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Prague Deli

Exactly. I loved Prague Fine Foods Emporium and hated Prague European Kitchen, despite the menu being mostly the same. The former was cosy and charming; the latter cold and uninviting.

2012 Food and Restaurant CHANGES and CLOSINGS

momofuku toronto

Oh, this is good to know. My husband is allergic to onions and so often the servers have no idea as to what's in each dish. I tried contacting them regarding his allergy but have not yet heard back. Do you know, offhand, if many of the dishes have onions as a central component of the dish? Obviously the ramen is out, but I was hoping maybe he could have the buns or something.

Gangster Burger

Hah, he did, he went to my high school. "Gangster."

Bent at 777 Dundas West ready to open?

I walked by yesterday and it now has the words "family" and "restaurant" in the windows flanking the front doors. Huh, didn't think it was a family restaurant.

Critique my "must try" list for Toronto!

Do you mean Le Select Bistro instead of Simple?

Burgers Priest to open West End Location

I think JennaBean is referring to Yonge St being the dividing line for E and W streets (like Queen East and Queen West), which it is.

I think the whole thing was just meaning they were coming west of the river, and I think the term "west end" has confused everyone.

Burgers Priest to open West End Location

Is it really? This would be amazing as I live within walking distance!

2012 Food and Restaurant CHANGES and CLOSINGS

There is a big For Lease sign in the front window, so if not now, then probably soon.

Chowthoughts on Nuttall-Smith's latest review

It is him. He referenced this thread on his twitter feed.

I've only skimmed the article, but I think he's won me as a fan.

Need a foodie friendly "lux dive"

Harbord House.

Favourite Cheap-and-Cheerful Indian?

Third this -- absolutely my favourite Indian restaurant in the city. The food is so good, so cheap, and the people there are so nice. Definitely a winner.

Where to buy Chobani yoghurt in Toronto?

They have the large tubs of the plain Greek style at my local Loblaws (Queen/Portland). I'm not sure if it's full fat or not, but it tasted like sour cream to me, if it's any indication.

Old-fashioned and generous service @ Harbord Bakery

All this praise for Harbord Bakery makes me think that I must be ordering the wrong things from them -- nothing I've had there has been at all memorable. I am definitely going to try some of the items suggested here!

Toronto with young children ???

I'm not a big poutine eater so I can't say if they're the best but there is a Smoke's Poutinerie down the road from your hotel, maybe a 5 min walk away.

416snackbar (review & pics)

What time was this? They typically have all the blinds drawn until they open -- could that be it? I live in the area and don't think it's been closed down...

Santouka is coming

According to the Toronto Life article, they are looking for spaces downtown. Which is amazing!

2012 Food and Restaurant CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Do you mean The Prague on Queen West?

I hope nothing changes... I love that place.

Banh Mi Boys

I'm pretty sure the guys who run Banh Mi Boys also own at least one of the Vietnamese banh mi shops in Chinatown.

Bohemian Gastropub - what's the word?

Yup, exactly. I was quite shocked at how subpar the food was. Plus, my husband has an onion allergy, and they pretty much told him there was nothing on the menu he could have, because they all involved some element of pre-madeness.

Restaurants for birthday dinner?

Thanks for the prompt reply JennaBean! I will look into Woodlot (don't live too far from there which is bonus). My husband is really more of a pub-type guy so he'd probably feel more comfortable there than at Splendido or George. :)

88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA

Restaurants for birthday dinner?

Hi everyone,

It’s my husband’s birthday this weekend and I want to take him out for a nice dinner. One small problem, though: he is allergic to onions (and everything in the onion family, like shallots, scallions, leeks, etc.). Not severely allergic, but enough to ruin a nice meal if he were to ingest any. Because of this, we are cautious of any cuisine that relies heavily on onions for flavouring, or might make use of pre-made sauces/marinades (there was only one item at my favourite Indian restaurant that he could eat!).

Can anyone offer recommendations that aren’t steakhouses or tasting menus? I’m hoping to find a place that has a few items which are totally onion-free, or which can easily be taken out without compromising the flavour/integrity of the dish. And, of course, attentive service to ensure that this is taken care of for us properly (we’ve encountered a lot of difficulty in restaurants – like the chef might remove all the onions in the actual dish, but then absent-mindedly throw on some chives as garnish, thus rendering it inedible). We both like sushi, so I was considering Yuzu, but we were just at Sushi Kaji two weeks ago and I’m afraid it would be underwhelming in comparison – would this assessment be accurate? Would Origin be a good choice? I'm open to any and all suggestions, as I'm sure there are quite a few which would work. I don't really have a budget, and we'd like to keep it downtown, if possible.

Thanks so much!

Sushi Kaji
860 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M8Z1N7, CA

236 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H1W7, CA