Thrill of the Grill fundraiser this weekend
Danforth’s Thrill of the Grill takes place June 16 with co-hosts Lynn Crawford and HGTV’s Sebastian Clovis.
Participating restaurants include Allen’s (roast lamb on brioche), Factory Girl (barbecued chicken), Globe Bistro (barbecued rib sausage), The Edmund Burke (chicken wings), The Old Nick (sliders) and Sidebar (skewers).
Tickets are $20 for ages 13 and over ($10 for vegetarians), free for kids 12 and under. The annual community fundraiser is in support of kidney cancer research at the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook has raised more than $120,000 since 2012.
- GoGo Chicken Pot is bringing Hong Kong’s sizzling chicken hot pot to 10610 Bayview Ave. in Richmond Hill. The all-you-can-eat restaurant opens this weekend.
- Vancouver chain Assembli is coming to 373 Church St. with build-your-own pizzas and salads.
- INK Entertainment’s new Sofia at 99 Yorkville Ave. is now open for lunch daily, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Christine Mast offers Italian-style salade Niçoise ($24), meatball sandwiches ($20) and pesto pasta ($24).