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Baker's Yeast in Toronto?

Try a Brew-Your-Own or a microbrewery for leftover yeast. Since the moderators won't let me post about culturing your own (they probably don't understand what that means), so I'll have to send you somewhere instead of giving you instructions to save you time, hassle, and money. You can do it yourself, but I've been told not to suggest that.

Cheers

Aug 13, 2013
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

spanish olives in TO?

A bit late to the discussion, but Pasquale Bros is a great place. Also head to The Cheese Boutique.

Apr 07, 2013
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Spanish Anchovies in Toronto?

Turns out Hooked sells about a mouthful for $4.50.

Mar 29, 2013
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Spanish Anchovies in Toronto?

Hey thanks to both of you. I'll be chasing some tomorrow, or Saturday at the latest. Excellent news.

Mar 18, 2013
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Spanish Anchovies in Toronto?

Hi folks. I'm looking for some Spanish Anchovies. Surprisingly hard to find.

Any leads appreciated.

Cheers

Mar 10, 2013
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Spanish Olives in Toronto

I found a European restaurant supply shop in West Toronto, and bought a gallon of Arbequinas. For the life of me I can't find that place. It sells all kinds of Euro foods, is in a busy part of commercial businesses and a ground floor level shop with parking. Anybody know where this is? I thought I had the information, but I don't.

Mar 10, 2013
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Spanish Olives in Toronto

Hi folks.

I've tried some of the bulk olives in places like Loblaws, but they aren't what I'm looking for. I am searching for some small snack olives from Spain.

Where can I find bulk (or packaged in larger containers) olives like this? I am in Leslieville, don't want to travel far.

Cheers

Jul 06, 2012
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Leslieville Pumps

Ah good to know. Most pubs have a SR in the kitchen, so they serve the same but it isn't on the menu. Try some of the Firkins, and ask if there's a SR curry on the hidden menu. Very very nice. But, they do tone it down for us Muzungus.

Jun 13, 2012
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bellwoods Brewery - good beer and snacks

There's still room for perfection in things like (REAL) IPA. If I am not mistaken, Chris is Heriot-Watt educated (ICBD). I went to the same skool/faculty. I'll have to check it out.

Jun 13, 2012
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Leslieville Pumps

Those are probably gas station hours.

Jun 12, 2012
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bellwoods Brewery - good beer and snacks

That's a big call. Who is the brewer here?

Jun 12, 2012
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Leslieville Pumps

Prohibition has a smoker. It should be running already, or under construction, or testing. I wrote a business plan for a Leslieville bbq resto, but it's now been done by 2 places.

Jun 12, 2012
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Logs for BBQ smoking?

Chunks are available in bags at hardware and BBQ stores as well. But local "wood" is around.

Jun 12, 2012
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can I learn about different Olives?

I don't remember if the Bulk Barn carries them, but it's a good place to get some to try. When I get back from Europe I'll be chasing some Spanish olives. They are fantastic.

Jun 12, 2012
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

I Hate My Gas Grill, and Use It All the Time

WSM for the win!

Jun 12, 2012
BeeRich in Features

I just don't get the Burger's Priest deification

I completely agree. Great Burger Kitchen I lauded on more than one occasion, and this BP place was nothing special at all. Their burgers are second rate in my opinion. Took pictures of both and GBK won hands down in size and flavour. It's not the best, and being cheapest isn't really an accolade. It's like beer...first you pay for it, then you have to eat it. If it's bad, you pay for it twice.

I also find their burger to be loosely made. Their buns are nothing special.

Feb 18, 2012
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Musings on lunch in Leslieville

Some places have huge attitude in the hood now.

Dec 30, 2010
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Burger's Priest - Queen and Coxwell

I tried them. Once. Won't go back. B&B on Queen thumps them.

Dec 30, 2010
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best hole in wall Asian in central Toronto?

Ka Ka Lucky. Broadview, East side, just South of Gerrard. Indian would be New Haandi on Gerrard, East of Greenwood.

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Ka Ka Lucky
349 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4M2H1, CA

Dec 30, 2010
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Salad Bars in Toronto

Hi folks.

Does the Salad Bar exist anymore in Toronto? I'm wanting to find one. Anybody know of any?

Cheers

Dec 29, 2010
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Burger's Priest - Queen and Coxwell

LOL I couldn't stand the thing. Looked like a deflated football. Tiny little thing for >$5.

Aug 13, 2010
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Burger's Priest - Queen and Coxwell

Mine are always perfect. BP was overdone, and absolutely tiny. I had to go to GBK today, and it's over twice as big and more flavour. The BP burger was something I'd expect at some kid's backyard BBQ birthday party.

BP on left, GBK on right. Fast burgers? There's a drive through not 2 blocks away. I buy food, then I have to eat it. If your time is that valuable, then hire a catering company. I highly doubt these are frozen. It doesn't make sense to freeze then take all that time to thaw out. Also, this is the only outlet they have.

Aug 12, 2010
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Burger's Priest - Queen and Coxwell

I just got back from there. It's on a griddle, yes.

I got The Cheeseburger. It's tiny. I give it a 5 out of 10. Great Burger Kitchen floors this place. For all those that think this is a good burger, you really should get out more often.

It really is a sad burger. The bun, the meat, everything. I loved their air conditioning though.

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Great Burger Kitchen
1056 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Z8, CA

Aug 12, 2010
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Burger's Priest - Queen and Coxwell

Wow, every burger I've had at GBK has been absolutely incredible. It's why I keep going back there. You might want to give it another try.

Aug 12, 2010
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Burger's Priest - Queen and Coxwell

Uh, where did this come from? Great burgers from my butcher. They hire full time staff making them, and they can't keep up, as they sell them by the case.

Aug 11, 2010
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Burger's Priest - Queen and Coxwell

Technically it's in The Beach, not Leslieville. Coxwell is the dividing line, so The Tulip is in Leslieville. Great Burger Kitchen at Gerrard & Jones is an excellent burger. Ethics come secondary to the quality of the product, if you ask me, for any restaurant. GBK has ethics too. I have not tried TBP, but the religious association doesn't attract me at all.

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Great Burger Kitchen
1056 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Z8, CA

Aug 11, 2010
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Worst Beer Ever?

The Bavarian Purity Law WAS installed because they were killing people with the crap they were putting into their beers. Belgium didn't have to do that because of their wild strains. So the restriction forced Germany to brew better, instead of tossing in bicycles, shopping carts, old boots, etc. Coupled with their love for chocolates and pastries, it would only be natural to incorporate the widely available tasty carbohydrates found there. Germany...not so much. That profile is found in their foods.

I don't see the world clamouring for a pumpkin ale. A decent session pale ale will outperform any specialty whizbang product any day. Always has. The term session has placement for a reason. Going to go swig back 6 pumpkin ales? I'm sure you'd win some money if you did that.

Apr 27, 2010
BeeRich in Beer

Anyone else a Fortnum and Mason Junkie?

Not quite. I think you need another visit.

Apr 27, 2010
BeeRich in General Topics

Anyone else a Fortnum and Mason Junkie?

Like a trip to Disney World? Fortnums always has, and always will, have more class.

Apr 27, 2010
BeeRich in General Topics

Where can I get corn grits?

For the life of me I can't find any corn grits. Anybody know where I can find them close to Leslieville?

Apr 27, 2010
BeeRich in Ontario (inc. Toronto)