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four days in Vancouver 8/29-9/1 from NYC

Vij's has a food cart on Georgia Street during the week just east of Thurlow, might fit the budget better.

Aug 12, 2012
GGS in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

The Beer Store and selection [split from Ontario]

This was our local Beer Store before moving away. The problem I have with this style beer store is it easier for everyone to just order a case (24 bottles) of Blue or Canadian because it keeps the line moving. I think the micros would do better with a set up where people could browse. Some beer stores have that now and I wonder if sales of the big breweries go down at those locations, hence why that concept isn't proliferating.

I've seen a lot of people shoot daggers at some one in front who can't quite make up there mind looking at the myriad of bottles and choices and then having to repeat it, it doesn't condone trying something new.

Sep 11, 2008
GGS in Not About Food

Favorite cooking word or phrase?

From Germany.

Der Koch ist Verliebet. When things are too salty, you say "the cook is in love", standing over the pot absentmindedly shaking the the salt.

May 14, 2008
GGS in Not About Food

hunting down the german(?) steamed *bread* dumpling

Try Knoedel. I've had Bread Knoedeln in Munich but they were the big baseball size ones like the Kartoffel (potato) Knoedeln.

Jan 28, 2008
GGS in Home Cooking

Authentic Korean BBQ?

You can ask for the lettuce at most Korean restaurants I've been to. Not sure why it's not offered maybe it just used to sit there uneaten with people not knowing what to do with it.
I believe it's "saeng chu" if my addled memory serves me well.

It's Seoul House on Orfus road (the address actually lists it on Dufferin). Like the other poster said real charcoal barbeque at the table. Just ask for the lettuce a dwen jang and garlic.

Hope that helps.

Jan 04, 2008
GGS in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Help: Wine Pairings w/Korean Food

There's a Korean rice wine, Chung Hwa (sp?) that your boss may like as well.

I can't think of a grape wine that I could reccomend.

Dec 14, 2007
GGS in Wine

How do I raise a little Chowbaby?

Thanks for the link, sounds like we're doing what's in the tip sheet. Will try paring down the size of things we're trying to introduce.

Mar 15, 2007
GGS in Not About Food

How do I raise a little Chowbaby?

Anyone have experience with an autistic (mild) child and expanding their preferences? We have an only child and sometimes I wonder is it the way her brain interprets sensation or is she being 4 years old?

Mar 14, 2007
GGS in Not About Food

What to use instead of alcohol while cooking.

Calvados is a French Apple Brandy. You could look to the de-alcoholized wines for the white wine.

Nov 16, 2006
GGS in Home Cooking

PDX source for birch beer?

Anywhere local I can shop and buy it though? I was hoping to not have to go online to get it.

Thanks!

Nov 07, 2006
GGS in Metro Portland

PDX source for birch beer?

TIA.

Nov 07, 2006
GGS in Metro Portland

How do you say Cheers in Every Language...

I've heard both in Soeul. Dip Shi Da and Gom Bai.

Nov 01, 2006
GGS in Not About Food

Zinfandel & relatives

It's been a while but I always liked Storybook Mountain for their less jammy Zinfandels. My better half likes bug fruity Zins though so....

Sep 18, 2006
GGS in Wine

Toronto's Best Slice

No one's mentioned it but when we lived in the area we used to go to King Slice just west of Dundas on Bloor. I think it's the fennel in the sauce that I liked. The arrabiatta or margherita (sp?) slice.

Sep 18, 2006
GGS in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Rye

Most "Rye" whisky in Canada is labelled Canadian Whisky now because the Rye content isn't high enough (not certain what percentage of Rye in the "mash/mix" makes it enough). Alberta Springs still makes a Rye whisky which is my favourite non specialty Rye. I've never tried an American Rye, I'll have to next time in the States. Canadian Club is labelled Canadian Whisky.

Sep 14, 2006
GGS in Spirits

HELP Meeeeee!!! - MEXICAN FOOD RETAILER IN TORONTO?????

