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26 Toronto food events worth checking out in March

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Liora Ipsum Feb 27, 2018 7:32 am 430

If waking up from winter hibernation has you hungry then this list of food events will fill you up. March in Toronto is full of pop-ups, beer fests, bake-offs, and sugar bush excursions.

Here are all the food events you need to have on your radar this month.

Food is King

Greek & Co. gyros souvlaki

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Eat on King Street and the city is buying! The newly launched Food is King promotion is on now until March 4 and provides a one-time $15 Ritual credit towards any menu item at 40 participating restaurants in the area of the King Street pilot project.

When: February 20 to March 4, 2017
Where: Download the Ritual app and search using the words Food is King to see participating restaurants.

Eats Week Toronto

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Toronto’s first ever digital food fest kicks off next week. Over 550+ restaurants and cafes will participate in the two-week event that will see signature menu items discounted up to half-off when purchased via Ritual and Apple Pay.

When: February 26 to March 9, 2018
Where: Restaurants across Toronto.

Dixonlicious

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This culinary celebration in support of Dixon Hall’s vital food programs will featuring an array of food stations from local restaurants including Biff’s Bistro, Barrio Cerveceria, Daniel et Daniel, Paintbox Bistro, Hooked, The Food Dudes, Hawthorne Food & Drink, Skin Bones, and more, alongside craft beers and wines.

When: March 1, 2018, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East
Price:  $90

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Leslieville Cheese Market Pop-Up

Left Field Brewery cheese beer

Left Field Brewery/Facebook

The brewery hosts this fellow east-side fave for an afternoon featuring beers and cheesy menu items like grilled cheese, cheese and charcuterie boards, and more!

When: March 2, 4 pm to 9 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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Winter Brewfest

Toronto Winter Brewfest

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“After two sold-out years, we’re excited to welcome back hundreds of craft beer lovers to sample the best from breweries across Ontario and Quebec,” says Michael O’Farrell, General Manager of Winter Brewfest. “This year we’ll have even more on tap, with over 150 beers available from over 20 brewery booths, and bites from some of the city’s best food trucks and restaurants.”

When: March 2 and 3, 2018, 6 pm to 1 am
Where: Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Boulevard #1, Toronto
Price: From $29.95

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Big News Breakfast Pop-Up

Big News Breakfast

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Beers and breakfast could be best friends! Head to the Left Field Brewery on the first Sunday in March to enjoy the Big News Breakfast pop-up.

When: March 4, 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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What Grows Together, Goes Together

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Four wines, four cheeses, four places. This guided tasting puts the philosophy that foods that come from the same region often pair well together to the test by pairing four geographically specific wines with their cheesy counterparts.

 

When: March 5, 7 pm
Where: Good Cheese, 614 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
Price: $40

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Open Kitchen Toronto

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Open Kitchen Toronto

Restaurateurs Stacey Patterson and Jennifer Coburn, with Chef Ivana Raca of Ufficio, launch this new collaborative dining  series to fund two annual George Brown scholarships for budding female chefs. The inaugural three-course dinner will feature dishes by chef Ivana Raca (Ufficio, Boemo), Afrim Pristine (Cheese Boutique), chef Cory Vitiello (FLOCK), Sarah Keenlyside (CXBO) and bartender Sandy de Almeida (The Drake), showcasing Ufficio’s unique Italian pescatarian cuisine with cocktail and wine pairing.

When: March 5, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: Ufficio, 1214 Dundas St. West, Toronto
Price: $150

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Sustainable Dim Sum

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Get your yum cha on at Toronto’s Sustainable Dim Sum festival this spring! Now in its sophomore year, attendees at this food fest will receive a passport to try each mouth-watering dim sum on offer from a collection of top Toronto chefs and restaurants.

When: March 6, 2018, 6:30 pm
Where: The Rotunda at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: Tickets are $55.

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Pizza Making Competition

Queen Margarita Pizza

Queen Margarita Pizza

Queen Margherita Pizza offers a hands-on opportunity to build the ultimate pizza. Teams of four will compete for braging rights, gift cards, and swag during this evening fueled by tequila cocktails, Italian wines, and signature QMP eats.

When: March 7, 2018, 7 pm
Where: 777 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Price: $55

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When The Pig Came Home Pop-Up

When the Pig Came Home porchetta

When the Pig Came Home

Popping up at this brewery on Toronto’s east side this March, peameal, Sloppy Foe, and smoked meat sandwiches from this Junction-area delicatessen.

