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Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

Globe & Mail "Exposé" on Ribfests:

The Beef Behind Ribs: How a young upstart is exposing cracks in Ontario’s multimillion-dollar ribfest industry. The Rotary clubs are none too pleased.


Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

Right but the OP was talking about health regulations forbidding "Restaurants" cooking BBQ "low and slow" not home cooks..

Old School

Is it now open 24 hours?

Ribs that don't fall off the bone

it is called "cooked correctly" :-)

Checking Origins of Foods being sold at groceries

Checking Origins of Foods being sold at groceries


Checking Origins of Foods being sold at groceries

"Banning" vs "Labeling" is a big difference.. genetic modifications to create drugs to cure disease I have no problem with.. Genetic modification to make a potato taste like bacon I would want to know about on the package and make the choice whether I consume it or not.

I am curious what your 7% non homo sapien dna was? Radioactive Spider? or was it an other hominid variation? Like Neanderthal? which would be caused by bad dating choices of your ancestors not some alien genetic experiment.

when most people talk GMO they are talking gene
splicing ie inserting foreign species dna into a plant /animal and not anything that could ever happen "naturally"...

Checking Origins of Foods being sold at groceries

But does your dog now contain genes from another animal species? Like a goat that was genetically modified with spider genes to produce spider silk (web) in its milk. ( http://www.sciencechannel.com/video-t... ).. and I doubt no matter how hard farmers would try that they would not be able to cross breed a goat an a spider "naturally" whereas breeding two different breeds of dog to produce another breed of dog happens in nature all the time with different animals.. even without human intervention. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grizzly...)

Checking Origins of Foods being sold at groceries

if you ever read the Canadian Food Recall list you may stop eating... And Yes many of these products are made in Canada no overseas.. http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the...

NEWLY Closed/Changed 2015 Restaurants in Toronto, July 1 - end of the year 2015

or when people are willing to spend millions for the land in order to build a condo.

Summerlicious 2015

Thankfully there are no such thing as stupid customers...

NEWLY Opened 2015 restaurants and food stores in Toronto, from July 1 -

I have heard from one of his food suppliers that Cara foods bought out the rights to the McEwan grocery stores but not the restaurants.

Checking Origins of Foods being sold at groceries

But is T&T not the Chinese store Loblaws (No Frills) purchased? maybe it was T&T (Chinese store) bread not T&T (Trinidad & Tobago) bread?


This is Toronto you can get away with jeans and a t-shirt in any fine dining spot in the city. The want your money more than they care about being snooty.

Uncle Tetsu

Usually with things like this it is not a sink "disappearing" more like petek said.. it is being used for another purpose.. if the inspector walked in and the sink was full of frozen fish being defrosted (not that you need frozen fish to make cheese cake!) then it could not be used for the staff to wash their hands ergo no separate hand washing sink.. or say the tap was broken so there was no water to the sink.. same result.

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

Markys is doing a buytopia deal $15 for $30 of BBQ..


Uncle Tetsu

I have seen many worse inspection results.. I do not care if they have the proper hand washing sink.. as long as they wash!

PanAm - food related events/extended hours/etc?

Mr. Ciao Pizza & Pasta at Broadview & Gerrard is offering 20% off to anyone with a Pan Am ticket or athlete / volunteer pass during the games.

(note: I am friends with the owner)

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

Segovia near Yonge & Wellesley is closed and is auctioning off all of the equipment http://principalliquidators.hibid.com...

I lived a block away from it for 15 years and never stepped inside.. Everytime I passed it, it seemed empty don't know how it lasted this long...

Non Summerlicious Outdoor Dining

Can you expand a bit on type of food, price range, location, number of people, etc..

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

Hastings snack bar (Leslieville - Queen E & Hastings) has closed the owner has a sign out front that he has retired.

Rumour on the street is that the guys from the barber shop in the same building are taking over and are going to do a Pierogi place

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

There are many restaurants that make a very large net profit in this city and there are many that go broke just like in any other type of business. There are also many other reasons to sell a business. Look at the Markey & Sparky split and Carbon Bar & Note Bene.. granted these were not the sale of a restaurant but a splitting of partner which affected the ownership of the restaurants. Illness, Partner disputes, better business opportunity, divorce, etc... can come into play as much as going bankrupt...

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

If you had a million dollars would you:
A: buy a building that needed a million dollars worth of work and then not have enough money left to do the work
B: put your money into your business that you think will make you many more millions over the next few years while paying rent on the building

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

if you are trying to sell your restaurant would you:
A: Underestimate the amount of money put into it
B: Give the exact amount you put into it
C: Over estimate the amount you put into it
D: Grossly overestimate the amount you put into it so that you can sell it for as much as possible

Custom Meat Curing Services?

Pretty sure it is illegal to bring your own meat though.. unless it is still alive

Father's Day recommendations ??

Here is a list from Blog TO: http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2015/...

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

Leslieville Dinner suddenly closed this week with a For Sale sign on the window...

Monday night special restaurant near the ROM - Toronto?

Vinnie I think you have an antiquated view of how kitchens work in this city. Restaurants of the caliber that they are looking at do not have food sitting around for days waiting for busy nights and depending on many things chefs may take Monday off but they also be off Wednesday or Tuesday or Sunday. Maybe the sous chef who works when the main chef is off does a better job as he is trying to prove himself and maybe if you go on a Saturday the top chef is tired and bored and is just biding his time going through the motions. Maybe on a Friday it is so busy they are just sloping out the food but on a Monday they have time to make it extra special. Chefs I know would never recommend that you eat out on a Friday or Saturday or any of the "Amateur nights" such as Valentines Day or New Years eve because you do not get the kitchens best not because it is not fresh but because they do not have the time to do it the way they want.

2015 Food Events

Just thought I would mention that it is actually in Toronto at Böhmer Restaurant not up north...

2015 Food Events

The ROM is doing a series of "ROM Speaks - Kitchen Conversations" where they basically have a cocktail reception, a 20 minute historical lecture, food stations related to the area of the topic, a band also relating to the area and then a tour of the exhibit in question. The $50 admission also includes access the to Friday night ROM party on the main floor of the museum.

My friend asked me to help out last night as she was providing food for the event for the opening of the Pompeii exhibit. As Pompeii was just out side of Naples they had a Neopolitan food theme going on: Antipasti & Gorgonzola Dolce Latte from Pasquale Bros, Pingie Proscutto from Niagara, Arancini, Frittatina and mini Pizza Fritta from my friends place, Mr. Ciao, and finally Gelato from Hotel Gelato. The event was held in the old C5 restaurant space with great views of the city.

For $50 I think it was a great deal as you got a private tour of the exhibit plus food and access to the after party. Nice thing is unlike many street food events lately none of the vendors here ran out of food and there were plenty of service staff to clean up plates and napkins.

They said they would be doing more throughout the summer but they already have one booked November 4th: Kitchen Conversations: Neopolitan Gastronomy

"Celebrate the world of Neopolitan gastronomy with Michelin Star Chef Iaccarino from the Campania region. Chef Iaccarino's menu will bring to life the cuisine and terroir of the Sorrentine coastline of the Neapolitan region. Chef Iacacarino’s rare appearance in North America is sponsored by the Italian Consulate General."