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Tastemakers

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Toronto sees line-ups at local watering holes starting at 11AM.  It’s a day where you see enough green to make you go cross-eyed. And, while drinking has become the defacto way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, there’s a lot of history behind the celebration and a

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Tastemakers

The Passover Seder is one of the oldest annual feasts celebrated around the world. It’s meant to tell the story of the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and acknowledge the privilege of sharing in great food and wine with those important to you, while acknowledging the hardships

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Sweepstakes

Canada’s largest mixology competition, MadeWithLove returns this year at the Liberty Grand.  Eighteen of the city’s top bar chefs (aka mixologists) will vie for the title of Toronto champion to move on to vie for the title of best Canadian bar chef as they advance to the National Finals in

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#ThirstyThursday

Gluten Free? Crafted to Remove Gluten? It seems like there’s always a way to make typically gluten-filled food items to accommodate the growing number of Canadians changing their diets out of necessity (due to celiac disease) or to be more health conscious. But beer, like bread, is a living, breathing

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Tastemakers

The top restaurant trends of 2017 were on display at the Restaurants Canada Show, as they went “Canada Wild” with this year’s theme. Top Toronto chefs were serving up spectacular eats cooked from amazing Canadian ingredients, like Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar, King Cole Ducks, Alvéole honey, Seed to Sausage charcuterie

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Food Advice

Canucks – we’re often linked with the likes of poutine, maple syrup, Caesar cocktails, ketchup chips and Beavertails.   Though surely Canadian cuisine must be more than just things that come out of ruffling plastic bags and the deep fryer right? The earliest cuisines of Canada came via our aboriginal peoples,

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Food Advice

Fidel Gastro’s Matt Basile is getting set to release a new Brunch Life cookbook in Fall 2018 and U-Feasters got the very first taste of what’s slated for its pages. We love scrolling through the Fidel Gastro’s Instagram account on Sundays, drooling over his brunch photos, but we so often can’t drag our lazy

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Food Advice

Sabai Sabai has entered into its second incarnation with a move to the Yonge and Bloor area, a doubling of their capacity and a renewed focus on Laotian hospitality and preparations. Owners Jason Jiang and Seng Luong returned from a few weeks visiting their home country with the goal of

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Foodie Travels

We’re lucky in Ontario in that we have not 1, not 2, but many wine country escapes to choose from – Niagara Peninsula, Lake Erie Northshore and Prince Edward County are the three main VQA regions, though there are also sub-appellations like Beamsville Bench and Niagara Lakeshore.  Not to bore

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#ThirstyThursday

There are a lot of special designations in the world, but none may be more enjoyable and indulgent than the titles of Cicerone or Beer Sommelier. Certified designations that distinguish the above-average beer guzzler and transcends their tastebuds into expertly trained absorbers of beer knowledge – Justin Lamontagne holds the title of Prud’Homme Master

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