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Seasonal Izakaya Menu Tasting at Ryoji Ramen & Izakaya

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** Due to sourcing issues, the braised beef cheek will be replaced with the grilled miso seabass for the rest of the month **

By popular request we’re continuing our Seasonal Izakaya tasting at Ryoji Ramen & Izakaya with Toronto Common for one more month, every Tuesday in April!

Ryoji loves changing things up including regularly bringing in guest chefs from their 11 sister restaurants in Okinawa and regularly adding new dishes to their menu.

For April we’re eating & drinking izakaya style, small plates and beer, with 6 izakaya items off their seasonal “tapas” menu and a pint of Sapporo for $20 tax & tip included. Plus an option for a mini ramen to make it a meal for $5!

  • Saba Goma-ae Okinawa Tofu
    house made Okinawa tofu with mackerel sashimi, sesame seeds, sweet wasabi sauce, and scallions.
  • Fresh Tomato Tempura
    with garlic salt and mustard mayo
  • Calamari Salad
    crispy calamari with mixed greens and their original miso dressing
  • Kobe Beef Sushi
    Seared Kobe Beef on sushi rice with gluten-free soy and fresh wasabi
  • Sous-vide chicken carpaccio
    with “ko-re-gusu” vodka infused with chilli peppers, red onion, and pickled jalapenos.
  • Braised Beef Cheek
    simmered in miso cream

Izakayas are found throughout Japan, and casual bars that serve flavourful snacks to accompany drink, similar to a tapas bar.



Ryoji Ramen & Izakaya
, established in January 2013 in Toronto, but with multiple locations in Okinawa Japan, is the only Okinawan-style Izakaya in Toronto.

With Okinawa’s rich history and slightly different culture from mainland Japan, Ryoji offers traditional and inventive cuisines and ramens reflective of the unique culture of Okinawa.

Simple yet delicate flavours, fresh ingredients, creative cuisine, served in a bistro style.

Staying true to the Ryoji values of gratitude, passion, and awareness, Ryoji looks to evolve their menu with appreciation to their surroundings and to continue to evolve the art of Japanese cuisine.


PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:

All tickets must be purchased online before 11pm Monday, April 6th, 2015.

No tickets will be available at the door.

Maximum attendance: 12 people

Guests should arrive 5 minutes prior to event to check-in.

Tickets must be presented (printed or electronically) to check-in.

Each ticket is a unique one-time use code and cannot be shared.

This is a communal event, guests will be seated with other guests.

If you have any questions about this event or Toronto Common events in general please visit our FAQ or Contact us directly.

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Salsa Saturday at Cocina Lucero

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Our popular Salsa Sunday is returning as Salsa Saturday at Cocina Lucero with Toronto Common!

A selection of salsas and dippers for $12 tax & tip included the first Saturday of each month in spring (April, May, June) plus 15% off any additional food items.

Menu:

  • House Red Salsa
  • Chipotle Adobo
  • Green Tomatillo
  • Habanero
  • Mole Poblano
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Spicy Avocado
  • Pipian (Roasted Pumpkin)
  • Pibil (Yucatan style Achiote sauce)

Plus 3 different types of chips/dippers:

  • Garlic Potato Chips
  • House Nacho Chips
  • Sushi-Cut Tamalitos (Sushi-Cut Corn Cake)
And a traditional Horchata drink, sweet rice milk with cinnamon to cool down the heat.

Cocina Lucero, La Mexicana’s sister restaurant offers a more refined Mexican experieince. Featured in Restuarant Makeover in 2008 with Chef Lynn Crawford, Cocina Lucero still has many of her recipes and techniques on the menu paired with restaurant owner Lucero’s authentic Mexican style.

PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:

All tickets must be purchased online before 11pm Friday, April 3rd, 2015.

No tickets will be available at the door.

Maximum attendance: 12 people

Tickets must be presented (printed or electronically) to check-in.

Each ticket is a unique one-time use code and cannot be shared.

This is a communal event, guests will be seated with other guests.

Toronto Common partners with local businesses to create fun, social events.

If you have any questions about this event or Toronto Common events in general please visit our FAQ or Contact us directly.

Sangria Night at Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

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In addition to our Hot Hot Hot event, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria is hosting a Sangria Night Toronto Common event this month with shared pitchers of red and white sangrias, and Mediterranean flatbread for $16 tax & tip included PLUS an optional any pizza for $12.

Red Sangria

Italian wine punch with blackcurrant liqueur, orange Italian soda and orange slices

White Sangria

White wine cocktail with Grand Marnier, apple juice, Limonata soda, and orange slices

Mediterranean Flatbread 

Oven-baked flatbread with garlic, oregano, feta, and extra virgin olive oil. Served with house-made tzatziki and Tuscan-style hummus

 

 


Famoso is an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria that stays true to old world traditions by importing ’00’ caputo flour & campania tomatoes direct from Italy as well as using a traditional forno oven at 900F that cooks pizza in 90 seconds.

Famoso offers traditional style but also with the option for non-traditional pizzas including their gluten-smart crust and vegan options.


PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:

All tickets must be purchased online before 11pm Wednesday, March 18thnd, 2015.

No tickets will be available at the door.

Minimum attendance: 3 people

Maximum attendance: 20 people

Tickets must be presented (printed or electronically) to check-in.

