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shawarma question

I like Liberty Shawarma in Liberty Village, but I found Palace in Ottawa to be bland.

Jun 11, 2014
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Embarrassed to ask about a Tim Horton's donut... but that pecan tortoise donut looks kinda good...

frogsteak is kind of the duckdown of 2014. Where is duckdown anyway?

Feb 02, 2014
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Food Truck Bylaw Debate at CityHall

The discussion was about burrito vs burrito, If you read earlier in the convo which is all attached. I guess I shouldn't expect people to read. High end was never part of the conversation nor did I EVER say anything about them stealing business from "great restaurants". You put words in my mouth. If the food truck market is too attractive to people who do cheap eats, why would they ever open a cheap eats location when they can just go wherever they want in a truck? I never said anything about stealing business. Its about a business not opening in the first place because they decided to go the Truck route. I want little hole in the wall places to go sit and eat in. There needs to be a sarcasm font!

Jan 17, 2014
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Food Truck Bylaw Debate at CityHall

FrankD look up what False Dichotomy means and come back to me. My statement was rather sarcastic. I was playing devils advocate. There is middle ground. I am talking Cheap eats vs Cheap eats, Jimmy Choo vs Payless is hardly a good analogy. How you came up with this from what I said is beyond my understanding.

Jan 17, 2014
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Food Truck Bylaw Debate at CityHall

I miss those days.

Jan 15, 2014
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Food Truck Bylaw Debate at CityHall

I called my own statement a false dichotomy, suggesting there was some middle ground. I've eaten street food around the world and realize Toronto is a completely different creature. Streetfood offerings in most other countries are tiny little places with a few items with one worker. Not a mobile restaurant like foodtrucks. I would like to see more small vendors.

Jan 15, 2014
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Food Truck Bylaw Debate at CityHall

They can choose to forego. Then we won't have any cheap eats places you can sit down in and a city full of ugly trucks. I guess that is kind of a false dichotomy, but I don't think the city should bend over to accomodate these trucks. I can see it now ,one side of sidewalk foodtrucks for 8 hours a day. The other side, empty spaces where great restaurants could have been. What do you think this street will look like at the end of the day when the truck packs up and leaves.

Jan 15, 2014
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Food Truck Bylaw Debate at CityHall

Not so fast. the difference here is your second burrito business will be paying a similar rent and taxes to the guy underneath, putting you on a more equal footing and making your prices probably fairly similar based on the similar product. Food trucks have a huge advantage in this case and in some cases, can undercut a restaurants. Also, trucks take their money they earn back to wherever they live. Your burrito restaurant will contribute far more to a city than a truck.

Jan 15, 2014
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Salt Pork in the GTA

I have purchased it at Highland Farms before.

Dec 30, 2013
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO the best Candy in America

Great List! These are all new to me! Can't wait!

Dec 29, 2013
ThoughtForFood in General Topics

ISO the best Candy in America

Ive eaten Kinder since I was a kid, but never this version. Thnx!

Dec 29, 2013
ThoughtForFood in General Topics

ISO the best Candy in America

I am on a search for the best Candy in the USA. I have a couple guidelines. I am looking for what you think is a must try. For example my must try is The Red Licorice Made by Wiley Wallaby in Minnesota. Its above and beyond the best Red Licorice I have ever had, everyone who tries it agrees. It is expensive, gourmet, but a special treat.

I am basically looking for specific treats which you think are the best in show of all brands with passion for a specific product. kettle corn, fudge, taffy, or even something I've probably never heard of. :) Thanks for your help!

Dec 29, 2013
ThoughtForFood in General Topics

THE BEST Burger I have tasted - Patty N Franks on Danforth

"I am not a huge burger fan in general" you lost me.

Nov 22, 2013
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Christmas dinner options!!

I was looking for the same thing a couple of years ago and ended up at the Old Mill. I was completely underwhelmed.

Nov 16, 2013
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Breaking Bad Series Finale

Know of any venues throwing viewing parties? I don't have cable and would love to watch the finale live! Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Sep 23, 2013
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Aplogies from Canada

Agreed. The commercial is just bad taste and not funny. Whoever gave this the green light should give their head a shake. They made the actors filthy and nasty....... how does that make me want to eat your food? It is a parody of a dirt poor southern family and is meant to be funny but obviously fails. Not really offensive. The taste of Boston Pizza's food will offend Southerners far more.

