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Awestruck Preview Night at NightMarketTO

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It’s #AWESTRUCK preview night at NightMarketTO! We’ll be hosting a FREE preview of this weekend’s Awestruck event this Wednesday September 18, 2013 at The Night Market.

Featured Awestruck vendors include:
Jonny Blonde Food Truck, The Frankie Fettuccine Food Truck Co., Choco-Churros, Big Grill Catering & BBQ, La Brea Food, Samuel Adams, and car2go

Plus NM Vendors including:
Saha International Cuisine, Mad Mexican, Eudora’s Fine Foods, Smash Cake, All Mine Caramels, Dine N’ Dash, Dystynct Boutique, Tiger Lili Jewelry, Tocino Boys, Westend Food Co-Op and more!

About Awestruck:
Back again for a second year running, Canada’s original food truck awards mark their return to the GTA bigger and better than ever. This year there will be 50 (yes, FIFTY!) food trucks at the event. Awestruck takes place Saturday September 21, 2013 between 2-8 pm at Garrison Common, Fort York.

Visit http://www.facebook.com/foodtruckeats or follow http://twitter.com/foodtruckeats

Tickets are $10 and are available now from:
https://www.uniiverse.com/listings/awestruck-2013-presented-by-car2go-toronto-XM49W

September 17, 2013 | By | Reply More

Rebel Without A Kitchen Premieres Tomorrow

“OLE!” Rebel Without a Kitchen, the new television show following Fidel Gastro (Matt Basile), premieres tomorrow night at 10pm on the Travel+Escape channel. The 13 episode, half-hour series, follows Matt as he works on his temperamental food truck Priscilla, from collapsible card tables, gets ready to take on underground food markets, overnight bush parties, street corners and over-the-top private events.

The production covered everything from hosting pop-ups in different cities, the food truck phenomenon, and just growing the business as a food entrepreneur says Basile. Rebel Without A Kitchen was produced by General Purpose Pictures.

Evident by the series, Matt is continually on the go. Aside from Rebel, Matt is slated to open his new brick and mortar restaurant, Lisa Marie, at 638 Queen Street West later this month. He’s also giving back to the food community with a virtual workshop about hacking the food industry to build a food business from the ground up.

Rebel Without a Kitchen premieres April 9 at 10 p.m. on Travel and Escape.

View the full sizzle reel for Rebel Without a Kitchen below.

April 8, 2013 | By | Reply More

Valentine’s Day Food Event Ideas

Valentines day is just around the corner. On Thursday, February 14th some of you will be going out and some of you will be staying in. Whether you are looking for something romantic or just good old-fashioned family fun, we have you covered in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto! Staying in? Check out our Valentine’s Day Recipe Ideas from Melissa d’Arabian of the Cooking Channel’s “Drop 5 lbs. with Good Housekeeping.” We also have some great Valentine’s Day food and drink ideas that will help you impress that special someone. Happy Valentine’s Day!

In Vancouver, go Ice Skating at Robson Square and then check out the annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival, where new and extremely unusual hot chocolate flavours can be had (yes, there is bacon!) from the 23 participating Vancouver chocolate makers and artisans. The Vancouver Farmers Market is hosting a February Food Truck Fest food truck fest.

In Montreal, go for the “Bare Your Heart” Package at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel. At $219, you get one night accommodation, breakfast in bed for two, and two “En Coeur” cocktails to enjoy at night. For an exclusive Valentine’s Day option visit Toque! in the Old Port and discover true gastronomical love with a special eight-course tasting menu with carefully selected wine pairings. Le Carte Blanche on Ontario Street is doing a special Valentine’s Day menu, for $55 you get a four-course meal as well as a take-away option. Go ice skating at the rink in Old Port or partake in the skating/walking hybrid event, Skates & the PlateauPatisserie Rhubarbe is hosting a 3 course sweets tasting menu event featuring some of the most light, fluffy and creative patisseries in town.

In Toronto, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site is hosting a Valentine Candy Making Family Workshop, on Sunday Feb. 10, from 1-4pm. Casa Loma is offering a Valentine’s Family Brunch at Casa Loma on Feb. 19. Go ice skating at Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel ice rink and then walk over to a nearby coffeeshop and have a hot chocolate to warm up. Or check out Valentine’s Day at The Distillery District, The Distillery has just been named one of the 10 best places in Toronto to propose this Valentine’s by the Toronto Star. If you do happen to visit The Distillery, stock up on chocolate for your sweetheart from Soma and grab a hot chocolate or coffee from Balzac’s. Other great chocolate options in the Toronto include Cava and Teuscher. Soma will also be joining up with the Group of 7 Chefs for a Chocolate Inspired Dinner, tickets are available here. Finally, join Abbeys Kitchen for Sips and Nibbles (SnN), presented by the Toronto Underground Market (TUM) for an elegant, all-you-can-eat Valentine’s Day food event on February 16th. The event will be held at Steamwhistle Brewery from 7PM – Midnight and tickets can be purchased online at for $75 plus tax and service fee.

