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La Poutine Week - Toronto Feb 1 - 7th 2014

Your link does not seem to work.. here it the link to the Toronto participants: http://lapoutineweek.com/toronto/the-...

Lots of choice everything from Lobster poutine at Rock lobster to Osso Bucco Poutine with Polenta fries at Mr. Ciao to Brisket Poutine at Low Dawgs..

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pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Buster Rhino's Toronto Location

Buster said above that they have a smoker on site but he did not specifically state that they will be smoking everything fresh onsite.

I would almost expect them not to smoke onsite at least at first as there is a big learning curve to the art of smoking and it sounds like the people running it do not come from a "smoking" background.

Dangerous Dan's Diner at Queen and Broadview for sale

I don't but contact the agent: growlands@bosleyrealestate.com

Dangerous Dan's Diner at Queen and Broadview for sale

Yea, but the space is only licenced for 28 people... most Starbucks are bigger... and you are just buying the business and equipment (including the "van seats" seating) you will not own the building and will have to pay rent (which will go up as the value of the area goes up).. Weezies at least was a big enough space that was better decorated and it was almost $200,000 cheaper...

Dangerous Dan's Diner at Queen and Broadview for sale

They are asking a crazy amount for a greasy run down burger place almost a quarter mil and then you still have to pay rent! here is the ad:

If anyone is looking to buy a restaurant that makes money and is in a great location, Dangerous Dan's Diner at Queen and Broadview just went up for sale. The restaurant has been in operation since 1999 and has plenty of great press. Featured in several TV shows and has a loyal following. Prime corner location, licensed for 28 people offering dine-in, takeout and delivery. Most of the details can be found here: http://v3.torontomls.net/Live/Pages/P..., but if you have any questions send me an email to growlands@bosleyrealestate.com. Price is $225,000. Serious buyers only. Confidentiality agreement required for any financial information.

Buster Rhino's Toronto Location

Buster: Will they be smoking on site at the new location?

Buster Rhino's Toronto Location

As Buster is a big supporter of Craft beer in his other locations I doubt this one will be any different...

I wonder if they will smoke the meat on site or get it delivered from their production facility?

Places singles can go for dinner in downtown Toronto?

I understand evansl, if I was sat at the window at Canoe I would expect them to raise the prices of my food and wine accordingly because I have a premier seat as opposed to the tables closer to say the kitchen door. And if I was sat at a table in a quiet empty dining room then half way through dinner the room filled up then they should discount my bill for the "commotion".

Weezies for sale


Drupatis on Yonge

never heard of it but would help if you gave an address as yonge is a very long street....

Edward Levesque's

Most single location operations that are sold get rebranded anyway. The value is not so much in the name but the Liquor licence, the other city approvals and the equipment. Most people who would buy a place would want to rename it and reno it to their own ideas and tastes. But then you get places like "Woods" where the owner sold his last name was "Wood" but they kept using his name for the restaurant.

Edwards must be there pretty close to 20 years now, I don't think selling is in his short term plans..

Edward Levesque's

The Bloor St Diner is in the podium of the residential tower of the Manulife complex and the address of the residential tower is: 44 Charles St W http://www.rentcanada.com/manulife/

The main entrance to the Restaurant opens to Bay St...

While I don't dispute that they list their address as Bloor St.. the location is not "ON" Bloor St.. I guess for the "cache" of having a Bloor St address as even Panorama which is the roof top of 44 Charles St W has its address listed as 55 Bloor...

Edward Levesque's

Must be a new trend, you would never see that back in the Bistro 990 days!

...and it still confuses me that the Bloor Street diner is neither on Bloor St and not a diner!

Affordable Wedding Catering in Toronto -- Am I asking for too much?

Sit down dinner with table service or buffet? if it is sit down then you need a lot of staff kitchen and waiters and I doubt that can be done in your price range... Also where is the location is it a Hall? or a Home? do they have to bring equipment etc.

