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

Thanks for the link. I had also noticed Braiseryy -- the website says it's middle-eastern, Brazilian and bubblegum?! Hmm.

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

There's a new breakfast and lunch place beside Bed Bath & Beyond, across from Canadian Tire, behind the Boston Pizza on the Queensway. It's called Sunny Morning and is open until 3 pm daily. They have another location at Yonge and St. Clair. Anyone been yet?

One local's guide to Niagara-on-the-Lake and surrounding area (long!)

We had a top-notch, consistent, amazing meal at Tide & Vine on Saturday evening with the whole family. The kitchen is very talented. Tried one of almost everything from the cooked menu (including land and sea assorted platters and awesome lobster profiteroles). Well worth repeat visits. Great service by Kaye.

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

Smokin' Kings BBQ has been open for a few weeks at Lake Shore and 4th Street in New Toronto (Etobicoke). https://instagram.com/smokinkingsbbq/ 2847 Lake Shore Blvd W.

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

Too good to be true? But the instagram seems very real. Plenty of real bbq photos and various types of posts and pics. Are they simply sharing space with Jay Jay's and the Kave?

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

The strip club Jay Jay's Inn has been replaced by a barbecue smoke pit https://instagram.com/smokinkingsbbq/ at 2847 Lake Shore Blvd West in New Toronto. It's called Smokin' Kings BBQ and looks like the real deal. Just have to get past the squeamish feeling of walking INTO a former strip club -- as soon as they replace the dirty old awnings, and spruce up the exterior, I'm sure I will wander inside without checking over my shoulder.

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

Toronto Life published some beautiful photos of TICH and its food. Will check it out very soon.

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

Chelo & Co Persian cuisine take out at 811 Queen St. West has been open for a full week now. Owners Aida and Mo are very friendly and talented. 5 padded seats at a window counter, Soups are the highlight: asheh reshteh (green herb soup with beans and noodles topped with whey) and adassi (lentil soup with potato and corn) are both incredibly good. Signature lamb shank is a little tough/chewy/fatty but tasty. The zereshk rice (with barberries) that comes with a different main dish is a good alternative to plain ol' white rice. Hot sauce is full of cilantro if that's your thing. Garlic sauce is milder than expected but still stinky good. Imported canned drinks include sour cherry nectar. A friendly, affordable alternative to Banu nearby.

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

We don't recommend Everest Hakka House on Lake Shore. It is chinese-indian hakka style but very average. Nothing that good. They do fry well - no grease. At least nothing is "sweet".

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

It was really average Chinese-Canadian food. Won't be ordering from them again but no major complaints. Has anyone tried Dumpling Melody Bistro on Lake Shore? My friends said it wasn't bad.

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

We had lunch at 850 last week and it was pretty mediocre. The mushroom salad had some dressing drizzled on top, which isn't effective for a huge bowl of arugula, etc. The pizza is really average. We would much rather go to Cellar Door (whole different stratosphere!)

dishes that wow, Toronto 2015...

Soft shell crab sandwich at Fresh Off the Boat. (Say yes to hot sauce.)

Toronto Ramen Roundup?

Reviving this thread as I'm trying to decide on a group outing to Guu Izakaya, Santouka or Sansotei (or anything really close to Bar + karaoke on Yonge St.) The problem is there are 6 of us so we would need a dinner reservation (not a weekend).

dishes that wow, Toronto 2015...

Boquerones & chips at Bar Isabel.

One local's guide to Niagara-on-the-Lake and surrounding area (long!)

I had a really good lunch experience solo at Tide & Vine in January. Would definitely take my parents there. Tricky finding the address as my GPS steered me to the wrong place. But worth the effort. Great staff/servers/owners. AMAZING selection of oysters. Loved the whitefish shrimp terrine, and caesar cocktail with jerky and shrimp garnishes.

Best omakase 2015: Yasu, Yunaghi, Kaji or ?

For the record, I have eaten at Hashimoto (when it was located in Mississauga), over 11 years ago. It was my first experience with kaiseki in Canada (I had spent time in Japan in the mid-1990s) -- and also the first time a chef sent me photos of each course.

Best omakase 2015: Yasu, Yunaghi, Kaji or ?

I would love to go for excellent omakase (or multi-course of my choice from a la carte menu) late next month. I haven't been to Kaji since 2012. I haven't yet dined at Yasu or Yunaghi (and there are no threads comparing or ranking the two.) I can't afford Hashimoto (I'd rather buy a plane ticket to Japan instead!) The only place I've been in the past 2 years is lunch omakase at Zen. (I also love items at Kingyo and Guu but want something really spectacular.) Which is currently the best (please describe specific pros and cons)? Thank you.

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

Sense Appeal KEEPS changing things: menu, lunch, hours, credit card machine. They make my head spin. I give up on updating this thread with their crazy whims.

West African restaurants in GTA?

We decided to have lunch there later this month. Will report back about Tree Top.

Ding Ho in Hamilton - Egg Rolls

Nothing beats a good egg roll.

Family Day 2015: brunch best bets

Open for brunch on Holiday Monday Family Day:

Pearl Diver opens at 11 am
Farmhouse Tavern
Easy

Please add more if you have verified with the restaurant (or their social media/website). (Feel free to add places that always serve breakfast or brunch on Mondays regardless.)

North Of Mexico in Scarborough - What's good there?

How was it?

West African restaurants in GTA?

Not true. They replied the same day:

Hi,

yes we are opened for dinner.

Please call us at: 1.647.428.1672 / 1.416.831.6699

And we can arrange everything if needed.

Cheers,
Restaurant le Plato
Patrick G. A. (gapfulgence at gmail dot com)

West African restaurants in GTA?

I sent a message through their website contact page and will let you know when I hear back from them.

West African restaurants in GTA?

Thanks. Here is the sold-out ROM event for this week: http://www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-pr...

Here is their blog site: https://supafrik.wordpress.com/

West African restaurants in GTA?

Thanks so much! Sounds delicious. Interesting that they want to offer drinks and food from the whole continent eventually.

Chowhound's top 10 in GTA- 2015 version

Maybe it's a good idea to post the results thread here.

West African restaurants in GTA?

My Nigerian students cooked us some delicious pepper pot (beef offal), jollof rice and more. I'm hooked. I'm also reading the memoir The Bite of the Mango for book club and looking for a Sierra Leone or Liberian type of cafe or restaurant to go with it. Are there ANY west African restaurants in Toronto?

Brampton 2014 memorable eats, markets, food shops, restaurants

It's a far cry better than Sunset Grill nearby. I don't normally eat breakfast out in Brampton but the day we went to Flips, it was better than average for diner breakfast.

Brampton 2014 memorable eats, markets, food shops, restaurants

Which is more flavourful and high quality: Thai Pepper or Twin Fish at Courtneypark?