Friday, July 27, 2012

want to go to the CNE for free? i'm giving away passes! *giveaway*

I’m giving away passes to the 2012 CNE in Toronto! What does this has to do with food, you ask? How about the awesome FOOD building?! Plus, this year, there's going to be a Food Truck Frenzy inside the Princes' Gates!!

Each of the following actions will get you ONE entry into the giveaway:
  • Follow this blog (leave a comment on this post telling me you're a follower). Don't forget to leave an email where I can reach you!
  • Follow me on Twitter @kitchenfrolic (leave a comment on this post with your Twitter handle)
  • Tweet about this giveaway. You must mention @kitchenfrolic (so I can see the tweet) and you must link to this post
  • Leave a comment on this post and tell me where or what you want to eat first at this year's CNE. Don't forget to leave an email where I can reach you!
Each winner will receive two Grounds Admission Passes to the 2012 CNE (Each pass admits one person to the 2012 CNE one time only and does not include rides, food or anything else). Winners will be chosen with and will be announced on Tuesday, July 31 at 10pm EST. 

The 2012 CNE is open August 17 to September 3, 2012. 

The Toronto Star Food Building is open daily from 10am to 10pm. Besides the usual suspects (check out the full Food Building directory listing), there will be 11 new additions:

  • Far East Taco 
  • PULL’D 
  • Vie 
  • Loaded Baked Potato
  • Bacon Nation 
  • Just Cone It!
  • Thyme & Olives
  • Dutch Frites
  • Big Apple Fritters
  • Sweetness Bakery
  • Fresh Fuel Smoothies (The Pita Pit)

The Food Truck Frenzy will take place August 24 (11 am - 10 pm), August 25 & 26 (10 am - 10 pm) on Princes' Boulevard in front of the Allstream Centre & Direct Energy Centre (just inside the Princes' Gates)

Food trucks taking part include: 
  • Buster’s Sea Cove
  • Booster Juice
  • Hank Daddy's BBQ
  • Gourmet Bitches
  • Blue Donkey
  • Big Grill – Kevin’s Burgers
  • Sweetness Bakery
  • Hogtown Smoke
  • Texas Tornado
  • Tiny Tom Donuts
  • Pretty Sweet Cupcake Truck
  • Canuk Pizza Truck
  • Tunnel Funnel Cake Trailer
  • Stuft Gourmet Sausages
  • Rollin on the River Muskoka BBQ
  • Gourmet Gringo

Good luck!


  1. I would like to have Tiny Tom Donuts.

  2. Would run for Loaded Baked Potato

  3. I would love to eat a funnel cake first, I love those things :)

  4. Tiny Toms is always the first stop for me.

  5. I'm dying to get my hands on some Dutch style foods from Dutch Frites this year. Though I just love following my nose around the CNE.

  6. Will definitely be eating the Bloomin' Onion and the Donut burger!

  7. I wanna eat it allllll damnn lol

  8. Cant wait to taste a bit of DUTCH!!

  9. I always go for the tiny toms. This year though Im going to take a different turn and try the new vendors. Im looking forward to Bacon Nation and Dutch Frites!

  10. clarrychris@hotmail.comJuly 28, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Love the funnel cakes, thats first.

  11. Oh, "Bacon Nation" for sure. The name just calls to me! :)

    Following you on Twitter as @ronin1701, you can also reach me there when I win ;)

    1. And here's the tweet:

  12. Tiny Tom. I don't know, it's tradition.

  13. Didn't attend CNE for a long time. Would be happy for anything.

  14. Bacon Nation will be first for me

  15. will try a Bloomin' Onion and check out bacon nation too. shanann34 (at) yahoo dot ca

  16. following on twitter @way_2go

  17. mmm, Big Apple Fritters for me! divx (at) zordoc (dot) com

  18. Following you on twitter: PlanetZordoc

  19. Would like to give Bacon Nation a try. Here is my email: henrycalibre8 at gmail dot com

  20. Followed on Twitter. @HenryCalibre8

  21. followed on twitter @victorwongg

  22. Bacon Nation! -

  23. Bloomin' Onion is a great way to start the day! -

  24. corndogs!! (twitter handle: @magscheung)

  25. Hi, Stephanie Thanks for the great give-away!

    I am following your blog as:
    “Digital Playhouse Productions”
    timothy (dot) ducharme (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. Hi, Stephanie

    I am following you on Twitter as:

  27. Hi, Stephanie

    I tweeted about your give-away:

  28. Hi, Stephanie

    And finally . . .

    It is a tradition to hit the food building first, and get a jumbo hot dog and a 99 cent spaghetti. I know that doesn't sound adventurous, but it is tradition. There are so many awesome things to check out, and I am really looking forward to the Food Truck Frenzy.

    timothy (dot) ducharme (at) gmail (dot) com

  29. Hello Stephanie,

    Once I hit the Food Building at this year's Ex I will, as I always am, be overwhelmed with all the great gastronomic temptations! But I have a strong feeling that one of the first stops will just have to be the Tiny Tom mini donuts. Love 'em. Then it will be onto the next treat . . . I've gotta get me a great Montreal smoked meat sandwich (they have great ones there, by-the-way).

    And leaving the Food Building after a good feed won't be a sad occasion . . . since I will definably be back again for more!!! Can't wait.

    Duchampbell (at) rogers (dot) com

  30. I'm following you on twitter as @cairnstracy and also on your blog with google as TDT my email is

  31. Fresh fuel smoothie!!! Sounds good!!
    My email is

  32. Following here and on twitter under my Daily Bread handle. I gotta say, when I first heard about Pull'd, I was sold!

  33. My first stop at the Food building will be a beaver tail. It's tradition!


  34. I'm following you on Twitter as @JubleeW.

  35. Dutch Dreams -- all the way! #CNE2012 YUM! on Twitter @MsAngela_B

  36. I'd love to try some Tunnel Funnel Cake Trailer!!!

    I am following you on Twitter as @twitchyq

  37. ann marie marchand monkeymudge@Yahoo.caJuly 31, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Tiny Tims - the only time that I would pay big money for little donuts.
    @truhud is following you on twitter

  38. @Cynder777 is following you and will be also posting your link.

    I am looking forward to eating ice cream and fudge. Sweeeeet!

  39. the fish and chips mmmmmm always the best

    lets go to the x oh baby

  40. I would love to check out many extreme foods especially Bacon Nation ..IT"S BACON !!

  41. I love to eat Funnel cake as many time as I can.


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