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Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

Busters Just opened this week on College St in Toronto: http://www.postcity.com/Eat-Shop-Do/E...

And for Buffalo: Dinosaur is the place to go....

about 20 hours ago
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

To that point you could also take an extra 45 minutes and go for BBQ in Buffalo...

People say they would make the trip but I doubt many actually do... I do not think anyone in that last 3 years has recommended a trip to Camp 31 on CH. The only two times I went I was heading to an auction in Paris, Ont. and it was the closest place to eat but I have been to Paris many time since and have never gone back.

Which Toronto BBQ places have you been to? There have been a ton opened in the last two years and I think 4 opened or opening this spring alone.

about 23 hours ago
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

But is the BBQ worth paying an extra $20?

(price of gas to get there from Toronto?)

about 24 hours ago
pourboi in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ideas for dinenr out, Friday night (March 27) with my mother around 6PM

I would say Biffs right across the street...

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

Now Magazines just published their Toronto top 5 BBQ places: https://nowtoronto.com/food-and-drink...

Back of House - Leslieville

I figured someone would mention this: http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2015/...

Is Scarborough the dining capital of the world?

Zen is moving to Markham...

Update on Broadview and Gerrard

Mr. Ciao is doing a kids eat Free special all week for March break.. if you have kids and want to try their Pizza & Pasta it is the perfect time.

https://www.facebook.com/mrciaotoronto

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

Zen Japanese is moving to Markham...

http://www.postcity.com/Eat-Shop-Do/E...

2015 Restaurant OPENINGS in Toronto, to June 30...

Zen Japanese is moving to Markham...

http://www.postcity.com/Eat-Shop-Do/E...

'Yang's', Richmond Hill - A quick ' ultra positive' update.

What was the servers reply when you commented to him? It does not sound as if he tried to "make it right" as I think you would have mentioned that...

Also if I remember correctly you were one of the 4 Judges for the Toronto group of restaurants in the "prestigious Vancouver based Chinese Restaurant awards"...

Is Scarborough the dining capital of the world?

4 single resto visits do not qualify as criteria for calling a place "dining capital of the world" or in better terms according to the author "Strip mall dining"... I bet I could take him to 4 different places in Scarborough and he would proclaim that it has the worst dining... besides that if his criteria is "strip malls" only that rules out many countries that do not have a strip mall culture...

He also has some pretty weird views on his 6 rules for dining out: ( https://tylercowensethnicdiningguide.... )

- Exploit Restaurant Workers
- Eat at Thai restaurants attached to motels.

'Yang's', Richmond Hill - A quick ' ultra positive' update.

I disagree, I bet they have one person at the end of the line making sure the waiter knows which dishes to take to which tables (expediter), that person should be competent enough to tell that the pig should be red and not light tan. How hard is that to achieve? And it should be easier in this type of restaurant where dishes come out one at a time & usually not individual different dishes to individual diners.

'Yang's', Richmond Hill - A quick ' ultra positive' update.

But is it not the Chefs responsibility to oversee the product that his chefs produce? If one of the dishes that went out was not up to par that could be a "one off" mistake but if most of them (to one table) were off then that says to me that it is a bigger kitchen problem and that the person running the kitchen is not even looking at what is going out the door.

Now Charles did you mention to someone at the restaurant that the dishes were off? What was their response?

'Yang's', Richmond Hill - A quick ' ultra positive' update.

Was this one of those restaurants that you thought should be in the top 100 in Canada?

Loblaws sells ugly fruit at a discount to curb food waste

I doubt that CostCo will get any of the initial Beer and Wine "licences" since they are a membership only company and only 200 out of the over 1500 supermarkets in Ontario will be allowed.

Be interesting to see how the licences are distributed... they kept saying the "largest" so does that mean mostly suburb stores? Plus what if there are two large supermarkets in one area if one gets the beer and wine does that not create unfair competition?

Loblaws sells ugly fruit at a discount to curb food waste

Maybe not as I read the Province will set the prices and they will be the same across all stores including the Beer Store

Loblaws sells ugly fruit at a discount to curb food waste

Well you may be able to soon buy beer & wine with your ugly fruit! http://www.citynews.ca/2015/03/13/bee...

Canada's Top 100?

And you can get Italian cookbooks where 3/4 of the dishes contain pasta, and Chinese & Japanese cookbooks where 3/4 of the dishes contain rice and French cookbooks where 3/4 of the recipes contain butter or cream..

The point is what can a talented chef do with these basic ingredients that can elevate the dish to something that is amazing...

Canada's Top 100?

Not so in some cultures in this world..

Canada is becoming a Country of Restaurant Chains.

I do not understand your point? Why are you comparing coffee at Tim Hortons to Curry?

I would rather eat at Chase than Burrito Boys for dinner but I would rather eat at Burrito Boys than Chase after drinking at 2am..

Canada's Top 100?

http://www.canadas100best.com/editors...

"Needless to say (I hope), no judge was allowed to vote for a restaurant in which he or she held a financial or professional interest."

"I hope" was Jacob Richler (the editor in chiefs) words not mine...

Fleming Culinary TO Food Tour

Doubt you will get into Bar Isabel as the place is tiny maybe 60 seats? and people have reservations long in advance. BUT the owner / chef just opened a new place "Bar Ravel" that does not take reservations and is open from 8am till 2am it is not large either but if you go at an off time you may be able to squeeze in.. or split into 2 or three groups and find some other places that are close and rotate through them... You could then at the end meet up at a place like Wurst (house made sausage & beer hall) that is larger with communal seating to regroup...

Canada's Top 100?

many "cakers" would say the same about some high end ( and low end) Chinese & Japanese delicacies and even some French... It is largely based on your culture and your openness for trying new & strange things.. I personally have no interest in trying any type of amphibian even though many cultures love their frog legs.. yet some of my traditional dutch dishes gross many people out as well..

Canada's Top 100?

It was that stated based on "Canadian Demographics" it is "Criminal" that no Chinese restaurants are in the top...

I agree with you prima that demographics do not dictate your taste in restaurants...

and further just because a certain ethnic population has some large centers in a couple of provinces does not make it criminal that their cuisine did not make the top of the list.. otherwise the Irish would be rebelling!

Canada's Top 100?

If you take it on a purely statistical standpoint about 4.5% of Canadians identify themselves as "Chinese Ethnic Origin" about the same as the number of Italians, and less then the number of each of the Scottish 14%, Irish 14% & German 10% (Now these numbers are overstated because if someone is both Chinese & Irish they will appear in both percentages...)

So out of the top 100 restaurants, if you are looking for an ethnically "fair" list, there should be 4-5 Chinese restaurants on the list but then there should also be way more Scottish, Irish & German restos...

And as Japanese does not appear in the to 25 ethnicities with less then 1% of the population they should not be represented at all...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demograp...

Big Development at Simple Bistro

I thought the Chowfind was the d├ęcor?

60th Birthday Dinner in Toronto (Most Memorable Restaurant Experience)

LOL I thought you were referring to a diner at Milestones Restaurant!

2015 Restaurant OPENINGS in Toronto, to June 30...

Anyone know what their shtick is? What do they think sets them apart from every other pizza place in town?

Canada's Top 100?

I wish the site was easier to use - show me restaurants in the list by city, cuisine, price, etc