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Butter in sticks

Independent Grocer in Bracebridge has wide selection of butter in sticks.

Does anyone know where I can find icebreaker gum in the city ?

Bulk Barn.

Where to buy truffle salt?

Les Douceurs du Marche, 138 Atwater #150 (514 939 3902) was the perfect spot. Thank you very much.

Suggestion for French or Italian restaurant for birthday

I preferred Colette over Cluny. I like the outside seating in summer months.

Where to buy truffle salt?

I am in Montreal staying near Rene-Levesque Boulevard and de la Montagne Street. My boss has me to pick up truffle salt. Can anyone recommend a shop? I am in town till Monday.

One Dinner and Two Lunches in Toronto

It is Summerlicious in the Toronto at the moment. Some places will have a summerlicious menu.

One Dinner and Two Lunches in Toronto

You may find it tricky to get into some places at last minute.

The most enjoyable meals I have enjoyed recently were at R & D, Fat Pasha, Scaramouche, Buca and Boralia. Nota Bene is always a pleasure.

I have enjoyed lunch at Little Fin.

Recommendations for clean, healthy, 'upscale' breakfast or brunch in North Toronto or North York?

I think the early hours is a problem for many brunch spots. Perhaps contact the concierage at the Westin Prince to see if they have a suggestion.

Schnitzel Queen ???

They are open at 211 Queen St east of Jarvis/west of Sherbourne (across from Moss Park). Plenty of 'metre' parking out front. Same prices. Same staff.

They will open on Saturdays now from 1-6pm.

I went yesterday. The new spot has a few tables. Warm, cozy and kitschy feel perfectly suited to getting your schnitz on.

$10 for a queen schnitzel sandwich shared with friend. Yum.

Ready made (fresh or frozen) burgers?

PC Free from Angus Beef frozen burgers from No Frills / Loblaws were a hot at a bbq recently.

Monday night special restaurant near the ROM - Toronto?

Bloor Street will have plenty of taxis. The front of your hotel is a taxi stand - so do not worry about finding a cab.

You may wish to travel a short distance to Scaramouche. It is also open on Mondays.

Joso's on Davenport is another option. Pricey. I have not been there in ages but it is an option. Patio available.

Monday night special restaurant near the ROM - Toronto?

I did not find Café Boulud to be raucous. I think it would be a wonderful choice.

Buca Yorkville is also an option.

My preference for a special meal in the area would be Opus. Quite close to hotel and romantic setting.

Surprisingly different food at Forget Me Not Vietnamese Restaurant

Thanks for the bump. I was in the area for a noon meeting. We popped in for a Sunday lunch - a few other tables were enjoying their meals. I took an adventurous eater (who sampled testicles, duck tongue, tripe) and a novice (who had the spring rolls, curry, singapore noodles and mango salad with chicken and shrimp. Everyone found something to enjoy. I believe the server mentioned they are almost about to celebrate 3rd year anniversary.

Stopped into the turkish bakery next door at the end of the meal. Love the chocolate pudding - so light, yet creamy texture. Will sample some turkish delight on next visit.

Branca Restaurant

Finally got a table at Branca last night (booked weeks in advance). Enjoyable meal and terrific service. Patio opens on Wednesday so I may make trek again before the end of summer.

Ossignton - what are your favourites?

I loved Borealia - outstanding meal. My server was likely a 7/10 but food was 10/10.

R&D - New update. Photo and menu.

We went about a month ago for Sunday brunch. I took guests from northern Ontario and Oakville - it was a 416, 905 and 705 mix. Everyone loved the experience and we planned a return visit. Our server Julia was personable, efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. I thought she was such a gem that I made a comment to the manager on way out.

We pretty much ordered everything on the menu. (they were out of snow pea leaves) Our table loved the pork ribs and mushrooms. We did not love the ceviche. Likely would not order the octopus again. We would order the scallop, lobster chow mein, chinese hash, polenta fries, beet gado gado and various dim sum buns again. I would likely order the fried chicken again as it arrived late in the meal when we were all a little full. No CSB at brunch which was disappointing.

