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More Casual friday dinner, Harbord Room or THR & Co?

Looking to go to dinner on a Friday night to either of these but curious if anyone would know which is the more casual place in terms of atmosphere/ambiance, noise level, dress code. Looking for which of these are more casual as opposed to romantic if that makes sense.
Would like to be able to carry on a conversation but also for the place to be a bit lively

Nov 20, 2014
shms in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Untrimmed Beef Brisket in Toronto

-I don't have a local butcher that I frequent as I get most of my prOteins from Costco or the Asia.n grocery stores. Could you recommend a good one in the north York area that has reasonable prices?

-do you know which highland? I find the stock is always diff store to store :/

-is this the Eqm that sold their space to sanagans meat locker?

Aug 23, 2012
shms in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Untrimmed Beef Brisket in Toronto

Thanks for all the replies
Will give nortown, skyland, and globe (i think its' globel?) a try.

Aug 22, 2012
shms in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Untrimmed Beef Brisket in Toronto

Hello everyone
The old thread on this subject seems to have died a few years ago with people checking back in every year so I'd like to get a newer updated list and prices for untrimmed beef brisket.
Looking for the whole brisket (flat and point). This may be referred to as a packer brisket, double, whatever.
It should have all the fat on it and not be lean. This will be for smoking. (burnt ends mmm)

Looking for cheapest and not necessarily best 'quality' (doesn't need to be organic, hormone free, etc etc.) Grocery store, or whole sale or even smaller markets are fine. I've been to a few places (costco, no frills, etc) and I can't seem to find a place that sells the whole brisket untrimmed for a reasonable price.
Looking for in Toronto closer to North York the better.
Any help would be great
Thanks

Aug 22, 2012
shms in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to buy Vanilla beans and spices

thanks I'll give this a shot..
anyone know if thevanillashop.com is still active?
I sent an email but no response
Also where to get valhrona chocolate or some of the better chocolates to make desserts with not to eat as is

Jan 06, 2012
shms in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to buy Vanilla beans and spices

I remember vanilla beans being available in almost every grocery store but I went to a dominion and a no frills and no vanilla beans.
Do I have to go to a pusateri's or something?
I also couldn't find fennel pollen..
Anyone have a good place for spices/herbs that aren't the grocery store standard and a good vanilla bean source?
All in Toronto
Thanks

Jan 06, 2012
shms in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to buy food grade beeswax

Thanks I'll give them a try
I might just order one of these 100% natural beeswax blocks I see on eBay and see what happens haha
I can never get down to brickworks or any of the other markets because of work

Jan 01, 2012
shms in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to buy food grade beeswax

Anyone know how this would change the white oil mixture?
Since these beeswax already have some oil in them

Jan 01, 2012
shms in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to buy food grade beeswax

Thanks I'll Give it a shot
If anyone else has any suggestions they would be appreciated

Dec 31, 2011
shms in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to buy food grade beeswax

Looking for food grade beeswax to line my canele molds I bought in Paris
Local Toronto preferred but anything online that will ship is fine too
Thanks!

Dec 31, 2011
shms in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Place to Buy a Weber SMC In Toronto?

This brinkman you have is an electric smoker correct?
I was looking to get a charcoal one and use wood chips instead of something that would require pellets or bisquettes or pucks or whatever
I saw a brass pro branded vertical water smoker that uses charcoal for 45 bucks but it seems like it might be flimsy or cheap
at that price though i may just have to give it a shot

Jun 20, 2010
shms in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Place to Buy a Weber SMC In Toronto?

Hello I've very recently been looking into the same smoker and was wondering where/how much you ended up finally getting yours for?
did any of the places end up price matching?
I've seen this for as low as 175 usd in the states so when I saw the 375-420 prices in toronto it kinda sucked
I was initially considering waiting for the off season and hope the price goes down by like 20-30% but i dunno if i can wait :D

sorta OT but has anyone tried the other brand smokers of the same type? (Vertical, charcoal, water smoker, bullet style)
I think char broil makes one for about half the price but I've heard better things about the weber

Jun 20, 2010
shms in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Need Asian restaurant recommendation in Toronto DT and GTA

Sorry to hijack the thread or take it OT but skylineR33 or Charles could you recommend a good place for fried ginger onion and black bean sauce lobsters?
I used to go hua sang/wah sing when I was younger and since it was my first lobster experience it will always have a place in my heart (or stomach i suppose) but it seems there are better places around

I've also added John's bbq to my list since I also enjoy cha siu

May 05, 2010
shms in Ontario (inc. Toronto)