The Hoof Cafe

923 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON 416-551-8854MapApprox $30 per person Local Food? Many local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? excellent selection Brunch/LunchThu to Mon: 10am to 4pmBarThu to Mon: 5pm to 2amClosed on Tue/WedNo Reservations When Jen and Grant Van Gameren acquired the space across from The Black Hoof earlier this spring, the goal was to create an… 

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Buster Rhino’s Southern BBQ

7-2001 Thickson Road South, Whitby ON 1-905-436-6986www.busterrhinos.comMapApprox $20 per person Local Food? mostly local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? n/a LunchMon & Tue: 10am to 4pmWed to Fri: 10am to 8pm Closed on Sat/SunNo liquor license We’re treated to a plethora of ribfests and bbq events throughout the summer every year. Thousands rush out event after event, stuffing… 

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Countylicious – Winter ’09 – Part 1

Countylicious is back – and unlike other ‘licious offerings in the city — the chances of having a blockbuster dinner are deliciously good. 12 Restaurants and 15 Studio/Galleries in Prince Edward County are participating in the returning program. With a booming wine region and plenty of culinary hotspots, this program is proving to be a… 

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Gourmet Food & Wine Expo 2009

www.foodandwineexpo.ca Arguably one of the most popular events in Toronto, is almost upon us. The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo is a mingling event that allows guests to sample fine wines, beers and spirits and savour the culinary stylings of Toronto’s restaurants. The Expo embraces the style and sophistication of a cocktail party paired with… 

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Harvest Feast at CDC

www.chateaudescharmes.com Niagara Farm-to-table dinner series events was once again hosted by Chateau Des Charmes this year. Four scenic dining experience by the estate‘s vineyards focusing on seasonal ingredients. Chefs Anna and Michael Olson, Mark Picone, Eric Peacock each hosted individual events showing their culinary prowess using locally available ingredients. For the Harvest Feast event, all… 

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Thirty in Twenty – Donna Dooher

www.thedepartment.ca In 1973, Toni and Ria Harting embarked on a culinary journey through France in their Volkswagen camper. Assisted by the Michelin Rouge, the couple’s three week journey took them to ten three-star restaurants. A series of food and wine tastings were held at the The DepARTment where photographs and memorabilia from their journey were… 

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Lime restaurant

170 Eglinton Ave East, Toronto ON 416-322-5463www.limecuisine.caMapApprox $20 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? small selection LunchMon to Sun: 12pm to 3pmDinnerMon to Sun: 5pm to 10pm   I stopped at Lime a few days ago for dinner with a friend. We wanted something in the Yonge/Eglinton area, something Asian, casual, affordable. Lime… 

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