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Question about Rowe Farms

Yes, but there are no Costcos even remotely close to Leslieville. Add a car + insurance + gas and you would need added comp. In Leslieville the candidate could WALK to work....

Apr 17, 2014
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Question about Rowe Farms

Did anyone take the job? Comp is always negotiable.

Apr 17, 2014
justinisthebest in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Question about Rowe Farms

Met John Rowe couple weeks ago at the Farmer's Market across from St. Lawrence - Saturday Morning. Nice Man. We chatted about sustainability and local, natural meats from 'happy' animals who are grass fed. The deal as he explained it is that organic feed is just not financially viable within their business model however the feed is grain/corn-free. All animals are grass fed and free of antibiotics and hormones. They graze like they did back in the day and are well socialized, healthy and sleep well.

I'm a grass-fed meat convert. It really is better. If you have questions about Rowe Farms, get your behind over to the market on a Saturday morning and ask for John.

Apr 17, 2014
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Simone's Caribbean Restaurant, 596 Danforth Ave

YES! Love this place, been twice now plus a take out order! Excellent Jerk Chicken and prices are really reasonable ... when was the last time you saw a $1 item on a menu??? Did I mention they're really friendly too? Wish them luck in an unlucky spot.

Apr 17, 2014
justinisthebest in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best price on Parmesan in West end?

I saw parm regg on sale at Starskys......best I've seen lately.

Mar 29, 2014
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Non-Chain Lunch in Oakville

Trying A1 this week. Thanks!

Oct 26, 2013
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Non-Chain Lunch in Oakville

I've been frequenting Starskys and I gotta say I am in love with the place. No more driving to Denningers. Thank you!

Oct 26, 2013
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Patty and Franks Greek Town

Agreed.

Oct 26, 2013
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Using TTC from Don Mills & Sheppard - HELP.

if you're into Jamaican food, the jerk pork at Mr. Jerk in the Peanut Plaza is the best I've ever had in Toronto.

Oct 26, 2013
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NEW Best Pizza in Toronto Thread

BIG HOUSE PIZZA at Danforth & Donlands definitely has my vote!

Aug 27, 2013
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Non-Chain Lunch in Oakville

So I will be working around Winston Churchilll and Dundas for the next few months, and I am extremely unfamiliar with the neighborhood.

Looking for some suggestions on good places to grab a takeout lunch within a 5 minute drive of the area. Eating daily at Panera Bread is killing the wallet ... TIA!

Aug 27, 2013
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You have $10 for a meal, where do you go in Toronto?

Golden Asian Cuisine @ Kipling & Rexdale is my go-to for a quick, tasty lunch when at the office.

My personal favorite is the dry chili chicken with veg and steamed rice. Comes with a spring roll and choice of soda for $8 plus tax/tip.

Very generous portions & friendly staff.

Jun 11, 2013
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New Pizza Joint at Donlands and Danforth - Big House Pizza

Shared a LG 'John Candyed Ham' with my wife and 2 yr old son last weekend on the recommendation of a neighbor. Pizza was very tasty but a bit on the salty side, although considering toppings consisted of cheese and cured meats it's probably a worthless nit pick. Crust was the winner hands down. I avoid wheat at all costs but this crust is an exception. As light as a crispy cream donut, and spectacular with a coffee the morning after I will DEFINITELY return.

Staff were great and funny. My kinda place. To top it all off, while you're waiting for your pie you can hop over to The Only next door for a cold pint of a local microbrew. I love my neighbourhood.

Apr 08, 2013
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Dodgiest looking restaurant you've been to but turned out to be a winner (or least better than expected)

+1

Apr 08, 2013
justinisthebest in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dodgiest looking restaurant you've been to but turned out to be a winner (or least better than expected)

Best jerk pork in Toronto. Fair prices. Jerk Pork on coco bread was a staple during formative years.

Apr 08, 2013
justinisthebest in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Doughnuts in Toronto

Epi Bread on Bayview makes the best sugar donut I've ever had.

Apr 17, 2012
justinisthebest in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Zucchini flowers?

Are you looking to buy them fresh or eat them at a restaurant? I had them at 7Numbers Danforth a while back and they were excellent.

