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Fat Phil's Marlee no more-R.I.P

Fat Phill's is open on Yonge 4-5 doors north of Davisville.
This is great news for those who prefer burgers cooked over a flame as opposed to the flat top.
7 oz. burger on toasted bun $6.50 very reasonable.

Jun 02, 2014
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to buy cheap bulk charcoal

I need to buy a lot of lump charcoal.
Has anyone seen any deals?

Apr 04, 2014
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

'Skyview Fusion Chinese' - Sorry folks! Another relatively new kid on the block. This one could be the best 'early-bird' Dim Sum in the GTA?!

The head chef and the manager, Carl, were both at Dragon Boat for a long time until it was sold last year.

Mar 11, 2014
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Are There ANY Quality Hot Sauce Stores In Toronto?

Perola's in Kensington is very good and very reasonable.

Feb 27, 2014
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Dim Sum at Yonge & St. Clair?

If you live in or near midtown Kwan is a pretty good place to satisfy a dim sum craving without getting yourself to Spadina or Thornhill and points northeast.

The average price of $5/plate is tempered by the reduced travel and elegant and clean surroundings.

Very good Har Gau $5, generous Siu Mai $5, tiny Ham Zoi Gok $4, dry Cha Siu bao $3, quite good ribs $3, excellent and non-greasy stir fried sticky rice with pine nuts $8.

The almond based deserts were a hit too. Great flavour and mouth feel.

The bar and dining room are clean and nicely transformed to a light handed asian fusion of Rhodes and Didier.

Unless things go downhill I will be clicking my chopsticks here fairly frequently instead of making the drive to either the 'burbs or downtown.

Dec 30, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Galette des Rois

Thobors will have them for sure.

Dec 28, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Does anyone know how to make the chili paste/oil at Congee Queen?

LOL

Nov 30, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Does anyone know how to make the chili paste/oil at Congee Queen?

Sorry! Usually I am a better proof reader.

Nov 30, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Does anyone know how to make the chili paste/oil at Congee Queen?

They will seek the oil to you.

I have never made it but the version from Congee Queen contains hot chile peppers and the secret ingredient is star anise.

Nov 29, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Worst thing eaten this year in Toronto??!!

Rose and Sons was easily the worst this year.
Horrible cold flabby supposedly jerk wings with some burnt bits and a cheese bread thing with charred bread and cold hard cheese inside.
Unbelievably bad and about $30 with tax and tip.

Nov 15, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Downtown's best dim sum

Sorry T Long I meant New Treasure and perhaps it was a Monday I saw it was closed.
I have not been a fan for many years.

Aug 20, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Downtown's best dim sum

I walked by recently and it appears to have closed and not a moment too soon.

Aug 19, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Italian grill or grate in the GTA

Also try Tap Phong.
You can use a wok on them.

Aug 13, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Memphis (Style) Smoke House

Sure wish I had consulted Chowhound first!

Was at Yonge and Sheppard to pick up a pair of eye glasses today. It was lunch time and I had a 15 minute wait.
So I thought a quick sandwich would be a good idea. I spotted Memphis Smokehouse across the street and thought what the hell why not.

I ordered the smoked brisket sandwich off the absolutely filthy sticky menu and went to wash my hands!

There was not a hint of smoke in the stringy, cold, tasteless meat. The BBQ sauce had no character either.

There is nothing to reccomend about this filthy little place except to avoid like the plague!

Aug 09, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

London Ontario cheap and cheerful?

Thanks for your great ideas Prima.
SDG

Aug 03, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

London Ontario cheap and cheerful?

Thanks for those great ideas Prima.

Jul 30, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

London Ontario cheap and cheerful?

Thanks very much Prima and Ibbi.

Barakat has become a regular haunt and he has been to Than Kiew (sp?).

He will be delighted to hear about Congee Chan since Congee Queen is his favourite chinese place in Toronto.

Massey's buffet could be fun too. It is always amusing to see him and 2-3 of his 300 lb friends at an AYCE. The restaurant doesn't make much money but it helps keep the food fresh.

