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Toronto’s original Filipino pizzeria is hosting an intimate dinner this Sunday

Toronto’s original Filipino pizzeria is hosting an intimate dinner this Sunday

Toronto’s original Filipino pizzeria is hosting an intimate dinner this Sunday

Saints Island Pies has announced a new dine-in pop-up event happening this Sunday evening at Ahma, a stylish event space frequented by restaurant pop-ups and food industry events. In addition to their famous Filipino pan pies, diners at this pop-up will also get a first taste of some new starters and sides recently created by the Saints team.

Cofounded by Chuck Ortiz and Chef Sean Santos, the long-time friends started Saints Island Pies as a popup in the summer of 2020, quickly rolling through the city with their incredible Filipino-inspired, Detroit-style pizzas.

By October that year, they had moved into their first brick and mortar restaurant on Dundas St. W., where they continued to serve thick, drool-worthy slices topped with rich Filipino flavours.

Unfortunately, with the ongoing uncertainties of the pandemic, Ortiz and Santos moved out of their store in January 2022 and launched a new chapter of pop-ups out of Ahma.

Their first Ahma pop-up series happened in March with resounding success. After that, the only way you could get a hot slice of Saints was through online orders for delivery or pickup.

Now, ushering in the long-awaited arrival of warm weather in Toronto, Ortiz and Santos will be bringing back their fresh-out-the-oven pizzas with another dine-in event at Ahma.

Attending this event will be a full roster of Saints’ greatest hits, including the Longanisa Pie, made with Filipino longanisa sausage, Maggi mayo, and topped with a fried egg.

Other than their famous meat and veggie pies, another must-have created by the duo is the Saints Wings—deep fried chicken wings tossed in your choice of house-made Adobo sauce or a very interesting Honey Sriracha & Cherry Cola BBQ sauce.

For this pop-up, Ortiz and Santos will be introducing several of their new menu items, including a Fried Brussels Caesar Salad featuring tinapa—a Filipino smoked fish—in the form of a salad dressing and flaked toppings.

Another exciting new dish from the duo is the Charred Eggplant Salad with diced green mangos and house-baked pieces of flatbread.

With delicious comfort foods and brand new creations, Saints Island's first pop-up dinner of the season will be the warm-weather kickoff we've all been waiting for.

“Expect great music—obviously slow jams, great company, and amazing cocktails,” says Ortiz.

The Saints Pop-Up is happening this Sunday evening, May 1, inside Ahma on 1564 Queen St. W. This one-night event is expected to book up quick, so make sure to secure your 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. seating now by messaging the Saints team on their Instagram.

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Pan pizzas Toronto

Filipino-inspired

Saints Island Pies

Toronto’s original Filipino pizzeria is hosting an intimate dinner this Sunday

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Toronto’s original Filipino pizzeria is hosting an intimate dinner this Sunday

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Saints Island Pies has announced a new dine-in pop-up event happening this Sunday evening at Ahma, a stylish event space frequented by restaurant pop-ups and food industry events. In addition to their famous Filipino pan pies, diners at this pop-up will also get a first taste of some new starters and sides recently created by the Saints team.

Cofounded by Chuck Ortiz and Chef Sean Santos, the long-time friends started Saints Island Pies as a popup in the summer of 2020, quickly rolling through the city with their incredible Filipino-inspired, Detroit-style pizzas.

By October that year, they had moved into their first brick and mortar restaurant on Dundas St. W., where they continued to serve thick, drool-worthy slices topped with rich Filipino flavours.

Unfortunately, with the ongoing uncertainties of the pandemic, Ortiz and Santos moved out of their store in January 2022 and launched a new chapter of pop-ups out of Ahma.

Their first Ahma pop-up series happened in March with resounding success. After that, the only way you could get a hot slice of Saints was through online orders for delivery or pickup.

Now, ushering in the long-awaited arrival of warm weather in Toronto, Ortiz and Santos will be bringing back their fresh-out-the-oven pizzas with another dine-in event at Ahma.

Attending this event will be a full roster of Saints’ greatest hits, including the Longanisa Pie, made with Filipino longanisa sausage, Maggi mayo, and topped with a fried egg.

Other than their famous meat and veggie pies, another must-have created by the duo is the Saints Wings—deep fried chicken wings tossed in your choice of house-made Adobo sauce or a very interesting Honey Sriracha & Cherry Cola BBQ sauce.

For this pop-up, Ortiz and Santos will be introducing several of their new menu items, including a Fried Brussels Caesar Salad featuring tinapa—a Filipino smoked fish—in the form of a salad dressing and flaked toppings.

Another exciting new dish from the duo is the Charred Eggplant Salad with diced green mangos and house-baked pieces of flatbread.

With delicious comfort foods and brand new creations, Saints Island's first pop-up dinner of the season will be the warm-weather kickoff we've all been waiting for.

“Expect great music—obviously slow jams, great company, and amazing cocktails,” says Ortiz.

The Saints Pop-Up is happening this Sunday evening, May 1, inside Ahma on 1564 Queen St. W. This one-night event is expected to book up quick, so make sure to secure your 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. seating now by messaging the Saints team on their Instagram.

Tags:

Pan pizzas Toronto

Filipino-inspired

Saints Island Pies