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Actinolite: earnest or pretentious?

I have never had a multi course tasting menu with wine pairings where they did not explain each dish and each wine.

about 8 hours ago
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Actinolite: earnest or pretentious?

"To people who go out to eat with the idea of enjoying their friends' company over good food (and to whom half the fun is swapping a bit of your duckling for a bit of your friend's tournedo), you will find too many interruptions, not enough food, and no choices."

- If this is what you wanted then you do not order an 8 course tasting menu with wine pairing.. where you know you will be interupted at least 24 times during the course of the dinner - 8 delivery of plates, 8 delivery of wine & 8 clearing of plates...

about 17 hours ago
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Tutti Pizzeria is opening in Yorkville where MBCo used to be at 100 Bloor St. West (facing the park).

No idea if it is in any way associated with Tutti Matti ...

Jul 17, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

How much do I tip? How much should I tip? How much do YOU tip? etc.... [moved from Ontario board]

In "reality" banks get robbed, that does not make it right to rob a bank...

Some people in the world are thieves. As is your friend if she takes tips that belong to the "pool".

Jul 16, 2014
pourboi in Not About Food

How much do I tip? How much should I tip? How much do YOU tip? etc.... [moved from Ontario board]

"If" tips are pooled and you slip a server or anyone else in the establishment cash in a handshake or other clandestine method.. and they do not share that money with the rest of the "pool" then that is usually considered to be the same as them stealing that money and they may be fired with cause.

Jul 15, 2014
pourboi in Not About Food

Mr. Ciao Pizza & Pasta - 598 Gerrard St E at Broadview

And now Toronto Life: http://t.co/0HjA5xoIww

Jul 15, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

SUMMERLICIOUS 2014

and no gravy!

Jul 15, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO French Toast Crunch Cereal

Grocery Gateway has it (we get it at our office for our cereal bar) they source from Longos (I think) so you may want to try there...

Jul 14, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

SUMMERLICIOUS 2014

You do not know Jen then... she says what is on her mind.. politically correct is not in her vocabulary... It is a lot easier when your restaurant is always regarded as one of the top go to places in the city to be able to speak your mind. The thing is the tipping thing is an absolute fact and you also get people that just order the licious dinner and a glass of water.

One waiter I know had a table order hot water with a lemon and proceeded to pull out tea bags and make their own tea just so they would not have to pay for drinks. Then left 15% exactly pre-tax to the cent as a tip.

Jul 14, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

SUMMERLICIOUS 2014

Here is the link: http://www.torontolife.com/daily-dish...

Why are you gobsmacked? that pretty much sums up how many industry staff / owners feels and how many on this board feel that the event is perceived from the customer end as well.

Jul 13, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Ontario Food Cities--Beyond Toronto?

Ok since my question has not been answered and it seems the people here need everything spelled out...

Where would one eat in St Jacobs if they are looking for more than just tourist food, burgers, fries, pizza, fast food, frozen groceries store food, gas station fare etc.. but instead are looking for something unique, local, that you cannot get in Toronto whether it be standard fare but in a beautiful country setting or something even more exciting culinary wise that is worth driving 2 hours for?

Is that better?

Jul 11, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Walked by yesterday and there was a Landlord notice on the door some was blacked out but it seems they were $60,000 behind in their rent and the landlord locked them out. Everything is still in place on tables and counters behind the big chain and lock on the front door.

Jul 11, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Ontario Food Cities--Beyond Toronto?

I checked out their menu and it seems like just generic pub food, while that can be good I do not see that as a destination restaurant for the OP to travel from New York to experience.

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

Best Ontario Food Cities--Beyond Toronto?

Right BUT where should one eat in St Jacobs?

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

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Sorrel restaurant in Yorkville is moving in August and taking over the Patis space in Rosedale.

Jul 10, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Le Trou Normand in Yorkville has two big "For Lease" signs covering their sign now... I remember seeing that it was for sale a few months ago.

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

Best Ontario Food Cities--Beyond Toronto?

No stadium in Hamilton currently... it was torn down last year and the new one is not ready yet..

Jul 09, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Ontario Food Cities--Beyond Toronto?

But is there anywhere good to eat? my experiences with the dining options on the main drag were less than stellar..

Jul 09, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Strada 241 in Chinatown on Spadina from Michael and Guy Rubino has closed after 2 years ( http://www.torontolife.com/daily-dish... )

Jul 09, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Eastside Social

Chef DB says that he is Partner in Ruby Watch Co... but no other mention..

Jul 09, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Le Creuset at Home Sense & Winners

Did you buy it from le Creuset's website directly?

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

Le Creuset at Home Sense & Winners

Did you contact le Creuset directly and see what they said? I just went to the le Creuset and they say they have that colour in stock.

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

Le Creuset at Home Sense & Winners

The OP mention "Bed Bath and Beyond" so maybe that is where it was purchased... could it be that they were selling the "2nds" like at Winners and Home Sense? Not sure if the warantee applies to those?

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

Mr. Ciao Pizza & Pasta - 598 Gerrard St E at Broadview

another write up this time from every ones favourite blog to hate: http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/mr-...

Jul 05, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

I do not see how that can be more cost effective then getting them sourced locally unless you are a huge chain... boggles my mind...

Jul 05, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Mr. Ciao Pizza & Pasta - 598 Gerrard St E at Broadview

Mr. Ciao has been open now for a couple of weeks and Notable.ca just did a "profile" of them: http://notable.ca/toronto/restaurants...

Has anyone tried it yet?

Jul 03, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Replacing Hoof Raw Bar

Jun 25, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Replacing Hoof Raw Bar

Just read that Carbon Bar is adding a seafood menu to their offerings... not sure what it exactly entails but worth looking into...

Jun 25, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Interesting menu... I wonder what this is:

"Pizza Bimbo $10 - small margherita in a fancy surprise shape"

Jun 25, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to buy skirt steak

Billy Bishop airport is on the Toronto Islands.... have not seen a costco nearby... unles you take a plane to buffalo from there...

Jun 20, 2014
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)