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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?

about 13 hours ago
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

50th Birthday Venue - East End (DVP to Warden/Danforth and South)

Mr. Ciao (www.mrciao.ca) at Gerrard & Broadview... meets your location criteria - Great streetcar access plus they have free customer parking.

They have a patio for smokers and a large back area that will easily seat 50.

Menu is Pizza / Pasta. Large bar with 6 local beers on tap along with cider & red & white wine for $1 an ounce.

about 16 hours ago
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to take HK visitors for a night out?

Carbon Bar - it is BBQ but higher end, impressive space, great bourbon selection good people watching for his age bracket.. and price is not to bad.. Plus it is Beer week in Toronto so there should be a bunch of bars in the area with special one time beers on tap...

Chinatown East, Broadview and Gerrard: quality?

Strange I did not get the mushy grease taste on the pizza mine was crispy.

I found their wine by the glass was not badly priced but it comes in 6oz or 9oz pours. Many restaurants serve 5oz glasses so a 9oz glass may seem expensive but you get almost twice the wine that many others give. The also have Mike Weir wine on draft for $1 an oz.

Signs Restaurant and Bar

I walk by here every day around 6 on my way home from work.. for the past week they have between 2-5 staff on the sidewalk handing out flyers and looking in the window I see only a handful of diners... Does not look good for them.

Chinatown East, Broadview and Gerrard: quality?

Not ASIATIC/INDIAN but if you are looking for Italian... Mr. Ciao opened up at 598 Gerrard E, two buildings in from Broadview. They have a great 40 seat patio and do Pizza & Pasta.

Danforth Pizza House for sale

Probably should start a new thread to comment on the place now that it is reopened by new owners.. or at least ask mods to change the title of the post...

Anyone been to Cluny in the Distillery yet?

I went beginning of August had the Steak Frites, it was cooked well but WAY over salted as were the fries and no herbed butter like a good steak frites should have.. The girls loved the tartar and the asparagus fries (either the kitchen is inconsistent or our group had totally different taste then you...)

We ordered and sent back the pork belly we had a hard time cutting through it... was like a dried out truck stop pork chop the waiter came back and told us that is how the chef intended it to be...

And lastly the waiter brought the dessert "planks" without cutlery and just disappeared.. we had to scrounge forks and spoons that they forgot to take away from our dinner.

Green Egg

Are these things that badley built that a warranty is that important? It is not like it has many moving parts or any electronics in it... To me if it lasted 2years it should last another 10 more...

anyone else visit multiple stores to complete shopping trip?

Good points, "Cost of eating" should be all meals not just ones made at home as I can say I can eat for a $1 a week if I eat out 7 days a week. As Prima pointed out if you eat out and get doggy bags, or go out for desert a few times a week that really adds up to your weekly food "cost" but not your grocery bill.

anyone else visit multiple stores to complete shopping trip?

just looking at the price of milk if you have one glass with your meal you are looking at 35 cents out of your $1 add in fruit and veg and fish or meat.. you see where I am going...

anyone else visit multiple stores to complete shopping trip?

So you don't spend more than $1 per person per meal? I call BS

$60 per week / 3 people = $20 per person / 7 days = $2.86 per day / 3 meals = $0.95 per meal

And that includes milk and fish and 96% organic produce... No way...

Ribs that don't fall off the bone

There are many BBQ joints that have opened in the city in the last couple of years and I do not think that any of them cook the ribs so they fall off the bone. They range from high end places like Carbon Bar to little hole in the wall places... Here is a BBQ thread for you.. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8038...

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Gourmet Burger Company outlet on Charles St just West of Yonge has 3 big "For Lease" signs on it.

They still seem to be adding more locations around town though...

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Craft Dog at King & Church is closed...

They lasted just over a year... walked by today and there was a closed sign on the door and when I looked in the window they were totally cleared out.. all the equipment gone..

Craft Dogs - 95 King Street East

Well they lasted just over a year... walked by today and there was a closed sign on the door and when I looked in the window they were totally cleared out.. all the equipment gone..

Colette - Thompson Hotel

Has anyone actually eaten at the restaurant?

Queen Margherita Pizza

if they charge for bread and there are 10 people at the table $10 is not outrageous... if they charge for bread and it is one guest and they charge $10 it is insane highway robbery... so yes the number at the table do matter in my opinion...

