I've decided I'm fed up with giant food festivals that have become nothing more than tourist rip offs. I don't want to fight hundreds for a chunk of over cooked charred pork at Taste of the Danforth; there is no more $5 tasting tickets at the Food and Wine Expo; and definitely no more bad Summerlicious meals.
I am searching for the secret or poorly advertised street festivals, parties and great cook get-togethers.
Here's my contribution so far:
This weekend we went out in the country to Stadtlander's for his Ramps and Maple Syrup Festival. Great day, great food, 200 people.
I just came across this "Sausage Party" that took place last July with Berkshire Pork on Toronto Island. I'll find out if it is happening this year.
Last summer we were driving down Davenport and the local Portuguese community were having a little street fest, grilling sardines on the BBQ. Maybe 60 people, delicious sardines.
Let me know what you know. High profile, low profile, cheap, expensive, in or out of town…