Jul 30, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Folia Grill: pork gyros is not your typical gyros...its ridiculously amazing

Ben bought Kramer's and Steve is working with him.

I haven't tried the food yet but am very optimistic. Previously the food was atrocious.

They are improving the decor of the place as time and money permit and there is a roof top bar which is quite attractive.

Jul 22, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Summerlicious 2013: July 5-21 ... recommendations?

Had a very good dinner at Quince on Saturday.
Butter lettuce with lardons, crispy braised pork shoulder and warm brownie with caramel. $25 steal.

All a great coincidence as I had forgatten about liscious and was taking mother and aunt, both 86!, for dinner.

Jul 17, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

London Ontario cheap and cheerful?

My 10,000 calorie/day chowpuppy has tranferred to Western.
We are looking for updates in the cheap and cheerful department, particularly but not limited to chinese, vietnamese and japonese.

I have read several older posts on London and was wondering if there was anything new.

Thanks very much for your help.

Jul 17, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Coming home after 4 years away from Toronto

Welcome back Bok!

On your next visit to Yangs try the Singapore Noodles.
It is certainly one of my favourite dishes of the year so far!
An ordinary dish lifted to the extraordinary.

IIRC you spent a lot of time in Boston. Did you find any first rate Chinese or other asian cuisine?

I did not find anything noteworthy but was able to console myself at Neptune's Oyster.

Jul 17, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Road Food Recommendations?

If there is a certifiably authentic donair kebab place in Toronto I don't know about it.

Secondly, a foray into downtown Toronto will eat up a good bit more than 2 hours if you plan to cross into the US at Youngstown/Buffalo/Fort Erie.

You can eat very well in Toronto but please come for a few days!

That said, the next time I am driving your route I will be stopping at "Sunset Villa" in Puslinch, about an hour west of Toronto. I have never been there but am given to understand that they serve authentic Danish food which is quite rare in North America. they are open on the days you intend to travel and I am hoping to get there in the next few weeks and if I think it is a bust will report back.

Obviously this is a major departure from the donair kebab idea but it might be a find. Check the website. It is about 15 minutes off the highway and could be very interesting.

Jul 13, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can I fill my Propane Tank downtownish?

Thanks Lexi i just had my tank filled there.
Carling Propane, 490 Dupont just west of Bathurst.
$18 for 20 lbs and friendly service

Jul 13, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can I fill my Propane Tank downtownish?

Does anyone know if the DuPont Bathurst location is still there?
Thanks

Jul 13, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Rose's Lime Cordial

The bad news is that the lime cordial was reformulated (longer list of chemicals) about 2 years ago and it tastes awful.

The original had a metal screw top the new one has a green plastic top.

If anyone sees the old metal top please post!

Jun 26, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Diverson by Ferraro on Dupont--number is out of service

My guess is that they will reopen.
You could enquire at Ferraro on Eglinton, which may inform you or honour the gift certificate.

Jun 25, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Lunch spots between Toronto and Stratford?

I am soon going to be driving from Toronto to London and back on a very frequent basis and am hoping that the Danish Place at Sunset Villa proves worthwhile.

I love Danish smorrebrod and as it is difficult to find I am optimistic that this place will provide something tasty and unusual.

Do any 'hounds have opinions or experience here?

It appears to be open for lunch and dinner Thursday to Sunday.

Jun 09, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

liquor from US?

Also make sure you know how much you can bring.
I can't tell you what the limit is but it isn't much.

Apr 30, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Against the Grain on Laird

Are the wings breaded?

Apr 28, 2013
sumdumgoy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What's up with Ben and Izzy's?

Ben & Izzy's is now open!

Had the Pastrami ($9.95) which was excellent. Very juicy with a perfect amount of smoke.

They are still working out kinks and some items are not yet available i.e. soups, burgers, latkes.

The big surprise is that they have a 16 oz. USDA Prime rib steak for $29.95. The same that the fancy butchers sell for $30/lb.

The staff members are very pleasant too!

The Grand Opening is scheduled for May 7th.

Apr 28, 2013
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