What I Ate At Hillside

Hillside was full of so many local eats. Here’s what I ate over the weekend.

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Flying Chesnut Kitchen had a dozen oysters for $20 so I had 2 dozen on the weekend. They were PEI oysters and super fresh.

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Of course you can’t visit Flying Chesnut without having an Indian Taco! They even had breakfast ones in the morning with sausage and eggs.

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Rodolfo’s Rebel Foods had a chimichanga platter with salad and nachos!

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Delicious liquid chocolate was available at ChocoSol. It was served cold to cool patrons off from the hot weather.

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Two Men and a Grill had bahn mi sandwiches that used kimchi as the pickled vegetables.

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I bought this random giant pickle from a guy selling giant pickles.

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I couldn’t resist getting a grilled corn at Sausage Brothers.

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The ChocoSol stand also had delicious tamales topped with fresh vegetables and roasted pumpkin seeds.

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Cashew chicken, mango salad and rice from LemonGrass Thai Food.

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Lastly, I couldn’t resist getting a full order of nachos from Rodolfo’s.

Now a few more days until I eat the next festival away!

A Food Tour of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival 2014

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Last year, I made an effort to highlight the food at Toronto Urban Roots Festival so I thought I’d do it again. The vendors were a bit different from last year’s but again featured mom and pop restaurants. Regrettably, I didn’t take not of the first vendor I went to, and they are not on the list of vendors on TURF’s website. I did get these delicious Kalbi-style ribs with grilled pineapple.

photo 2 I also had this mushroom, spinach and cheese tapioca pancake from somewhere I don’t remember the name of (sorry for the total fail). I enjoyed the filling, but I wasn’t really a fan of the pancake itself. It was a little bit dry and I wasn’t a fan of the texture. I did have a friend with celiac, and she was very appreciative that there was this food option at a music festival though.

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Steel Cut Coffee

Last year, Manual Labour coffee made me the best iced coffee I had ever tasted. However, the duo that originally ran it are off in Australia and sold the truck to Detour. Anyways, my caffeine cravings TURF weekend were satisfied by another mobile coffee truck Steel Cut Coffee. What was more amazing is that they had cookies and DONUTS. I had the Cookies and Cream and Captain Crunch donut and I haven’t stopped thinking about them ever since.

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Greek On Wheels
All the way from Ottawa, Greek on Wheels was present to provide a variety of greek items including this shwarma. Warning: You might drip tzatziki on nearby audience members.

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Bunz

Themes of “messy” and “delicious” were on the signage of Bunz. Nash and I shared the beef tacos and pulled pork buns. Both were flavourful and not as messy as we thought. The dough of the “buns” were soft and sweet like the asian ones.

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Flying Chestnut Kitchen
By far my favourite discovery of the weekend was Eugenia, ON’s Flying Chestnut Kitchen. They served Indian Tacos which were chili beans, corn, lettuce, sour cream and more on top of fried dough. It’s definitely not what I thought a taco would be, but it was amazing. I washed it down with a sweet and refreshing strawberry lemonade.

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Two Bite Saloon
I’ve been to the Two Bite Saloon restaurant before but at TURF they offered sliders that I didn’t originally have. My favourite was the spicy bacon wrapped sausage.

I Went on a Food Field Trip

Hot Bunz @ Field Trip 2014
Last week I attended Field Trip Music Festival for both days and since I wasn’t shooting it, I got to enjoy the music and of course, eat my way around. Here are some photos (from my camera and phone) of most of the things I tried.
Sandwich @ Field Trip 2014
Mac n Cheese Balls @ Field Trip 2014Reuben Sandwich and Fried Mac n’ Cheese Balls from Food Dudes.

Tacos @ Field Trip 2014Seared Ahi Tuna and Octopus tacos from Buster’s Sea Cove.

Popsicle Selfie @ Field Trip 2014A popsicle from Augie’s Ice Pops.

Hot Bunz @ Field Trip 20145 Cheese + Mushroom and Butter Chicken Hot Bunzz

Coffee @ Field Trip 2014Iced Coffee from Detour Coffee, which used to be the Manual Labour Coffee truck!

photo 1Fusion Pierogis from Saucy Pierogi.

photo 2Margherita Pizza from Bread Heads

photo 3“The Canadian” meat pie from Kanga

photo 4Mojito gelato fom Boreal Gelato

photo 5Bubble Cake with Icecream from Penny Lou Lou

In conclusion, the food was delicious and oh yeah, there was some awesome music too but I’ll talk about that somewhere else.