When: March 9, 4 pm to 9 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off

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Toronto’s Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off is back! Now in its 10th year, the plant-based baking competition presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association celebrates a decade of vegan cupcakes, doughnuts, confections, and other decadent desserts!

When: March 9, 11 am to 4:30 pm
Where: The Glass Factory and Lounge, 99 Sudbury Street, Toronto
Price: $13

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Sugar Shack TO

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Taking place the first weekend of March Break, this all-ages event celebrates the “end of winter with two sugar shacks serving up fresh maple taffy, ice activities, winter marketplace, specialty bar, live music and much more!”

When: March 10 and 11, 2018, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive, Toronto
Price: Free admission.

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Sounds and Flavours of Portugal

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Highlighting the sensuous flavours and sounds of the Portuguese diaspora though a collaboration by Paula Costa of Dragon’s Kitchen, and local Fado trio Raízes e Ramos. This supper club promises a menu of Caldo Verde, Arroz de Marisco, and more, all paired with live music.

When: March 10, 7:30 pm
Where: The Depanneur, 1033 College Street, Toronto
Price: $60

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Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

This March, the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival returns to four conservation areas all within an hour drive from Toronto!

When: March 10 to April 8
Where: Bruce’s Mill, Kortright Centre, Island Lake and Terra Cotta
Price: 
Tickets available online starting at $5.75

Jamaican Feast

The Drake Hotel

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In this edition of 86’d Mondays, Galaxy Caribbean dishes out oxtail and goat, along with rum cocktails, at this Caribbean feast sponsored by Appleton Estates Jamaican Rum.

When: March 12, 2018, 8 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: Free

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FoodFight – Culinary Charity Boxing Tournament

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Sure they can hold their own in the kitchen, but can these Toronto chefs roll with the punches in the ring? Find out at FoodFight, a charity boxing tournament that will see heavyweights from Toronto’s culinary scene contending in six exciting matches.

Spectators can enjoy the fights along with food and drink from some of Toronto’s top vendors.

When: March 12, doors at 7 pm
Where: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto
Price: $35 to $50 – 50% of ticket sales will go towards Second Harvest.

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Backyard Beekeeping Workshop

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Bees and beers! This class, designed for beginner beekeepers, covers what’s needed to setup a hive, and producing your own urban honey.

Honey tasting included.

When: March 14, 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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St. Patrick’s Day

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Don your finest green apparel and celebrate all things Irish on this annual day fueled by beer and good cheer. Check out our round-up of St. Paddy’s Day events right here.

When: March 17
Where: Pubs and restaurants across Toronto.

Breakfast for Dinner

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Alex Chen and Sonal Ranjit present an eclectic meal featuring adiverse breakfast array of dishes including veggie congee, frittata, shakshuka with fried rice, and more.

When: March 17, 7:30 pm
Where: The Depanneur, 1033 College Street, Toronto
Price: $50

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Colaborative Brew Day

The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies

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Lake Wilcox Brewing and The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies team up to host this collaborative women’s brew day including brewing, tasting, beer education and open discussions about beer.

When: March 18, 2018, 10 . am to 4 pm
Where: Lake Wilcox Brewing Co., 1033 Edgeley Boulevard, Unit 3, Vaughan
Price: $50

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Absolut Wasted: A Sustainable Cocktail Party

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Complimentary cocktails paired with h’or d’oeuvres are the main draw at this edition of 86’d Mondays. A movement that aspires to reduce food waste from Toronto restaurants.

When: March 19, 2018, 8 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: Free

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A Lebanese Dream

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The massive mezza table planned for this Lebanese feast features and array of dips, salads, and spreads and more along with Mediterranean cocktails crafted with locally produced elixirs by The White Distillery.

When: March 22, 2018, 7 pm
Where: Little Sito, 840 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Price: $55

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Food in Film

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Food in Film

Roncesvalles BBQ restaurant Barque provides the Southern-inspired snacks to accompany a screening of Fried Green Tomatoes.

When: March 22, 2018, 6:45 pm
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Price: From $17

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Preserved Fish Battle

Lox + Schmear

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Lox & Schmear, DaiLo, Le Select, and more competitors, showcase smoked, canned, and pickled sustainable seafood, courtesy of SeaCore and sponsored by the Marine Stewardship Council.

When: March 26, 2018, 8 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: Free

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Eritrean Roots

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Pero hosts this communal dinner offering a chance to share in a tailored menu of Eritrean delights followed by a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony served alongside fresh popcorn.

When: March 29, 2018, 7 pm
Where: Pero, 812 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Price: $TBA

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Liora Ipsum
A former Daily Hive Toronto Food Editor.

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