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Supermarkets Opened Family Day

Foodtown/old IGA at Pape and Danforth is probably open. I think the only times they close are Greek Easter and Christmas

Feb 17, 2014
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2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Union Social opened Monday at Yonge and St Clair - in the location that was Frans for many years, then something else, then Fionn Mc Cools then Harrys. The space was completely renovated before Urban Social opened. No menu is posted outside but there is another Urban Social when we google so I assume it is affiliated. No one from my office has been yet, but the weather has been very cold this week.

Jan 08, 2014
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LF: Roaster/Reseller of Fair Trade & COOP grown coffees in TO/GTA ... Light & Med. Roasts ...

I prefer darker roasts, but you may want to check out Reunion Island (they're in Oakville) but will ship direct to your home.

Jan 07, 2014
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The Costco Thread - new products, old favourites, interesting items

Thanks for the tip. They are delicious... found beside the Brookside chocolates at the Elesmere/Warden Costco. Only bought 1 bag and wish I opened it in store so I could have picked up another.

Dec 05, 2013
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Really, Really, Really Big Toblerone Bar

I know there is usually a question on this board about finding a Giant Toblerone bar each year near Christmas. The Peak Freens outlet (O Connor and Bermondsey) had toblerone bars (the big size for less than $6) each) and they had a huge /gigantic bar on display. The husband asked and was told it was about $55 dollars. I did not look at the exact size but it was huge.
The outlet also had individual wrapped toblerones, the small toblerone bars, the normal large toblerone bars and some flavours of Terry's Chocolate oranges.
Usually these types of products go fast at the outlet.

Nov 25, 2013
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2013 Food and Restaurant OPENINGS

May or may not be of interest, but I have noticed some people commenting about Popeys - There is a new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen open on the Danforth - West of Carlaw, past the Pub. It is in the children's clothing store that closed and since then the building was renovated.

Jul 03, 2013
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Das Gasthaus

Wednesday June 26:Paper is off the windows, but there is a sign on the window saying OPENING SOON - I was on the other side of the street so did not see the small print.

Jun 26, 2013
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Taste of the Food Terminal - May 25, 2013 - Ontario Food Terminal open house

Thanks for the message about this event and the tip to buy the advance tickets. We had a great time and enjoyed all the food and the activities.

May 26, 2013
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Das Gasthaus

store is still under renovation but there is a liquor license application in the window. This was the Turkish 'pastry' shop that didn't even last a year.

Apr 19, 2013
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Fluff or Jet-puffed marshmallow in Toronto

Found it at Loblaws at Christmas time, but not with Ice Cream syrups or anything that made sense - it was in the junk food aisle with the candies.

Mar 22, 2013
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Breakstone Cottage Cheese

I found it at the Metro at Lawrence Plaza (Lawrence and Bathurst) in the kosher dairy section.

Only the 4 individual serving packages.

Jan 21, 2013
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Lobster roll buns

I don't know how close to Toronto they deliver, but at the cottage (Belleville area) they have Betty's bakery and they have the top split buns. I bring them back and freeze them because they taste better - still white and gummy but better somehow; probably a childhood memory.

Betty's is a comercial bakery and also has hamburger buns but I'm not sure where there delivery radius is... according to Google it's Lanthier Bakery 58 Dominion St Alexandria, ON K0C 1A0, Canada

Jul 26, 2012
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2012 Food and Restaurant CHANGES and CLOSINGS

The space that was Divino has a letter that says the owners of Rodney by the Bay (not sure of the restaurant name) is opening an oyster bar once they renovate.

Jun 28, 2012
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2012 Food and Restaurant CHANGES and CLOSINGS

And the Yonge/St Clair neighbourhood looses another restaurant. Harry's Social on St Clair has closed - it was never very busy and the sign says it is closed permanently.

Jun 28, 2012
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Breakstone Cottage Cheese

Summerhill Market had it a few weeks ago - fat free, 2% and another type . 4 individual servings in yogurt like tubs.

Jun 14, 2012
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Best Bread in Toronto

Got a roasted pepper baguette at San Remo yesterday - they had some very good looking breads. First visit, but we will be back.

Apr 23, 2012
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Off the Hook

According to my hairdresser and her crew - right across the street from the fish and chip shop : the quality and the service depends on the day and there is no telling which is a good day.
My hairdresser usually has the pulse of the neighbourhood as she and her staff talk to everyone in her shop.

