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A good online Toronto food guide?

Hi - I'm wondering what online tools people use in Toronto to find restaurants. Obviously chowhound! But thinking of one that is more search oriented and less discussion-based with good search narrowing tools (location, price, quality) and mapping functions. Toronto Life and BlogTO have approximations but I don't find either of them very useful or user-friendly. And there is a particular dearth for mobile applications. Does anyone have any better ideas?

Oct 21, 2013
pudgymillions in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cajun Groceries?

Looking for Cajun Groceries - specifically Gumbo File and andouille sausage - to make Gumbo (a Superbowl tradition). Any insight would be appreciated.

Feb 02, 2010
pudgymillions in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Hot Wings in Montreal

This is a sad thread and there isn't much else that I can find on wings in Montreal. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'll happily take either strict quality or value recommendations. Does anyone know of any weekly wing specials? I've got a serious hankering for some hot wings...

Oct 13, 2009
pudgymillions in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Where did you eat this week ?

here's my weeks roundup: monday lunch: antep kebab for chicken sandwich - delicious but not as good as the lamb (though cheaper) and i wish it was a little bigger. monday dinner: roi du plateau for chicken - good but not as good value as romandos which isn't serving chicken due to renovations. tuesday lunch: cuisine bangkok for bomb beef pad thai. wednesday lunch: porchetta sandwich from Santangelo's - decent sandwich but didn't knock my socks off; at $7.50 it could have had more pork, less bread. thursday dinner: resevoir - had cod fritters which were great but mayo could have had a little more pop; some pickled octopus with mint/feta/watermelon salad which didn't really work; gaspacho and chevre terrine (huge chevre terrine) that was good but a little too heavy on the mint; seared tuna with some kind of bacon-y, mushroom-y; root vegetable-y sauce - both elements were delicious but tuna got lost in the sauce. would not hesitate to go back to resevoir, but this menu seemed a little too ambitious and/or poorly conceived.

Sep 17, 2009
pudgymillions in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Downtown student restaurants

anyone have any pizza recs that meet the above criteria?

Sep 16, 2009
pudgymillions in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Downtown student restaurants


I'm a new arrival in Montreal - starting at McGill law school this week. I would like to compile a list of inexpensive, good-value restaurants within easy lunchtime biking distance of McGill's downtown campus. I expect I will both poor and busy for the next few years, so price and convenience will be paramount concerns. Though this is my first Montreal post, I have been reading a lot of your recommendations and have already tried several restaurants with great success. To get the ball rolling, I'll start with 3 downtown(ish) restaurants I have tried that meet my criteria:

1. La Maison du Nord - I had the pork sandwich and tend to agree with the prevailing notion that the pancake was perhaps a little too heavy, but I wouldn't hesitate to eat it again and I'm excited to try the dumplings.

2. Cuisine Bangkok - I was a little sceptical when I found it in a food court but was really impressed by the chicken pad thai and saw dozens of other things on the menu that looked interesting.

3. Schwartzes - I will be a regular...

Other things I would be interested to find include but are not limited to: sandwiches, kebab/shwarma/falafel, chinese bbq, burgers, wings, pho...

If you have any other recommendations that would be helpful for a student (coffee, for instance), they would be appreciated.


Aug 31, 2009
pudgymillions in Quebec (inc. Montreal)