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Do people consider DIM SUM as breakfast?

Breakfast brunch or lunch..it's all good to me.

about 17 hours ago
petek in General Topics

2014 Restaurants and Food Store OPENINGS - Part II

Something called Hole E Burger or Burger Hole is opening up where the Gourmet Burger Co used to be on Yonge Street N of Broadway..

2014 Restaurants and Food Store OPENINGS - Part II

I just noticed the sign today.I hope it's good. That stretch of Yonge St needs more diversity when it comes to food..

Dec 16, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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2014 Restaurants and Food Store OPENINGS - Part II

Drupati's Roti and Doubles Shop is opening a location on Yonge north of Davisville west side.

Dec 16, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Ok, sure, you don't *need* fancy equipment...

"but driving & getting around in a '69 E-type Roadster is way more fun."

Unless it's raining.... :D

Dec 16, 2014
petek in Cookware

Kitchen steals and deals for Ontario

Thanks Lexi, good to know. They also used to keep the plain Microplanes upfront as well, but I didn't see any on my last visit.

Dec 16, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

A tribute of sorts to A-1 steak sauce, perhaps the worst steak sauce ever.

I think there's a couple of recipes online for DIY HP sauce(Heston Blumenthal comes to mind)not sure if it's worth the hassle, but if you see a small bottle of the "brown sauce" give it a try.

Dec 16, 2014
petek in General Topics
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Reluctance to buy online?

You're right, but at least some of the money stays local. I try not to do a lot of "big box" shopping(I do when I've exhausted all other options). I prefer to support small, local purveyors when I can. I'd rather be able to handle the merchandise myself before I buy. I live in Canada so by the time I figure in exchange rates, shipping and duty(if applicable)it's not worth the hassle. I'm also very lucky to live in a city that has so many great small,independent retailors. YMMV

Dec 16, 2014
petek in General Topics
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Reluctance to buy online?

I'll always buy local first. I'd much rather deal with a person than with a faceless corporation. The internets is great for research and as a last resort.

Kitchen steals and deals for Ontario

Good deal! Tap Phong used to have them for $32.00(or so)but I haven't seen them there in a while

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

A tribute of sorts to A-1 steak sauce, perhaps the worst steak sauce ever.

"IMO, used judiciously, A-1 is a great umami boost."

I feel the same way about HP sauce.

Dec 15, 2014
petek in General Topics
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A tribute of sorts to A-1 steak sauce, perhaps the worst steak sauce ever.

We have it by the boatload up here in Canada eh. :)
A throwback to the days of English imperialism well done roast beef and mushy peas...

Dec 15, 2014
petek in General Topics
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A tribute of sorts to A-1 steak sauce, perhaps the worst steak sauce ever.

"I used to LOVE fries with ketchup but I'm finding I'm really losing my taste for it."

You should try HP sauce mixed with your favorite mayo for fries, so good. Never tried A-1 with mayo but ya never know and it's been years since I've had 57 sauce with anything.

Dec 15, 2014
petek in General Topics

A tribute of sorts to A-1 steak sauce, perhaps the worst steak sauce ever.

A-1, HP and Heinz 57 all have their place, just not on a good cut of meat...

Pay retail? Nah.

I always try to shop local and go in armed with knowledge and cash. Small independent purveyors love me... :)
I have never paid retail/full asking price for any of my J-knives.

Dec 14, 2014
petek in Cookware

What's happened to Chung king on Spadina?

Man I miss Paul's Deep Sea Shantung... :(

Dec 07, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Christmas Day Dinner Delivery - downtown Toronto

Try any of the dozens of catering companies in Toronto. To get a delivery on Xmas day, you'll probably have to pay a premium..

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

Where's the best fried chicken in the GTA ?

I tried Broaster's once a few years back. Very underwhelming. No better or worse than the KFC next door and not nearly as good as Popeye's.

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

Touhenboku Ramen

Like I said I'm a noob when it comes to ramen, but I guess any broth other than the milky white broth would be considered "dark" broth" correct?

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

Lucky Red

Dealing with city hall is the worst!

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

Touhenboku Ramen

I'm a ramen virgin so the darker broths do appeal to me more anyway.

Nov 30, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cafe Belong at The Brickworks

With their own nannies... :D

Touhenboku Ramen

@Teep That's too bad, I was looking forward to checking it out. So close to me. :(

Nov 30, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cafe Belong at The Brickworks

Maybe Brad uses free range, single batch, 100 km eggs for his benny hence the hefty price tag... :)

Nov 30, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Cafe Belong at The Brickworks

And this joint is still in business?

Nov 30, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cafe Belong at The Brickworks

"$27 for Eggs Benny"
Hahahahaha! That's hilarious!

Nov 30, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Restaurant recommendations in Toronto---Chinatown

Agreed Charles. My BIL said he hated Swatow, until I went with him and did the ordering, now he's a fan.

Nov 30, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Restaurant recommendations in Toronto---Chinatown

+1 for different opinions! It's what makes the world go around :). I've been eating at Swatow for 25+ years and have never had a bad/bland/over salty meal there. A few misses, but that's just personal preference. My favorite dishes are always tasty and consistent

Nov 30, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Restaurant recommendations in Toronto---Chinatown

+1 for Swatow!

Nov 30, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

I'm wondering if there is a 'best' size for a chefs knife

There is no "best size" Globals are light and the handles are kinda weird(to me).An 8"(210mm) should be fine. If you can ,go to the shop and take one for a test drive.

Nov 29, 2014
petek in Cookware