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Summerlicious 2015- What's good and worthwhile? What falls short?

At Trio in the Novotel I had the rigatoni with jerk chicken and let's just say the pasta to chicken ratio was very large.

Jul 09, 2015
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Dim Sum in Toronto

Not at all, it's uncharted unnamed swampland.

Moe Pancers Deli is GONE

There's also Pancers Emporium on Dufferin in Maple.

Mar 26, 2015
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Newmarket grocery stores

Centra on Orchard Heights for specialty Asian items you can't get at Metro or the other chains.

Mar 10, 2015
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Sobeys/Fortinos/fiesta Farmsin GTA

The Highland Farms in Woodbridge is now Coppa's Fresh Market.

Oct 27, 2014
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tasty, Affordable Lunches in Oshawa

If you order the turkey dinner at Teddy's, count on taking what you can't finish with you.: )

Dec 08, 2012
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chowfind: Big Chris BBQ & Smokehouse in Barrie

Big Bone, if it's like the one in Newmarket, has something a little different--smoked wings!

Oct 04, 2012
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Vinegar on Fries...a dying tradition

Getting back to the sog factor of vinegar, I've seen white and malt in spray bottles in fish n chip shops. Seems to split the difference.

Sep 28, 2012
Wiley in General Topics

Downtown Toronto Suggestions - Birthday Dinner + Poutine + Dumplings (Etc)

Right in the Royal York is the Epic, and I believe they do a brekkie buffet that is similar to a "full Irish breakfast" with the sauteed mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, etc. as well as the other usuals.

Aug 10, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO : Fresh Duck Eggs

King Cole Ducks has everything from duck eggs to duck fat, duck confit,duck spring rolls, smoked duck,and on and on, fresh and frozen.The store is at the farm at 15351 Warden Ave just north of Aurora Rd. Interesting place! Oh yeah, 9-4 seven days a week.

Aug 02, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Five Guys coming to Oshawa's nothing you can't make as well at home..although the amount of fries impressed me.

Jul 05, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Please add to my list of good, cheap, inexpensive FOOD in Toronto (Downtown, Scarborough, North York, Markham/Rich Hill)...

Get the dish at Babu wrapped in the banana leaf (lampree?) with choice of meat or seafood plus 5 curries and a ton of rice, boiled egg,sides of onion slaw and soup, etc. for 8 bucks and you've got tomorrow's lunch too!

Jul 02, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chicago Pizza Kitchen in Maple. Easily the Best Pizza in the Toronto area. Worth a delivery charge.

I would guess there'd be a sufficient customer base with a huge Italian population in Woodbridge surrounding the restaurant..if Italians eat pizza and Italian sandwiches, that is..

May 23, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Weekend In Kitchener

I always have the buffet at The Crossroads in Elmira when I'm in the area..great homestyle Mennonite food. Also, the pork hock dinner at the Heidelberg House just north of St Jacobs, and pig tails at the Blue Moon cafe in Petersburg, not far from KW.

Blue Moon
1677 Snyders Rd E, Petersburg, ON N0B, CA

May 21, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Brunch in Aurora or Newmarket?

If you're talking Mother's Day, both Chinook and Aw Shucks are serving brunch. Both have good reps, but don't usually have brunch on other days.

May 06, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Street Carts - How are they doing?

They are kaput now.

Apr 15, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cheap eats in Niagara Falls

For brekkie, you'll get good. hearty food for prices from days gone by at the Falls Manor on Lundy's Lane.

Apr 14, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO bpa-free tuna in Toronto

I believe the biggest leacher of BPA from the can or lining is tomatoes and tomato products--I only buy sauces, crushed tomatoes, etc in glass even though it usually costs more.

Apr 14, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Any great restaurants in the Newmarket/Aurora, Ontario area?

Haven't been, but I hope it's better than its prior iteration, worst meal I have ever been served was there (can't think of what it was called then, I guess for a reason)

Apr 12, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best BBQ fest in Southern Ontario?

Aurora ribfest is sept 9-11 this year

Apr 03, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Spicy pickles Toronto?

if you're closer to York Farmer's Market, there's a brand of jarred spicy pickles I've only seen there called "Putter's" that are very tasty..near the Stuart Carroll stall.

Mar 25, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Rodeo Brazilian Steakhouse Rodizio anyone tried it?

It's a well-thought-out system; some really tempting things on the salad bar, then after a pause, the rice,broccoli, black beans,etc come out--then the meat on skewers-- I admit, I fell for it and didn't have the room left for as much meat as I would have liked to demolish.

Mar 24, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Burger's Priest - Queen and Coxwell

Good point! My experiences all along in general have been that a highly touted burger or a pizza, etc. can be rewarding, but maybe not so incredibly much better than many others to justify high gas prices and parking fees, etc. to go and try it out.

Mar 24, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Good restaurant near Pearson?

Zets food is simple, very good fries, huge souvlakis, not fancy.

Mar 18, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO chopped/diced tomatoes NOT in cans

If considering other brands, Chef Michael Smith says whole tomatoes are not cooked in the can, unlike the chopped and crushed type that are, so I would think even if in a BPA can, there'd be less hazard.

Mar 17, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chicago Pizza Shack (Hamilton)

Did that National Bakery have those amazing morsels called taffy tarts like the one in Kingston had years ago?

Mar 16, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for---- Amaranth grains and sour cabbage

Would this be like brined cabbage for cabbage rolls?If so, the only place I've seen them is Food basics at Shops on Steeles, Steees/404

Mar 15, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Coke, KFC, and Other So-Called Secret Recipes

Maybe one of the ingredients in Dr Pepper is something disgusting like booger or toejam, hence the keeping it secret..

Mar 09, 2011
Wiley in Features

Coffee/Dessert Place near Woodbine & Steeles area?

There's a shop in J-Town that sells great creampuffs and other pastries, but not sure about the coffee antwhere in there..others might know.

Feb 23, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Cheap Eats in Toronto?

I would as well, but are the Pho places open as late as the Koreans?

Feb 21, 2011
Wiley in Ontario (inc. Toronto)