What are you planning on doing this Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!

Photo Credit: Story Astoria via Photopin cc

February 8, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More

Alexander Keith’s Birthday Festival – October 5 2012

Alexander Keith’s Birthday Festival took place this past Friday at the Brickworks in Toronto. Fans of the beer and foodies came out to celebrate Alexander Keith’s 217 birthday at the sold-out event. Although there was a little bit of rain, it didn’t put a damper the celebratory vibe.

Of course, there was plenty of Alexander Keith’s beer on hand, with both their India Pale Ale and their Red Amber Ale available. They were also showcasing their Alexander Keith’s Original Cider, served in official Keith’s Cider glassware. There were plenty of non-alcoholic options as well. Paired with the beverages was a diverse range of offerings from local food trucks and pop ups.

Here are some of the food highlights from the night:

Gourmet Gringos

Gourmet Gringos, a latin themed food truck/pop-up, were dishing up a variety of taco options; pork cochinita, pork carnitas, chicken, and mole short ribs. Below are their beer battered mahi mahi fish tacos with cabbage slaw and fresh guacamole.

Neptuno Oysters

The Neptuno gang was kept busy shucking New Brunswick French Kiss oysters. The sustainably-grown oysters (from Canadian farms) were served on ice with lemon, and topped with a variety of condiments including horseradish, cocktail sauce,  red wine vinaigrette, and their signature hot sauce.


Babi&Co & Dobro Jesti

Babi & Co. is a pop-up specializing in Indonesian street food. Their menu featured pork satays, pork belly on a bun, corn fritters and mie kuah kacang (below left), with cold noodles, veggies and ricecakes tossed in peanut sauce. Dobro Jesti, a food truck focused on hot, wholesome, European food, was on the flip side of the spectrum with their schnitzel themed menu. The Kraut (below right), featured their chicken schnitzel with sauerkraut and mustard. It paired well with their butternut squash soup and risotto balls.

Some of the other food vendors included the omnipresent Rock Lobster, serving up their famed lobster rolls. Fidel Gastro was kept busy dishing out his Sgt. Slather and other extremo sandwiches throughout the night. Bonfire Catering had their wood oven pizza. Caplansky’s Deli Truck was serving up plenty of their smoked meat sandwiches. Stuft Gourmet Sausages, a newcomer to the local food truck scene had an interesting offering with their thanksgiving themed “Creole Turducken” (consisting of turkey, duck, and chicken seasoned in authentic creole spices). The Turkducken was a big draw of the night, as was their Thai Chicken Sausage. Pretty Sweet was there with their cupcakes for all those with a sweet tooth.

Aside from the excellent food and drinks, there were musical performances by Matt Mays and special guest Dwayne Gretzky. Attendees had a great time taking pictures in the photo booth. There was a games corner where players had the opportunity to play games and guess trivia questions with Keith’s girls. Game winners were awarded with a special edition Keith’s mug. There was also an engraving station as well as complimentary glassware, with the signature Keith’s Original Cider glass being given away throughout the night.

Additional Keith’s birthday celebrations were also held in Halifax, Montreal, Vancouver and many other Canadian cities. For more information on Keith’s visit: Keiths.ca

Happy Birthday Alexander!

October 8, 2012 | By | Reply More

Alexander Keith’s Birthday Festival – Toronto – October 5th 2012

On October 5th, gather your friends and join Alexander Keith’s for a night of incredible food crafted by local chefs, live music and unforgettable experiences at the Brick Works.  Tickets are $10 and include complimentary shuttle service, entrance to the festival, access to see Matt Mays (with special guest Dwayne Gretzky) perform live and a host of other made to share experiences.

Some of the city’s best chefs and food trucks will be in attendance selling dishes crafted to pair with Keith’s. Food prices are capped at $5.00 so that customers can enjoy a variety of food vendors.  Vendors include: Rock Lobster, Neptuno Oysters, Pretty SweetFidel Gastros, Dobro Jesti, Bonfire Catering, Caplansky’s Deli Truck, Gourmet Gringos, Babi&Co and Stuft Gourmet Sausages.

They will also be offering a free dessert cooked with Keith’s, as well as personalized glassware engraving with complimentary glassware give-a-ways throughout the night. For a chance to win more swag, Challenge a Keith’s girl to some east coast games.

Tickets are available at alexanderkeithsbirthdaytoronto-en.eventbrite.ca. Get yours today as they are limited and are going fast!

Additional Keith’s birthday celebrations are being held in Halifax, Montreal, Vancouver and many other Canadian cities. Visit keiths.ca/birthday for additional details.

September 28, 2012 | By | Reply More