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We're Going to Need More Belt Loops Summer may be halfway over but Toronto's biggest event of the season is yet to begin! Home to some of the craziest foods we've ever attempted to stomach, the Canadian National Exhibition brings a deliciously mutated twist to festival...

Over the past five years, we’ve seen an influx in brands executing campaigns and programs to connect with their target audiences. From large branded skating rinks on the rooftop of skyscrapers to a talking tap-head sitting on a store shelf, or patriotic viral videos and...

Eleven North American pastry chefs were whisked away this summer to one of the most unique and respected cocoa plantations in Dominican Republic; Hacienda La Esmeralda. The goal? To better understand the origin of the cocoa bean, a commonly used ingredient in their respective kitchens. The result? A once...

TORONTO (June 19, 2017) – At last, enthusiasts of authentic Spanish wines will be able to taste from the exclusive collection of Mercat Del Carmen’s co-owner and in-house wine enthusiast, Veronica Laudes. Sister business to Carmen, one of the city’s most popular tapas and paella restaurants,...

TORONTO (July 11th, 2017) - Join our team as we celebrate Germany’s most famous wine varietal here in Canada with an extra special perk found outside the bottle. Wines of Germany is proud to be partnering with our nation’s top restaurants, wine retailers, and bars to bring you the 6th edition of 31 Days of German Riesling. Incredibly...

TORONTO (July 6th, 2017) – This month, dessert lovers across Canada will be raising their bowls and waffle cones in delicious recognition of NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH, with July 16th being the official NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY. The staff at Summer’s could not be more...

In Canada, halal food sales now exceed $1 billion and are still increasing. Photo Credit: Paramount Fine Foods The population of Muslims in the GTA currently accounts for 47% of Canadian Muslims overall which has meant positive things for our culinary landscape. South-Asian cuisines and food from...

Berries, Beans & Beavers, Oh My! Hockey, Drake, Igloos, "Oot," "Eh" (sigh) and all of the Timbits; these are just some of the things people bring up when asked what they're reminded of when they think of Canada. However, none are more mentioned than our amazing,...

Canadian Food Championships wants to spice things up and to do that, they are pleased to announce a new partnership with McCormick Canada, makers of Club House, Canada’s leading provider of spices, seasonings and flavours. The competition takes place July 21-23 in Edmonton, Alberta, and is...

With its Mexican-Asian cuisine fusion formed by Kanpai Snack Bar's Trevor Lui, Torontonians are invited to stop by for a delicious monthly pop-up featuring Jarritos soda. [caption id="attachment_6984" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo Credit: Nick Lee, Best of Toronto.[/caption] Running the last Monday of June and July, La Brea...

Café Diplomatico set to cook up a delicious Taste of Little Italy record From June 16-18th, we'll be celebrating Taste of Little Italy at Cafe Diplomatico where they'll be looking to break the record of 250K spiducci sold since the start of the festival. To make...

Grab your Clique & a Comfy Seat, It's Cocktail Season! A standard menu alternative to wine and beer, cocktails have been mixing up the bar scene since (approximately) the 17th or 18th century. The term cocktail is said to have come from the mispronunciation of coquetier,...

By Marian Staresinic Meeting and event planners tend to always be the ones with their finger on the pulse of any given city. Whether they’re just visiting or call somewhere home, their clients look to them to entertain a variety of people on multiple levels while...

originally published in Village Living Magazine By Lisa Day It's a small community, yet three Toronto women are doing their part to make it mighty. Rachael Hunt, Paula Cooper and Ronnilyn Pustil are key figures in Toronto's gluten-free community. Hunt, the founder of Gluten Freedom Inc., a dining and...

  As event calendars are filling to the rim on devices across the industry, for many brands, this means attending showcases, roadshows, parties, launches and various other vendorship opportunities. Your products are packed, the passes are printed and you’re all set to meet and greet new...

For years, the relationships between restaurateurs, menu selections and hungry patrons remained mostly unchanged, various exceptions always included. Enter social media, an online voice of fandom, frustration and customer-on-keyboard justice; food photos, on-site selfies and reviews, both positive and scathing. Before the golden age of the...

TORONTO (May 18, 2017) – In less than two weeks, the 6th annual Gluten Free Garage, Toronto’s original (and only!) pop-up GF market, will be returning to Artscape Wychwood Barns on Sunday May 28, 2017. A one-stop destination for any and all gluten-free needs, Gluten...

Welcome to part five of a multi-city series exploring American locations emerging as dining destinations. We have profiled a sampling of chefs, their concepts which bring bold or brilliant offering to market plus cover how they are employing social media to showcase themselves. This report...

You can take the gluten out of a foodie, but you can’t take the foodie out of the gluten-free person. Precisely the reason our gluten-free division launched our #GFRoadTrip series on April 25 with an intimate group of influencers touring to some of the best...

May is #NationalBBQMonth and Toronto’s own Smoque N’ Bones is turning up the heat with their delicious southern BBQ, a gift card giveaway and their inaugural music event, the KOHL Concert Series! Boasting 87 expressions of bourbon and rye, as well as 113 of the finest...

Canada's 150 meets the flames and foods of National BBQ Month! As we head into the months of kebabs, burgers and ribs cooked on a flaming hot 'cue, we felt it'd be fun to come upon not only the history of BBQ but also its cuisine...

In this multi-part series, we explore American locations emerging as dining destinations. We have profiled a sampling of chefs, their concepts which bring bold or brilliant offering to market plus cover how they are employing social media to showcase themselves. This report was made possible...