Perhaps the OP had chilaquiles and they are kind of nacho-ee but much better.

Sep 07, 2006
GGS in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Erin ,Georgetown, Acton ??? - foodie thoughts ?

Steen Dairy in Erin is good for milkshakes.

Aug 31, 2006
GGS in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Relish on the Danforth

It is infact tapas style. Some plates are a little bigger than others. Not sure about a dessert menu, I believe they had more like a dessert offering you could peruse and choose from. The piece of chocolate torte we had was very generous. We really enjoyed the service and the food and want to go back.

Aug 31, 2006
GGS in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Noodle King, Korean BB & Portuguese Chicken

The Korean BBBQ place is likely Seoul House. It's a little pricey but the food is great. They have the charcoal at your table BBQ with fans extraction fans to vent the exhaust.

Sorry, don't know the other places you mentioned.

Aug 25, 2006
GGS in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Turducken in Toronto?

It was really good. It came with dirty rice and mashed sweet potatoes if I recall correctly. I would go out of my way if it came on the menu again.

http://www.cajuncorner.ca/

Look under their daily specials take out menu. I'm sure they may do it again this year.

Aug 25, 2006
GGS in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Turducken in Toronto?

That's the firast place I tried Turducken last Canadian Thanksgiving. Food's prepared fresh but it's really a take out place. There's a small bar with two stools to eat in (or wait).

Aug 25, 2006
GGS in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Turducken in Toronto?

Cajun Corner on Queen Street east near Logan will make them to order with a days notice or so.

Aug 25, 2006
GGS in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Keeting Channel Pub?

It's just off Cherry Street south of Lakeshore, just to left after crossing the bridge.

Aug 22, 2006
GGS in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

PDX recs near Inn@Northrup Station

Likely dining alone Friday night on quick trip in and out of your fine city. Places I can dine at the bar. Decent wine list would be a plus.

Thanks in advance.

Aug 10, 2006
GGS in Pacific Northwest

Ontario!

Simpler may be just to use the Airport codes, YYZ for Toronto restaurants YOW for Ottawa, YQT for Thunderbay. Just a thought. I realise a lot of places won't have airport codes but for the amount of Toronto-Ottawa postings it would be helpful browse easier.

Aug 02, 2006
GGS in Site Talk

Going to Winnipeg

There's an earlier discussion on Winnipeg.

Hope that helps,

http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

Jul 18, 2006
GGS in Western Canada Archives

Lemon and Paeroa

Maybe someone at the Tranzac Club on Brunswick would know. It's made by Coca Cola in New Zealand.

Jul 18, 2006
GGS in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What else is better in Canada?

I think of Creemore Springs in Ontario, Big Rock in Alberta, Blanche du Chambly from Quebec, Maudite from Quebec. Fort Garry Dark Ale from Manitoba. There's many more. And I do like some of the Pacific Northwest and California beers from my days in the SF.Bay Area but I also miss Augustiner Edelstoff from my year in Munich (Dunkles Wiessbier from Schneiderweisse or Erdinger as well). Eye of the Hawk out of Mendicino brewing was a favourite.

But maybe my tastes are too middle of the raod for "purists" anywhere, whom you can't convince otherwise anyways.

There's good beer in Canada as there is in the US. Lots still to try. Yum....

Jul 14, 2006
GGS in General Topics

Golden Thai? Or Thai near Richmond and Jarvis.

Young Thailand? I had a bad experience (stomach after affects etc...) a week ago with their buffet. Plus they only took cash. Not sure if the Church location is run by the same people as the John Street location anymore.

Will try Bhuppa.

Jul 06, 2006
GGS in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Golden Thai? Or Thai near Richmond and Jarvis.

Any opinions? Just moved into the neighbourhood, Salad King is a bit too far to walk for lunch. Any Thai closer to Richmond and Jarvis? Not Young Thailand please.

Jul 06, 2006
GGS in Ontario (inc. Toronto)