When: Saturday, July 21, 2012, Noon to 3:30pm
Where: Danforth Avenue between Playter and Jackman Avenue
Over 1,000 foodies will flock to the Danforth on Saturday July 21, for the third annual Danforth Experience Thrill of the Grill, this year featuring pork back ribs. Six of the street’s finest restaurants will try to out sauce, out flavour and out grill each other with secret recipes guaranteed to tantalize the taste buds. Each competing rib is complemented with a helping of tangy coleslaw, and all proceeds will benefit kidney cancer research at the Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre.
THE THRILL OF COMPETITION
Competing for the coveted People’s Choice Award and the Celebrity Judges Award are the top chefs from Allen’s, The Combine Eatery, Factory Girl, Globe Bistro, 7 Numbers and The Silk Road. Who’s ribs will reign supreme? You get to vote for your favourite.
CHEF LYNN CRAWFORD JOINS THRILL OF THE GRILL CELEBRITY PANEL
The Food Network`s Chef Lynn Crawford will lead the celebrity panel of judges. The Pitchin' In star will be joined by Josh Rubin, writer for the Toronto Star, Kris Reyes & Dave Gerry, The Morning Show at Global Toronto (a division of Shaw Media), Graham Duncan of NOW Magazine, and Dr. Georg Bjarnason of the Odette Cancer Centre at the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre.
Our celebrity judges are eager to taste the ribs and look forward to seeing how their favourites compare with yours.
THRILL’S ROSSOME* RIB PRIZES
Thrill of the Grill celebrates the memory of a good friend of the Danforth Business Improvement Area and supporter of the Danforth Experience series with a selection of Rossome Rib Prizes.
Thrill sponsors and BBQ competitors have generously donated some wonderful prizes. Ticket prices are as follows:
Admission Only: $12.00
Silver Admission: $22.00 (Includes Admission + 1 Chance at Door Prizes)
Gold Admission: $32.00 (Includes Admission + 3 Chances at Door Prizes)
Tickets can also be purchased (cash only) in person at Sub Zero Wolf, 280 King Street East, Toronto (Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 11-4, Sun Closed) or at any of these Danforth locations:
The Combine Eatery
162 Danforth Avenue
143 Danforth Avenue
The Meat Department
207 Danforth Avenue
Dough Bake Shop
173 Danforth Avenue
bob + paige salon
239 Danforth Avenue
307 Danforth Ave.
All tickets include: 6 ribs, 6 cole slaw samples, a sample of SteamWhistle beer, and a bottle of ESKA Natural Spring Water.
First prize: Sub-Zero and Wolf deluxe outdoor gas grill valued at $8,500 (on display during Thrill of the Grill), including free delivery anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area.
Second prize: Kitchen Aid premium appliance package (iconic Kitchen Aid blender, ice cream maker and food processor).
Third prize: Combine Eatery gift certificate.
Fourth prize: Globe Bistro gift certificate.
Fifth prize: Silk Road gift certificate.
Sixth prize: Signed copy of Chef Lynn Crawford`s bestselling book Pitchin` In and a gift certificate to Ruby Eats food shop.
*Rossome adj. [ross-some] Same as awesome but with more Ross.
THRILL FIGHTS CANCER
When you buy a ticket to Thrill of the Grill you are helping to combat kidney cancer.
The Odette Cancer Centre at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Science Centre is Canada’s most comprehensive cancer treatment, prevention, teaching and research facility. Dr. Georg Bjarnason is a leading medical oncologist with the Odette and a renowned expert in kidney cancer. Also an associate professor at The University of Toronto, Dr. Bjarnason’s work has led to important breakthroughs in cancer treatment. BBQ and raffle proceeds will support Dr. Bjarnason’s kidney cancer research.