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Sure, the east versus west foodie scene rivalry in Toronto isn’t exactly Biggie versus Tupac, but we can’t help wondering if Grand Electric feels the heat when new taco spots open up east of Yonge Street. Like a Dr. Dre-mastered first single off a debut album, Tilde is throwing down hard for the grand opening on their flagship taqueria on the Danforth. In fact, they’re making an actual “grand opening week” out of it. From October 14 to 18, guests of the new 68-seat taco-centric establishment can take advantage of 15% all food on Tuesday and Wednesday (October 14 and 15) and — wait for it — FREE tacos and beer on Thursday and Friday (October 16 and 17) from 6pm to 9pm. That’s right — Tilde customers will get two free tacos along with beer samples from the taqueria’s partner breweries (Mill Street Brewery and Great Lakes on Thursday; Black Oak and Wellington on Friday).

If you’re looking for a better way to get over the post-Thanksgiving turkey overload than doing a cleanse, pick up a taco habit instead. Tilde Executive Chef Gauravi Shah (who, interestingly enough, has a mechanical engineering degree from McGill) has constructed innovative menu items like nopal (real cactus) fritters ($6.00), Korean chicken tacos ($5.00), and cinnamon-doused churros served with a homemade chocolate orange dipping sauce ($5.00). And, obviously, there’s plenty of Ontario craft beer on tap. We’ll see you on the east side.

Visit Tilde’s Facebook Grand Opening Week Event Page for more details and updates. Tilde is open Tuesday-Saturday from 5pm onwards; 699 Danforth Avenue; www.tildetaco.ca