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rashna has dropped in quality (noticeably) in the last 2 years. went from ordering takeout there once or twice a month to avoiding it altogether now.

Go to Saffron Spice Kitchen (queen/spadina) and get the kothu roti. The last few times ...it was incredible.

uptown; Gasa, Dindigul Thalappakattu Biriyani (for biryani), Martin Bakery (mcnicoll), are all very very good right now.

about 7 hours ago
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bar Raval (with pictures)

Doughnuts are in the morning (8a-11a)

Dulce de leche with esplette
dulce de leche with bacon
orange and honey
a cheese doughnut

recs for Thai red curry paste in Toronto

(this is a yellow curry paste but a good one)
This is the one I use, have had very good results.
I pick it up at Domino Foods in the St. Lawrence market (lower level).

Feb 12, 2015
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for ex Ursa bartender Atsushi Suzuki. Any idea where he is pouring drinks?

Last I heard he moved to Shanghai and now works at a bar called Speak Low there.

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

Buster Rhino's Toronto Location

You can pretty much figure it out from their FB page.

Jan 28, 2015
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 Restaurant OPENINGS in Toronto, to June 30...

Hanmoto (new project from Han brothers; Swish by Han, Oddseoul) opened Sat night after some delays. And it was really really good.
2 Lakeview Drive (dundas/ossington)

Anyone seen where Debu Saha is cooking lately?

So it turns out he's consulting at Bindia currently (Market street). he won't say much but that's where you can find him right now.

Jan 22, 2015
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Anyone seen where Debu Saha is cooking lately?

Shame meaning he can't find work (his words). The right opportunity is a very subjective thing.

Jan 15, 2015
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Anyone seen where Debu Saha is cooking lately?

Debu is in Toronto and currently looking for work. Shame, he's so talented.

Jan 15, 2015
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Anyone seen where Debu Saha is cooking lately?

Last time i tried to track him down, i found out that he's cooking in Quebec. Not sure where right now as he was bouncing around for a bit i think.

Jan 13, 2015
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best soufganyot?(Chanukah donuts)

Seconded. Just tried a few different kinds today and Rolling Pin's were the best. Very good

Dec 18, 2014
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 Food Events

I appreciate you trying to simplify it, but it isn't that easy. We're going to look for other options, but in the meantime, since we have already started selling tickets, this was just a gesture.

For the most part, Unii works well. Good backend features as well; analytics, cross platform integration, ticket management, plus as small-time organizers we do benefit from being listed amongst the other food events on Unii. We see a direct relation with someone that bought a ticket through Unii to another food event in Toronto, and finding out about us. There isn't another platform in Toronto that does this, like this, right now. It's a pretty comprehensive event database.
In the last two years, we processed about 3400 unique purchases, and of those, about 2% complained about Unii and didn't want to use it. So we basically put those guests on a list, and they registered at the door. But that slows down the line, etc etc.
But since more and more people dislike unii, we'll look at other options. This was a quickfixx, thats all.

Dec 18, 2014
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 Food Events

Hi Guys,

Listen, we're sorry you've had such a bad experience with the uniiverse ticketing system. We were pretty frustrated when buying tickets for The Stop Night Market as well. Unii is a local company and we want to support them.

Tickets for our events don't normally cause the kind of bandwidth issues that occurred during that incident and on the whole, we've had very few complaints with the uniiverse system as a way of managing our events (both in advance when selling tickets and for checking people into our events).

That being said we'd love to have you join us for our 2015 event line-up and if you feel strongly enough about Uniiverse to be dissuaded from joining in the festivities, then please contact myself or Frank and we can make other arrangements very easily.

We have a pretty great lineup of local and non-local chefs involved. An insane list.

Dec 18, 2014
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Thai place on Queen West

Yup, its Nana, which has been written about.

Oct 29, 2014
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

AwesTRUCK 2012 - Food truck awards/event/party -Sept 9

It's safe to say that people are getting a little tired of lineups and crowded events, so we set a maximum # of guests to keep it comfortable and manageable. also added the vip option so people dont have to worry about pulling out their wallets at the event (speeds up the lines, and trucks are ready to pump out the food).

Plus we want to thank everyone for waiting in the lines at previous events etc etc. So we'll be giving away 100 general admission via the facebook/twitter channels.
So basically it will be a 'free' ticket that people can grab via the ticket page.
We'll chunk it off tomorrow and friday to try and make it as fair as possible. For eg, we'll release a batch of freebies tomorrow at 10am, then probably some in the afternoon, evening, and again on friday. etc etc. This way it evens the flow.

VIP giveaway will also work the same way. free ticket (1 per person) on the ticket page, spread between friday and monday or something.
If you want the freebies, your best bet is to watch the #awestruck2012 hashtag on twitter, or facebook.

hope that helps.
in terms of numbers, VIP will be smaller than the brick works picnic. like i said, I'm going for comfort here. plenty of vendors, small lines, fast moving.

(please dont delete these posts moderators)

Aug 08, 2012
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

AwesTRUCK 2012 - Food truck awards/event/party -Sept 9

It's a ticketed event because we're having it at the brick works site.
Limited number of tickets (trust me, it will be a lot less than what you're used to at street food events). event is designed to address the line issues.

