Hooked on catfish
On Saturday (September 30) from 11 am to 11 pm, Cajun Corner and the Leslieville Business Association present the first annual Catfish Festival And Cook-off in Jimmy Simpson Park (870 Queen East, at Booth). The event promises big-prize catfish-cooking and catfish-eating contests, more than 30 N'Awlins-style vendors, a beer tent and Louisianna-flavoured performances by Loco Zydeco , Kevin Clark's Jazz Kitchen and Swamperella . Admission's free. For more information and to pre-register for the competion, go to www.cajuncorner.ca/catfishfestival.
Scheduled for the same day, community-conscious Yasi's Place (299 Wallace, at Symington, 416-536-9888) holds a no-hands grilled cheese-eating contest at 4 pm to mark its first anniversary. Winner gets a dinner for two.