Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Toronto street vendors to offer ethnic dishes

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Source: Globe and Mail

Souvlaki, salsa karahi, jerk chicken and pad thai will be on the menu this May when the city of Toronto rolls out a street-food program to showcase the multicultural dishes of Canada's biggest city.

“We will be introducing Toronto to a new way of thinking about fast food – the polar opposite of burgers and fries delivered through a fast-food window,” Toronto councillor and city board of health chairman John Filion said Tuesday at a press conference naming the first eight chefs selected for the new “A La Carte” program.”

He said the new street food, offered in addition to the familiar hot-dog stands on Toronto street corners, “will be healthy, personal, interesting and may introduce us to cultures we are not familiar with.”

Cool! Maybe they can combine stuff. Like a jerk-chicken corn dog! That would be really spicy! They've done this in LA with the Korean beef tacos!

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