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Nice score Chef!

2 days ago
petek in Cookware

Dangerous Dan's Diner at Queen and Broadview for sale

Exactly!

Jan 30, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dangerous Dan's Diner at Queen and Broadview for sale

sure, I guess. But it would also depend on what shape the building and the equipment are in, is the tenant responsible for all of the property tax etc etc.. It would have to be extremely profitable for me to buy a 28 seat, 6K a month+ ,how many year old restaurant with only 3 years left on the lease(and unsure if the landlord is willing to negotiate) for $225K.. But again, that's just me. :)

Jan 30, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dangerous Dan's Diner at Queen and Broadview for sale

You'd be crazy to buy with only 3 years left on the least, unless the landlord was willing to negotiate now.. but I doubt it.

Jan 29, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dangerous Dan's Diner at Queen and Broadview for sale

28 seats for $6K a month? Wow!

Jan 29, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What cooking gadgets changed your life?... Well at least your cooking?

Retired but not forgotten.. :)

Jan 29, 2015
petek in Cookware

What cooking gadgets changed your life?... Well at least your cooking?

3 actually.. suji, guyto, petty.

Jan 29, 2015
petek in Cookware

What cooking gadgets changed your life?... Well at least your cooking?

Everything in my kit...

shun knives

Jan 29, 2015
petek in Cookware
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shun knives

@ChefBartholomew you're welcome... :)

Jan 29, 2015
petek in Cookware

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

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

shun knives

Jan 28, 2015
petek in Cookware

shun knives

"my mom and my aunt literally have been giving me WS and SLT gift cards for like every bday and Christmas and I have like a total of about 500 worth in gift cards that I never used and I need to use them but have everything I could possibly need between home and work"

Here's what you do.. Buy $500.00 worth of stuff from WS And SLT sell it and buy the knife of your dreams.Or just sell the gift cards. :D

Jan 28, 2015
petek in Cookware

Shun Knives - Cutting Bones

Agree with Chem and zackly, don't bother with a set. A chef knife or a santoku will do 90% of the jobs in the kitchen. You don't need two separate knives for meat and veg. Buy yourself a $5 vegetable peeler instead. If your jointing a lot of birds or cleaning silver skin , get yourself a decent boner or paring knife.

Jan 27, 2015
petek in Cookware

In Memoriam: French Food at Home

She's so hot.. I'll miss her :(

Jan 24, 2015
petek in Food Media & News

Kalamatas no good for Italian cooking?

Good quality Kalamata or Gaeta olives are best, no canned crap please.

Jan 23, 2015
petek in General Topics

Investing in kitchen knife...which to buy??

Most people don't need more than 1-2 knives. Most knife blocks are redundant and unnecessary. A good 8"-10" chef knife will do most jobs in the kitchen very well. Your goal should be to find the right knife for you and your needs. Forget about buying a "sharp knife" most factory edges are so so. It's up to you to keep it sharp and maintain it.
All 3 stores I've mentioned will be happy to give you advice in choosing the best knife for you.

Jan 23, 2015
petek in Cookware

Ben's Deli Scarsdale Opening Night - Oy

"I believe they will, in time, iron out the kinks"
Hopefully, but have they already done too much damage?

"Time is money, and in the case of Ben's I believe they had to get the doors open at some point after taking so long to get there."

A valid point but again at what cost? Not everyone is so forgiving.. I cook for a living and have opened a few restaurants in my time. I've seen both sides, the ones that have taken the time to properly train staff and get their product correct, and the other side that opened without the training and QC. The first team faired better in the long run.

"with a staff who probably did not even know what Jewish style corned beef or pastrami is let alone kishka or flanken."

It's not rocket surgery.. It's good old fashioned nice and simple Jewish deli food(if done right).And they do have another location, correct? It ain't The Fat Duck or Alinea! :)

Now I can't stop thinking about smoked meat on rye and blintzes!

Investing in kitchen knife...which to buy??

@SpaLoverCanada, if you're going to Tosho you should also check out Nella Cucina, they're in the same neighborhood.I think they carry Victorinox knives, a good bang for the buck knife.
Buy local!!!

Jan 22, 2015
petek in Cookware
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Ben's Deli Scarsdale Opening Night - Oy

I don't get it.. As soon as a restaurant(or any other business for that matter) is ready to open and take your money, they should be able to deliver with few if any glitches. Did they not do a "soft opening" to work out the kinks?
Why should the customer suffer because they're obviuosly not ready and in a rush to open?

Investing in kitchen knife...which to buy??

Both Tosho and Knife carry a fine selection of Japanese knives, cutting boards and sharpening supplies. They cater to the more serious knife heads(pro cooks and collectors).
Nella Cucina on Bathurst(north of Bloor) carries Shun and other brands + Boos cutting boards and tons of other kitchen related stuff and is more home cook friendly. I would definitely recommend stainless steel for it's relatively low maintenance qualities.

Jan 22, 2015
petek in Cookware
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Kitchenware store in Toronto that won't break the bank

Louis is a nice guy as well,but I still won't shop there.

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

Drupatis on Yonge

How was the roti?

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

Kitchenware store in Toronto that won't break the bank

Even with the "discount" you may get at Nikolaou, you're still paying too much... :)

Drupatis on Yonge

Snarf, did you get a free double?

Jan 21, 2015
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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barcelona rest help

I had a fantastic time at Tickets(scored a 10pm reso on a Fri nite and the joint was jumping), Tapas 24 was good not great and not really worth the wait. I'm sorry I missed LLamber, heard really good things about it.

Enjoy your trip!

Jan 21, 2015
petek in Spain/Portugal

Drupatis on Yonge

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

2014 Restaurants and Food Store OPENINGS - Part II

Drupatis is now open on Yonge just north of Davisville. Went in for a quick look see and go a free double!! No liquor license yet. Very friendly folks running the place, will be back for sure.

New Bob Kramer / Zwilling Carbon Steel Knives

Hey Sherrib,
Your cutting surface might not be 100% flat(I have a Boardsmith board as well and it's not)and that will cause accordion cuts as well, the blade edge is not making full contact with the cutting surface. To check, place the knife on the board, edge down and see if there's any light or space between the blade and the board.
Like so

Jan 20, 2015
petek in Cookware

Going to Jacobs and Co tomorrow - Learn Me On Steak!

You sir, know your meat! :D