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Food Crawl: Toronto’s Riverside has everything from great BBQ to DIY Vietnamese

standard Food Crawl: Toronto’s Riverside has everything from great BBQ to DIY Vietnamese

I can’t think of another Toronto neighbourhood that has a multi-decade, internationally-famous television series built around one of its central streets. Stretching from 1979’s Ida Makes a Movie through to the upcoming Next Class (to be released on Netflix) I’m, of course, talking about Degrassi Street in Riverside. The show built a following by offering a realistic and unvarnished take on what it was like being a downtown kid in the otherwise very suburban Toronto of the 1980s. Thirty-five years later, the neighbourhood has retained its vibrancy, diversity and impressively harmonious use of tight spaces. For this Food Crawl, I […]

Where Essential Drinks - Beer

standard Where Essential Drinks – Beer

Like their wine-pouring and cocktail-slinging compatriots, Toronto’s brewmasters, restaurateurs, and chefs have built our city into one of Canada’s fastest growing destinations for craft beer. No longer beholden to big-name corporate breweries, imbibers are now spoiled for choice when it comes to artisan suds. But what exactly is craft beer? Must it be brewed on a small scale? Must it be locally produced? Does it demand the use (or absence) of particular ingredients? The answers to these questions are varied, and are best discovered by ordering up a pint or two. This article was published in the 2013-14 edition of […]