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Cocktails before Richmond Station this Saturday night.

Are there any cocktails you'd recommend in particular at Drake 150?

Aug 27, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

NEWLY Opened 2015 restaurants and food stores in Toronto, from July 1 -

Hasn't opened yet, but Shameful Tiki Room will be opening on Queen W before Xmas. Can't wait.

http://postcity.com/Eat-Shop-Do/Eat/A...

http://www.shamefultikiroom.com/

Aug 26, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Asado Brickworks Benefit

I bought my ticket. If you're planning to go, and would like to meet up with other Chowhounds, feel free to mention that you'll be attending in this thread.

Aug 26, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Asado Brickworks Benefit

It benefits Evergreen, which in turn benefits Brickworks, as well as other Evergreen initiatives.
http://www.evergreen.ca/

Aug 25, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Asado Brickworks Benefit

http://www.evergreen.ca/asadobbq/

I haven't been, but I'm currently thinking about getting a ticket. Maybe we could turn the event into a Chowmeet supporting a good cause.

Banff?

The space is very modern. Not what you'd expect to find in Banff, and the menu includes several vegetarian options. The restaurant is also wheelchair accessible. There's an elevator taking guests to the 3rd floor, where the restaurant is located.

Some of the restaurants in the Banff Springs Hotel would also work for a company dinner, but I've only eaten a salad from the bar menu, while listening to some live music on a previous visit, so I can't comment on the food or service of their other restaurants at the hotel.

Aug 17, 2015
prima in Prairie Provinces
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Banff?

I think you should continue to consider Three Ravens. Not touristy, good service, well spaced tables, amazing view and interesting food.

I haven't been to the Balkan in 16 years, but way back then, it was fairly typical Greek food at Banff prices, nothing special about the space or service. I looked at the menu last week, and it seemed to be the same as it ever was.

I haven't been to Maple Leaf Grill or Buffalo Mountain Lodge.

Aug 17, 2015
prima in Prairie Provinces

Weekend breakfast in Calgary, preferably near downtown, 17th Ave SW, Eau Claire or Kensington; also, best dim sum in Chinatown

Enjoyed the bacon avocado crisp breakfast sandwich at The Holy Grill. They have 2 locations, the original location on 10th Ave SW that's open daily, and a location at 5th Ave SW and 4th St that's only open weekdays (on 2nd floor, above the Tim Hortons, has patio). They also serve Fratello Roasters coffee.
https://i.instagram.com/holygrill/

Aug 17, 2015
prima in Prairie Provinces

Banff?

More photos from Three Ravens. Amuse bouche and salmon.

Also, enjoyed the Thai Chicken Salad at Crazyweed Kitchen in nearby Canmore. The mixed green salad with avocado and lemongrass dressing also was good.

Aug 15, 2015
prima in Prairie Provinces

Weekend breakfast in Calgary, preferably near downtown, 17th Ave SW, Eau Claire or Kensington; also, best dim sum in Chinatown

Enjoyed a breakfast sandwich (cheddar biscuit, egg, bacon, honey mustard) and a cappuccino at Rosso, a coffee shop on 8th Ave SW, east of Centre St. Also accessible through the Telus Convention Centre.

Aug 15, 2015
prima in Prairie Provinces

Best Places to eat at the Bar in Calgary and Banff?

Love the Oysters Rockefeller at Catch.

Aug 14, 2015
prima in Prairie Provinces

best main course salads in Calgary?

Nice ni├žoise at Divino.

Aug 14, 2015
prima in Prairie Provinces

Banff?

We enjoyed our dinner at Three Ravens. Good food, super service, nice space and spectacular view. Not a tourist trap, and dining at Three Ravens helps support the Banff Centre for the Arts. I plan to return should I visit Banff again. Interesting flavours, most ingredients sourced in BC and AB. I've included a photo of a sunchoke parmesan soup with crispy sweetbread and a spicy Indian style chickpea and edamame salad.

Also had a decent breakfast with a gorgeous view from the patio of the bistro at the Juniper Hotel.

Aug 14, 2015
prima in Prairie Provinces

Banff?

Thanks. I checked out the website.

I agree, the Post Hotel serves good food.

On this visit, I don't want to drive all the way from Banff to Lake Louise just to eat!

Aug 12, 2015
prima in Prairie Provinces

Banff?

Thanks for the recommendation! Have you dined at Three Ravens at the Banff Centre for the Arts? Three Ravens also caught my attention.

Aug 12, 2015
prima in Prairie Provinces

Banff?

Bumping this thread.

Which restaurants would you recommend for steak and/or Rocky Mountain Cuisine (not Greek, Japanese, Chinese or Irish pub food) besides The Bison? Couldn't get a reservation for The Bison the night I will be in Banff. I had a decent steak at the Banff location of Saltlik on a previous visit, and don't want to do the Grizzly House this time. Thanks for any comments!

Aug 12, 2015
prima in Prairie Provinces

Breakfast sandwiches in Toronto

Haven't tried the Black Camel breakfast sandwich, but I've enjoyed their BLT (pancetta, oven roasted tomatoes, arugula, with basil mayo) for breakfast.

Aug 11, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Patios and rooftops

The Queen St and Price St locations of Terroni have nice patios.

O Patio is a churrasqueira with a patio. Haven't tried it yet. https://m.facebook.com/OPatioFrangoNa...

Martins on Rogers Rd also has a patio.
http://www.churrasqueiramartins.com/g...

