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Best 'early morning' weekday brunch downtown?

Can anyone recommend a few really good breakfast spots downtown, that serve more than just greasy eggs and hash browns and are open by 8am or earlier?

Best authentic Cuban-mexican cuisine in Toronto?

While in San Francisco last week my girlfriend and I experienced some amazing cuban-mexican food at Cha Cha Cha on the Haight in San Francisco. I don't expect to experience anything that matches, but does anyone know if there is Cuban-Mexican fare that approaches in quality what you can get there?

Good Mochi in Toronto?

While in San Francisco last week my girlfriend and I experienced some amazing fresh strawberry Mochi at Benykyodo in Japantown in San Francisco. I don't expect to experience anything that matches, but does anyone know if there is mochi that approaches in quality what you can get there?

Mangoes and artificial ripening

Has anyone reading this purchased mangoes which they later found out were artificially ripened? In particular, I'm referring to the use of banned substances like Calcium Carbide.

How did you find out that banned substances were used?
Did you file any formal complaint?

Portable countertop grill WITH timer?

Hi
Have been shopping for the past year for a good portable countertop grill with a timer and removable grill plates.
I had a Hamilton beach, but the power cord wore out after several years use, and it was also way too large for my needs(ie to grill a bagel in the morning or the occasional sandwich)

George Foreman makes several models, but most dont even come with an on-off switch!
Please, any recommendations?
I may order this model online, it comes with a digital timer, but still much larger than I need
http://www.georgeforemancooking.com/p...

Nov 10, 2011
eco_bach in Cookware

Smallest countertop grill with a timer

Ok
I am pulling my hair out in my search, and, if posting here is inappropriate, then don't hesitate to let me know.

I have been searching for the past year for a small countertop grill WITH A TIMER.
I had a Hamilton beach but it was HUGE and the power cord wore out after several years of use.
George Foreman brand have several, but almost all have no on off switch, let alone timer.
Any recommendations?

Nothing better than fresh grilled bagels in the morning! A toaster just doesn't cut it.

MUST HAVES
-the grill plates must be removable for washing
-it must have a timer

NICE TO HAVE
-small, maximum 2 slices of bread or bagels grilled at once

Thanks for any feedback!

Nov 09, 2011
eco_bach in Cookware

Best budget dinners downtown Toronto ?

Hi
Normally find myself in chinatown when I want a decent deal without spending a fortune. Outside of fast food outlets, what are some good options for a sit down dinner in the down town core?

Best Falafel In Toronto

Having just returned from paris I have to agree...though am still searching

Decent Chinese downtown (that has good veg & seafood and has wine or allows BYOB)?

ditto New Sky...Szechuan Chicken with crispy greens, any of their eggplant dishes or, if nursing a cold, spicy clam hot pot!

Inexpensive french bistro in Toronto??

Hi
Just returned from a too short trip to Paris and am going thru withdrawal...BIG time. Can anyone share their recommendations for the 'best' 'Parisian-style' french bistro in Toronto?

Recommendations for 'best' Parisian style bakery in Toronto/GTA

Hi
Just returned from a too short trip to Paris and am going thru withdrawal...BIG time. Can anyone share their recommendations for the 'best' 'Parisian-style' boulangerie in Toronto?

Thanks, merci!

Best place to buy goat cheese in Toronto

hi
Just returned from Paris and am going thru cheese withdrawal. Anyone recommend where to get goat cheese inexpensively?

Countertop grill WITH TIMER- need recomendation please!

no... a timer

Aug 04, 2011
eco_bach in Cookware

Countertop grill WITH TIMER- need recomendation please!

Hi
Can anyone at all recommend a good, portable countertop grill, suitable for maybe grilling 2 sandwiches , WITH A TIMER!

something like this
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Hamilton-Beac...

but with a timer

can't believe these portable units, like the George Foreman don't come with a timer and you have to plug and un[plug everytime you use it.

Aug 04, 2011
eco_bach in Cookware

Mother Parkers Premium Coffee (in red bags with gold letters)

Hi
Have really liked this particular brand of coffee, been drinking over 10 years in the morning. Where I currently get it no longer carries this brand...am desperately trying to locate this coffee somewhere in Toronto, preferably downtown. Will even order it online if I can source it. and am willing to buy it by the box if required.
Any tips or suggestions appreciated!

Best Pad Thai......where?

Hi
Lived downtown for the past 15 years. In that time the best pad thai was always consistently to be had at the old, dearly missed Bamboo club on Queen street.
Anyone know where you can find pad thai just as good and similar to what they served there? I've eaten at almost every Thai restaurant downtown, and nothing comes close...