THRILL OF THE GRILL 2014 TICKETS HIT THE STREETS
Danforth chefs prepare recipes in secret in advance of popular July Event
Toronto (June 2014) – Local Danforth BIA chefs are keeping their recipes and plans under lock and key in anticipation for this year’s fifth annual Thrill of the Grill on the Danforth near Broadview. It will all happen on Saturday, July 19th from noon till 4:00 p.m. Tickets are now available online (www.thedanforth.ca).
The 2014 Danforth Experience Thrill of the Grill will be co-hosted by celebrity chef and event co-chair Lynn Crawford (The Food Network’s Pitchin In) and style and design guru Tommy Smyth (HGTV and House and Home). The other co-chair is Sunnybrook oncologist Dr. Georg Bjarnason.
“Thrill of the Grill brings out the best in our local culinary talent,” said Susan Puff, executive director of the Danforth Business Improvement Area (BIA). “We have five incredible restaurants competing with the local butcher. That says a lot about our members’ commitment to our community and the raising of funds for cancer research in Toronto. Tickets are going fast”
2014 Thrill of the Grillers
Chefs Ponniah Vijeyaratnam (Allen’s); Danilo Cea (The Combine Eatery, winner - 2013 Celebrity Judges Favourite); Jerry Sathisivan (Factory Girl); Dan Sanders (Globe Bistro); Michael Wallace (Das Gasthaus) and, butchers Zach Davidson and Aiden Galligan (The Meat Department, winner - 2013 People’s Choice).
Contestants will be competing for the People’s Choice Award to be voted on by Thrill of the Grill ticket holders, and the Celebrity Judges’ Favourite, to be decided by a star-studded panel of local celebrities at the event on July 19.
New for 2014, two of our sponsors, Pfizer Oncology and Global TV/Shaw Media, have agreed to a friendly flavoured corn cob ‘Throw Down’ in a separate one-on-one contest that will pit the two for best corn cob side.
Tickets are $15 and include six meaty pork ribs, mini corn cobs and refreshing beverage tastings provided by Thrill of the Grill sponsors. Proceeds will benefit kidney cancer research at Sunnybrook’s Odette Cancer Centre.
Other sponsors include: Royal Bank, Beretta Farms, The BIA Group, Car 2 Go, Clarins, Daniel & Daniel, ESKA water, Gnarley Head Wines, Higgins Event Rentals, KitchenAid, Scotties Sponge Towels and Steam Whistle Brewery.
Full event details and tickets are available at www.thedanforth.ca
The Danforth BIA works with more than 350 merchants, restaurants and services to provide a unique, urban shopping, dining and entertainment experience along Danforth Avenue.
For additional information, please contact:
Steve Williams, Sterling Reputations
Thrill of the Grill (TOTG) is a popular community event organized by the Danforth Business Improvement Area to showcase its merchants and excellent eateries, and to raise funds for kidney cancer research. It will be held July 19, 2013, noon to 4 p.m.
Now in its fifth year, TOTG pits local chiefs from five Danforth restaurants and one butcher shop in a sizzling, summer grill-off to determine who can BBQ the best tasting rib.
TOTG is part of The Danforth Experience, a series of signature street events held throughout the year to introduce Toronto to the unique tastes, style and services of the Danforth.
The Danforth BIA works with more than 350 merchants, restaurants and services to provide a unique, urban shopping, dining and entertainment experience at the west end of Danforth Avenue (Broadview and Danforth).
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