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Patty Place -- Jamaican patties -- Miami Gardens/NMB

I found Patty Place’s crust was nice, but the filling had a strong flavor too it; not bad necessarily, but something I could not place. I have also tried Nice Mon in the same plaza, and that had a nicely flavored filling, but I found the crust too thick and it and made it tougher to get through.

Hammonds Bakery - NW 27th Ave, makes a great beef patty. Nice filling and thin flaky crust combines into a close to perfect patty. Want to try Charlie's if I ever get up that way.

Dec 27, 2010
TOexpat in Florida

Dinner Recommendation - Must-Have for one night in Toronto

I managed to get to both Black Hoof (including the Cafe) and Lee during this last trip.

I had the full Black Hoof experience including drinks and appetizers across the street at the Cafe, and then dinner at the main restaurant.

The Cafe was fantastic. We shared 5 appetizers - ribs, perogi, a salad, fried chick peas and a fifth that I can’t recall. Everything was delicious with the fried chick peas being a really unique standout. The dinner was a little underwhelming compared to the cafe. Granted we were a slightly full from the cafe, but we found the menu a bit more limiting for those without a really experimental palate. We tried the charcuterie plate - the duck prosciutto was rich, soft and a standout on the plate- the balance of usual meats were good, yet typical of charcuterie, and I was the only one to try the horse mortadella (glad to say I tried it, but it was not a favorite). The other dishes were not as well received, in particular a very disappointing corn and adoulie sausage pasta.

Black Hoof should be on the Toronto shortlist, but I would probably have appetizers at the Cafe and go somewhere else for dinner next time.

Lee was also excellent and we sampled about six dishes. The Hot and Sour was a stand out, and we really enjoyed the short rib, risotto balls, and lettuce wraps. There was a green curry chicken dish that we finished with which was certainly different than the typical Thai dish in both flavor and presentation, but we think missed a bit on the flavor.

However it’s a great room, on a great street, and IMO also a don’t miss in Toronto.

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The Black Hoof
928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

Best Jamaican Patty in Miami (and/or Broward)

I have managed to get to Hammond's and thought it was a fantastic patty. Nice crust and really delicious filling. Eager to get to the other two in time.

Aug 25, 2010
TOexpat in Florida

best jamaican patties in the gta

I had intended to get to several shops on my last trip but only had time to get to Allan's. As mentioned above the crust was very flaky and delicious and the filling while very good, did not in my opinion equal the level of the crust. Still should be on the top of your list though.

There have been mentions on this forum that Allen's supplies the subway stations, but I can tell you that their current patty does not match the ones I used to get at the Bathurst Subway station years ago. Allen's may be the current supplier nevertheless. Anyone know who supplied the Bathurst Station in the early 80's?

Best Jamaican Patty in Miami (and/or Broward)

I have been to both Patty Mon and Patty Place in the Caribbean Market. Both are good, but I find the crust a little heavy on the Patty Mon Patty, and the flavor on the Patty Place is a little strong.

Also heard the following spots are good, but would like to hear thoughts on who gets it right.

Hammonds
Sonia
Charles (Broward)
Others...

Aug 03, 2010
TOexpat in Florida

best jamaican patties in the gta

I am going to be up in TO and plan to do a little patty taste test tour to include Randy's and Allen's. In years past, I usually find myself in Kensington and always grabed a couple from Patty King and enjoyed them. Strange that they don't seem to get a mention on the patty threads - I am wrong about Patty King or in for a real treat with the other two? BTW fondest memories as a kid growning up in Toronto were the patties at Bathurst Station. Seems like those come from Allen's, so I am hoping they live up to my memories.

Dinner Recommendation - Must-Have for one night in Toronto

Thanks for all great suggestions. Interesting how many of the same names keep coming up - especially black hoof.

I think will try my luck at Black Hoof, or if it's a really nice night, will try Globe Bistro if I can get on the patio.

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The Black Hoof
928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

Dinner Recommendation - Must-Have for one night in Toronto

Thanks for pointing me out to that other thread - looked for it first but it did not come up in my search. Black Hoof keeps coming up in my search. So does Earth, Lee, Paramour and Colborne Lane. Thoughts on those?

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Colborne Lane
45 Colborne Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1P8, CA

The Black Hoof
928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

Dinner Recommendation - Must-Have for one night in Toronto

If you were to recommend one must-have restaurant for dinner in Toronto, what would it be? I am thinking along the lines of LEE or other "Top Ten" choices.

Smoked Trout Pasta from The "old" Red Tomato

FYI - this is the Red Tomato in Toronto.

Jul 13, 2010
TOexpat in Home Cooking

Haliburton - Redstone / Kennisis Lake Area

Will be up at a cottage in the area of these two lakes soon. Looks like the town of Haliburton is the closest larger town but there are a couple smaller ones on the map as well.

Any recommendations for dining options around here? Not neccessarily looking for fine dining, would just like to know if anything standsout as a must try.

The Drive from Toronto to Haliburton

Will be heading up to a cottage in Haliburton for the first time and wanted to know of any must try stops on the way. Could either be just notorious i.e. Webers on the way to Muskoka, or preferably really tasty but still a quick stop.

Smoked Trout Pasta from The "old" Red Tomato

Hi - going way back here to the late 80's, but does anyone have a receipe for the Smoked Trout Pasta they used to serve at the Tomato?

Thanks.

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Red Tomato
321 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1J5, CA

Jul 06, 2010
TOexpat in Home Cooking