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

The Acme burger on the Queensway is gone replaced by a Money Mart...

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

Pain Perdu Yonge and Lawrence closed???

http://www.therollingpin.ca/

This place is definitely on my list..

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

Uncle Tetsu

Wow! Somebody "Not affiliated with Uncle Tetsu in any way" actually set up a Twitter account for this?!?!
That's hilarious! :D

Apr 20, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Marben: One of the Best brunches in Toronto?

"And still the 20% tip is the only option by default"

What if I pay cash$$$$?

Apr 19, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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What is the worst wedding reception dinner you've ever had?

And these were "friends" of yours? That's unbelievable.

Apr 19, 2015
petek in Not About Food

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

It's been closed for quite a while now. Not sure if it has anything to do with the condo's being built at the corner of Y&E or because it was just a crappy restaurant..

Apr 19, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Blade experts offer advice.

"I’m not a big fan of the Eastern knives. They use softer metal"

I think they either misquoted the guy or he got it ass backwards..

Apr 17, 2015
petek in Cookware

Blade experts offer advice.

My sentiments exactly.. :D

Apr 17, 2015
petek in Cookware

Blade experts offer advice.

Apr 17, 2015
petek in Cookware

Kramer Zwillings carbon knife problem

Your absolutely right Kaleo,but.. If I paid $300.00 for a new knife(or 20k+ for a new car) and it had even a minor blemish or defect I'd be pretty pissed.

When you purchase something new and expensive, you expect a certain attention to detail and perfection. If on the other hand they're offering the product at a discount because of the defect, that's a different story altogether.

Apr 15, 2015
petek in Cookware

Butterup Knife

I guess it's fine for those who don't own a microwave... :)

Apr 15, 2015
petek in Cookware

Ketchup on Eggs? Not in my House!...Yours?

I prefer Heinz "extra virgin 1st press" ketchup myself... :)

Apr 12, 2015
petek in General Topics

Knife recommendations for my registry!

It's about the aesthetics, gotcha. :)

Apr 12, 2015
petek in Cookware

Knife recommendations for my registry!

Uncomfortable knives suck!!

Agreed, but I think you can master any knife handle with proper grip and technique(hammer, pinch etc)
The only knives I found uncomfortable to use were Global and Ken Onion/Shun. YMMV

Apr 12, 2015
petek in Cookware

Knife recommendations for my registry!

"Actually the Victorinox Fibrox handles come in wonderful colors as part of the food safety movement"

These colored handles were made for the food service industry. They really aren't necessary for home cooks as I hope one would wash and sanitize them after every use, no matter what you use them for(except maybe the veg one)

Apr 12, 2015
petek in Cookware

Ketchup on Eggs? Not in my House!...Yours?

Scrambled and omelets-sure
Fried eggs-never
Poached-yuck
Fried egg sammy-always+mayo
Boiled-nope Tabasco-yup

Apr 12, 2015
petek in General Topics

Toronto Life Best Restaurants Event - what is this?

Apr 10, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New restaurant called Midtown, on Eglinton, soft opening Fri Nov 8th

Uptown.. ;)

Apr 10, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Oyster Knife

.45 APC? :D

Apr 09, 2015
petek in Cookware

Sharp table knives

I've never done it, but it makes sense. You're using your table knives on ceramic plates(I assume)which can wreck havoc on any knife's edge so regular maintenance is a good thing.

Apr 08, 2015
petek in Cookware

Okay knife nerds, what do you think of this Dexter?

Same here. I am often called a "nerd"

Trust me, if you're on Chowhound you're some kind of "nerd"(myself included) :D

Apr 08, 2015
petek in Cookware

Uncle Tetsu

It's the "lineup mentality".. People think that if there's a lineup, it must be good.

Best Doughnuts/Donuts in Toronto: 2014

I'm gonna try and make it to RP tomorrow for the coconut cream pie d-nut!

Apr 07, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Best Doughnuts/Donuts in Toronto: 2014

Agree 100%. I had the banana cream pie and the bourbon pecan a couple weeks ago, 2 of the best donuts I've ever had.
I still have to try The Rolling Pin's donuts..

Apr 07, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Okay knife nerds, what do you think of this Dexter?

Yes.. "wonk" seems so much more complimentary.. :D

I said "knife Knerd" and I meant it as a compliment.

Apr 06, 2015
petek in Cookware

Okay knife nerds, what do you think of this Dexter?

Um Chem.. I think Westy was talking about you in particular(AKA knife Knerd) :)

Apr 06, 2015
petek in Cookware

Okay knife nerds, what do you think of this Dexter?

Very fancy for a Dexter! Nice handle, I'm not to keen on the blade geometry personally. Not sure if it's worth $255.00..
YMMV.

Apr 06, 2015
petek in Cookware

The popularity of Swiss Chalet seems to be waning in the GTA. Thoughts?

Chicken Shack= Perfect! :D

Apr 04, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bond-esque Dinner and Nightlife Options in GTA?

Prima.. do you mean the movie or the strip club? :)

Apr 04, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Drupatis on Yonge

It's a great addition to the neighborhood and I'll support them, as soon as my innards calm down.. :)

Apr 03, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)