The $60 ticket is exactly what it is. See the menus on the food truck eats site? you can eat from the top 8 trucks for 2 hours AND the 8 popups that we haven't announced yet, and have some drinks. It will also be a limited number of people for vip.

yes we're giving away vip tickets
yes we're giving away 100 general admission tickets

Aug 08, 2012
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Food Truck Festival - Distillery District - July 2, 2011

This is just the first event.
by the third event, looking at probably 12 gourmet trucks, if all goes according to plan.

Jun 28, 2011
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

In Miami (SoBe area) April 23-26th with 3 foodies

Thanks for all the help guys. Updated the pegs with your suggestions, we've got a lot, and hopefully we make a dent.
If anyone is going to the cutler street food event or the one in wynwood tomorrow, we will be there.

thanks again.

In Miami (SoBe area) April 23-26th with 3 foodies

Thanks frodnesor, will keep Ola in mind, and yes I meant D. Rodriguez Cuba. Going to book Timo now based on your rec.
We're staying at the Carlton, these places were suggested by someone from Sunny Isles, so hence the close proximity.

Timo Restaurant
17624 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles, FL 33160

In Miami (SoBe area) April 23-26th with 3 foodies

Yeah I think we're going to skip Tony Chan's. The fact that shark fin and sea bass is on the menu isn't sitting well with us. thanks tpigeon

In Miami (SoBe area) April 23-26th with 3 foodies

Thanks guys, we're narrowing down our list best we can, and we will have a car for the entire trip, so driving around shouldn' t be an issue.

It looks like we are doing NAOE after all.
Can anyone comment on Tony Chan's and these places?
De Rodriguez Cuba
Timos Restaurant
Acqualina Resort and Spa
Sole on the Ocean, new trending hotel
State Park, Oleta
Spanish Monetary
H Restaurant

Much appreciated. Can't wait. The food truck issue is really hot in Toronto right now, so would be great to get some perspective on it.

Too bad about Panther coffee, I'll make a note on the map.

175 Sunny Isles Boulevard, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

Timo Restaurant
17624 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles, FL 33160

In Miami (SoBe area) April 23-26th with 3 foodies

Thanks Guys!.
Yeah I see that one of my collaborators has added more places on the map, including Naoe!.

I meant to mention that the food truck pegs are merely there for reference so we know not to forget about them, we'll look them up for current info of course

Added shake shack (never been), jimmy's to the list, Red light, Sugarcane, Michy's and Sra as well, they look great. Thanks for the tips. By looking at the sites, I can say that this is exactly the stuff we were looking for.

Is Joe's Stone crabs really worth it? seems like an overly tourist thing to do.

If you're ever in Toronto, please look me up on spotlighttoronto.com and i will return the favour.

6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138

In Miami (SoBe area) April 23-26th with 3 foodies

Hey everyone,

Been reading the board to catch up on where to eat when 4 of us are in SoBe for 4 days next weekend.
It's our first time in Miami, and we're all big foodies/writers from Toronto, Canada.
Was wondering if you can help us find some good eats.
Here's the map I've put together with a lot of help from Jackie at Michael's Genuine Kitchen.

We've all dined at top michelin star restaurants, and would prefer to skip those in Miami and go for some authentic bites and unique experiences.

Am I missing any restaurants on that list that you think we should check out?
For a splurge night, two in group wanted to consider the new Boulud place. http://lifeandtimes.com/dishing-with-...

Thanks a lot guys.

Oliver & Bonacini @ Bell Lightbox

There is a free signal, but not sure it is O&B. If they were planning to have free access, I'm guessing it will probably in the next few days.

Aug 16, 2010
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Oliver & Bonacini @ Bell Lightbox

Place looks very much like dean and deluca in nyc.
Coffee was great, the fresh local fruit juices were fantastic.
It's a sit down place with plenty of seating high low, etc.
There is a take out area at the end which will feature the menu, eco containers, etc. The sandwich is honestly the best I have had, and am craving it already just a few hours later.

they're even serving a new bubbly from Cavesprings, made for O&B, titled Sparkle and Buzz. good prices on drinks, menu, etc.

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

Oliver & Bonacini @ Bell Lightbox

Pics from breakfast today at Canteen. They're open tomorrow (Sat) for Dinner. Sunday for Lunch/Dinner, and starting monday, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Breakfast buttie ($4-$6)

fruit salad, peach juice

Board menus

more food


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

Graze the Bench?

Yes, the $25 pass gets you your first full glass of wine and food pairing. Subsequent glasses of wine are $7, and food etc.
But if you want to taste new releases, they're subject to the normal rules of the winery.
Which means that some will charge $1-3, and waive the fee if you buy something, or some may not charge at all.

Jun 05, 2010
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Origin on king east

No have not eaten, giving it another week before checking it out. Reports are now mixed (portion sizes etc). Will check it out soon though

Mar 28, 2010
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Origin on king east

no liquor license yet.
opened on friday quietly, getting lots of traffic. great reports so far.

that patio is going to rock when it opens up.

Mar 22, 2010
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Wine 101 offered by LCBO?

It's a stationed event that takes you through the some very basic principles of wine. Distinguishing between varietals, tasting notes.
If Ed Madronich (Flat Rock Cellars/WCO) is there, which he usually is, its very informative.

Jan 25, 2010
Suresh in Ontario (inc. Toronto)