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2015 Restaurant OPENINGS in Toronto, to June 30...

Anthony's at Don Mills Shops is closing the end of June. Apparently Paramount is taking over that space. I don't know much about them myself,seems to be a chain.
http://www.paramountfinefoods.com

May 16, 2015
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Pain Perdu Yonge and Lawrence closed???

OMG I sure do know about Pinos and their kokash. My husband used to work across the street from Pinos and always came home with kokash. Love it. Both the chocolate loaf and lemon loaf were good too.
We are never in that area anymore so I have not had it for ages.Buy 2, freeze one,delicious.
About Danielz. I am shocked they have a website although when I looked it I see there are only pics of the bread.
They also make some sandwiches and I did tell them it would be a good idea to put a menu board up to show what they make. She said she'd tell the boss. Still nothing up 6 weeks later. They briefly had a hot dog machine on the front counter,thats gone. lol

Apr 21, 2015
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Pain Perdu Yonge and Lawrence closed???

Yes it is a weird place. They took forever to get it open and the whole set up in wrong. Don't ever get their scones. I can't even describe what they are like but they are not scones. But they have every kind of flavour combo yet they all taste the same The scones taste like the muffins and vice versa. I see the baker spraying something out of a plastic bottle on the scones and muffins before putting in the oven. It gives it some weird shiny hard texture on the outside,don't know what it is. Their croissants are stuffed with strange ingredients and sometimes they are round and sometimes they are square. lol
They don't know what they are doing.

Apr 21, 2015
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Pain Perdu Yonge and Lawrence closed???

I work across the street and just noticed last week its for rent.I think at first they were open for lunch then it was just dinner. These high end places just don't do enough business to keep going. I'm sure another restaurant will open there next thinking they can make it too. There is something opening in the old Quisnos place but I can't see a name or anything yet. They come and they go.
A new bakery opened up in that area too Danielz. Don't bother its awful. They will be gone by next year.

Apr 20, 2015
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Scarborough Gems

We had a delicious lunch at the Armenian Kitchen. The prices are so reasonable and the food is great. I had the veggie combo plate and also an order of delicious fries. My husband had the New York steak with rice and salad for $11.99 and he said it was very good.Pleasant place,nothing fancy but good fresh tasty food.
http://www.armenian-kitchen.com

Mar 30, 2015
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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are there any good fish&chip places

Fourth Old Yorke

Cheeseburger Pie

Jan 23, 2015
wylie1 in Recipes

Faley Restaurant on Overlea

Sorry my mistake with the proper name.I have the menu and just found it. It is called Bombay chicken and it is small,thin pieces coated with a pink -red spice which tasted like tandoori to me.Also it was dry [no sauce] and very spicy.

Jan 20, 2015
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Faley Restaurant on Overlea

I finally tried Faley a few weeks ago and it was very good. I was surprised at how small the dining area is but I guess they do a lot of takeout.
The chicken fried rice was good and I ordered the Chili chicken,mixed vegetables and a spicy beef dish. They sent out instead of the Chili chicken,
Tandoori chicken. We were starving so I didn't send it back as it was good so we ate it. Their portions are very generous so we had chicken and the veggie dish leftover which we took home. I ordered another rice dish and then Chili chicken which was more than enough for dinner the next night and a few lunches for my husband. All this for under $55.
What I especially liked is that the dishes marked hot were very hotly spiced.
Lots of flavour,friendly service,generous portions and priced right. We'll be back. Forgot to mention the spring rolls were decent too,except for the crummy packaged plum sauce served with it..

Jan 19, 2015
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 RESTAURANT Closings in Toronto? To June 30...

Wlaking up just a few blocks from Yonge and Eg. I see Jeds [not surprised] has closed. Also Mai Thai [ I liked that place] is a different Thai restaurant and Caffe Latte has closed which I am really sad to see. They were really nice people and made a good latte.Gourmet Burger has been mentioned and Centro's new place also mentioned.Wow this is in just 4 blocks,not good.

Jan 09, 2015
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

GustoTV comes to Ontario - a high quality cooking channel!

It is usually in Australia but I'm sure its the same show just filmed in New Zealand this time.Starts tonight!

Jan 05, 2015
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

GustoTV comes to Ontario - a high quality cooking channel!

Its on 619 and I just added it a few minutes ago for $4 a month.

Jan 04, 2015
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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GustoTV comes to Ontario - a high quality cooking channel!

Well to each his own. I've watched 2 seasons and compared to all the American or Canadian show,its my favourite.

Jan 04, 2015
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

GustoTV comes to Ontario - a high quality cooking channel!