Apr 17, 2012
justinisthebest in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What's the best sports bar on the Danforth?

Danforth is lacking in the sports bar category imho. Brass Taps is usually my default, because the grub is good and there's almost always a good special.

Gabby's just east of Pape on the south side isn't all bad, but the food lacks and the tv's are just OK ... not sketchy like the surrounding spots on that strip.

Apr 17, 2012
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Theee best crispy beef in the GTA

I 3rd this! Danforth Dragon crispy beef is the best I've tried since Helena'a at Steeles/Laureleaf closed down.

Apr 17, 2012
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woody's burgers bar and grill in etobicoke ...

I had the worst experience at Woody's today over my lunch hour. We showed up at about 12:30, we were a party of four. It took 30 minutes for three of us to be served, which is ridiculous for burgers and fries IMO. After 45 minutes MY lunch still had not arrived, and at this point I was due back at work. Everyone in my group commented to me how it was incredibly rude that nobody from the staff tried even acknowledged that they had completely forgeotten about my order, or try to rectify the situation after I brought it to their attention TWICE! They even gave me a pager!! Upon my request due to sheer frustration, the cashier refunded my money and we went on our merry way. I am completely flabbergasted at the lack of customer service at this restaurant. They could have made me a happy customer by buying my lunch or even giving me a coupon to come back for a burger on the house. But no, nothing.

I recommend anyone who values good service to avoid this establishment at all costs. There are simply too many burger joints in this city to risk wasting your time with this one.

Mar 20, 2012
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Casual but trendy Leslieville Bar

Need to expand my horizons and venture south fo the Danforth ... Any ideas? Crowd is late 20's to early 30's. No dives please.

thanksalot!

Nov 18, 2011
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ISO AYCE establishment serving cooked chicken hearts..

Jerusalem Mix @ Me Va Me - Bathurst & Steeles is very good ... (chicken heart & livers)

Oct 11, 2011
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Grocery Chains - Favourites?

Longos wins hands down for fresh meat & produce. buy your dry goods/non-perishables from the cheapest supplier. I usually take everyones weekly flyer and get my things price matched at a walmart for one-stop shopping.

Oct 11, 2011
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Good "Chow" near Air Canada Ctr?

I second that ... great food and brews. highly recommend the pulled pork primanti

Oct 11, 2011
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Where can i find the best chicken shawarma?

Belle Restaurant on the NE corner of Bathurst & Finch makes an amazing shawarma, not to mention maybe the the best grilled lamb aside from Le Castile. It's a bit of a dive, but the grillmaster knows what he's doing.

Sep 21, 2011
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looking for a great pub for monday night football

well, downtown toronto is a pretty big place. if you're in the financial district check out the lonestar on front st. because they do all-you-can-eat fajitas for $20 on mondays. big screen tv's, big bar area and the like.

foggy dew at king & niagara is also pretty good for food and the bar area is an awkward space but there's plenty of big screen TV's so always a decent view. problem is that you wont be able to see the game if youre in the dining area ... and its also a bit pricey.

im sure ive been to a million other places but these two stand out for me specifically for a monday night.

Sep 21, 2011
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Restaurants around Yonge and Finch area

I second that, but order the souvlaki in the homemaid pita ... BEST.

Sep 21, 2011
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Please add to my list of good, cheap, inexpensive FOOD in Toronto (Downtown, Scarborough, North York, Markham/Rich Hill)...

Detroit Eatery on the Danforth gives you a $6 burger which tastes like it should cost $20.

I also find Utopia on College to be very reasonable and delicious.

When I want a cheap and delicious meal I will head to Lahore Tikka House for a butter chicken and chana masala and a couple naan which equates to an exceptional dinner for two at around $25

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Detroit Eatery
389 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P1, CA

Jul 06, 2011
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Muskoka, Honey Harbour, Bala, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Midland Areas...need help!

there's a small chain called purple pig which does pretty well in central ontario, good reliable spot for bbq ribs, wings, burgers etc...

i used to like 3 guys & a stove in muskoka, but the location in blue mountain has since turned me off.

Jul 06, 2011
justinisthebest in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Piston ... anyone?

i was kinda thinking the same. thanks s jenna.

May 05, 2011
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