Apr 16, 2012
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2012 Food and Restaurant CHANGES and CLOSINGS

And it's closed again - a notice on the door says non-payment of rent.
When it re-opened the last time, it had a new management sign on the door - not sure if this was a new sign or not.

Mar 29, 2012
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Hawkins cheezies ...any sightings in T.O?

I've seen them in Loblaws as well.

Feb 06, 2012
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The Cook's Place on the Danforth

I believe the name of the other store is Kitchen roots. They carry Emile Henry and a lot of other interesting. The staff is very helpful.

Jan 06, 2012
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Walker's Stem Ginger Biscuits in Toronto

Quite often found at Bulk Barn. Also Mrs Bridges in Eglinton Square or other 'British' food product stores.

Dec 02, 2011
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Retro Burger Yonge/St Clair RIP ~Vivat Burger Shack "Burgers are our Business" ?

Well since it's near my office and it was new 6 of us tried the burger. The big draw was fresh ground daily meat. For $15 for a burger and fries the food should be good - the fries are shoestring (we decided they were channeling McDonalds) - cooked and tossed with parsley and salt and the burger (we all had the chuck burger - 2 patties, cheese, bacon and carmelized onions) was greasy, greasy, greasy. My bun was shiny with grease before I had 1 bite.
Our verdict - the same as Retro - we tried it once and we won't be back..
Why is it so hard to make a decent burger?

Sep 12, 2011
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2011 Food and Resto CLOSINGS

We got a flyer in our mailbox announcing the opening of The One That Got Away Fish and Chips - on Broadview and we couldn't figure out where it was going - this was before Peter's Place was papered over. Yes the same address as Peter' s Place, where there was a fish and chip shop that went under before Peter's Place came in. I agree with bytepusher - this location must be cursed. In our 24+ years in the neighbourhood, no one has had a success here.

Aug 22, 2011
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local strawberry sightings & pricings, 2011

Fresh from the Farm (Donlands and OConnor) said they will have strawberries from a Mennonite farm in Markham starting today. In past years, they have had delicious strawberries.
Sorry, no idea about the price

Jun 21, 2011
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Kiva Burger Bar - St Clair and Yonge

Yes Bagel bar - It was too early in the morning obviously.

Is there a way to edit my post?

Dec 02, 2010
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Kiva Burger Bar - St Clair and Yonge

The past few weeks changes have been taking place on St Clair Avenue just West of Yonge. The store near Fionn Mc Cool's has a sign Kiva Burger Bar, Hand Rolled since 1979. There was a paper on the door last night saying opening December 3'rd.

Dec 02, 2010
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Gingerbread men where to buy

Marie's Gingerbread on Bellamy North of Lawrence. Her products are all natural, no preservatives and she also has gingerbread houses and icing at Christmas time.

1121 Bellamy, Unit 7 & 8 N of Lawrence
Closed Sunday & Monday
Tues/Wed 10 – 4
Thurs/Fri 10 - 6
Sat 10 - 4

Oct 28, 2010
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Retro Burger Yonge and St Clair - worse than Hero Burger

1450 Yong Street
South of St Clair on Yonge (where the Asian restaurants were and most recently Spinners)

Aug 12, 2010
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Retro Burger Yonge and St Clair - worse than Hero Burger

Retro Burger opened this past Monday and today the work team decided to give it a try. That will be the one and only visit for the 5 of us. Frozen fries, tasteless burgers and nothing special to report.
I'm old enough to remember good burger joints so I don't know what they mean by Retro.
We all tried burgers and fries except 1 brave soul who had the poutine; the poutine had real bacon and real curd, but the frozen fries just didn't do it.

Burger toppings are standard: ketchup, mustard, mayo, tomato, onion, bbq onion, hot peppers, lettuce, pickles, lettuce.

It's in a space where no restaurant has been successful in the past 5 years, so we'll see how long it lasts.

Aug 12, 2010
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Lake on the Mountain lunch

Vicky's Veggetables was at the Barn (Christie and St Clair) during the winter so you may have run into her and she has a great supply of organic veggies at her place. Just up the road in Black River is her Mother's Pat Jams which has a great variety of preserves. Also not far is the Cidery in Waupoos which has one of the best views in the county and cider too!

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St Clair Restaurant
69 St Clair St, Chatham, ON N7L3H8, CA

Jul 22, 2010
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