{Giveaway} Brewers Plate 2017 #RockThePlate {CLOSED}

I’m thrilled to be giving away a pair of Tickets to Brewers Plate 2017 #RockThePlate! ($180 Value) 

The Brewers Plate is a celebration of locally curated food and locally brewed beer. It’s an indulgent evening featuring unlimited sampling of collaborations between renowned Toronto restaurants and Ontario brewers. This charitable event (now in its 10th year!) is a one of a kind tasting experience wrapped in a rock and roll theme! Proceeds raised at this event are being donated in support of War child Canada.

The War Child mission is to help children in war-affected communities reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. War child takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act.

The 2017 Brewers Plate is proud to present its curated list of brewers, restaurants and Chefs including:


  • Palais Royale
  • Trattoria Nervosa
  • Le Dolci Toronto
  • Heirloom Toronto
  • Ted’s World Famous BBQ
  • Hangry Catering Co.
  • Tundra Restaurant & Bar
  • Globe Bistro
  • Cheese Boutique
  • Mangia & Bevi
  • Beaus All Natural Brewing
  • ChocoSol


  • Old Tomorrow Beer
  • The Collingwood Brewery
  • All or Nothing Brewhouse
  • Station Cold Brew Coffee Co.
  • Henderson Brewing Co.
  • Walter Craft Caesar
  • Beaus All Natural Brewing
  • Sawdust City Brewing Co.
  • Great Lakes Brewery
  • Muskoka Brewery
  • MacKinnon Brothers Brewing
  • Steam Whistle Brewing


Date: Thursday May 4th, 2017
Hours: 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Location: Corus Quay Building (25 Dockside Drive)
Tickets: $90+tax+fees
Tickets include: Unlimited Sampling of pairings created by local culinary artisans and Ontario brewers


  • 1 pair of tickets to the event for Thursday May 4th 2017 valued at $180

To enteryou must (1) follow me on Twitter (@foodinthecityTO) and (2) tweet the following message:

I want to win a pair of tickets to @BrewersPlateTO (valued at $180) on May 4th from @foodinthecityTO You can too! https://wp.me/p7VHwg-2CX

  • Contest closes Monday May 1st, 2017 10:00 PM EST 
  • Winner will be randomly selected via random.org and announced on my blog on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
  • Tickets will be emailed to the winner. 
  • You may tweet once a day throughout the duration of the contest
  • Re-tweeting does not count as a valid entry 
  • Winner will be selected via http://www.random.org/
  • Twitter Entries are tracked by the @foodinthecityTO tag, if you do not see your entry in the stream, there is no valid entry from you. Please READ HERE as to why tweets are not showing 

To Purchase Tickets, please click here

*Update: May 2nd, 2017*

Congratulations @NicoleRFlax! You are the lucky winner to a pair of tickets to Brewers Plate 2017 happening on Thursday May 4th.

Thank you to all those that entered this contest. There were a total of 55 valid entries. Entries were tracked in chronological order on Twitter. I received email notifications every time an entry was made & recorded the time entry was received. I ensured the tweets were only submitted once per day per twitter handle. I also ensured those who entered were following me on twitter. The winner was selected randomly using the “True Random Number Generator” via Random.org.

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Brunch @ White Lily Diner

I’m always anxiously waiting for the weekends to come so I can brunch my heart out. As of recent, the east side of town has become THE place to explore with a galore of new restaurants offering irresistible brunch menu items. Given that I’m a crazy a brunch lady, I’ve made it my mission to hit as many brunch spots as I can. Please be aware that it will be very likely to see an overwhelming amount of brunch posts in the upcoming weeks. So without further a due, lets start with one of my favourites – White Lily Diner!


I’ve visited White Lily Diner twice in one month – both visits were during brunch service on a Saturday morning. This fairly cozy & small restaurant located on Queen Street East fills up pretty quickly the minute it opens its doors to the public.  The first time we visited White Lily Diner, we arrived exactly at 10am (when the restaurant opened) and managed to snatch the last table. The second visit to this eatery, we weren’t as lucky and ended up waiting an hour.


Photos below are from both my brunch visits.