Aug 11, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Current recs for breakfast and supper in Medicine Hat

Anyone have some places they'd recommend? Most threads mentioning MH are quite old.
TIA

Aug 10, 2015
prima in Prairie Provinces

What's for Dinner? #379 - The dog days of August [through Aug. 7, 2015]

Out with the old, in with the new? ;)

What's For Dinner will continue, here or elsewhere, posted or not. :)

I won't be posting on WFD moving fwd. It's been grand. ;D

Have a delicious weekend, wherever you are, whether you practice and/or tolerate moderation, or not! :)

Pukka - Indian at Bathurst/St. Clair

I'm not sure if you've been lately, and the atmosphere is certainly no frills (at least it's at street level), but for an vegetarian south Indian option west of Yonge, I have enjoyed the samosas and rolls at South Indian Dosa Mahal on Bloor near Lansdowne. Have not tried their dosas yet.

https://m.facebook.com/pages/South-In...

Aug 06, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tutti Pizzeria on Cumberland

Caveat emptor? Lol. I didn't know about the high protein dough or NYC water before I ordered a slice. The slice tasted good regardless of whether the claims on the website are 100% merda. ; )

Aug 04, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

First time in Toronto

effedg, where did you eat?

Aug 04, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tutti Pizzeria on Cumberland

Tutti is a Roman-style pizzeria and cafe at 100 Cumberland that opened where MBCO used to be located. It has been open since October 2014. Today was my first visit.

I tried the Bellair slice today, which included grape tomatoes, bufala mozzarela, lots of fresh basil, and had a nice crisp crust. I liked it. It is pricier than Falasca (Tutti sells by the rectangle, not by weight), with my slice and a cappuccino coming to just over $13, but it's a neat place, and I'll be back to try more pizza. It's open from 11:30 am to 7 pm. It's nice to have a quick and relatively healthy option in Yorkville, in addition to the deli/salad counter at Pusateri's and salad bar/hot food bar/ deli at Whole Foods.

They also have some sandwiches and pastries available.

http://www.tuttipizzeria.com/

https://i.instagram.com/tuttipizzeria/

Best weekday breakfast/brunch at breakfast time

There are lots of ideas in this weekday breakfast thread :
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9660...

Here is another breakfast thread, mentioning places open at 8 am on Sundays located south of St Clair. All the places mentioned are also open at breakfast time during the week.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1020...

Might also consider Aunties & Uncles or Grapefruit Moon.

dinners in Toronto, costing less than $25, inc tax and tip

I've been eating at some lower key places lately, and thought I'd mention places I think provide good value.

Country Style Hungarian. Cash only. Their daily specials are their best bets, and usually cost $16-$18 at dinner (same specials are available at lunch in smaller lunch portions at a lower price), but portions are generous, so I often take some home in a doggie bag. Small coleslaw or cucumber salad included. Open 7 days a week.

Kathmandu on Yonge has a daily special for $13.99. Yesterday's choice was butter chicken or lamb saag, and it came with rice, Naan, curried veg, salad, a pappadum and chutney. I opted for the butter chicken (pictured in the photo)n which while a tomato-heavy version, was tasty. Open 7 days a week, and open until 10:30 pm on weeknights. There's a new location on Cumberland, as well.

Banjara also has a combo plate, but I haven't ordered it in a while. I found the food at Kathmandu less heavy than the food at Banjara.

Aug 04, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition [through August 3, 2015]

Ha! Thanks, Gio! I know I come across as a pampered princess, but I'm only in California maybe a week every other year, and 6 out of 7 dinners are usually beyond my control! Here is the thread I had started when my relatives and I were discussing where to dine in Sonoma County! http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/899797

Aug 02, 2015
prima in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition [through August 3, 2015]

The week after I turned 40 (single and fabulous ), my relatives wanted to arrange a meal for our group of 11 in Sonoma County. We had at least 3 dozen emails amongst 4 relatives, including myself, to figure out where we would eat supper, with me pushing for Mexican food or seafood, 2 cousins pushing for Cal Ital and an uncle pushing for red meat. I usually cave to their suggestions, but it was my 40th, so I dug in my heels, and we went to an upscale Mexican place in Healdsburg (Mateo's Cocina). At least 3 of us loved the meal, and I wasn't aware that anyone was disappointed. The following morning, my relatives chose a place for 7 of us to have a nice weekday breakfast, a restaurant called
The Spinster Sisters in Santa Rosa, which I thought, regardless of the food, and regardless of the story behind the name (some Italian spinster sisters lived in the building at some point),was a poor choice of a restaurant to take a single girl cousin who had turned 40, so I let them know I thought the name of the restaurant was stupid and borderline offensive, but I sucked it up, and we had a nice upscale breakfast, despite the stupid name of the restaurant.

A year later, on my next visit, my cousin who didn't get her way, was apologizing for the awful meal at Mateo's (which I loved!), saying she felt responsible for the awful meal because she hadn't vetted the restaurant I chose, before we went. She insisted that she choose the restaurant for dinner, since she knows more choosing restaurants in Sonoma County than I would or could. Her choice of restaurant? The Spinster Sisters! Which is a good restaurant, for breakfast and dinner, even if I would have preferred Mexican food, even if I don't like their famous kimchi devilled eggs and even if I still think the restaurant's name is stupid and a little offensive.

Now she gets her way, and I get to work on my short story writing skills.

Rib Fest 2015

So you ponied up, pete? :D lol.

I can't imagine getting my knickers in a twist over a $2 donation to the Rotary Club when spending $23 on a rack of ribs, regardless of whether the entertainment is misadvertised as free. Rotarians and other service clubs do a lot of good works in our province. I'm admittedly a softie, but I'm not going to be too critical of a slip in advertising that's done by a bunch of volunteers who are probably retired from their non -advertising careers! Lol.

Aug 02, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition [through August 3, 2015]

My reply would be more like:

You think I don't know what I'm missing??? Complete with Grenglish intonation!

Aug 02, 2015
prima in Home Cooking