Queen Margherita Pizza

How many people were at your table? is it a per person charge maybe? Did you specifically ask for bread?

Momofuku restaurants at ShangriLa - why no prices on on line menus?

Not as easy as you think (I do it for a living) problem is that there are so many items and so many similar prices it is easy to mistype.. And as items change or things like wine get sold out are the vintage changes... just a pain in the butt

Momofuku restaurants at ShangriLa - why no prices on on line menus?

Yes perfect world everything would be easy and all information would be online but even the biggest corporations with IT departments have a hard time doing it so a lttle mom and pop can be given some slack...

To me if the restaurant has their "base menu" online with prices that is all I need...

so my list would be:

1) list name
2) list address
3) list hours and days open
4) list phone number / email address / twitter / facebook
5) list if they take reservations or not
6) base (standard) food menu w/ prices
7) list payment options (only if they do NOT take mjor cedit cards)

Momofuku restaurants at ShangriLa - why no prices on on line menus?

Millar Tavern does not list beer, liquor or cocktail prices on their online menus so I would not say that "All prices for both food and alcohol are meticulously listed, and promptly changed when necessary". Also they only list the wine prices of the bottles that they serve by the glass. I know they have a larger wine selection than that at the Bay St location let alone their advertised "over 100 whiskeys" none of which prices are listed online. They do not even mention the prices of their oysters for the oyster bar.

I agree that food menus should list prices where appropriate I do not think that liquor prices, specials or "market" price items need to be updated. This is not online shopping, to me a restaurant website is to give you a feel for the place type of food location etc. AND yes an idea of the food prices... but I know that if a place has mains over $40 that their drink prices will also be high..

But really if you go to a restaurant and they charge you $7 for a cocktail vs $6 does it really change your experience that much? These people are in the food business I would rather them spend their time, energy & money on the food than on updating their website.

Help me find great Filet Mignon at St. Lawrence Market

No Witteveen is the second shop.. I am talking about the first one as you come in the doors... just before them... same side

Help me find great Filet Mignon at St. Lawrence Market

Go to the first Butcher on the right as you walk in the main entrance and ask for Sydney, she is their main butcher for several years and is always there. Tell her what you need and she will hook you up. And yes that is a big order and you will need to arrange it ahead of time.

2014 Ontario Sweet Corn

You cannot store corn on the cob for more than a few days to 1 week depending on storage conditions. I think the OP put in the year to distinguish the post from previous years posts.

I had fresh local corn 2 weeks ago at my parents in Hamilton they got it from a farmer in SW Ontario and it was AMAZING. It was Peaches & Cream (white and yellow kernels). I used to work on a Sweet Corn farm as a kid (30 some years ago) and the best corn was actually white corn (all white small kernels, very tender and still a great corn taste). But people would not buy it because they thought it was "not ripe", thinking corn turns from white to yellow as it ripens.. which it does not...

When selecting cobs I always go for the ones that are not fully developed right to the silk as they are younger and more tender than cobs that have big kernels right to the end.

Actinolite: earnest or pretentious?

So is it the food or the thought of the food that you like? What if it was not chef owned? what if it was a dish at a SirCorp restaurant where the waiter just plopped down the same 1/4 cucumber and walked away? is it still worth $10?

Actinolite: earnest or pretentious?

How much would you pay for a "four-inch quarter of a cucumber, adorned with berries and herbs" how "well" can that be prepared that it is worth $10 unless you are in a setting where you get the eloquent chefs description of the dish?

If you were to walk down the street and someone popped out of a new unknown (to you) restaurant door and offered that to you and you had no clue who the chef was or what went into that dish and you could not see if the restaurant was a greasy spoon or fine dining you just saw the cucumber and herbs on a paper plate. Would you hand over $10 to try it?

And PS this is a "Foodie" website that you post so much on.. You may not consider yourself a Foodie but I bet many other people you know would call you that..

Actinolite: earnest or pretentious?

I disagree,I feel like that is the most valid statement to explain the current Toronto foodie culture...

Bad Service - Libretto's on Ossington

Current state of our education system I guess... Just like saving a Billion dollars for taxpayers but still having to raise taxes..

The Toronto Chef Following

Answer is... It depends...

Does the new restaurant's menu have things on it that I like to eat? Is the new location convenient for me? Are the prices fair?

It is like dating, if you say you prefer to date blond women that does not mean you would each and every woman that just happens to be blond.