It is on right now with Bell till the 8th I think,after then you have to subscribe. It is a lot of reruns right now but I do enjoy it.
There is a competition show called My Kitchen Rules which is the best show ever.That may come out in the spring again I hope and I have caught 2 of them when it was on as a promotion.It is on 4 night a week for a couple of months but it well worth watching

Jan 04, 2015
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

GustoTV comes to Ontario - a high quality cooking channel!

It is on right now with Bell till the 8th I think,after then you have to subscribe. It is a lot of reruns right now but I do enjoy it.
There is a competition show called My Kitchen Rules which is the best show ever.That may come out in the spring again I hope and I have caught 2 of them when it was on as a promotion.It is on 4 nights a week for a couple of months but it well worth watching.

Jan 04, 2015
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Black Cat Fish & Chips on Avenue Road - CLOSED on Nov 29 - after 49 years

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/11/27/...
My husband worked near Gus's{Black Cat] and new him for years. Sadly we didn't even know that he had died since we moved from the area.
He was such a nice,funny man. RIP - Gus

Dec 02, 2014
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Penrose closed

Sad to see Penrose Fish and Chips has closed today after 62 years.They were still my favourite although have not been for several years.Now I go the The Old York and its very good but Penrose was the best for taste- not so much for portion sizes though.

Oct 08, 2014
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sher-e-Punjab on Danforth - anyone?

No it is not closed, they were closed a few weeks for reno's.I see the pork is gone.
http://sher-e-punjab.ca/menu/

Sep 10, 2014
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sher-e-Punjab on Danforth - anyone?

I started going many years ago too but have not been for several years now. We have been trying to get there all summer but haven't yet.I see has been recently renovated and am looking forward to getting there soon as it has always been one of favourites.

Sep 10, 2014
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Help

Thanks Juno and everyone else that took the time with suggestions.
Last night I saw on the news the subway will be closed from Bloor to Lawrence the weekend of Sept. 6-7.Nice!
So there goes anything above Lawrence or across York Mills..lol
I did go into Stacks yesterday to check it out before I knew about the TTC closure and thinking maybe we could sit upstairs but they only open it at night. Plus it was way too noisy.The manager and I could hardly hold the conversation shouting over the noise at lunch.
Don't laugh but I think it may end up being Anthony's at Don Mills and Lawrence.
Free parking,easy to get down from the 401,it is sort of central without being too busy.
It is ok for brunch not great but I have had worse,lol and I know they will look after us well there.Plus no blasting music !!! We can get up and move around there and they won't rush out out.
The priority is really about our group meeting and being able to chat. I put up the menu from Anthonys and it is fine with them. Although it looks better than it really is, it will have to do.lol
Thanks everyone for your help, it is much appreciated.

Aug 14, 2014
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Help

Thanks, that could maybe be an option. I work right across the street from there,why didn't I think of that. lol They don't seem to have a brunch menu but there are lots of salads and apps.I have been once for lunch and it was good.

Aug 12, 2014
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Help

I thought of that but I don't think they want to spend that much,plus the reviews are not very good. The ones I read anyways.
thanks

Aug 12, 2014
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Help

I need some input if any one could make a few suggestions?
I offered to host a get together for several women[could be 6 to 15 ,don't have the numbers yet] that only know each other on a forum.We decided to have a lunch or brunch on a weekend to meet.Seeing that some come from the east and west of Toronto I want to keep it central for those driving or taking the TTC.As usual parking would be an issue.
Something moderately priced ,like under $20 before tip and tax.They are mostly over 50 so something without blasting music and somewhere where we would be able to have seating that we could all move around to converse I'm thinking to stay away from Yonge and Eg. because of the mess of traffic there. Also nothing south of that either. So Yonge and Lawrence,York Mills. Don Mills and York Mills .
I doubt that Asian would be good.
I have not been to the Abbot Pub n. of Lawrence on Yonge but I've heard it is ok.
any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks

Aug 12, 2014
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Thanks. I'll look for it next time I'm in the area.

May 27, 2014
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

I was surprised to see Hannah's Kitchen is gone at Yonge and Eg. Another condo going in I guess.
I liked their food for lunch.

May 26, 2014
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Soooo Arz is now Loblaws and Marche Adonis is actually Metro

Hmmm! I knew about Adonis but now Arz too?
And soon Shoppers selling prepared food?

May 07, 2014
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

TORONTO - WE NEED TURKISH FOOD

Thanks for posting their website. I was looking last week to find something about this place but couldn't. Wow lots of interesting dishes. Now I can't wait to try it.

May 04, 2014
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Scones in Toronto

I love the scones from Epi at Bayview and Millwood.
Apricot was my fav but then they quit making them and now make raspberry which are delicious too.

May 04, 2014
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hunting for rhubarb

Great, I'm glad to help.

Apr 29, 2014
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hunting for rhubarb

I saw Summertime green grocers,new, north of Lawrence on Yonge had it last week.

Apr 29, 2014
wylie1 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)