Notable Now: August 19th, 2011

2nd Food Truck Eats
Gourmet food trucks are sweeping the nation thanks to shows like Eat St. and The Great Food Truck Race. While Toronto’s a bit farther behind than some more prominent food-truck friendly cities, we nevertheless have a few awesome ones to check out. Best part: You’ll get to taste them all and more at the 2nd Food Truck Eats starting at 11am in the Distillery District tomorrow. Get there early though, last time the food went fast! Click here for more details.

Friday Nights Launch at the Hoxton
The Hoxton opened two Saturdays ago, and in a short stretch has already amassed considerable buzz. Tonight they’re launching their Friday nights, and doors will be opening for the first-ever instalment. It’s extra notable because tonight’s event is hosted by yours truly, and I couldn’t be more psyched for what will surely become the hottest new Friday night ticket. Doors open at 10pm at 69 Bathurst Street. Click here for more and to get on the list.

Masala! Mehndi! Masti!
Part of the World Routes Summer Festivals at Harbourfront Centre, Masala! Mehndi! Masti! is a cultural culinary exploration where you can discover the delicious diversity of Indian cuisine. Demos, music, dance, and of course spectacular food await at this weekend-long fest, kicking off tomorrow. We’re salivating already! Click here to learn more.

Night Moves Party
Get ready to groove the night away Classic 70s Rock-style at this fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Niagara Street Cafe is poised to be packed with some of the who’s who of Toronto’s scene on Wednesday the 24th for the Night Moves Party, and really, could you ask for anything more than a wicked crowd, nostalgic throwback music, and supporting a notable cause? Click here for more.

Fake Prom
Yes, ladies and gents, the Fake Prom is back, and we’re stoked for what has become one of the summer’s most-anticipated events. This year sees the Palais Royale providing the backdrop for the event, and the theme set to military for this satire-inspired dance party. August 26th at 9pm, tickets available in advance (highly recommended) or at the door. Click here to read more.

Hardy’s Hogtown Brasserie
There were several delays, but Hardy’s Hogtown Brasserie finally had its soft launch last week with a pared down menu and quiet rumblings rippling throughout Toronto’s foodie scene. Tonight they’re kicking into high gear with the grand opening, set to unveil the full menu that will excited and delight carnivorous Toronotonians with Hardy’s take on Southern BBQ. 992 St. Clair West. Click here to learn more.

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