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Has anyone used Mamaluv meal delivery?

from the website under Menu and warming instructions : All Mamaluv meals arrive par-cooked & frozen for enjoyment at your convenience – and can be easily warmed in the microwave or oven.

Apr 10, 2014
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

I mistakenly assumed they were shot ribs not beef back ribs. They look good but with a smoker at home i'd rather just make my own. :)

Apr 03, 2014
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

are these beef short ribs uncut or are they sliced and ready for the likes of Korean BBQ?

Apr 02, 2014
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Heading to Ottawa

With kids... Zac's diner in the byward market if it's still around.

Mar 31, 2014
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Single Traveler - Downtown Ottawa

Also I've never been but have heard good things about Supply and Demand.

http://www.supplyanddemandfoods.ca/

Mar 26, 2014
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Single Traveler - Downtown Ottawa

I might be a bit late, but I would recommend either walking to the Byward Market and eating at Vittoria Tratoria. The pizzas are exquisite but so is everything else.

http://www.vittoriatrattoria.com/

Mar 26, 2014
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hogtown Smoke - brick and mortar location

In Nashville when having DF pickles, they were medallions.. more batter per pickle.. .makes them taste more like dill pickle chips.

Mar 21, 2014
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

One product I wish they would bring back is the store made roasted garlic bread on baguette. It was outstanding and I haven't seen it in about 2 years.

Mar 18, 2014
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Weekend Dining Adventure

lol

Dec 10, 2013
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Friday Night Indian- Staying Downtown

Those are weird prices at Pukka. Normally you try and round off your pricing to 50 cents or the dollar. Strange to see all those decimal points.

Dec 10, 2013
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What would you LOVE as a midnight snack @ a wedding? [Do you even want one?]

late-night wedding buffets are notorious to be party killers. People stop to eat and the party ends. Which could kill your plans for a rager till 2 am.

Nov 15, 2013
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Estrella Taqueria: New Taco Place Opening in North York

We had dinner here on Friday night. Plenty of drinks available from different beers to tequila or bourbon. Food was very tasty. Had the nachos to start and they were quite decent with fresh home made chips. Ordered a number of different tacos and all were very good. My favorite was the pork belly, followed by the duck confit and al pastor. Skipped dessert. Paid 1$ each for Q water, but the waiter and bussers made sure to keep our water bottle full. Had the owners Chuck and Otta swing by to make sure everything was to our liking. I'd recommend it.

Nov 11, 2013
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Would skyland carry this stuff? (spices)

Just to follow up... found the Cari ni Ando, Kaffir Lime Leaves and Garam masala at Al Premium Food mart near Warden and Eglinton.

No luck on the Za'tar blend.

Nov 03, 2013
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Estrella Taqueria: New Taco Place Opening in North York

no website yet other than a facebook group. Anyone seen a menu yet?

Oct 28, 2013
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

How would I go about making a smoker?

This is the best response you have receive. A UDS is the way to go to build your own. you will get a solid smoker that will burn 12-14 hours on one load of lump charcoal and you can probably build it for under 100$. Here are instructions to building one. http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/84...

Also, look up Ugly Drum Smoker on Facebook for plenty of ideas.

Oct 14, 2013
gaudreaur in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling
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Would skyland carry this stuff? (spices)

A family member is looking for a few spices for some recipes. I'll be in Toronto in the next few weeks and will probably pop into skyland in Scarborough as it's near where I'm staying. The garam masala I can find pretty much anywhere but do you think these other things would be available at Skyland? If not, suggestions on where to pick up?

Kaffir lime leaves
CAri ni ando (Vietnamese curry powder) in a jar or bag
Garam masala
Zathar middle eastern

Oct 14, 2013
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Any one looking for Barbarian's Steakhouse seasoning?

It's a good seasoning but I wouldn`t say it's my go-to one. I have a variety of rubs that and seasonings that I use. Mostly for steak just fresh cracked black pepper and kosher salt.

Sep 21, 2013
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Any one looking for Barbarian's Steakhouse seasoning?

