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I surfed around and concluded Fagor was the best product for the $. Then,, after I electronically wired $, told me the Fagor was not in stock and sent a long e-mail urging me to buy a more expensive Kuhn Rikon. It feels like a bait and switch and I'd be interested to know if anyone else has had a similar experience with them.

Aug 31, 2011
YumBum in Cookware

Craving for Kishka with Gravy

Don't underestimate Coleman's at Bathurst and Lawrence (go north one street past Lawrence and turn east into the little strip mall NOT the big mall on the west). You can count on them for the old classics--great gravy of the old-fashioned comfort variety, kishkas, knishes, and of course, latkas--the latkas really are delicious. The corned beef hash is the best in Toronto and they also have some good for value dinner specials. Plus, you can mix and match to get your perfect meal--for me, it's latkas, new dills, and a knish and maybe a slice of pie--their pies are good too and they use quality ice cream for the a la mode. The nicest part about Coleman's , though, is that there really is a sense of community in the place.

Jul 31, 2008
YumBum in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Massive Onion Rings (Toronto)

Sad news about Dairy Freeze. It appears to be under new management, even though many of the old staff remain, and the quality has gone way down. The patties seem smaller and not fresh meat but frozen. The milkshakes aren't nearly as rich and the ice cream just isn't as creamy as it used to be. The only thing going for it these days is that it's open late. When I'm in the area now, I ride the extra blocks out to Harvey's in the HomeDepot near Keele--fresher, believe it or not, and cleaner.

Jul 31, 2008
YumBum in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Banjara (Bloor near Christie)?

Competent to good cooking but the atmosphere can be unpleasant. I have given it 2 tries, with 1 remaining before I go seeking other midtown Indian haunts. Each time, we wait and wait until a very cranky man without paper or pencil appears to take the order, scolding a woman server en route to the kitchen. The woman server comes and the order is invariably missing one or two items. Solution: hire another server or plunk down a menu and a treat when people are first seated to keep them busy. But rudeness to servers? The best food loses its taste.

Aug 24, 2007
YumBum in Ontario (inc. Toronto)