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Where to have lobster in Chinatown (Dundas & Spadina)

Swatow.

about 13 hours ago
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

NEWLY Opened 2015 restaurants and food stores in Toronto, from July 1 -

Not sure if anyone mentioned this in the other thread, but Pho King(no joke) is open on Yonge north of Eglinton.

Grating onions (without bawling your eyes out...)

"Worked with a chef before that held a slice of bread in his mouth and swore that worked."
Ya..I tried that trick. The only thing it did was make me look like a fool.. :)

Jun 29, 2015
petek in Home Cooking

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

Sounds like a pretty standard line from anyone selling a restaurant..

Jun 28, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Grating onions (without bawling your eyes out...)

Lot's of ventilation(try placing a fan next to you)or do it outside. :)
Grating fresh horseradish is like poison gas..

Jun 28, 2015
petek in Home Cooking
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2015 RESTAURANT Closings in Toronto? To June 30...

C:I wouldn't go near any shit hole that needed a million in renos and then sell it for a loss...
I doubt they made "many more millions over the next few years". It's a restaurant, not a whore house. :)
Also, if I had a million $$ I certainly wouldn't blow it opening a restaurant.

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

Why would anyone spend a million $$ on renos and not buy the building?

Jun 27, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

"eggs over easy" what does it mean?

Sounds like a regional thang..
I prefer mine whites set, yolks not. Up here in Canada it's all over the place.

Jun 27, 2015
petek in General Topics

Flock

Sounds good! I love me some spit roast chicken.

Jun 25, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Montreal Mega-Visit In Progress

Agree with you on Joe Beef, good but not worth all the hype..
Also agree with you on 400 Coups, one of my best meals in Montreal.

Jun 24, 2015
petek in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Table 17...recent experiences?

Jun 22, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Barcelona Itinerary. Thoughts?

"im sure i wont be able to convince you but tickets is absolutely overrated"

I had a great time at Tickets so glad I went, but agree with you on Tapas24, very overrated and over priced. I found Bar del Pla to be underwhelming..

Jun 21, 2015
petek in Spain/Portugal
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Thinking about buying Sabatier Carbon Steel Knife-Any Thoughts?

Food grade mineral oil is a better alternative to vegetable oil(it won't go rancid),especially for long term storage...

Jun 21, 2015
petek in Cookware

Hidden Gems Close to Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel. Any help???

"from the Sheraton according to Mapquest."
MapQuest? what is this 2012? :D

Jun 11, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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2015 RESTAURANT Closings in Toronto? To June 30...

90 years is a pretty good run if you ask me..

Jun 11, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

'Rocking' Santoku - What's Your Opinion?

:D

Jun 11, 2015
petek in Cookware

'Rocking' Santoku - What's Your Opinion?

"Rocking Santoku" sounds like something Guy Fieri would design..

Jun 11, 2015
petek in Cookware

Do you use an American butcher knife in your kitchen?

Winkler and his "Tomahawks" were mentioned in a NYT article on Seal Team 6.Interesting read. And there's a cool video on his website of him destroying a car with his knives and axes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/wor...

Jun 08, 2015
petek in Cookware

Do you use an American butcher knife in your kitchen?

I'd rather use one of these on those pesky squash..

http://www.winklerknives.com/knives.a...

Jun 08, 2015
petek in Cookware

Something to think about next time you're sharpening your knives

Badass! But who won??

Jun 07, 2015
petek in Cookware

Food tour in Barcelona - Aborigens

I had the same, great experience last September! A good time was had by all.. :)

Jun 03, 2015
petek in Spain/Portugal

Casual and traditional Italian Restaurant recommendations please near College & Bathurst?

@prima
I was at the Black Cat last summer for lunch and it was decent. Had the fritto misto, salad and one of their pizza wrap things(spinelli). Nice patio, reasonably priced but it might be more than a 20 min walk from Kensington Market.

Jun 03, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Kasa Moto by the Chase Group now open on Yorkville Ave.

"Beauitful" food for "beautiful" people..

Fixed it @estufarian.. :)

Jun 01, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Silk Road Restaurant

"Lamb scrotum was good but hard to eat an entire plate alone."
I can imagine... :D

Jun 01, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kasa Moto by the Chase Group now open on Yorkville Ave.

Beautiful food for the beautiful people...

Jun 01, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Popeye s VS KFC

Popeyes for the win!!(at least up here in Canada eh..
KFC's chicken is gross, small and a weird grayish color. Their sides have always sucked..

May 27, 2015
petek in Chains

Best Fry Pan for Eggs?

You mad bro???

May 25, 2015
petek in Cookware

Burger's Priest Now Open on Sundays

May 24, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for a caterer for an at home party

May 17, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Santoku knife- What do you use for that you wouldn't use a chef knife?

Salty's technique is slightly different from Chef Tarada's.
Salty uses what I call the "hammer chop"(strait up and down) where as Tarada uses a more classic "push cut"(slight forward motion) both are pretty amazing... :)