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Rude treatment at Khao San Road

I can't think of any instance where I would need to know a server's name. A manager's name, yes. And with the out of control social media world, fake names make sense. As long as the management knows who I am talking about, that's all that matters.

Apr 16, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hiro Sushi/Kotobuki Sake Bar

Hiro was super nice to me when I came in all alone and shivering one night. Sat me down at the sushi bar and fed me omakase which was very affordable.

Apr 13, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ital Vital Rastarant - West Indian Creole vegan cuisine

Thanks! Will pick some up one night this week, maybe Friday.

Apr 13, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chung Moi closed for renovations

As long as the food doesn't change. Love their lunch specials.

Apr 08, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

AYCE Chinese: Any recommendations?

Ever since The Great Khan closed at Steeles and Kennedy, I haven't had the urge to visit an AYCE place. But I agree with Dragon Pearl as a not bad choice out of all those out there, some friends dragged me out there and it was a decent AYCE place.

Apr 08, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Polish bakery in Scarborough/East End Toronto?

They are very industrious.

Apr 07, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Polish bakery in Scarborough/East End Toronto?

Germans?! Making Polish doughnuts?!! :)

Thanks, will check them out too.

Apr 07, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

Enoteca Sociale
Guu
Sansotei
QMP
Golden Shanghai
Northern Dumplings

Mar 31, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Rude treatment at Khao San Road

Well, ok. These comments have made me think.

The hostess not providing the name is poor customer service.

The adding a seat to a four table to make a five seater is poor customer service.

The restaurant has an understandable policy towards not allowing groups to waste the restaurant's time with waiting for group members, because not every group is as honest as the OP's group.

If Khao San is "hot" enough that they can get away with not giving names when asked and not having to at least pretend to be apologetic, well, then, they can stay in business.

And it is awkward for the Khao San person who posts on Chowhound.

Mar 31, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Polish bakery in Scarborough/East End Toronto?

But...but...Real McCoy Homeburger! :)

Yes, I should go exploring.

Mar 31, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

La Boulange at Starbucks

The sample chocolate chunk cookie they gave me the week before at Starbucks was pretty good. But pain au chocolat is a more delicate construction, so I can see where they would serve a barely edible chocolate brick.

Damn, now I want to go to La Cigogne for pain au chocolat...

Mar 31, 2015
Pincus in Chains

Rude treatment at Khao San Road

Full restaurant or not, it sounds like their five person table wasn't enough of an issue with the extra seat blocking traffic. This does sound like poor customer service.

Mar 31, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Polish bakery in Scarborough/East End Toronto?

Thanks, Googs! I can do a Real McCoy for dinner/take out from Polka odyssey! :)

Mar 30, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Polish bakery in Scarborough/East End Toronto?

I know of quite a few in the West End, but none anywhere else in Toronto.

I am really craving some rose and plum doughnuts.

Mar 30, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Is Scarborough the dining capital of the world?

Scarborough does have a whole lot of amazing places for very cheap prices. I would rather explore around Scarborough for cheap good diverse cuisine than any other part of the city.

Anyone tried the new, less sweet Coca-Cola?

I only like Coca-Cola with cane sugar in it anyway. :)

Mar 13, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Road trip to Toronto, weird shirts, art, coffee, and doughnuts.

If you like performance art, you can check out Social Capital Theatre on the Danforth and get a comedy performance and a dive bar in the same space. Upstairs is actually not bad, for full dive, go downstairs to the Black Swan.

Feb 06, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Uncle Ray's Hot Chips

Seen them at multiple convenience stores on the Danforth, and a while ago at the store on the corner of Queen and Coxwell.

Jan 30, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Uncle Ray's Hot Chips

That Home Hardware is pretty random if they stock potato chips!

Jan 27, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Edward Levesque's

Cripes, first "Local 1794", now this. I hope this isn't going to start a mad trend for restaurant names.

Jan 16, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chowhound's top 10 in GTA- 2015 version

My top ten are all in the "bargain" category, so I never bother posting in such exalted restaurant company. :)

Jan 16, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

So sad: Vachon cakes are not what they used to be. They changed the recipe!

Dare we hope for cane sugar? :)

Jan 11, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

So sad: Vachon cakes are not what they used to be. They changed the recipe!

I used to live on the caramel ones, but did enjoy the occasional Jos. St. Louis. Now I'll have to go sample each one, purely for scientific reasons.

Jan 09, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Toronto ramen

Thanks for the tip, will definitely check these out.

Dec 30, 2014
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New bar Danforth bar/restaurant Local 1794??

Went there last night.

Great food, especially the apple pie coleslaw (don't know what the official name is, but that's what it will be in my heart and mind from now on). Looking forward to working my way through the menu.

Super service as well, friendly without being annoying.

Looks like it's being aimed at the same crowd who would go to Morgan's, but the atmosphere at Local 1794 is a lot less stuffy.

Thirty minutes in, I looked up and said to myself, "Oh yeah, this used to be Columbo's Pizza".

What is a place you frequent that you wouldn't expect to ever see mentioned on chowhound?

TKOs @ Coxwell/Danforth.

Blue collar sports bar with really delicious bar food. Not at all from a Sysco Heat'n'Serve vat.

New bar Danforth bar/restaurant Local 1794??

Yes!

I saw them tidying up inside Saturday night. Looking forward to heading out there this week.

Dec 16, 2014
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

" Fisherman Lobster Clubhouse Restaurant " - The 'other' giant lobster specialist in town

I've been there once and can only echo the negative comments. Upselling, greasy typhoon lobster chunks. Can't see ever returning, especially for the prices charged.

Dec 12, 2014
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New bar Danforth bar/restaurant Local 1794??

Super!

Dec 05, 2014
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

FOUND Clam Strips in Toronto

:)

Dec 04, 2014
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)