I found it over a year ago at Ontario Gas BBQ in Vaughan.

Sep 17, 2013
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chocolate Souffle

I've never had a chocolate souffle and my wife and I would like to eat someplace that serves it. Hopefully the rest of the menu would be decent as well. Preferable someplace in or around Scarborough but willing to travel for an outstanding meal.

Sep 06, 2013
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Suggestions for Ottawa restaurants

In the Byward Market area, i really like Vittoria Trattoria. (www.vittoriatrattoria.com) Their pizzas are outstanding. Also, Fatboys Southern BBQ is really decent BBQ fare. (www.fatboys.ca

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And for me, no trip to Ottawa is complete without a stop at the Elgin Street Cafe for the Blue Plate Breakfast special. (www.elginstreetdiner.com)

Aug 06, 2013
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Olde Ridge Barbeque

Here are a few pictures.

Jul 29, 2013
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Olde Ridge Barbeque

Looks like I will revisit this thread from a few years ago.
I visited this place on Saturday for lunch. They had Beef Ribs and Pulled pork available as well as beans and corn bread. We tried them all. Ribs were tender and very meaty back ribs. They had just the right amount of Maple Wood smoke and were sauced with a sweet tomato based sauce. Pulled pork was tender and the sauce was a bit more vinegar based.
Beans and corn bread were decent as well.
I don't go by this area often but would definitely return. I took a few pics which I will upload later.
The owner Bob Turner took the time to check on us and chatted with me extensively about his love of BBQ, his cooking technique and even took the time to show me his BBQ pits. Nice guy and a nice family owned restaurant. Only open 3 days a week though (Fri, Sat, Sun) and when the food is gone, it's gone.

Jul 29, 2013
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

breakfast off the 401 (near the airport-ish?)

+1 for Zet's.

May 31, 2013
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Indian Lunch Buffet?

Sounds like Little India would fit the bill. http://www.littleindia.ca/

Apr 26, 2013
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for meat (ostrich, crocodile, kangaroo)

Are there any places in Scarborough that would carry these different types of meat. I'm located near Kingston and Markham roads.

Dec 29, 2012
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Diners Drive-ins and Dives North of GTA

Mike Love's BBQ is closed, but I think there is another BBQ place in Barrie... never been though.

Aug 06, 2012
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Five Guys Burgers Location coming soon!

One thing I found interesting is how close this 5G was to the Big and TAll clothing store. That's how I discovered it... was out shopping for clothes at Mr Big and Tall down the street. In Ajax, they opened next door to a George Richard's Men's ware. So I go in and buy my 4X golf shirt and slink over to 5 guys for a nice healthy burger and fries. :)

Aug 01, 2012
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New PC Insider's Report

I had the S'Mores pie. Was very good.

Jun 02, 2012
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Buffalo for lunch or dinner: Lake Effect Diner or Mulberry's Italian Ristorante

I just noticed you never got an answer to your question. Having just come back from a Diner's Drive Ins and Dives expedition into Buffalo, we at at these two locations and also at Sophia's.

The two you have chosen are such opposites. All the food we ate was good. If you are looking for a really casual place to nudge up to the lunch counter and grab lunch (or all day breakfast like we did), then Lake Effect is the way to go. Cozy, but very small so i imagine it fills up quickly during busy times.

Mulberry was much bigger but more casual than we expected. We could have gone in our jeans and felt right at home with the sports memorabilia on the wall and the loud music and TV's in the big front room. Food was great and portions were gigantic.

Either way, you can't go wrong. I'll also give one last plug for Sophia's as they had probably the best breakfast I have ever had in a restaurant.

Mar 16, 2012
gaudreaur in New York State (exc. NYC)

Good places to eat in Sudbury

Gonna bring this thread back to life. My favorite restaurant in Sudbury is Bella Vita cucina. It's in a residential area so if you didn't know it was there, you'd never find it. But the food has always been fabulous.

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Bella Vita Cucina
493 Kathleen St, Sudbury, ON P3C2M7, CA

Feb 29, 2012
gaudreaur in Ontario (inc. Toronto)