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I’ve been anticipating the Grilled Cheese Fest since it was first announced back in December. Finally the day arrived and I made sure to be at Roy Thompson Hall at precisely 5 pm as they were letting in media before the event started. I try to take advantage of this opportunity so I can snap up some decent photos and talk to vendors about what they are serving etc.

Before I go any further – I want to say that I was there from 5 pm to 7 pm. During that time…..I sampled some cheesy goodness, enjoyed some soup and drank a craft beer or two!!  I also made sure to take lactose pills on a regular basis!!

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I’m not quite sure how many lactose pills I took but I wasn’t going to a little lactose intolerance get in my way!!

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The evening promised a variety of unique grilled cheese sandwiches, complemented with homemade soup and craft beer – and they delivered! My favourite grilled sandwich was the General Kim from Cut the Cheese.  (2901A Dundas St. W). The sandwich was described as: Kimchi, sweet soy pork, lotus chips, cilantro, fontina cheese on a light rye bread.

My favourite soup was from Cheesewerks. (56 Bathurst St)

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I really did enjoy the event (again, I was there between 5 and 7 pm). However I then discovered thru a blogger friend that many guests did not get a chance to enjoy the event, as they had oversold the event by 700 tickets.  I really felt bad when I read this. This isn’t exactly how an event should be run but I’m sure Joylister learned a thing or two. Just like they learned a thing or two after they ran the Poutine Festival.

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4 Responses to “Event Review: Joylister Grilled Cheese Fest”

  1. Scott Ward
    February 28th, 2014 at 23:01 | #1

    This venue was a total scam. Joylister is a despicable company and I hope they are boycotted in the future.

  2. Brian Moran
    March 1st, 2014 at 18:18 | #2

    The grilled cheeses (is that a word?) look awesome!

  3. Scott Ward
    March 1st, 2014 at 23:39 | #3

    Joylister has since promised a full refund.

    • admin
      March 3rd, 2014 at 18:03 | #4

      This is great news. Thanks for letting me know!

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