Notable Now: December 2nd, 2011

Toronto Christmas Marketpictured above
The annual two-week fest – on today through the 18th – is back at the Distillery for another year of artisanal goods and local wonder. Not that we need another reason to head to the historic Distillery District, but the Christmas Market is one of those TO events that brings out the best in yuletide cheer. It’s also a killer spot to nab some unique and thoughtful gifts and goods.

Uncorked: Wine4NABS
The National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS) is providing future communicators with the opportunity to network with professionals in this year’s Uncorked: Wine4Nabs event. Including four wine samplings of Sideroad Twenty Cellars and selections of hors d’oeuvres, it’s a great way for YPs to make contacts and connect with some likeminded individuals. December 8th at 221Yonge Street.

Grand Electric Now Open
Much-buzzed about in the foodie world, Grand Electric opened about a week ago in Parkdale. Helmed by two former The Black Hoof employees – chef Colin Tooke and Ian McGrenaghan – Grand Electric has a Mexican-influenced menu, a brown liquor-stocked bar, and some eclectic energy to boot. 1330 Queen Street West.

Just Opened: Fuel House
This little locale near Clinton and College is yet another superb reason to revisit Little Italy with anything but pasta in mind. Exquisite sandwiches and high-end pub grub are on the menu, and we’re more than thrilled that drinks are poured with some of our favourite vodka, Tito’s, of course. Check it out at 53 Clinton Street.

nextMEDIA Toronto
Alright, this is a little targeted, but it’s so worth noting. nextMEDIA Toronto is on from the 5th to 6th at the Carlu (Yonge and College), and this conference seeks to connect advertising, publishing, and broadcasting professionals with technological innovators and ideas that are changing the way we interact with content and messaging. It’s a must for any YPs in the media and related industries.

Radar: Bloke & 4th
Opening this week is Bloke & 4th, a new resto/lounge/bar taking over the expanse where the ill-fated m:brgr once stood. Featuring two wings – Bloke, the east wing, more VIP-like; and 4th, the west, seating 80 and featuring private areas – the Food Dudes’ latest venture is adopting a style of restaurant rarely seen in Canada and one we could not be more stoked about. Opens at 401 King Street West on December 9th.