Sunday, November 22, 2015

[Event] Toronto's Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown 2015

Event: Toronto's Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown
Date: November 3, 2015
Location: Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District

I got to attend Toronto's Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown for the first time at the beginning of November. The event was in support of Ocean Wise, a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program that educates consumers about sustainable seafood. Attendees got to try unlimited craft beers and delicious chowder! Top chefs from 14 restaurants competed to be crowned the winner of 2015 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown: Toronto, voted by the attendees.

I definitely enjoyed my experience and loved trying the chowders because I don't get to eat them very often. I recommend checking out Great Lakes Pompous Ass Pale Ale if you are looking for a new craft beer to try (not only because it has an awesome name!). I ended up voting for Chef Joshua Dyer's (from EPIC at Fairmont Royal York) Ontario Corn and Crab Chowder. However, the winner for 2015 was Chef Patrick McMurray (from The Ceili Cottage) with The Ceili Cottage Chowder. 

I recommend checking out Chowder Chowdown for next year, especially if you believe in seafood sustainability!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

[Event] Toronto Common: Spin Toronto

Event: Sunday Pong Day at Spin Toronto!
Location: 461 King St. W
Date: October 25, 2015




I attended Spin Toronto for the first time last month through a Toronto Common event. For only $25, you get to play ping pong, drink some delicious punch and eat a variety of snacks. Since a lot of people ended up cancelling last minute, those that attended got to try food that weren't normally on the menu.

The Pretzel Knots ($10) were quite popular. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, the yummy dip completed this snack. Their Short Ribs Smörgåsbord melted off the bones perfectly, which I highly recommend if you love ribs. Overall I was very impressed with the food that Spin Toronto served. The prices were quite reasonable too!

So next time if you decide to drop by for a friendly game of ping pong, take a look at their menu as well!

SPiN Toronto Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato