronto] Sfizio Pizzeria & Wine Bar (Soft Opening)

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401 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario
(416)925-9500
Website


Occupying a unit in the strip plaza near Sherbourne and Bloor, is a new Italian restaurant and winebar. This area being my neighbourhood, I was excited to try it out - I could use a good Italian eatery close to home! So one Sunday afternoon, I ventured into Sfizio Pizzeria & Wine Bar for a quick lunch. The owner cautioned that they weren't officially opened yet, only accepting customers as part of a soft-opening. Although a large part of their menu wasn't offered (mainly alcohol and their Neapolitian style pizzas), the warm and welcoming owner was convincing enough for me to stay.


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Sfizio Pizzeria & Wine Bar



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

[Giveaway] Carlsberg St. Party's Day

Besides recovering from the apocalyptic snow storm Toronto is experiencing, guess what else will be happening this weekend? Oh yes. It's that time of year again. Your annually opportunity to enrobe yourself in green and get in touch with your Irish roots is here. Happy early St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Since 2011, Carlsberg has been hosting Canada's largest St. Patty's Day party, aptly named as St. Party's Day! (Twitter: @StPartysDay, Facebook page here)


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THE DETAILS
Who/What: 4th annual St. Party's Day festival hosted by Carlsberg
When: March 14th-16, 2014
Where: Andrew Richard Designs (571 Adelaide Street East, Toronto)