In this week’s episode of Dining on a Dime: Toronto, host Lucas Peterson heads to Eglinton Avenue West to check out the York-Eglinton International Street Festival, a celebration of Toronto’s multiculturalism through music, dance, performances, and especially cuisine.
Peterson focuses on the Caribbean aspect of the street fair, particularly the strong presence of many good Jamaican restaurants and street food offerings. He samples a platter of Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled on the street and prepared with traditional scotch bonnet-spiked jerk spice, as well as slow-cooked stewed oxtails and a stick slightly charred grilled street corn, which he claims is in his top five all-time favorite vegetables (Peterson even sneaks in a little Forklore corn love — check that episode out here.) Watch Peterson interact with locals at the street fair and try some of the delicious food.
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