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Mad Mexican: New Mexican Place from the people behind Frida's

We went back to Playa Cabana Cantina for dinner. Poor service especially the door staff. Avoid the nachos! They took a slab of cheese and partially melted it on top of greasy chips. The result is a tough, unsatisfactory experience. Why wouldn't they use grated cheese at the very least? This isn't raclette.

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

They added St. Therese of Lisieux to the bar. Must be needing extra prayers during a slow summer!

This made me think of all the buddhas and bodhisatvas at Thai restaurants. I wonder how respectful or disrespectful it seems to practicing buddhists to see their role models on display presumably as decor. Incidentally, using saints to watch over a space is different to mere decor.

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

Had brunch on Sunday after Mass at St. Patrick's -- many menu items have religious pun or theme names. Not great food. But stellar beer list and Trappist section. Ordered a gueuze.

Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

I went again today for fresh grapefruit juice and huevos rancheros. I noticed this time that the beans are pinto not black. There was a lot of salt in the home fries and red salsa. I love the toasted baguette that is served with the meal! But I shall try other things on their menu next time. Great service.

Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

They don't seem to get any customers so I doubt they will last long in that jinxed space. I miss the Turkish place that used to be there.

Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

Yes I think she just updated the sign. She's really passionate about the health benefits of black rice and mung beans and wouldn't let me take photos of anything. Must be a secret recipe, right?

Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

Got their daily special "beet fries" last week. Avoid. Chunks of beet deep fried until not crispy. Not fries.

Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

They have a new sign up calling themselves Q sushi. (Carol's former space.)

Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

I took one for the team and wasted $11 at Señor Burrito this evening. Avoid, avoid, avoid. Tacos (pastor - pork with pineapple) and steak fillings and even the corn tortillas were all just plain awful and dry.

Scarborough Gems

Real McCoy didn't live up to its name on Tuesday night. Got the homemade burger with cheese (mozza instead of processed) and another homemade burger with bacon, plus one order of fries to share. We were careful not to order the smaller not-homemade burgers. Regardless, the patty was really disappointing as were the lacklustre fries. We won't be back, sadly.

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Is that new place by Port Union Bakery and Thai Square? If you find out the name, let us know please.

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Ah, good warning - it was past the 10 minute one-way mark anyway (Aunt Mary's location).

Village Roaster: 3452 Kingston Rd. (West of Markham Rd.) Toronto, ON, Phone: 416-752-1780 http://www.thevillageroaster.com It's too far for our purposes but certainly good to know there's real coffee in that area if needed.

Scarborough Gems

Everyone knows they get their content and ideas from Chowhound so brace yourself for a Top 10 Scarborough post (which will end up being the only ten places to eat Italian food in Scarborough -- much like most of the Etobicoke posts!)

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I guess the 905/burbs second-generation immigrants don't qualify for authentic ethnic anything.

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Have been craving real lasagne since Porzia ran out of lasagne the one time we tried to eat it there on a Sunday night… Yay!

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Will definitely investigate Aunt Mary's and Lucky Hakka.

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It's funny how we already frequent that Starbucks a few times a week (we can walk there for major exercise) - their drive-through is impressively quick and efficient. Inside needs a more thorough cleaning every few hours.

The Mucho Burrito is also in need of a good cleaning. Tacos are mediocre, as expected. Next up for a try: Menchies froyo.

Lechon sounds terrific, as do ribs at Black Dog!

Prince Edward County 2014 summer season

Based on a Twitter "conversation" we had with County Cider, my take is that they have poor (rude) customer service which starts at the "top" and trickles down. I think my partner felt it was beyond 'unprofessionalism' since he was the only person of colour/asian for miles around Waupoos/Bloomfield. I felt that even though we were their target demographic (or should be - food-loving, alcohol-loving, under 50, no kids, disposable incomes) they didn't take full advantage of great customers. He also chalks up a lot of the haphazard treatment in the county to non-cosmopolitan attitudes/beliefs (rural stereotypes).

Anatolian's Turkish Halal Restaurant - WOW!

It would appear to be a Serbian bar serving food.

Anatolian's Turkish Halal Restaurant - WOW!

No... I haven't heard of many shisha bars other than one on Yonge south of Brownstone Bistro.

http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2014/... is an interesting list but can't say I know much about them.

Scarborough Gems

I don't think the Shamrock patties have a spice mix any more. Tasted like a plain beef patty (this is 3 years later...)

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Sadly, we went to Perfect for dinner and found it below average (mediocre to poor). I realize it probably went downhill in the past 5 years. If there are still any good dishes to order, let us know.

Scarborough Gems

Thanks! I'm obviously not familiar AT ALL with Scarborough. Looks like RM is within my 10 minute one-way radius for good eat hopefuls.

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

When did Ko Burger open on Broadview at Danforth? And has anyone been to Kobu Nobu izakaya next door? Are these brand new?

Scarborough Gems

In an effort to answer my question, we tried Shamrock today (4 oz and 6 oz burger, sweet potato fries, chocolate milkshake). My least favourite was the actual bun - fairly standard no-frills white bun. The classic rock (4oz) patty was lean, a bit gristly and thin, but still tasty. Added fried mushrooms and onions and Rock sauce (dijon mustard creamy). Got spicy bbq and garlic mayo for the fries (dips not exciting). The only reason I ordered the sweet potato fries was calorie savings (their website lists food nutrition values and it's still bikini season, so...) Milkshake wasn't in the same league as Holy Chuck, but probably was half their calories, so I'm not complaining. Thin chocolate taste and a light milkshake overall. http://shamrockburgers.com/downloads/...

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Passed by today and noticed Fratelli has wood oven pizza (closed Sun-Mon). North of Mexico tequila taco bar at the corner of Morrish looked interesting (and was open between lunch and dinner on a Sunday). Not Just Patties would also be on my list to try (note: on Mondays, they are Just Patties. Ha.)

Scarborough Gems

How does Shamrock on Kingston Road compare to Scarborough's Five Guys (burger to burger and sides to sides)?

Anatolian's Turkish Halal Restaurant - WOW!

Sigh. A girl can dream.

Anatolian's Turkish Halal Restaurant - WOW!

My friend just worked in Syria and Turkey for the past year and a half and misses the shisha smoking and rakia alcohol of the Istanbul scene. Where can I take her for alcohol in a Turkish environment?