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What to bring back from Quebec (Montreal, Gatineau, Quebec City)

We always tend to stop at Costco on our way home and load up on beer and wine. A wee bit cheaper than the lcbo here.

Jul 25, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Oh, thats too bad, I really liked that place.

Jul 10, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for reasonably priced authentic Mexican in Vegas.

Four of us are spending 4 days in Vegas in a couple of weeks. One is a Mexican food fan so we would like one of our dinners to be a nice authentic Mexican food feast. Looks like there's quite a few choices. Thought I would put it out there and see what's recommended. Thx in advance.

Jul 07, 2014
BIGeater100 in Las Vegas

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Hi, yes, he had an opening for a few guests (some Lolitas regulars), served appys and wine.

Jul 07, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Braised opens today at 896 Queen East, (Queen and Logan). Same owner as Lolitas on danforth. Interior is beautiful, the apps we were served last night were terrific....real comfort food. Only issue I see so far is the acoustics...its loud. May be a little quieter without so many people walking around, chatting, but it was loud. Hope it does well.

Jul 04, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

best turkey burger in TO?

Bannock. Queen and Bay. Seriously, I'm back there once a week and can't seem to order anything but the turkey burger. So juicy.

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

Yorkville! Help!

I 2nd the Playa Cabana suggestion.

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

Morgans on Danforth

I LOVE this place...been 4 times now and have yet to have a meal that hasnt been terrific. My favorite so far is the Korean chicken with the kimchi rice. And the black cod is wonderful. I dont find the place pricey at all. Was reading earlier comments and realized they must have changed the prices.

Jun 02, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Oakville recommendations

Plank, at Bronte Rd and Lakeshore is pretty good. We also tried Tavolo at Hopedale Mall. Food wasn't too bad, and the service was great. Would probably be a pretty good location for a birthday dinner.

Jun 02, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

The brunch is amazing. Had the french toast with fried chicken thighs. Hubby had the sausage and eggs. Everything was cooked to perfection. Only complaint was the 12.00 caesar. Thats a little steep. It was nothing special. Prohibition down the street makes a pretty good caesar for 7 bucks.

May 22, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

quick dinner near Queen St E and Woodbine?

I 2nd Sauvignon. Best grilled calamari I've ever had.

May 02, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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quick dinner near Queen St E and Woodbine?

visited Hogtown Smoke awhile back. One word. Awful. I'm hoping they just need to get some kinks out, but it was truly awful.

May 02, 2014
BIGeater100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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)