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Tickets or Roca Moo - urgent help needed with game-day decision

Barcelona's full of "tourists" and over rated restaurants, kinda hard to avoid them... :)

about 8 hours ago
petek in Spain/Portugal

Tickets or Roca Moo - urgent help needed with game-day decision

I had a great time at Tickets, lots of fun, excellent food, great service and funky vibe(in a good way). Can't comment on Roca Moo.

about 11 hours ago
petek in Spain/Portugal

Husband traveling on business.....needs dining places

The souvlaki joint in the same plaza as Athens Bakery is pretty good. Good value for the $$, but certainly not a "destination" spot. Pretty much a culinary dead zone up there.

about 13 hours ago
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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How to get hot fries at McDonalds:

^^^^^^ Ha! :D

1 day ago
petek in Chains

Anyone tried the KFC at Galleria?

They give you a "beeper" that flashes when your order is ready, so there's that... :D

Sep 20, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Anyone tried the KFC at Galleria?

I've had Mom's KFC once and it was great. I think it's worth the wait(stroll the aisles and listen to the wacky piped in Muzak).You can call your order ahead of time so you don't have to wait the 25-30 mins. Didn't try any of the hot counter stuff, but definitely will next time.

Sep 20, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Grand Opening: Montage Yorkville, Toronto

Today would be a great day for a rooftop patio..I hope the weather holds up for them.

Sep 16, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Where to grab breakfast in Barcelona/Madrid/Sevilla/Granada?

Agree 100% with Sloth.
The first 2 photos are from Pinotxo Bar, baby squid and beans gambas al plancha. The second 2 are from El Quim vegetable tortilla and sausage on a bun...so good,

Sep 16, 2014
petek in Spain/Portugal

Grand Opening: Montage Yorkville, Toronto

Just in time for winter!

Barcelona Food Tour and Restaurants

Another +1 for the Aborigens food tour! I was solo and had a great time. Both Alex and Cesc were on hand to give the tour.
Lots of great food,fun and drink and good company(3 couples plus myself). A great way to spend the evening.Highly recommended.

Sep 15, 2014
petek in Spain/Portugal

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Magic Oven is opening at Eglinton and Ave Rd where the Gelato Pizza used to be. And something called "New York Grill" is opening at Eg and Oriole Pkway where Shoeless Joes was..

Aug 31, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Absolute Tomatoey-est Tasting Tomato Sauce You Will EVER Eat

It's about the sauce,not the knife..... :D

Cowboy..Heston Blumenthal uses the tomato vine in most of his tomato cookery,is that where you got the idea?

Aug 30, 2014
petek in Home Cooking

Typical American breakfast foods you don't enjoy at breakfast?

The apple fritter is the King of the donut world!!

Aug 30, 2014
petek in General Topics
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Best Single Slice of Cheesecake in Toronto

:)

Aug 29, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Single Slice of Cheesecake in Toronto

I think you mean the "Cheese Emporium" at Mt Pleasant and Eglinton

The Cheese Boutique is in Etobicoke.

Aug 29, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Johnny's: Single Burger, Double Yuck

Johnny's is like street meat..the more alcohol in your blood stream, the better it tastes..

Aug 29, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Holy Chuck... Priest has nothing on this place.

So worth all that fat and caloric intake!! :D

Aug 28, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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good brunch around yonge and eglington?

Yes!La Vecchia and Amore! Never been to either so I can't recommend. Hanna's Kitchen took over a bigger and nicer spot south of Eglinton, maybe worth checking it out.

Aug 28, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

good brunch around yonge and eglington?

Good Bite is good greasy spoon- no resos so go early.
Sunset Grill and Boom are pretty much the same thing.
Mars sucks ass..
There's a few Italian joints north of Broadway that do brunch ,can't remember their names. I wonder if SIP does brunch?

Y&E is pretty much a brunch dead zone(I know I live here), but if you get here early enough, you'll beat the crowds.

Aug 28, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Barcelona/La Rioja/San Sebastian Trip Report – August 2014

Excellent report! I'll be there next Tuesday for 11 days and I hope the crowds have thinned out a bit.

Cheers!

Aug 26, 2014
petek in Spain/Portugal

Typical American breakfast foods you don't enjoy at breakfast?

Sorry buy donuts can and should be enjoyed at any time of the day.Morning noon or night!
Pizza,burgers and fried chicken aren't "breakfast food" but you sure can eat em for breakfast!
Huzzah for donuts!!

Aug 26, 2014
petek in General Topics
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Typical American breakfast foods you don't enjoy at breakfast?

<They are disgustingly sweet and seem to be made only of sugar, air and grease.>

And your point is??? :)

Aug 26, 2014
petek in General Topics
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This pineapple killed my tongue!!

Sounds like some sort of allergic reaction.
My advice,stop eating pineapple.. :)

Aug 25, 2014
petek in General Topics
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Chef's Knives ...

Agreed Lexi. Even a nice set of knives is in danger of damage or someone pilfering them.

Caterers around Jane/Eglinton?

Vinnie,that's your answer to everything... :D

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

That dive sports bar, north of Eglinton on Yonge "Main Event" is closed with a sign for a new Korean joint coming soon(Korean Cowboy or something like that)

Aug 18, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Caterer in Muskoka (Bracebridge/Port Carling Area)

If I'm not mistaken, All The Best has a Muskoka branch open summer only.If not any TO based caterer will gladly drive up to your cottage(for a smallish fee)

Aug 18, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ribs that don't fall off the bone

"Best I've had recently that were still related to the bone were at Marky & Sparky's on Annette"

Agreed..Just had some last week and they weren't fall off the bone.Good texture and nice smoke.

Aug 18, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO: Grocery shopping bags with short handles (in Toronto)

Metro's bags have both long and short handles..

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

Chef's Knives ...

If this new chef doesn't already have a set from GB(I think they get a set when they graduate(?),then a set of Dexter Russell knives is a good starter kit for him/her. An 8-10" chefs knife a paring knife a good bread knife a boning knife and maybe an oyster shucker should do the trick. I'm pretty sure Nella(both locations)and Nickolaou on Queen carry them.No use spending a ton of money on knives for them yet.But if you want to get some really primo knives for them, I recommend Tosho Knife Arts or Knife..

http://www.fishboneknives.com/

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