7 food events to check out this week: March 10 to 16

Mar 8 2019, 3:59 pm

Spring is trying to spring itself on Toronto, and the results are sweet.

From maple syrup festivals to cheap pizza pies and vegan food battles, there’s a lot to look forward to in eats this week.

Here’s what’s happening in the city’s food and drink scene.

Sugar Shack TO

 

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Regardless of what’s going on with the weather right now, the return of Sugar Shack means that warmer days are on their way. Mark your calendars to celebrate impending warmth with maple taffy, ice skating, a winter marketplace, a specialty bar, and so much more.

Where: Sherbourne Common – 61 Dockside Drive
When: March 9 and 10 from 11 am to 5 pm

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Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

Tap into spring with a road trip to one of these festival locations over the March break. Demonstrations, wagon rides, plenty of activities, and delicious pancakes with real maple syrup will be just as fun for you as for the kids. This is the ideal family day-trip.

Where: Bruce’s Mill – Stouffville, Ontario
When: Weekends from March 9 to April 7, and March 11 to 15, 9:30 am to 5 pm

Where: Terra Cotta – Halton Hills, Ontario
When: Weekends from March 9 to April 7, and March 11 to 15, 9:30 am to 5 pm

Where: Kortright – Woodbridge, Ontario
When: March 9 to April 7, 9:30 am to 5 pm

Where: Island Lake – Orangeville, Ontario
When: March 15, 16 and 23 from 10 am to 4 pm

Beer and Cheese Pairing

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Everyone knows about pairing cheese and wine, but what about cheese and beer? Sounds like honestly, it could be even better. Check out this event to taste 6 different cheeses and their brewed Ontario craft counterparts.

Where: I’ll Be Seeing You… – 747 Queen Street East
When: Sunday, March 10 from 4 pm to 7 pm

$3.14 Pizzas at Blaze Pizza

American build-your-own pizza chain Blaze is gearing up to offer its Canadian customers a cheap deal in honour of National Pi Day 2019. All you need to do is download the brand’s app and get a discount code. Mark your calendar and celebrate Pi Day in a cheap and delicious way.

Where: Blaze locations across Canada
Where: March 14

Sausage Making and Beer Pairing

Grind, season and stuff your own hand-made sausages while learning the stories behind some of your favourite craft beers. You’ll get to sip on brews and head home with your own wieners, to grill up on your own time. Maybe it’ll even get warm enough to fire up the grill?

Where: Left Field Brewery – 36 Wagstaff Drive
When: Thursday, March 14 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Caribbean Street Food Festival

“Don’t worry. Eat happy.” It’ll be easy to do at this street food fest. Get ready to enjoy the honest, bold and fun flavours of Caribbean food mid-March. This event will serve the warmth we know you’ve been craving.

Where: Ralph Thornton Community Centre – 765 Queen Street East
When: Saturday, March 16 from 10 am to 6 pm

Epic Plant-Based Pizza Showdown

 

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Planta, Virtuous Pie and Pizzeria Libretto are bringing Toronto a Plant-Based Pizza Showdown to celebrate Pi Day. Chefs will battle, face-to-face, to earn bragging rights for Best Crust, Most Creative and Best Presentation. And you get to taste the results of their efforts.

Where: Planta Toronto, 1221 Bay Street
When: Thursday, March 14 from 6 pm to 9 pm