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2012 Food and Restaurant CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Anyone know what's going on with the new Wild Wing on Baldwin? Seemed just about ready to open, and now the sign is down and inside the restaurant with the lights out. It's also off the Wild Wing locations page (was "Coming Soon!" for months).

Jun 14, 2012
Astin in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Capitol Event Theatre (Yonge and Eglington) -Service horrible, Food a Rip Off. Beware!!!!

It's sad that this place still has issues. I was unbelievably upset with them years ago over how unprofessional they were. Since then I believe ownership has changed, and I hoped that the attitude changed with them. It is a gorgeous place though.

May 07, 2012
Astin in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Roti?

Just finished a Gandhi Chicken Tikka for lunch (about 10 minutes ago). What a disappointment. I['ve done Gandhi lots of times before and this time had NO bite, too much tomato (tasted like a can of tomato paste with some flavour added), and light on filling (lots of sauce, not much chicken, and not even a lot of potato). I came here to see if there was news about new management or something. They cleaned up the sign, removed the middle-heats (not more mild/med, just mild or medium for example), and lowered the heat it seems.

Maybe it was just a one-time disappointment, I hope so.

Oct 28, 2011
Astin in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

dinner suggestion near Massey Hall

Second Harlem. It's about a 5-10 minute walk away, good food, friendly service, and a unique atmosphere.

Nov 03, 2009
Astin in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What restaurant has best tuna tartare?

Trevor had some excellent Ahi tuna tartare when I was last there. That was a while though.

Sep 11, 2009
Astin in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Is there a Toronto (or surrounding area) specialty?

What about Roti? Ghandi's or Vena's? Obviously it once again falls into the multicultural aspect of the city, but it's great at those places.

Caplansky's is still solid, but not open yet in the new locale, but it has yet to become a "Toronto food"

St. Lawrence or Kensington are definite visits, as is the Danforth. If you want real Chinese options, you might have to venture north of the city to Richmond Hill or thereabouts these days.

And always, the hot dog carts. Some are great, some are terrible.

Sadly, Toronto lacks a real food identity. There's no poutine or Montreal smoked meat like Quebec/Montreal. There's no Japanadog like Vancouver. No Toronto pizza speciality (but lots of pizza joints). And finding quality BBQ in a city full of people who love to grill is surprisingly difficult.

What we do have is a lot of food components. Kozlik's mustard in St. Lawrence, elk farmers in the various farmers' markets, fresh produce from local farms, quality coffee is finally showing up in the city at various green bean merchants, and plenty of mom-and-pop style producers of sauces, baked goods, and ethnic cuisine at markets and festivals can be found. The locavore movement is pretty strong in the city, although not everyone touts it as such.

Aug 18, 2009
Astin in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chipotle Mexican Grill

One in Toronto Life Square (assuming the "city" is Toronto). Facing Yonge.

Or go with Burrito Boyz, Freshwest Grille, Z-Teca, or any of the options in Kensington.

Jun 09, 2009
Astin in Ontario (inc. Toronto)