Each ticket is a unique one-time use code and cannot be shared.

This is a communal event, guests will be seated with other guests.

Toronto Common partners with local businesses to create fun, social events.

If you have any questions about this event or Toronto Common events in general please visit our FAQ or Contact us directly.

Classic Reds at Famoso Yorkdale

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By popular request we’re bringing our Toronto Common Famoso events to Famoso Yorkdale for March featuring their Classic Red Pizzas, plus Casear salad, Italian Sodas, and an espresso for $20 tax and tip included!

Casear Salad

Romain lettuce, proscuitto crisps, grana padano, signature caesar dressing, lemon wedge

Capricciosa
Italian ham, roasted mushrooms, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, extra virgin olive oil

Abruzzo
Oven-roasted Italian sausage, slivered red onions, roasted mushrooms, fennel seeds, smoked mozzarella

Vesuvio
Soppressata (spicy salami), cracked chili pepper

Siciliana
Oven-roasted Italian sausage, Italian ham, baked prosciutto

PLUS an Italian Soda and espresso.

 


 

Famoso Yorkdale is a full-dining, fully licensed fast casual restaurant in Yorkdale shopping centre. Located on the 3rd floor (Dine on 3) just left of the escalator.

Famoso is an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria that stays true to old world traditions by importing ’00’ caputo flour & campania tomatoes direct from Italy as well as using a traditional forno oven at 900F that cooks pizza in 90 seconds.

Famoso offers traditional style with the option for non-traditional pizzas including their gluten-smart crust and vegan options.

 


PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:

All tickets must be purchased online before 11pm Friday, March 13th, 2015.

No tickets will be available at the door.

Minimum attendance: 6 people

Maximum attendance: 20 people

Tickets must be presented (printed or electronically) to check-in.

Each ticket is a unique one-time use code and cannot be shared.

This is a communal event, guests will be seated with other guests.

Toronto Common partners with local businesses to create fun, social events.

If you have any questions about this event or Toronto Common events in general please visit our FAQ or Contact us directly.

Sukiyaki Dinner at Ryoji Ramen & Izakaya

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For January Toronto Common is bringing back some of our past events for a 2014 throwback including our One Year Anniversary event, Sukiyaki dinner at Ryoji Ramen & Izakaya January 29th!

Available only by special reservation, Ryoji will be offer a traditional sukiyaki dinner, similar to Chinese hot pot or Japanese shabu shabu. Sukiyaki is cooked at the table in a soy broth with thinly sliced beef, a selection of vegetables, tofu, and a side of rice or noodles, perfect for sharing and for the colder winter months.

* Vegetarian pot will be available, pots will be shared in groups of 4.

 



Ryoji Ramen & Izakaya
, established in January 2013 in Toronto, but with multiple locations in Okinawa Japan, is the only Okinawan-style Izakaya in Toronto.

With Okinawa’s rich history and slightly different culture from mainland Japan, Ryoji offers traditional and inventive cuisines and ramens reflective of the unique culture of Okinawa.

Simple yet delicate flavours, fresh ingredients, creative cuisine, served in a bistro style.

Staying true to the Ryoji values of gratitude, passion, and awareness, Ryoji looks to evolve their menu with appreciation to their surroundings and to continue to evolve the art of Japanese cuisine.


PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:

All tickets must be purchased online before 11pm Wednesday, January 28th, 2014.

No tickets will be available at the door.

Minimum attendance: 4 people

Maximum attendance: 20 people

Guests should arrive 5 minutes prior to event to check-in.

Tickets must be presented (printed or electronically) to check-in.

Each ticket is a unique one-time use code and cannot be shared.

This is a communal event, guests will be seated with other guests.

If you have any questions about this event or Toronto Common events in general please visit our FAQ or Contact us directly.

Tamale Tour of Mexico at Cocina Lucero

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For January we’re bringing back some of our past events for a 2014 throwback including Cocina Lucero‘s tamale tour of Mexico Wednesday, January 28th at 7pm.

Try 4 classic tamales, a traditional steamed corn cake with different wraps and fillings plus 2 surprise tamales and their jamaica (hibicuis cold tea) for $20 tax & tip included.

Menu:

  • Cocina Lucero’s Classic Tamalito from the Puebla region
  • Oxaca style with banana leaf wrap and mole
  • Yucatan style with banana leaf and achiote recado (sauce)
  • Chiapas style with swiss chard wrap

 

Plus 2 surprise tamales from different regions all with a variety of fillings.


Cocina Lucero, La Mexicana’s sister restaurant offers a more refined Mexican experieince. Featured in Restuarant Makeover in 2008 with Chef Lynn Crawford, Cocina Lucero still has many of her recipes and techniques on the menu paired with restaurant owner Lucero’s authentic Mexican style.

PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:

All tickets must be purchased online before 11pm Monday, January 27th, 2014.

No tickets will be available at the door.

Maximum attendance: 10 people

Tickets must be presented (printed or electronically) to check-in.

Each ticket is a unique one-time use code and cannot be shared.

This is a communal event, guests will be seated with other guests.

Toronto Common partners with local businesses to create fun, social events.

If you have any questions about this event or Toronto Common events in general please visit our FAQ or Contact us directly.