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AZARIAS - Great New Restaurant in Etobicoke - June 2013

Which dishes should I order if I go again (unlikely)?

26 minutes ago
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Zucchini blossoms (squash blossoms) in GTA

The new and ever-changing Sparrow on Bloor West has zucchini blossoms on their new summer menu.

about 15 hours ago
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

AZARIAS - Great New Restaurant in Etobicoke - June 2013

Azarias has great decor and super friendly service.
The oysters are great value at $2 each. 4 varieties shucked to order, all from PEI this week.
Tapas are average. Some misses. Ranks about the same quality and cooking technique as Ember Hot Stove and Social House on Lake Shore.
This is not a must-try. Several flat screen tvs are mounted overhead, 4 of which were playing sports. Like Ember, combining a contemporary tapas restaurant with sports bar just doesn't work. Not sure why they want to be everything to everyone.
Some tapas are $8, some are $14-18, and cocktails start at $10. Not-great wines by the glass.

about 16 hours ago
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

We're going tomorrow night for this Jamaican-Chinese soul food. Juicy jerk chicken; and pineapple burgers among other delicacies.

Jul 17, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Burgers Priest to open West End Location

I hate to be sacrilegious and will certainly seek confession if I'm wrong here - but the jarge-style cheeseburger didn't cut the mustard. Literally, it was missing the mustard taste I've grown fond of at the Beach location (the only BP I've ever eaten at until today). Yes, it had the fried onions and the up charge on my receipt - but mysteriously the patty had no additional taste. As for the coffee shake, well - there's a reason it doesn't appear on most top 10 milkshake lists. Okay, give me my penance.

(Note: it feels weird to be mixing Catholic and Protestant analogies. I wish he had just named the place The Burger's Pastor, for heaven's sake.)

Jul 16, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

They seem to have fixed the card payment issue. You can swipe your credit card and then select $1 or $2 or $3 tip or other.

Jul 16, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

Try the breakfast sandwich with house bacon and house bread. Great value.

Jul 16, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

First date - Need a recommendation where to go tommorow

Agreed it has gone way downhill over the past 5 years.

Jul 16, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

Incidentally, all their table tops are photos of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. (This place is otherwise clearly Mexican, though. Some very decent huevos rancheros on the menu.)

Jul 16, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

http://ht.ly/zeddb Start at 0:55.

Jul 16, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Zucchini blossoms (squash blossoms) in GTA

Craving this summer delicacy. Any menus featuring these Italian-style fried stuffed flowers (preferably not dripping in grease)? (Or other recipes or traditions?) If you see any at the farmers' market, let me know. There are some amazing recipes out there.

Jul 16, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

Here's the link. Adults cost $10 contribution. http://www.govindas.ca The menu varies daily.

Jul 16, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

The Hare Krishna temple on Avenue Road has Sunday feasts but it looks like it's part of the ceremony rather than after or separate: http://iskcontoronto.blogspot.ca/p/su...

So I suppose Govinda's is their outreach (the restaurant is closed every Sunday, however). http://www.govindas.ca

Jul 16, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

I found a statue of St. Jude with a candle on the bar at a new Mexican-French brunch restaurant Huevos Gourmet in New Toronto. St. Jude is patron of impossible causes (he intercedes when you're desperate). Kind of fitting for a restaurant that opened in another failed restaurant space.

Jul 15, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

Kingyo izakaya in Cabbagetown makes a couple of dishes inspired by monks' style.

Jul 15, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

Cool. The same people who do the fair trade olive oil from Palestine are partnering for that event.

Jul 15, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

I ate the huevos rancheros today with a fresh grapefruit juice. Great tasting food and drink. Nice server. Food arrives quickly if you're a table of one or two. I noticed a group waiting forever for their order to come out. I had ordered and paid by the time they got theirs.

Jul 15, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

You're right, it's the nature of the cooking method and ingredients. East Indian roti is dry for sure as it's made either in a tandoor or on a tawa. (Maurya probably uses a tawa).

Jul 15, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

Okay, will give it a try!

Jul 15, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

Thanks Prima. I did mention that cookbook above. I was just wondering if Fat Pasha intends to include many traditions.

Jul 15, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

Isn't Fat Pasha predominantly Israeli/Jewish in menu?

Jul 15, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

How do you find the fish quality at Pearl?

Jul 15, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

Two different types of bread are the reason. West indian roti is typically dhal puri. East Indian roti is typically a chapati (not a naan nor a paratha). Maurya does a fine job of approachable indian cuisine.

Jul 15, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

Ditto. Will google.

Jul 15, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

Is it both halal and kosher? That was the main question I had about that exact place (Eglinton location).

Jul 14, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

The dining room equivalent of this: http://www.amazon.com/Jerusalem-A-Coo...

Jul 14, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

Pie Commish has a lovely huge selection of sweet and fruit pies. The brandy peach crumble is a knockout. Wow.

Jul 14, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

They've changed their brunch menu. Now includes choice of side.

Jul 14, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Prince Edward County 2014 summer season

Hinterland posted a chalkboard menu showing oysters 6 for $14 or 12 for $25; pulled pork sandwich or shrimp roll with chips $9; frozen peach bellini $8; every Friday to Sunday and "soon Friday to Monday". - posted July 11th.

Jul 14, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

Without provoking a political argument, is there any restaurant or eatery in the GTA that combines Israeli and Palestinian cuisine? I'd like to support peace through eating side by side.

Jul 14, 2014
Food Tourist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)