Buttermilk Griddle Cakes with strip bacon ($13.00)


English-ish ($12.00)

  • Banger, 2 eggs, hashbrown, toast, marinated mushroom


Southern ($13.00)

  • Bacon, 2 eggs, white corn grits, biscuit, gravy, fermented greens


Breakfast Patty Melt ($14.00)

  • 6oz beef patty, American cheese sauce poblano relish, bacon, sunny egg


Classic Patty Melt ($12.00)

  • 6oz beef patty, American cheese sauce, poblano relish


If you don’t know where to start with their menu, I would suggest their Buttermilk Griddle Cakes with Bacon. Their griddle cakes were super fluffy topped with perfectly cooked strips of bacon. The lightly drizzled syrup tied everything in together – giving you that sweet & savoury component all in one bite. Another one of my favourites that I ordered for both visits was the Patty Melt. The bread supporting the patty melt was toasted nicely. The patty itself was incredibly juicy – layered with a nice kick of American Cheese sauce – finished off with a sweet and subtle poblano relish. I don’t usually opt for patty melts let alone order them for brunch at 10am but man, these patty melts were uber delicious!

White Lily Diner opens Tuesday – Sunday from 10am to 10pm. Be sure to come right when they open or be prepared to wait.

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Sakura Cheesecake from Uncle Tetsu

Uncle Tetsu‘s most recent addition to the family of Cheesecake shops has opened its doors to the public a few months ago. Located in the heart of Unionville on Main Street, this particular location sets itself apart from the other downtown locations by offering your not so average Sakura Cheesecake. Luckily enough for us, we were able to sample Uncle Tetsu‘s Sakura Cheesecake along with their Yuzu Cheesecake.

The cheesecake holds a different kind of texture as it involves no baking. Each Sakura cheesecake is made with Uncle Tetsu’s secret ingredient. I personally preferred the Sakura Cheesecake over the Yuzu Cheesecake. The yuzu was slightly too sour for my liking but the Sakura Cheesecake was a winner for me – with its  sweet and subtle flavours.








*All photographs provided by Andrea Yuen*


This meal was complimentary but Foodinthecitytoronto.com remains unbiased in our content.

Peter & Pat’s Pierogies

I always love a good Pierogi and luckily enough for me, I was given a few samples from Peter & Pat’s Pierogies. As of last month, Peter & Pat’s Pierogies have officially launched at all Costco locations in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Peter & Pat’s Pierogies are made with 100 % real potato, 100% natural ingredients and 100% family tradition.


Peter & Pat grew their love for traditional Eastern European food into a thriving catering business in the Northeast United States over the last 20 years.  Everybody’s favorite has always been their pierogies, which are delicately crafted potato filled dumplings. People loved them so much that they have now become a top seller in the United States and is why they have now officially launched in Costco locations across Canada.

Pierogies are low fat, low cholesterol, all-natural, and made with no preservatives. Boil or Pan-Fry these up in just 8 minutes for a great snack or meal anytime.

As per prep instruction, Pierogies can be boiled or pan-fried in just minutes (the most recommended methods). They can also be deep-fried, steamed, or micro waved.  Pierogies should be cooked from frozen (most recommended), or from partially thawed.



Wendy’s Deliciously Different Experience

When it comes to beef, the passion for ‘local’ continues to grow with 92 per cent of Canadians indicating they think it’s important to purchase local (according to a recent survey commissioned by Wendy’s® Canada). Founded on the idea of quality, Wendy’s knows that fresh tastes better, so their beef is never frozen, offering 100% pure Canada great tasting beef burgers.

Wendy’s has always offered a deliciously different experience for Canadian customers whilst providing a longstanding commitment to quality, for a unique farm to restaurant experience.

Below are some additional survey findings:

  • The majority of Canadians (93%) eat beef, and they value local beef highly
  • 92% of Canadian beef eaters indicate that it’s very important to purchase Canadian beef
  • Three out of four Canadian beef eaters believe that fresh Canadian beef tastes better than frozen beef, while one in five are undecided. On a regional level, Atlantic Canadians feel the strongest about fresh beef tasting better than frozen beef (82%), followed by Ontarians (78%).

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