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5th Groundhog Day Challenge; Taste of Toronto Announced

FINANCIAL DISTRICT – Tonight, seven local chefs (Teo Paul from Union, Tara Besignano from Skin and Bones) descend on Richmond Station for the 5th annual Groundhog Day Challenge. Their challenge: To whip up their best pork dishes for a hungry crowd and win a year's worth of bragging rights. The hotly anticipated hog-fest – created by Cava's Chris McDonald and now run by last year's People's Choice Award-winners, and Richmond Station owners, Carl Heinrich and Ryan Donovan – was sold out but some tickets have recently become available. [Eaterwire via @richmondstn]

FORT YORK – The first-ever Taste of Toronto event has been announced for this summer, July 24th to 27th. Chefs Mark McEwan (North of 44, Bymark), Ben Heaton (The Grove), and David Neinstein (Barque), among others, will create custom menus, hold cooking classes, and food demonstrations, with dozens of food vendors to be announced down the road.
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