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Checking Origins of Foods being sold at groceries

It's everything that's wrong. Trust me I am global thinking and accepting but we gave away the farm, pun intended.

Checking Origins of Foods being sold at groceries

I don't have a problem with personal preferences either as I agree that is what this board is all about. I am just confused as to what his point was. I was being literal when I asked, not sarcastic.

First he said he expected the item to be made in Trinidad for some reason than he said he found out it was made in China and then he said he wanted it to be made in Canada. But all the while he felt duped.

So I do care if packaging is not accurate and I wondered what he was talking about.

Now I see that he mistook the T&T brand for being the origin of the product.

I happen to agree with him about made in china but perhaps for a different reason. I stopped buying veggies from T&T because I don't need carrots imported from China. I believe we have enough here! They used to offer Canada and China grown but they eventually dropped Canada. Same with garlic. I don't need garlic imported from China. Bread? That just goes without saying. No way!

Checking Origins of Foods being sold at groceries

Nice rant. What's your point? Did the packaging say it was Made in Canada and somehow you found out it is made in China?

Or are you just displaying your personal preferences on Chowhound?

One Dinner and Two Lunches in Toronto

Nota Bene is very near you but IMHO - big, big yawn! Burrito Boyz, likewise - big yawn! Especially coming from Chicago!

Grape Ice cream?

Interesting...thanks. Here is the direct link -

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

The Old Toronto Restaurants you make the wishes for the comeback

Young and Eligible !! : )

Fresh and Frozen Supermarket Best Beef Patties

You may wish to read through this thread -

There are some recent updates.

what is the name of that "club" that opened in Yorkville about a year back and had a membership available?


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

I've been for brunch twice and midday pastries once. Still need to return for the bbq. Service was super friendly and attentive. I think it was a hostess who dropped by our table on one of those occasions to ask if everything is good. All smiles.

The cheese omelette is delicious as are the cheddar biscuits. Fantastic sausages!! Friend had pancakes and really enjoyed them.

The chocolate fudge cookies with a peanut butter cream centre (whoopies) are insane!


Is there an excellent biryani downtown?

Kanpai Snack Bar

No flaming from me. You do give them 3 months to work things out which sounds fair and hardly zero patience if you ask me.

Kanpai Snack Bar

"...CH'rs...can recognize the difference between an established venue doing poorly, versus a beginning venue, which still hasn't had a chance to work out the inevitable kinds out, doing poorly."

If only.

I have seen way too many posters push a zero patience mandate.

Rude treatment at Khao San Road

Their twitter account has been removed but Chowhound has more than a few related play-by-play posts.

Rude treatment at Khao San Road

I agree with Googs that his three comments together add up to one answer about table/dining space. It is one complete answer not to be picked apart. No KSR did not edit the post.

Could one read-in that he is simply saying "If you want more space go to JA."? Sure you can. But given how carefully he worded his answer with great detail and simple examples, I think he is just sharing the facts of life. I don't see him as being flippant.

"The Issue of Dining Space / Table Space
- We are a small restaurant and our atmosphere is hustle & bustle. We do not have tons of personal space, as space is a premium downtown. You will find more space at Jack Astors around the corner, but you will also be paying $17.46 for pad thai there (ours is $15 at the time of writing this).
- We have 9 tables, only 1 table larger than a 4-top. If we did not place an extra chair on a 4-top for parties of 5 they would have unreasonably long waiting times.
- When there are seating options, we offer what is available. If people do not like the table/space we offer, they are not obligated to dine here. When patrons choose to decline and wait for their preferred table/space, we work with that option as well when it is possible."

I don't see the rudeness and truth is I don't have much compassion for the guy after his stunt on Queen W.


Rude treatment at Khao San Road

Yes, that's true. I missed that it was a plan for the future.

People (clients mostly) can be SO rude and confrontational it takes a strong personality to remain calm, courteous and in control on the job. That is the type of person who should be working the door in such a demanding position.

"‎PS - Hosting at a busy restaurant is a demanding job - I welcome anyone to come shadow my host for a week."

Rude treatment at Khao San Road

My point may have been missed. It was reported that the hostesses, who were not servers (Pincus), were rude and nasty and that the second wouldn't supply her name when asked. In fact, she walked away. This report does not match Monte's written expectation for his staff to give his name.

For clarity, my question was asking how he trains the staff to remain courteous and professional while refusing to give their name because if this report is acceptable to him, I am not interested in visiting either.

If someone were overly rude or insulting to me, I would take that person's picture on my phone. I wouldn't need their name to report them to management.

Rude treatment at Khao San Road


If I have read between the lines correctly, I understand that you advise your staff against sharing their names for fear of reprisal on social media.

If this is a correct assumption, how do you train them to professionally answer the question "what is your name please?"

Anyone tried Sfizio Pizzeria & Wine Bar (401 Bloor st E)


New Restaurant - On Roncessvalles at Queen - Asian?

Suggestions for dinner in downtown Toronto for guests from Japan?

Carbon Bar.

Best Banana Bread

There are many other "best things" at Harbord Bakery.

Dangerous Dan's Diner at Queen and Broadview for sale

Just you? I'm pretty sure nobody would make the decision without first getting the facts and the answers to all of these questions, and more.

Restaurant with Live Bands

This thread is almost 10 years old.

Keg Mansion vs. Bardi's

In consideration of selection and food quality and/or décor, there is a demand for different levels of steakhouse, much like Italian restaurants, which cater to different levels of snobbery.

Sotto Sotto gutted by fire tonight!

I do not know. Did you stutter?

I thought maybe there could be more to your generic statement. I guess you just wanted to share that gracious thought and nothing more?

Here's mine.

Firemen are great at putting out fires.

Sotto Sotto gutted by fire tonight!

"Insurance is a great thing to have.. :)"

What does that even mean?

Is Carman's steakhouse really back?

2014 Restaurants and Food Store OPENINGS - Part II

Hot Chocolate, 2014

SOMA is incredible but sometimes a less rich version is preferred. Has anybody had the hot chocolate at The White Squirrel? I love their ice cream cookies but haven't tried the hot chocolate. thanks!