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Via Mercanti Pizza - best in Toronto? Really?

Glad you agree.

about 1 hour ago
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Via Mercanti Pizza - best in Toronto? Really?

Of course food that needs to be cooked for several HOURS is not expected to be make fresh just like you would not expect Stew to be made per order BUT would you accept the pancakes for you Peking duck being made the day before and then reheated and served to you? Or a stir fry dish made ahead then reheated? I think not...

Charles based on your past posts you are fussy.. maybe just not with "foreign" Italian food... :-)

about 1 hour ago
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Via Mercanti Pizza - best in Toronto? Really?

And I can guarantee you that the reheated pizza in Italy would not be considered the "best place in Italy to get Pizza"... as this discussion thread is titled "Via Mercanti Pizza - best in Toronto? Really?" I assumed that we were discussing where to get the best pizza not where to get reheated fast food slices..

about 1 hour ago
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Via Mercanti Pizza - best in Toronto? Really?

Did you get a slice of pizza that had been sitting around for who knows how long and then reheated when you ordered it?

Because buying "reheated" Pizza to me is as much of a sin as recommending you go to lunch at Manchu Wok...

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Hoops Sports Bar & Grill & Grill Time Korean on Yonge @ College have closed to make room for the site redevelopment i.e. Condo...

about 18 hours ago
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Is there a place where can I rent a sausage stuffer?

I have been called worse on here... :-)

Is there a place where can I rent a sausage stuffer?

Buy one the day before, when you are done with your party clean it really well and pack it back up with all the packaging and return it..

RIP Johnny K

Johnny K (Katsuras) has passed away for those who do not know him or of him he has helped build Toronto's dining / nightlife scene since the late 70's...

From Chef DB:
2011 - 2013 The Playpen Toronto Co-owner/Partner
2005 - 2011 Tomi-Kro Toronto Consultant
2003 - Present Johnny K : The Restaurant Toronto Owner/Proprietor
2001 - 2003 Gus Toronto Co-owner/Partner
1998 - 2000 Fancy Shoes (pasta for sale) Toronto Owner/Proprietor
1995 - 2003 Lolita's Lust & the Chinchilla Lounge Toronto Co-owner/Partner
1994 - 1998 Pan on the Danforth Toronto Owner/Proprietor
1993 - 1995 The New Avec Toronto Co-owner/Partner
1992 - 1993 Avec Toronto Owner/Proprietor
1991 - 1992 Hudson Toronto Co-owner/Partner
1991 - 1992 Trixie Toronto Manager
-- Mrs. Smith's Cocktail Party Toronto Owner/Proprietor
1989 - 1990 4th and 5th Toronto Owner/Proprietor
[1989 - 1990] King Curtis Room Toronto Owner/Proprietor
1989 - 1990 The Liberty Toronto Owner/Proprietor
[1989 - 1990] Van Halen Café Toronto Owner/Proprietor
[1989 - 1990] The Claremont Toronto Owner/Proprietor
1987 - 1989 Tazmanian Ballroom Toronto Owner/Proprietor
1986 - 1988 Krush Toronto Owner/Proprietor
1982 - 1983 The Blue Angel Toronto Owner/Proprietor
1980 - 1990 Johnny K Toronto Owner/Proprietor
1978 - 1980 Queen Street Eatery Toronto Owner/Proprietor

Nodo in the Junction

I have been meaning to try this place, sounds great!

You're hungry, you want breakfast, you're in Yorkville and you've got $5.10

The better option at Pusateris is to buy a plain bagel then go to the counter and pick up a little package of smoked salmon, they usually have some small single serving ones for around $4 which still has twice as much salmon as most places serve on a bagel!

Bar Standards

I checked the agco website and it looks like the last time someone violated "not providing a Liquor menu" was 2011. Maybe they have changed the rules since then as it was a fairly constant violation in many of the previous years...

I learn something new every day!

Am I detecting a pattern here?? - Ridiculous rating by Toronto Life reviewers on great restaurants

"And for the incorrect use of a single word"

I could forgive "Ridiculous" but then you added many other single words:

- disturbing
- HATE
- pathetic
- out-of-whack
- printing mistake
- half drunk

Bar Standards

I have never seen a drink menu in Toronto ever that listed the alcohol content of every drink. I guess they are all breaking the law...

