Notable Now Toronto: July 27, 2012

Just Opened: PF Chang’s
PF Chang’s has long-been an American favourite chain: a Chinese Bistro offering delightful dishes far  better-than-your-average-take-out, in a fun and casually chic restaurant setting. With over 200 locations worldwide, PF Chang’s is certainly on-point in offering a delicious and unique Chinese dining experience. Find the new Canadian outpost at the Shops at Don Mills.

Just Opened: Waffle Bar
The Waffle Bar just opened recently in the Upper Beaches at 281 Scarborough Road. With a menu featuring waffles aplenty – no surprises there – Waffle Bar is giving the gourmet treat a revamp. With toppings like whipped cream, berry fusion, caramel sauce, and more, waffle sliders, and waffle cones for decadent ice cream, this is a haven for lovers of proper Liege-style treats.

Toronto’s Festival of Beer
This three-day extravaganza of all things barley and hops features a World of Beer Pavilion, Gourmet Grilling Tent, the Brewmaster’s Series, 60 brewers and over 200 brands of beer. You can also catch show-stopping performances by Salt-n-Pepa, Kreesha Turner, The Matthew Brothers, Big Wreck and more. Find it this Friday through Sunday at Bandshell Park in Exhibition Place.

Just Opened: Pour Girl Pub
At 191 College Street is where you’ll find Pour Girl, a new pub with cheap drinks, a chillaxed atmosphere, two levels, and a huge outdoor patio. The sister establishment to Pour Boy Pub, Pour Girl features 17 draft beers, apps and entrees all under the $10-mark, weekend brunch, and seasonal drink specials. It’s the perfect spot to while away balmy summer nights.

Booty Bash 2012
This year’s Booty Bash takes over the Storys Building (11 Duncan Street) on August 10th for an evening of rump-shaking and hip gyrating. This fundraiser, in support of The Don McQuaig Foundation (for colon cancer), is a bootylicious event if there ever was one where you’ll drink and dance the night away to derriere-moving beats, with some amazing prizes and an evening full of surprises. 

Ride and Go Feast
A new culinary tour comes to town July 29th in support of The Daily Bread Food Bank. Ride and Go Feast invites guests to hop on-board the Good Food Bus and head to four mystery locations. It’s like a four-course meal: each stop will either be an app, starter, main course, or dessert. Get your tickets at and help feed those in need while satisfying your own appetite for adventure.

Photo courtesy PF Chang’s