Meal with cocktails, 2 bottles of wine and dessert was about 400. We were beyond full - it was a truly indulgent Sunday brunch. (I took the same group recently to Sunday brunch at Collette for about the same cost - they seemed to enjoy the experience at R & D more.) We may be the perfect target audience - willing to try a restaurant with hype. Same group has enjoyed Fat Pasha, Ritz Carlton Sunday brunch and Takht-e Tavoos.

It was a lovely dining spot to get a table with room for a group - we were able to share food effortlessly, converse without shouting and do some people watching. I'll be back as it strikes the right note for me.

Business Patio Toronto

The hostess of Collette or your server can bring you to the elevators to the roof patio and arrange for your visit. Collette and Thompson staff work well together.

Business Patio Toronto

I love the bartender at the Park Hyatt who has worked over 50 years in the establishment. Truly old school.

Business Patio Toronto

Or the roof top of Thompson Hotel for a drink if you want a view. I do enjoy the Collette patio for dinner and then going upstairs for a nightcap.

I have enjoyed Deq at the Ritz Carlton as well.

Hidden Gems Close to Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel. Any help???

C'est What is in St. Lawrence market area. I hear good things about Bellwoods Brewery if you see it offered on a menu. The Keg on York St has a nice patio out back if you need a meeting place close to Sheraton Hotel. Bannock does offer good food close to your hotel - and it has a takeaway counter if you need to rush.

Irish Embassy Pub on Yonge and Real Sports Bar might appeal to some of your group.

Our transit system can be a good bet to get to different neighbourhoods as your hotel is right on streetcar line and steps from the Yonge or University subway line. (Best deal on weekends is a day pass which is good for 2 adults and up to 4 children all day hop on and hop off). It might be nice to get out of your neighbourhood as it does not offer much representation of what the city offers.

Sunday lunch in Toronto

I have brought out of town guests for the lunch buffet at Little India restaurant on Queen St West. Lunch buffet is open from 1130am-330pm on Sundays. Many options.

Sunday lunch in Toronto

I prefer Mother India roti over Bacchus Roti. They are located quite close to one another in the Queen West area but Mother India is open at noon on Sundays. You can eat in the restaurant - simple, decent location. Or you may wish to take away and enjoy the roti in the sunshine near Sunnyside Park (waterfront). The roti is perfect for takeaway as it stays hot. And one roti is perfect for sharing.

Hidden gem brunch

Cardinal Rule on Roncesvalles (at Queen).

Best cafe with wifi to do online job hunting?

Croissant Tree at Church and Charles might work.

(Good luck!)

Sunday lunch in Toronto

I went to R & D for lunch on a Sunday a few weeks back. Service was stellar. Some items from dinner not available on lunch menu.

Fat Pasha is another place I have been to on a Sunday.

Takht e Tavoos is a more casual option.

If I had $500 in Toronto...

Canoe, Scaramouche, Splendido or even Borealis.

Saturday night buy out of restaurant in Toronto?

A nice option could be outdoor patio at Collette on a Saturday night in September. Pricey but possible.

What is your current "List"? (i.e. places you want to try)

I took 2 of my list this weekend (Borealia and R & D).

I stilll have Buca Yorkville, Flor de Sal and Market Street catch (* always on look out for a good seafood bouilliabaise for my signif other).

And I must confess that the Uncle Tetsu cheesecake intriques me - but not enough to loiter outside a greyhound bus terminal. The line ups are still impossibly long for me to consider.

2015 Mother's Day Brunch Buffet idea around GTA

Jazz Bistro on Victoria will have a jazz band playing Sinatra standards for brunch on Mother's Day.

Looking for a nice quiet dinner out with husband, for my 35th birthday, close to the Eaton chelsea.

Toca Sunday brunch is also an ideal place for a birthday celebration. Free flowing mimosa's and divine decadence. Truly unforgettable indulgence.