Foodie Fortnight: the top five food events for April 16–29
In this edition of Foodie Fortnight: vegan Passover, free poutine and a Good Friday beer fest
Vegan Passover Dinner
For anyone in need of very last-minute Passover dinner plans: popular veg chef Emily Zimmerman is putting a kosher spin on her weekly drop-in dinner at Depanneur on College. For $16, droppers-by can grab vegan salads, grains and a slice of lemon-passionfruit-matzoh torte. Pay what you can after 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 16. Depanneur, 1033 College St., 416-828-1990, thedepanneur.ca
Rib-Eating Contest (+ Free Poutine)
Come to eat, or just to gawk: Deadmau5 and Rob Ford are expected to attend tomorrow’s fifth-anniversary bash at King West snack spot Lou Dawg’s. Free pulled-pork poutine from noon to midnight with purchase of a beer.
Apr. 17. Lou Dawg’s, 589 King St. W., 647-347-3294, facebook.com
Brewer’s Backyard at Evergreen Brick Works
Celebrate the Easter holiday with beers from Mill Street, Junction Craft and Double Trouble, plus tri-tip steak sandwiches and mac ‘n’ cheese from gourmet sandwich pop-up Bricks and Mortar.
Apr. 18. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., 416-596-7670, brewersbackyard.com
Seven-Course Chinese Tasting Menu
One Hour, one of Spadina’s sleekest Chinese restaurants, is offering seven tasting-size dishes for under $20, plus three bubble teas. The lineup includes fried chicken wings, braised beef noodles and strawberry shortcake.
Apr. 19. $18. One Hour Cafeteria, 435 Spadina Ave., eventbrite.ca
Ramen Tasting at Ryoji
For $24, attendees can slurp four varieties of ramen, including Ryoji’s popular tonkatsu (i.e. pork-bone broth). Starters like gyoza and octopus balls are included in the price, as is dessert.
Apr. 22. $24. Ryoji Ramen and Izakaya, 690 College St., eventbrite.ca