Bar Standards

This is not all on the bartender.. if you notice 90% of the pint glasses are supplied by the beer companies. If they supply "short" glasses to the bar it is not like the bar can put more beer in the glass than what it holds.

Am I detecting a pattern here?? - Ridiculous rating by Toronto Life reviewers on great restaurants

snark

Am I detecting a pattern here?? - Ridiculous rating by Toronto Life reviewers on great restaurants

Maybe because your post started as an attack against Toronto Life because they do not share your opinion.
You could have posted "Do you think TL ratings are out of whack?" instead of "Ridiculous rating by Toronto Life reviewers on great restaurants" it is like you are picking a fight right away.
Open and frank discussions start with the premise of exchanging ideas not asserting that your opinion is the only one that is correct and anyone who disagrees must be "half drunk" and "disturbed"?

Am I detecting a pattern here?? - Ridiculous rating by Toronto Life reviewers on great restaurants

I read many positive review of places that I do not like and vice versa... just because you and your "friends" like a place does not mean that justxpete or everyone else will..

And I remember also seeing MANY mediocre reviews of Bero as well. I guess I will never know the truth on that one as the chef left so quickly after opening the place..

Am I detecting a pattern here?? - Ridiculous rating by Toronto Life reviewers on great restaurants

Point it out, sure I totally agree with that.. but to say "there's a printing mistake or the TL reviewer must be half drunk" is over the top. Maybe the restaurant is inconsistent, maybe it went downhill since the last time Charles was there, maybe the reviewer just has different tastes .. Charles responds like the reviewer said his baby is ugly.. SOOOO over dramatic..

Am I detecting a pattern here?? - Ridiculous rating by Toronto Life reviewers on great restaurants

OMG someone disagreed with Charles Yu! Stop the presses it must be a printing error! There is no way a professional food critic should have his own opinion, they should just copy Charles reviews from here why even have food reviewers when we have Charles!

Grand Opening: Montage Yorkville, Toronto

What id the benefit that you get at the Spoke Club for your membership $ that you cannot get anywhere else?

Bone Marrow Burgers?

Bone marrow is basically a "fat" it cannot be used as a "binder" if anything it would be an "un-binder"

Grand Opening: Montage Yorkville, Toronto

Second article is incorrect. The rooftop patio is not members only. The members area is the front 1/4 of the top floor (which was usually just wasted space at the old Remys) This "insides " 2nd floor space is now blocked off from the patio as is the patio balcony around the Yorkville side of the building. This will be accessed by a private stairway on the East side of the building while the main rooftop patio entrance will be on the West side of the building.

Grand Opening: Montage Yorkville, Toronto

The chef is the former Exec chef from Mortons. The new general manager is the Old GM from One across the street. They have about 20 heaters and are putting a removable roof over half the patio to extend the season. They have a Sommelier from another high end resto (I forget which one). They are not going for Hemingways customers they are going after One & Four Seasons. Everything was gutted to the studs and redone... None of the old staff is back it is all new...

Foodie dining, Yonge and Carlton area

Starfish is closed for rebranding and renovations...

Grand Opening: Montage Yorkville, Toronto

at least they do not put out fake media reports about fake restaurants..

Foodie dining, Yonge and Carlton area

Actually what might be good is Carbon Bar, they are at Queen E & Church. They have a good wine & cocktail list and the non-BBQ food is Bistro like... and the room is quite impressive..

Foodie dining, Yonge and Carlton area

Except I do not think any of these have "a great wine menu" as the OP requested...

Foodie dining, Yonge and Carlton area

There is Reds Uptown at Yonge & Gerrard, I have not been to that location but Reds downtown has been a Bay st staple for years. For more options you will need to go to Yonge & elm Barbariens has a great wine list but I would not call the menu "good clean food" it is old school steakhouse..

Grand Opening: Montage Yorkville, Toronto

I just heard the grand opening is pushed till Thursday...

Grand Opening: Montage Yorkville, Toronto

The food menu is not on your website only the drinks list... Are you concentrating on Liquor more than food? If not can you post the menu?