Three years ago, before Toronto became one never-ending pop-up street-food fest, the Toronto Underground Market took over the Evergreen Brick Works with an exciting idea: bring together the city’s most promising emerging chefs and let food lovers feast on their creations. Ever since, TUM’s quarterly events—which moved to a new venue at 99 Sudbury last spring—have been a city staple and a surefire chef launchpad. Their success inspired a slew of similar events and, consequently, TUM lost its monopoly on that winning formula. The Market’s organizers recently revealed that they’re ready to call it quits (or at least reinvent themselves), but not without a massive birthday bash to say farewell. Head to 99 Sudbury for the final installment, if not for old time’s sakes, then at least for the mouth-watering holy trinity of TUM alumni La Carnita, Rock Lobster and Fidel Gastro.
Sept. 27. $15 (food & drink not incl.). 99 Sudbury, 99 Sudbury St., 416-849-6567, yumtum.ca