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Kanpai Snack Bar

Always amusing to compare Chowhound reviews to other sites and trusting the Chowhound reviews WAY more.

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

Bona Pizza going out of business, or moving?

I have seen For Sale signs plastered on the front of Bona Pizza. Does anyone know whether they are going out of business, or whether they are moving to a new location?

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

Temaki Express on Danforth

I went in close when they opened. Maybe there were Brazilian enhancements on the menu, but what I got was a standard (and I think I recall slightly bigger) hand roll with a tea.

May 04, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Temaki Express on Danforth

Cheap and cheerful Japanese cuisine, with the emphasis on handrolls. Nothing I would go out of my way for, but if I was craving a Japanese handroll fix and was in the area, I would certainly go in.

May 01, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

coffee shop near Danforth and Coxwell

Sadly, almost everything is closed down by 7 p.m. I will remember that The One In The Only stays open later, thanks.

Apr 28, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Japanese Candy

I did not know they could order stuff in for you. Thanks for the tip!

Apr 28, 2015
Pincus in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Japanese Candy

J-Town is really well-stocked. Don't know anything about the Japanese offerings at Pacific Mall for candies. There is a snack shop there where I fulfill my rice cracker cravings.

AYCE Chinese: Any recommendations?

That was the place. I'll check out Genghis Khan Grill, thanks!

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

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)