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best salads, 2014 edition

Love the grilled romaine caesar salad at Strada 241.

Mar 24, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Hogtown Smoke - brick and mortar location

Seriously, I've never had deep fried medallions, that was my first time. We usually get them at Stouts or Flatiron pub and both are spears.

Mar 21, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hogtown Smoke - brick and mortar location

Really? Cause I can tell you, my experience was quite a bit different. Here's my review on yelp.

We arrived fairly early on a Thursday so no problem getting a seat. Ordered a pinot grigio...my first mistake. Comes room temperature, when I tell her its warm, she goes, you wanna ice cube? Ummm, no, I want a glass of undiluted cold white wine, but if the ice cube is all you've got, I'll take it. She goes on to tell me she had just opened the bottle. You might want to refridgerate the rest of the bottle...and the others.
We started with the deep fried dill pickles. Deep fried dill pickles should not look like that. They were medallions. That's just wrong but they weren't bad. Would have been nice to have some cool ranch to go with them but they gave us chipotle without asking what we wanted.
We then ordered the pork poutine, and the half chicken with beans and creamy coleslaw. Loved the poutine, but I've had better chicken from the grocery store rotisserie. It was so dry I asked for bbq sauce, thought I could smother it a bit. She asks me, do you want mild or spicy. Mild please. Squirted bbq sauce all over my chicken to find out mild means hot. I'm assuming the spicy means suicide. I couldn't eat the chicken, not that I wanted to anyway, it was awful. So incredibly dry. The beans had a musty taste (baked beans should not taste like that) and the creamy coleslaw was so salty I couldn't eat it either. And I like my salt, trust me.
Was hoping to love this place but it just left a bad taste in my mouth. Literally

Mar 21, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Toronto's worst dives

Canary (and their great breakfasts, closed a while back)

Feb 24, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Just read that Corner House will be closing at the end of the month. Have had may romantic dinners there over the years. Sorry to see it go.

Feb 19, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

thats good. It seems to be our go to place for Indian. Thx

Feb 18, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Somebody mentioned on the weekend that Sher-e-Punjab on the Danforth had closed. Anybody know if thats true?

Feb 18, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

I think I read it online at Toronto Life

Feb 12, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Just read that Brassaii's exec chef is opening The Forth, a huge, 2 story non Greek restaurant, at Pape & Danforth around April.

Feb 08, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Family style Italian

It is unfortunate.

Dec 12, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Family style Italian

Thx for the info, the danforth location is close to home.

Dec 10, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Family style Italian

Was just discussing Carmines Italian restaurant in Manhattan and how great the family style dining is with the large platters of food to share. Does anybody know if theres a similar place in the downtown area or the gta? TIA

Dec 10, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2013 Food and Restaurant CHANGES and CLOSINGS

I don't think Stephen Page and Steven Page are the same person.

Dec 06, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kelseys...what to order?

Just had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory...thought it was terrific. Ahi tuna, Thai chicken lettuce wraps. Also Bonefish Grill. Very good. Would welcome both of these in Canada as long as they dont mess with them.

Sep 11, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kelseys...what to order?

A cab to go to a better restaurant

Sep 11, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Danforth Pizza House - what to order?

Just saw another post on facebook, saying that Angelo is in the hospital still recovering. Guess you can't believe everything you read on facebook. Good to hear he's recovering.

Sep 04, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Danforth Pizza House - what to order?

I saw on facebook that Angelo had passed away. Am going to miss not only those amazing pizza's but Angelo's warm smile.

Sep 03, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Taste of the danforth

Also being a local, I love to see the money being brought to the businesses on the Danforth, but I leave town on this weekend. I can get the same food on Monday for half the price and not get trampled to death getting it.

Aug 09, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Prince Edward Country recommendations?

We were there for a weekend a couple of weeks ago. We did a half day wine tour through PEC wine tours. http://pecwinetours.com/wine-tours-s2.php
Jennifer picked us up at our hotel, drove us to all of the wineries on our list, made a few recommendations, and dropped us off 4 hours later. Wonderful day.
We had a terrific meal at The Waring House, as well as Blumen Garden Bistro. http://www.blumengardenbistro.com/
Spent an afternoon on the beach at Sandbanks provincial park.
Great shopping and restaurants in both Picton and Bloomfield.
Wineries we visited were: Huff, Keinte-he, Closson, norman Hardy, Karlo, and Rosehall run.
Heres a list of wineries for you:
http://www.vqaontario.com/wineries/pr...

Jul 29, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Recommend Spadina Avenue Restaurants

thats right, I totally forgot about Strada 241. Amazing grilled caesar salad.

Jun 13, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Recommend Spadina Avenue Restaurants

Swatow, and Mothers Dumplings

Jun 12, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

You have $10 for a meal, where do you go in Toronto?

Gales Snack Bar at Carlaw and Eastern. Most expensive thing on the menu is the hot turkey sandwich for 3.75. (real turkey, peas, carrots, fries, and gravy) Since the coffee is only .65 TWO can eat for less than 10 bucks.

Apr 16, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

I 2nd Gales. Had a turkey sandwich that tasted like the turkey sandwices my mom use to make me for lunch in 1969. Can't wait to go back and try the hot turkey

Apr 09, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

I also 2nd the New yorker...great breakfasts...and now they're adding a little bit of fresh fruit to the plate which makes me feel way better about eating the greasy bacon and eggs. lol

Mar 28, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

North African in Greenwood/Danforth area.

Have tried Dukem, and Lalibela. Liked both but Dukem is probably our favorite. The one that we will definitely visit again. Service was terrific, food fresh, hot and very very good.

Mar 04, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Le Petit Castor - WTF?!?!?!

Lol, maybe!

Feb 19, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Namaste on Danforth

Has anybody tried this place yet? Looks like a buffet, not sure if there's a regular menu as well.

Feb 19, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Le Petit Castor - WTF?!?!?!

Not to make this about Terroni, but just try and order something a little different than whats on the menu. Its certainly not a 'the customer is always right' kinda place.

Feb 19, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Le Petit Castor - WTF?!?!?!

http://www.lepetitcastor.com/flash.html
It shows the winter menu for 2013...might still be open

Feb 15, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Places for a surprise 40th birthday?

We really like the upstairs at Lolitas Lust, on the Danforth near Logan. We've had many parties at this location. They will cater for you, you can bring in your own music for dancing, and they will staff the bar.

Feb 14, 2013
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)