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11 days in Barcelona!

Good to know
Gresca sounds really good and it's only a 20 walk from my hotel.
Thanks again!

1 day ago
petek in Spain/Portugal

Kitchen Nightmares .... back to Amy's Baking Company

Deal! Mileys's kinda cute and Lindsay sure could use my help ;)

1 day ago
petek in Food Media & News

Kitchen Nightmares .... back to Amy's Baking Company

I don't care for poutine either so you can have that as well.

1 day ago
petek in Food Media & News

Kitchen Nightmares .... back to Amy's Baking Company

Worse yet, we can't get Justin Beiber out!

he's all yours.. ha! :)

1 day ago
petek in Food Media & News

11 days in Barcelona!

Menu at lunch is identical to evening

Even identical in price? I've never spent $300.00 on lunch before! :D

1 day ago
petek in Spain/Portugal

11 days in Barcelona!

I've heard great things about Sant Pau and Sant Pol de Mar looks like a great little beach side town! According to Google maps it's about a 2 hour journey from my hotel, but it sounds like it could be an excellent day trip.

1 day ago
petek in Spain/Portugal

4 nights in Barcelona

Excellent link c oliver! Tons of great info and recommendations. Much appreciated.
I'm going to Barcelona for 11 days in September!

1 day ago
petek in Spain/Portugal

11 days in Barcelona!

Thanks estufarian! Much appreciated!
I've never dined at a Michelin stared restaurant, Any "dress code" to consider?. I'm not planning on bring a jacket/tie on this trip.

1 day ago
petek in Spain/Portugal

11 days in Barcelona!

Greetings from Canada!
First time visitor here.
I'll be in Barcelona in early Sept(3rd-14th) and need some suggestions please. Breakfasts ,lunches, dinners, cheap and cheerful, mid range local, funky maybe one or two "fine dining" options. I'm pretty easy to please food wise(I cook for a living) no dietary restrictions, love food travelling solo.
I've perused the board and most of the posts seem a little old, so...

Many thanks in advance!

Apr 14, 2014
petek in Spain/Portugal

The Old Toronto Restaurants you make the wishes for the comeback

<We used to go there when we were young... not sure if I really liked it... >

we used to call it "The Dead Barn"

Apr 14, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kitchen Nightmares .... back to Amy's Baking Company

"Samy is nothing more then a thug"

I've met pre teens that are bigger thugs than Sammy he's just a wanna be..If he ever ran into a real "thug" he'd shit his pants...

Apr 14, 2014
petek in Food Media & News

Food Events - 2014 (Toronto area and rest of Ontario)

Looks real good!
What are the prices per dish? Is it like regular Dim Sum?

Apr 13, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Food Events - 2014 (Toronto area and rest of Ontario)

Check out Twitter #yumchaTO

Sounds like a good time was had by all, and there were limited tickets at the door after 3pm.

Apr 13, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Food Events - 2014 (Toronto area and rest of Ontario)

Thanks for the update ToJo!
I'll see if I can convince some friends to join me.

Apr 13, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Magic..did you happen to notice "Goldstar Coffee" about a block south of there? They've been "opening soon" for some time now..

Apr 12, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

It's been open for a while now(month or so) and it looks like business is booming!

Apr 12, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kitchen Nightmares .... back to Amy's Baking Company

It was like watching a horrible, horrible train wreck...
Hope they're selling a lot of t shirts!

Apr 12, 2014
petek in Food Media & News

Kitchen Nightmares .... back to Amy's Baking Company

They're back!!(Return to A.B.C on Fox)
Still as crazy as ever..

Apr 11, 2014
petek in Food Media & News

What would you do to fix the Food Network

<Truth, not 20 minutes for making a demi glaze veal reduction gastrique paired with raspberries and cheerios>.

Best! :D

Apr 11, 2014
petek in Food Media & News
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best technique + knives for trimming chicken thighs?

"Fat should just be trimmed off using a sharp knife."

Bingo!

Apr 11, 2014
petek in General Topics

Question about Rowe Farms

<I think that notion is crazy. There are people earning minimum wage selling $200 sunglasses>

Good luck trying to find a pair of $200 sunglasses at Holts.

Apr 10, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Kitchen Nightmares .... back to Amy's Baking Company

These 2 clowns were on Dr."he's not a real doctor"Phil today. What a hoot!
Even the good Dr. was getting annoyed by their audacity.

Apr 09, 2014
petek in Food Media & News

Question about Rowe Farms

<Basically your staff should be able to afford the product.>

If this were the case, how would Holt Renfrew stay in business ? :)

Apr 08, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Heading to Ottawa

"We ate at Big Rib on Friday night."
I thought you didn't want any BBQ!
You obviously meant Big Rig right?

Apr 08, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Buy, Buy, Birdie?

Ya but this roast chicken's stuffed with foie gras and prunes so...

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

One carbon steel skillet?

<...I'm really beginning to wonder if I shouldn't just continue to enjoy my old commercial Calphalon anodized aluminum and forget about carbon steel>

you've pretty much answered you own question. If you're happy with your old pan, don't want to bother with a bit of extra maintenance and your old pan serves you well, don't bother. We'll always wonder if we're "missing something". Sometimes the grass..... :)

Apr 05, 2014
petek in Cookware

Carbon vs. Stainless Steel Fry Pans

It looks like an aluminum pan. lots of restaurants use them or cheap/light carbon steel pans.

Apr 05, 2014
petek in Cookware

One carbon steel skillet?

I have the Carbone Plus(9"&12" with helper handle) not as fancy as the mineral b line(which I also have but haven't used yet). I love them.High heat searing strait to oven with perfect results and non stick every time.

Apr 04, 2014
petek in Cookware

George on Queen. Allow me to vent.

<on star trek boards over whether Picard is better or Kirk is better>

Kirk, end of argument.......

Apr 03, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Never buy a fast food breakfast sandwich again..........................

Yes but then you miss out on the wonderful ambiance at your local Mc D's...

Apr 01, 2014
petek in Cookware