6 Toronto food events to check out this week: July 20 to 26

Jul 19 2018, 3:21 pm

Kick off the week to come with Pizza Fest and wind it down the Toronto Festival of Beer. The week ahead is bookended by marquee events and there’s no shortage of Toronto food events happening in between.

Pizza Fest

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From the same folks behind Taco Fest and Brunch Fest in Toronto, this festival deals in cheesy triangles from heaven. Expect a wide spectrum of Italian eats ranging from pasta and meatballs and beyond… not to mention cocktails and wine.

When: July 20 to 22, 2018
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto

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Que by Chef Aleem

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Chef Aleem hosts this new seasonal pop-up that kicks off with this tailgate party featuring a brand new BBQ menu. Ticket prices include a half pound of beef brisket, a half pound of pulled chicken, hot links, mac and cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, a cheddar jalapeno cornbread muffin and Chef Aleem’s signature brown boy lemonade.

When: July 21, 1 pm to 7 pm
Where: 70 Karachi Drive, Toronto
Price: $35


Superiority Burger take-over at The Black Hoof

Superiority Burger


Vegetarians might finally have a reason to dine at acclaimed Toronto restaurant The Black Hoof before it closes forever this August. NYC’s legendary vegetarian restaurant Superiority Burger is taking over the Dundas West restaurant from noon (until all the food runs out) on Sunday, July 22.

When: July 22, 2018, from noon
Where: 928 Dundas Street West, Toronto


Bastid’s BBQ Toronto

This parking lot party boasts food and music all day. Bastid’s BBQ returns for its 8th year of summer good times.

When: July 22, 2 pm to 10 pm
Where: 525 King Street West, Toronto
Price: From $30


Industry Sessions: Guest Check

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A new event series geared towards Toronto restaurant workers will address sexual harassment in the industry. Hosted by Ivy Knight, this first installment of the Industry Sessions, is aimed at engaging “in meaningful discussion on topics that affect the restaurant and hospitality industry.”

When: July 23, 2018, 7 pm
Where: The Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Price: Tickets are $10 online

Toronto’s Festival of Beer

Toronto's Festival of Beer

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Toronto’s Festival of Beer is back for a weekend full of beers, bands, and food in 2018 and in addition to hundreds of brews, seriously good eats, and plenty of #BeerLove, look forward to Ludacris headlining the marquee Friday night during the festival.

When: July 26 to 28
Where: Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, Toronto
Price: Tickets on sale now from $35

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