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Nuit Blanche 2010 this Saturday/Sunday - O&B Food offerings, any other food events/interesting things?

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Hello all,

Nuit Blanche starts Saturday at 6:59pm and runs until sunrise

http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/h...

A friend forwarded me an e-mail from Oliver and Bonacini that they are running a 5 for $5 thing, after 10pm at a bunch of their restaurants. Pulled Pork Poutine, Steak Tartare on Toast, Braised Beef on a Bun, Canteen Breakfast Buttie, Maldon Salted Caramel. A different item per location

http://www.oliverbonacini.com/newslet...

Going to try to try them all. I haven't looked through the Nuit Blanche program too closely. Any other food related events that someone has come across?

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  1. Here are the other ones I know of:

    Delux will be offering hungry art lovers late night comfort food in the form of gourmet Cuban sandwiches until 2am on Saturday, October 2, 2010.

    Manic Coffee should have a spot somewhere around Yonge-Dundas square and pulling shots into the wee hours. Unconfirmed though.

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    Delux
    92 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J2Z4, CA

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    1. re: jlunar

      I loved the food and drinks on offer at Nuit Market exhibit....One Love bbq corn (yummy!), Manic Coffee (I had never seen that type of drip filter countertop before!), various Indian including Udupi Palace; La Mexicana, and more.

      The actual food vendors on Bay Street and Yonge Street were also fascinating. I was dying to try the Malaysian murtabak but didn't want to brave the lineup at that moment.

      1. re: Food Tourist

        The murtabak guy is at many food festivals, you will probably catch him soon! I really love them - to the point where my friends call it "Erin's Beloved Murtabak". Spicy fillings, yummy sauces, and reminds me of street food from Asia. Om nom nom nom :-)

        1. re: Food Tourist

          RAAggh... I missed One Love corn >_< I've been meaning to catch them for a beeeeellion years. I heard the Nuit Market was kinda cool. I was doing early Thanksgiving with the folks, so I'll have to check it out next year!

          And yes, Murtabak guy is at most night festivals (this guy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlunar/2...). Must do good business. Quite liked it when I ate it a few years back.

          1. re: jlunar

            Yeah I was surprised by how good the Nuit Market food was. I also had the O&B pulled pork poutine which was pretty sad. Barely any pork on mine, the gravy was completely liquid so all it did was make the fries soggy, underwhelming flavour.

            1. re: ggom1

              All of the feedback that I've heard about the O&B offerings have been thumbs down...did anyone enjoy their stuff? I missed Nuit Blanche this year.

              1. re: ekim256

                I didn't get any popcorn from LUMA but I really enjoyed the pulled pork from O & B. My friends enjoyed it too. Dont know why ggom1 had a soggy one but ours were really good!
                The murtabak was also good, though I was getting full by then.

                1. re: ekim256

                  We got two of the pulled pork poutine and one of the caramel corn. For both of the poutines there were very little curds and sparse gravy. We both liked the flavour though.

                  The caramel corn was good but an extremely small amount for $5.

        2. Thank you for sharing this news. I will definitly try to make it to all five locations. I know that there will be different vendors opening along Yonge Street throughout the night, so it will be a great experience.

          1. Guerrilla in the Mist's pulled port was the highlight of our Nuit Blanche. The pork was juicy and the homemade sauce was killer, plus the hosts were amazing. I hope they do it again as that experience was a Toronto treasure.

            The runner ups were O&B'a offerings. Had the tasty pulled pork poutine on Front, and a tasty Butty at the Lightbox before going to see the awesome Grindbox trailers. After about a bazillion cocktails we split a burger from the Woody's stand on Yonge south of Bloor and it was pretty awesome. Tasted like a decent backyard grill burger and hit the spot.

            Awesome food was had all around but the Guerilla folks delivered and provided an amazingly awesome experience. Some of the best pulled pork ever experienced in this city.

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            1. re: abigllama

              Tried the braised beef at Jump, with a nice rummed up apple cider. The sandwich was really nice, although I could've used a bit more coleslaw to cut the richness. Overall, I thought it was a good value. The popcorn at Luma, however, while tasty, was certainly not worth $5. And how do they manage to keep the lounge going? We considered staying for a couple of pints, but the bar staff seemed to be completely disorganized and completely ignored us.
              I'm sorry we couldn't get to the BBQ, but after fighting crowds all night I just wasn't up for it.

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              Luma
              330 King St W, Toronto, ON , CA

              1. re: sgogo

                Where was the guerilla? Checked behind alley behind fresh on queen and nothing was there

                1. re: visualhornet

                  It took us a few minutes to figure out where it was but it was back there, had to follow your nose a bit but was well worth the effort. There was a delish smoke scent that lead us to the Guerillas.

                  We stopped into Luma for a couple of martinis after seeing the cool Grindbox trailers. The tiny box of popcorn looked tasty but did seem excessive for $5. Especially compared to the hearty poutine we had at O&B on Front earlier in the evening. We eventually ruled it out deciding it would clash with the vodka martinis anyway.

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                  Luma
                  330 King St W, Toronto, ON , CA

                  1. re: abigllama

                    I am curious did they have a stand set up for selling the poutine at O&B or were they just selling it at the restaurant? We didn't get there until past 1:30am and they were sold out, but we sat down on their couches outside for a bit anyway (under the heat lamps). It was comfy out there.

                    Managed to get to the Guerrilla place around 3ish and got some smoked chicken wings (tasty!) and he gave me a small sample of the sausage (also really good, I think he said he just smoked it and got the actual sausage from another source).

                    Oh and right by the Guerrilla thing there was a cool exhibit for nuit blance. It was a video projection of being on a swing. Front view and both left and right view. That was probably my favourite of the many video projections that night.