Jun 24, 2013
ThoughtForFood in Food Media & News
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One of the sickest piece of 'foodie related' news this year!!

Meh...... this intersection is an absolute mess at all times of the day. I cant see a Walmart being approved here. But regardless, I highly doubt it will affect Kensington. Charles your title is very misleading and actually kinda!!!!!!Hilarious!!!!!!??!?!?!?!?!?

Jun 05, 2013
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

electric mud bbq

Last time I went to Popeyes at college and spadina, I found 3 chicken backs in an 8 piece box. WTF?

May 03, 2013
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Milk wedding cake in TO

Bucket & Whisk is the only company I have seen do this style of Cake. It's called a Naked Cake. Huge trend right now. They are more of a Sweet Display company but I know this type of cake is their specialty. It's the only type of cake they do. www.bucketandwhisk.com

Feb 12, 2013
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What's the best "American Cheese" in Toronto?

Another thing to add is that processed cheese melts in between the cracks of the burger and stays melted. Standard cheese just sits on top and tends to harden quickly. If you make your own as I do and use say an 8 year old baldersons cheddar, you get the best of both worlds. Completely disagree with Kage on this front.

Jan 29, 2013
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What's the best "American Cheese" in Toronto?

I make my own and you should also. It is the only way to get the good stuff outside the states. You can control the sharpness to your liking. Kraft "sharp" singles are a good replacement but ridiculously expensive.

I recommend Harbord Bakery for burger buns. But you can also order Martins rolls(used at shake shack), they ship to Canada now. Worth every penny.

http://www.americastestkitchenfeed.co...

Jan 28, 2013
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

NY Times Article - No Pics of the food Please - I agree

Completely agree. Moderation is the key as is with most things in life.

Jan 26, 2013
ThoughtForFood in Food Media & News

NY Times Article - No Pics of the food Please - I agree

I have a bad memory. I snap pictures unobtrusively to have restaurant memories. My wife and I look back on past restaurant visits and remember flavors, presentation, service, stories, and our time together. One look at a picture can send taste memories flooding back, and maybe even make you want to return to the restaurant. I don't have a photographic memory, but I do own a camera.

"id rather see Tuscany with my eyeballs rather than through the lens of my camera." - Can't I do both??

Jan 25, 2013
ThoughtForFood in Food Media & News

Best hot chocolate in Toronto?

Soma.

Jan 14, 2013
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fuzz Box: East Coast donair in Toronto

Made it here not that long ago. Walking in is was kind of a WTF moment. The owner was a very nice guy and I enjoyed the Donair immensely. In fact I loved it! Donair poutinne was greasy, but strangely delicious. I will absolutely frequent this place when in the neighborhood.

Jan 14, 2013
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fat Girls

Poorly handled by management as well. "We apologize, your bill has been taken care of and here is a gift card.........we just hope you will give us another chance" would be the only way to handle this. Not taking off 25-50%.

Dec 09, 2012
ThoughtForFood in Food Media & News

Slider Revolution - Danforth/Pape - now open

I ate at Sliders on the Queensway. They should have probably done a little research into what a slider actually is before opening this place. They aren't even making sliders. They are making mini burgers! (Pulling hair out)! When will people understand the difference between the two. Even Chefs don't get it.

Nov 14, 2012
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Upcoming interview with Chris Kimball

Nice find! Thanks! Jian is the best.

Nov 07, 2012
ThoughtForFood in Food Media & News

Bent at 777 Dundas West ready to open?

I will wait in line for a good meal any day. I like food that much. I'm one cool dude.

Sep 01, 2012
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Doughnuts in Toronto

What you are eating is an apple donut. Not an apple fritter. You have been misinformed. A fritter does not involve yeast, its batter based. Any apple fritter that has the look of a mass of fried batter with apple chunks in it is most likely a real apple fritter and not a yeasted dough based donut. There is a reason for the ugly shape, it's because it is impossible to form batter. I don't know where you get your fritters from but your taste buds may be playing tricks on you or they have their "fritters" mislabeled. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritter

Aug 30, 2012
ThoughtForFood in Ontario (inc. Toronto)