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The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

Just because it's from Alberta doesn't mean it wasn't finished in a feedlot... Southern Alberta is full of feedlots.

Apr 21, 2014
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Lethbridge... Any recos?

Thanks... Looking forward to checking these out!

Apr 03, 2014
the_beezelet in Prairie Provinces

Lethbridge... Any recos?

I ate there about 4 years ago and maybe we'll go back, but that's not really what I was thinking about.

So to define funky (or at least what I'm looking for), I'd say I'm looking for something that is a little unique, for instance:
- do they make everything in house or is there a big food service truck that pulls up at the back door?
- do they use local ingredients (hard at this time of year)
- do they have any interesting vegetarian / vegan options

thanks!

Apr 03, 2014
the_beezelet in Prairie Provinces

Lethbridge... Any recos?

Greetings Prairie Hounds!

Heading to Lethbridge on Saturday for a week to visit family. Any recos for coffee shops, pizza and my childhood fav - Canadian Chinese?

Also any recos for funky lunch places?

Thanks!

Apr 02, 2014
the_beezelet in Prairie Provinces

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

thanks. i don't make it that far west often, but will try to get out there next weekend.

Mar 23, 2014
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

has anyone seen these tomatoes lately? am looking for canned unsalted tomatoes, preferably italian. we bought these at warden a couple of months ago, but haven't found them since at either warden or etobicoke.

Mar 23, 2014
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Danforth Pizza House for sale

we've been regular customers for years. i'd say the pizza is marginally less magnificent than it used to be.
the crust - well, the crust was magic when angelo was alive - is not quite as good,but i can't say i've noticed a change in the amount of toppings, at least not on what we've ordered the last 2-3 times.
can't comment on price tho. we always gave angelo $25 for a medium pie as that was what is was worth to us.

Mar 15, 2014
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Freekeh recipes and suggestions

Yup same here... bought it at costco and then had to figure out what to do with it.

The one thing I found with the cooking instructions on the bag is it left the freekeh a little too mushy, so next time I will reduce the liquid to a 2:1 ratio.

Mar 06, 2014
the_beezelet in Home Cooking

Freekeh recipes and suggestions

Freekeh with Brussels sprouts and pomegranate... it's either awful or awesome but I have to try it! Thanks for the link.

Mar 06, 2014
the_beezelet in Home Cooking

Freekeh recipes and suggestions

Hi scuba
I think the freekeh has a fresher taste than bulgar, buy the main advantage of freekeh is lower gluten and higher protein than regular bulgar.

Mar 05, 2014
the_beezelet in Home Cooking

Freekeh recipes and suggestions

Thanks for the suggestions. The kofte look amazing so will definitely give them a try, and the mujadara also looks tasty for a quick weeknight meal.
Anyone else?

Mar 05, 2014
the_beezelet in Home Cooking

Freekeh recipes and suggestions

Bought some freekeh at Costco and wondering what to do with it. So far have made a fabulous epicurious recipe with chicken, lentil, kale freekeh dish, and also a tabooli with freekeh instead of bulgar. Both very good but now what? Anyone else cook with if freekeh and are there any tips or tricks?

Mar 04, 2014
the_beezelet in Home Cooking

Toronto's Ethnic Buffet

Hear hear. Easy to be cynical about the writer's resto choices and miss the point of the article.

Mar 02, 2014
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

we just tried the freekeh in tabooli. it has a very fresh and bright flavour, and smells great when you're cooking it. we really liked it.

also using it tonight in an epicurious recipe with chicken, freekeh, kale and lentils which we haven't started eating yet but is shaping up deliciously!

Mar 02, 2014
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

they were near the canned tomatoes - at the etobicoke store.

Mar 02, 2014
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

re: Kirkland Brand Oven Dried Organic Roma tomato, 1L - $9.99
we bought a jar a week or so ago and added it to homemade pasta sauce and they are great. not too salty and very nicely flavoured.

Mar 01, 2014
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cook on Sunday - eat all week?

Oh I love the idea of broc with preserved lemon and chili flakes!

Feb 20, 2014
the_beezelet in Home Cooking

Simone's Caribbean Restaurant, 596 Danforth Ave

We had lunch at Simone's on Sunday. Maybe it was an off day? The service was great, but the food was mixed.
The cod fritter was very tasty, the coleslaw was very strange - tasted like vanilla pudding? - couldn't eat more than a couple of bites and we LOVE coleslaw.
The goat roti was flavourful but the roti itself was tough and the goat had lots of little dangerous bones, although it was nice to have the option of channa instead of potato. The jerk chicken was okay but too many bony back pieces and the rice and peas was bland and salty.
They have homemade drinks on the menu like ginger beer but didn't have any, which was disappointing.
We left thinking we wouldn't try it again, but would love to support them as they are local and we love good roti and jerk. Should we have ordered differently?

Feb 06, 2014
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chowhounds best 10 restaurants in GTA - 2014 voting

sure but overall wouldn't it be better to separate out the categories? what's the real value in 'top 10'?

Jan 02, 2014
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chowhounds best 10 restaurants in GTA - 2014 voting

apologies in advance, but wouldn't this be a more relevant exercise if there are price categories? for example, how about top 10 restaurants where 2 can eat dinner for under $xxx (without wine)? the problem with just one list is that many wonderful places will never make the list because they are being compared to fabulous and expensive restaurants.

Jan 02, 2014
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Less of this in 2014 thread

yup. all banned. never again to read that restaurant was de-sleazy but the food is de-leezy, and even though the waiter was crummy the food was scrummy. and that perfect mouthful of deliciousness... i think we've stopped talking about food and are now talking about something else.:)

Jan 02, 2014
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Less of this in 2014 thread

no more delish. either type out the whole word or use your thesaurus to find another adjective.

Jan 01, 2014
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Minuet Cafe - 925 Danforth Avenue

What a great find. We stopped in on our way home earlier this evening to buy a couple of pieces of cake to take home. He gave us 4 slices for $10 and threw in a mini bread loaf. The cake is amazing and i had to stop myself from eating more. This is a great bakery!

Jul 13, 2013
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Recos for casual dinner near the Factory Theatre?

yummy... all sound good!

jules bistro reminds me of la sirene in nyc, which we have enjoyed more than once.

more suggestions also welcome as we're not going until saturday.

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

Dodgiest looking restaurant you've been to but turned out to be a winner (or least better than expected)

i'm with ya, poppi... the old rodney's was fabulous.

Mar 17, 2013
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Recos for casual dinner near the Factory Theatre?

any cuisine, any price range.... just needs to be someplace with good food and where we can get in and out in under 90 minutes.

Mar 17, 2013
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Pizza Joint at Donlands and Danforth - Big House Pizza

if you're in the 'hood then check out pizza pide instead of mr pide. i found mr pide to be too cheesy so the other flavours were masked. pizza pide is pretty much delectable all the time.

Feb 22, 2013
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Pizza Joint at Donlands and Danforth - Big House Pizza

it replaced amaro pizza which had been there for a yr or two... i will miss amaro's amazing potato pizza but hopefully the new guys will find their niche and they wont just be a gut fill pizza place for the high school lunch crowd.

Feb 21, 2013
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

danforth pizza - closed?

we picked one up about a week ago. angelo wasn't back to work yet but his son was doing an admirable job.

apparently angelo's none too happy about the now magazine article so you'll likely have to show up in person to place your order, but it's a good excuse to hang out at the only for a beer while you're waiting!

Feb 20, 2013
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO where to buy mandarin or clementine juice?

thanks. they had tangerine juice which worked in a pinch!

Feb 17, 2013
the_beezelet in Ontario (inc. Toronto)