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I love bacon!! :)

Jul 16, 2014
petek in Site Talk

Obama cuts the line at Franklin BBQ in Austin

Why I otta! :)

Jul 16, 2014
petek in Food Media & News

Mini Burgers

Loblaws, McEwans, etc..
You can always make you own "sliders". They're just smaller "things on a bun" 1-3 oz. Tons of recipe's on the interweb I'm sure.

http://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/...

Jul 15, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Mini Burgers

<On top of that they say they can deliver the food, but then I have to warm up and assemble them!!! How am I going to find the time to do that in the middle of the party??>

If you don't want to do any heating or assembling during your party you'll either have to hire staff to do it or serve cold/room temp "tapas".

Jul 15, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

How much do I tip? How much should I tip? How much do YOU tip? etc.... [moved from Ontario board]

I've always tipped on the total bill, never even thought about pre or post tax.
10-15% for meh service
20+ % for great service
0% for shit service...

Jul 15, 2014
petek in Not About Food

Obama cuts the line at Franklin BBQ in Austin

.< If he was the queen of England, I could see cutting the line. Royalty and all that and what they believe.>

If I saw the queen of England try to cut in front of me in a line up, I'd tell her to go back to freakin' England!

Jul 13, 2014
petek in Food Media & News
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Angry meatball in the Tums commercial: what's he saying?!

"Babbadi boopi" best! :D

Jul 11, 2014
petek in Food Media & News
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Burgers Priest to open West End Location

<Not-so-impressed with the too-sweet nutella salted caramel milk shake but I realize the contents should have tipped me off to the potential sugar shock.>

Blasphemer! :)

Jul 09, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Barcelona/Girona/San Sebastian Dining Report

http://www.aborigensbarcelona.com/

I booked for the evening tour(Feast on tour) in Sept, sounds really good!

Jul 09, 2014
petek in Spain/Portugal

Instant Breakfast Cereal

"and the smell really turns me off."

But it's "natural AND artificial" flavours!!!! :D

Jul 08, 2014
petek in General Topics

Instant Breakfast Cereal

I quite like "Quaker" maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal. As long as you can boil some water at work you're good to go. I add nuts(walnuts, almonds etc) and raisins or other dried fruit. You can check out the nutrition facts on the box to see if it suits your lifestyle..

Jul 08, 2014
petek in General Topics

Little Sister Indonesian Food Bar

Went this past Saturday around 7:30. No problem grabbing a table. Great food, service was very good, flavors were spot on. My only minor complaint, and this is a personal preference, is that the meat in the stewed and braised dishes could be a bit fattier, but that's just me.

All in all Little Sister is a great addition to the neighborhood and I'll definitely be back.

Jul 07, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Soft opening maybe?

Jul 04, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Burgers Priest to open West End Location

I love free stuff as much as anyone but......... :D

Jul 02, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Little Sister Indonesian Food Bar

Going Saturday night! Looking forward to this.

Jul 02, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Burgers Priest to open West End Location

Drove by the Mandarin on Queensway afterwards and saw a 'ginormous' line up for their Canada Day free food promo. I guess a 2-3 hour wait for Candian-ized Chinese Food is worth it?
Same thing at Yonge& Eglinton.. crazy
I agree that BP(or any other place for that matter) are worth waiting in a huge line up for.

Jul 02, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Goldstar café is now open(2111 Yonge St) Pretty slick looking coffee shop, maybe a little too slick for me..

Jul 01, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Burgers Priest to open West End Location

I can never remember the "secret menu" items.. my mind just goes blank!

Jul 01, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Blackbird Baking

Good bread is one of the hardest things to give up!
Good luck to ya..

Jun 25, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Doughnuts/Donuts in Toronto: 2014

You don't have to find an explanation..we like what we like right?

Enjoy!

Jun 22, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Doughnuts/Donuts in Toronto: 2014

No such thing as an "off day" in the donut world..
They're making donuts, it's not rocket surgery :)

Jun 22, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Doughnuts/Donuts in Toronto: 2014

Meh....

Jun 22, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fresh Tuna $3.99/lb

$3.99 a lb sounds too good to be true and most likely previously frozen.
Ask if you can get up close and smell it for freshness.

Jun 22, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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21 Things chefs wish they could tell you.....

"In all honesty if you are just coming in and want a "quick" meal, 30 mins prior to closing because that is about how long it would take to prep/cook a meal."

This 100%!!!

Jun 18, 2014
petek in Food Media & News

21 Things chefs wish they could tell you.....

No worries

Jun 17, 2014
petek in Food Media & News
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21 Things chefs wish they could tell you.....

Edit: this should have been a response to petek who commented about #20 (not #21). Sorry.

#20 is about fools who come in to a restaurant and order a 5 course meal 15 mins before closing......

Jun 17, 2014
petek in Food Media & News

21 Things chefs wish they could tell you.....

# 20 was my biggest pet peeve
# 21 is spot on.... :)

Jun 17, 2014
petek in Food Media & News
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Barcelona trip report

Thanks for the great report!
I'm also going to be in Barcelona in Sept and this is going to help lots!
Question for you VPG.
I'm traveling solo, should I make reservations for Paco Merlago before my trip or do you think I can squeeze in at the bar without?(I'm there for 11 days)
Cheers.

Jun 17, 2014
petek in Spain/Portugal

shawarma question

Another vote for Shawarma Empire!

Jun 10, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Your favourite and least favourite cinnamon buns

I can't believe Cinnabon didn't make the list!

Jun 06, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)