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Anyone been to the Good Fork for dinner lately? Newer menu: http://goodfork.ca/wp-content/uploads...

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Good Food in Hamilton?!

Awesome discovery. Please do keep us updated.

TO Chowhounders: favorite brunch places?

Farmers Daughter, Farmhouse Tavern, and Karelia Kitchen stand out in the past 6 months.

Stone road grille in NOTL

Stone Road Grille "REST to Go-Go" has closed and will reopen as a new concept.

Kathi Roll Express

I ate a kati roll (one type only - tandoori chicken) at Saffron Spice Kitchen on Queen West today. Sweet and only mildly spiced even though I requested spicy. Horrible roti. Avoid.

"Silk Road" - Amazing 'Uyhur' Lamb Soup Noodle that deserves special stand alone review!!

Thank goodness! I thought they had closed down. Good to know the new address.

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

No peppers. Maybe they kept getting "hold the peppers" requests?

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

We dined at 850 again on the weekend. Really good antipasti plate features all the best pizza toppings. Sounds weird but it works. Cubes of cheese could improve (oka, havarti, emmenthal) by being a bit bigger and freshly cut.

Delicious tiramisu. Resembles the real deal.

The low point was boar sausage and rapini pizza. Boring toppings here. This is usually a spicy or flavourful combo elsewhere. Had to douse it in chile oil. (Had to ask for the oil.)

ISO Downtown's best dim sum

Well… We loved both downtown Dynasty and Lai Wah Heen. (See above for my take on Dynasty). Only tried 6 dishes at LWH. Most were hits. I think Dynasty was slightly more affordable but I didn't pay as it was my birthday. LWH was about $60 for 2 all in.

ISO Downtown's best dim sum

We had impressive dim sum on Sunday at Lai Wah Heen. Really pleased that the changes have still resulted in a great destination for quality dim sum. Amazing fried turnip cubes and much more. Approachable atmosphere and friendly service.

Brewpubs with great food

We had lunch at Amsterdam Brewery on the lake last week -- disappointing kale salad (no lemon), greasy breaded fish and chips…the best bet is their veggie pizza. Quite tasty pizza and nice framboise lambic.

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

Are you referring to Spitfire?

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.

Scarborough Gems

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

Scarborough Gems

Scarborough Gems

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!)

Scarborough Gems

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

Scarborough Gems

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!

Scarborough Gems

Will definitely investigate Aunt Mary's and Lucky Hakka.

Scarborough Gems

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!