Chowhound's top 10 in GTA- 2015 version

I would say chow participation is definitely dwindling... it used to be that I would visit the site once a day and there would be 50-60 new posts, now it is more like 15 to 20 and looking at the quality of the posts... lets just say that when the Costco thread is one of if not the most active it does not bode well for the site...

2015 RESTAURANT Closings in Toronto? To June 30...

Kujira at 12 Cumberland opened in Sept 2014 and closed at the end of November - 3 MONTHS! that has to be a record!


Traditional curing, preserving, baking, cooking classes taught by a grandmother or grandfather?

Sounds like you are a knowledgeable person in may of the things the OP wants to learn why do you not offer share?

Looking for large-party "special meals" in Toronto

"oysters inside a trout inside a goat" is it just me or do other find this a strange combination? By the time it takes to cook a whole goat would the oysters and trout not be way over cooked? and would the goat not taste very "fishy". I would assume that they would have to have multiple trout in the goat to feed 12 people...

2015 RESTAURANT Closings in Toronto? To June 30...

But this is the "Closings" thread.... :-)

' La Croisee ' - Leaside's new French Bistro with cozy, romantic ambiance and delectable Burgundian Food!

I just stated a fact - that 3 wines tested are not statistically significant.. I did not disagree with the results of your test or your tastes.. or say anything about you or that you said anything..

Please tell me what I "changed about what you said"?

' La Croisee ' - Leaside's new French Bistro with cozy, romantic ambiance and delectable Burgundian Food!

3 Wines is not statistically significant out of the hundreds of thousands that are out there... maybe the types and age of those wines that were tasted did not need decanting but maybe others do...

Ici Bistro - Comically Dysfunctional

Many times a restaurant in a hotel is controlled more by the Hotel then the Chef / owner. As this is not the first "quick" failure at the Windsor Arms where "vision" differences were mentioned. Maybe the Hotel has more to do with it than JP. I just read that the Windsor Arms Hotel bar has been converted to a vintage clothing store, does not bode well for their F&B program...

lunch on New Year's eve, Junction-ish?

I would suggest NODO at: 2885 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6P 1Y9. Italian with a fun atmosphere. But I would call to make sure they are open today:(416) 901-1559

Little India/ East End Ideas

Mr Ciao is open today, New Years Eve, and they are not doing special NYE packages so you can just walk in for dinner.

Another Yorkville legend Passes.. Michael Carlevale

"RIP Michael Carlevale of Prego Della Piazza, Bersani & Carlevale, etc. One of Toronto's great characters, bon vivant to the end."

Sotto Sotto gutted by fire tonight!

Insurance will cover the cost of their 20yo equipment not replacement value but what the street value of it is now for 20yo junk. They will not get lost income.. They will have to build to current codes for accessibility and Fire ie accessible washrooms, sprinklers ... When sassafras burnt they even had to put in an elevator to open the second floor. None of these extras are covered by insurance... Plus they will be closed 8 months minimum with no income..

Sotto Sotto gutted by fire tonight!

Could just be random arson as in several other areas of the city this year...

Sotto Sotto gutted by fire tonight!

Toronto Fire Services responded to a 3-alarm fire Thursday evening that has caused extensive damage to notable Yorkville restaurant Sotto Sotto.

Emergency crews were called to the Avenue Rd. building at 7:24 p.m., according to a Toronto police spokesperson.

The 2-alarm fire quickly escalated to a 3-alarm and firefighters were ordered out of the building as they took defensive positions. Approximately 20 fire trucks and 80 firefighters are on-scene fighting the blaze.

Is Carman's steakhouse really back?

Not compared to NAO on Avenue Road: "$110 for a 5-oz strip loin all the way up to $460 for a 24-oz rib eye" - http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/nao...

Robber no match for the owner of Barberians this morning...

They never said if the lady in the fur hat gave the money back... but I assume she did.. She should be applauded!