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Khao San Road's Songkran Festival; Local Kitchen's Red Sauce

ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT – This Saturday, Khao San Road celebrates the Songkran festival to usher in the Thai New Year with a traditional water fight and Thai market with food prepared by chef Matt Blondin (Junk), La Carnita, Come and Get It, Ardor Bistro, Gushi, and other restaurants, with proceeds going to the Central Toronto Community Health Centres. Find all the information here. [Via @khaosanroadTO]

RONCESVALLES – This Monday, Fabio Bondi's Local Kitchen & Wine Bar presents Red Sauce, a celebration of classic Italian eats, featuring food by Matty Matheson (Parts & Labour), Basilio Pesce (Porzia), Albert Ponzo (Le Select Bistro), Matt DeMille (Drake), Adam D'Intino (Dillon's and KEW Vineyards), and Bondi. The party starts at 6pm – get all the details here.

FOOD TVCBC's Market Place gives tips on how to stay safe while dining out. Here's a tip: all five suggestions can be avoided by checking out the waste oil the restaurant keeps out back in a can. If it's nasty, the restaurant is nasty. Be safe. [CBC]
[Photo: Khao San Road/Twitter]