A meat-ing of the minds! Made famous in these parts by the A&E Reality Show Wahlburgers, the Burger Restaurant of the same name opened its first franchise location officially tonight in Toronto! Situated at the Soho Metropolitan Hotel, just minutes from the Rogers Centre, the 120-seat Establishment is the brainchild of Brothers Paul, Donnie and Mark Wahlberg with locally-sourced recipes helmed by the former.
Several Fans braved the cold, some coming as far as New York City, Ottawa and Peterborough for a chance to see the Brothers in-person. Television Personality Jenny McCarthy, married to Donnie, also came to ring-in the festivities. Although Mark originally was slated to appear, it is said that a last-minute emergency prevented him from making the trek north this weekend.
Arriving at 6:00 PM sharp, it was pure fandemonium on a closed-down strip of Blue Jays Way. Both Donnie and Jenny stopped to sign autographs for Fans, before heading-in to greet guests at their Private Party. Media meanwhile waited patiently in the cold for an extended duration after their arrival before being given an opportunity to talk to the in-attendance Wahlberg Brothers. Towards the end of the Party also, Paul came out to greet ecstatic Fans on the street.
We had the chance to try Mark‘s Thanksgiving Burger, which was sinfully-delicious, combining common Thanksgiving Day leftovers on seasoned ground turkey, with homemade roasted butternut squash and stuffing – smothered in an orange-cranberry sauce. Our only complaint – the standard 5 oz. portion was meager. What Wahlburgers need to understand is that Torontonians – although quality-conscious – love to eat. A side order of Sweet Potato Tots also were a crispy delight, although we found ourselves rather hungry still after our meal. Next on our agenda is Donnie‘s BBQ Bacon Burger... in the 8 oz. size obviously!
We enjoyed the relaxed, casual atmosphere and Wahlberg Brother adornments throughout the space and fun 80s-90s Music blaring!
To learn more about Wahlburgers Toronto (64 Blue Jays Way) and its hours, click here.
It finally is happening! After soft launching recently, the long-awaited WAHLBURGERS Restaurant in Toronto finally is ready to be unveiled officially!
Coming-in for the festivities at the Green Carpet Affair are none other than The Wahlberg Brothers: Donnie, Paul and Mark this Saturday and also the lovely, Jenny McCarthy.
The Restaurant, inspired by the Brothers’ Childhood Favourites growing-up in Hingham, Massachusetts, is v. much Chef-Driven. They promise also to introduce some Canadian-catered items on the Menu in forthcoming months as part of their Burger of the Month program.
Highlighing the Menu are:
· Mark’s Choice: “The Thanksgiving Burger” made with fresh ground and seasoned turkey dressed with Paul’s orange cranberry sauce, homemade roasted butternut squash and stuffing.
· Donnie’s Choice: “The BBQ Bacon Burger” topped with white cheddar cheese, bacon and avocado, finished with jalapenos and a house-made BBQ sauce.
· Paul’s Choice: The Wahlburgers original “Our Burger” made fresh to order with the restaurant’s special blend of beef topped with government cheese (American cheese), dill pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion and finished with the signature Wahl sauce.
All burgers are made of 100% pure Canadian Beef and the Menu also includes other Sandwiches and Salads. It is said their Sweet Potato Tots are quite a hit!
Wahlburgers is situated at the Soho Metropolitan Hotel at 318 Wellington Ave. West in Toronto. The 120-seat Restaurant opens Sunday-Wednesday 11:30 AMto midnight and Thursday-Saturday 11:30 AM to 2:00 AM.
Toronto is in for a huge treat as the Stars of eagerly-awaited Summer Blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction have arrived for a day of Press in the City! Lined-up Breakout Stars Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel) and Jack Reynor (Delivery Man) are appearances on some of our biggest programs like eTalk, Entertainment Tonight Canada and City‘s Breakfast Television!
The Duo had the honours of throwing first pitch at tonight’s TorontoBlue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins game at Rogers Centre. Reynor showed his spirit, modelling for me his custom-made Transformers 4 Blue Jays Jersey! Love it.
Both Actors came with their respective Entourages and were great sports stopping to snap a Photo with me! Peltz, widely regarded as one of Hollywood’s new faces to look out for, even was nice enough to remove her jacket, showing her amazing top off after what looked like an awesome dinner! “Thanks for being amazing!”, the stunning Actress – who appears in the current issue of Interview Magazine (read more here) – told me as she leaned in for what turned out to be five Snaps!
Mr. Will Wong and Paramount Pictures want you to enter for a chance to win Advance Screening Passes to see one of this Summer’s most awaited Blockbusters, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION! Screenings take place Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Toronto and Montreal.
TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION begins after an epic battle left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history…while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs.
With help from a new cast of humans (led by Mark Wahlberg), Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.
Watch the mindblowing Trailer:
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Mark Wahlberg & I in Toronto:
Paramount Pictures release TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION on Friday, June 27, 2014.
After having set-up shop in October 2011, Wahlburgers soon will begin its Canadian expansions starting with a City which Brothers Donnie and Mark both love – Toronto! Amidst all the TIFF ’13 festivities, Donnie, Mark and their Brother Paul, whose title is Executive Chef for the Burger Chain, are all expected to attend a Green Carpet event in celebration of its launch at the SoHo-Metropolitan Hotel, where its first location will be built.
Among the Comfort Food Offerings:
Donnie’s Choice: “The BBQ Bacon Burger” topped with white cheddar cheese, bacon and avocado, finished with jalapenos and a house-made BBQ sauce.
Mark’s Choice: “The Thanksgiving Burger” made with fresh ground and seasoned turkey dressed with Paul‘s orange cranberry sauce, homemade roasted butternut squash and stuffing.
Paul’s Choice: The Wahlburgers original “Our Burger” made fresh to order with the restaurant’s special blend of beef topped with government cheese (American cheese), dill pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion and finished with the signature Wahl sauce.
Expect Macaroni Salad, Sweet Potato Tots, Fresh-Cut Fries and Alcoholic Milkshakes! There will be a Sports Bar, Seated and Takeaway options available as part of the dining experience.
Well, this just looks odd! Michael Bay ventures into Comedy with Miami-set Pain and Gain, which centers around the True Story of a Trio of Bodybuilders get caught-up in an Extortion Ring and Kidnapping Scheme which goes horribly wrong.
Mark Wahlberg, Ken Jeong, Anthony Mackie, Rebel Wilson and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson star, with this being the latter’s third Film out in three months. How can anyone resist Wilson being inappopriate and naughty?
Check-out this brand new Red Band Trailer, which shocks as much as it amuses (NSFW!):
Paramount Pictures releases Pain and Gain on April 26, 2013.