Category: Food & Drink

SOBDL – All Ladies Craft Beer Festival


The craft beer scene in Toronto is one that is ever welcoming to the newcomer. However, for many ladies it still seems to be an intimidating bro-party and scares off those that might otherwise be interested in broadening their beverage horizons.  Enter the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies (SOBDL) with one simple goal – bring ladies that drink craft beer together with other lady craft beer drinkers. They host their Bevy events once a month, but last year they began an ambitious new venture – the All Ladies Craft Beer Festival!

Made With Love – 2017


This past Monday one of my favorite events of the year rolled around – the Toronto finals of the Made With Love cocktail competition. The preeminent mixology destination, Made With Love showcased Toronto’s best and brightest for an unforgettable night.

Made With Love 2017 – CONTEST


As Toronto inches closer to spring, we’re all starting to feel a celebratory mood come over us. Perfect timing then, for the 2017 Toronto finals of the mixology extravaganza that is Made With Love.  Learn more about the event – and how you and a friend could attend in VIP style – below. 

Eat To The Beat 2016


This month opened with one of The Roaming Life’s favourite annual events – Eat To The Beat. For 21 years now, Toronto’s finest female culinary and pastry chefs have gathered together at Roy Thompson Hall in support of breast cancer support and research. They bring with them a wealth of edible delights, paired with local wine, beer and spirits. This year was no exception! If you missed this year, or have never been, we’ve got the pictures to make you drool. 

Spotlight On: Craft Beer Passport 2016

Craft Beer Passport

While you can usually track the start of spring with the blooming of trees, in Toronto you can chart the good weather by the number of patios open. The first day possible, Torontonians are out enjoying beer in the sun. Well, what better way to enjoy your beer and your city than with a passport to our local craft beer watering holes.

For the third year in a row, beer enthusiasts can pick up a Craft Beer Passport, and challenge themselves to discover a favourite new venue. New this year though are area-specific passports (East-End and West-End), to either cater to the locals, or inspire people to venture beyond their neighbourhood borders. Each $20 pass will offer $2 12oz beers at 20 locations, or $30 for both if you’re feeling particularly ambitious.

Once again, I spoke with Craft Beer Passport creator Mike Stulberg to get the inside scoop on the passport’s past success, and what we can expect this year. (See my interviews for 2015 and 2014).