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Kitchener/Waterloo

I heard from a visitor to K-W that the new TWH Social in the Walper Hotel area is great. He ate several meals there and was also very impressed with Bhima's Warung. Glad to hear that place is still extraordinary!

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

Harvest Kitchen: minimum spend of $750 for the space on a Friday in September.

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

Refinery Public House has replaced Ember Hot Stove. Sadly, the clientele still looks dodgy. I know I'm not supposed to judge by outward appearances, but any restaurant that lets its smokers smoke at the entrance is suspect.

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

Falafel Royal has finally returned! They opened in the former Ranu Thai space 3308 Lakeshore Blvd West by 26th / 25th Street. I can't wait to go back and see if it's the original Lebanese owner. Loved their mujadarrah when they were located closer to Royal York Road.

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

AVOID the General Tsao chicken at Twin Fish. It's deep fried CHICKEN BALLS (with negligible meat) with sauce. Ugh.

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

For the record, Splendido can do private dining for $60++ per person with minimum spend of only $1000 in their private cellar.

Whitby/Durham restaurants that don't suck

Anyone been to Pig Out BBQ
790 Kingston Rd #6
Pickering?
I like their location at Spadina/Harbord in Toronto.

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

Twin Fish Thai express (sit-down full-service restaurant, takeaway and delivery) opened last Tuesday on Queensway just east of Kipling in the former Mangosteens space. This is their second location and is currently being run by the chef-owner Henry and FOH-owner Anne/Anh. Restaurant was empty at lunch on day 2 of operation but food came out quickly (hence the name Express) and was excellent (juicy, fresh, flavourful, lots of fresh herbs and textures). So excited to have Twin Fish in Etobicoke! (I'm already a huge fan of their original Courtneypark location).

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

I haven't eaten at Stack yet.

I do like my pork smoked and then tasting smoky. Most pulled pork is so bland despite most Ontario restaurants' efforts in a smoker for many hours with the correct wood. It always seems so dry and boring to me regardless of how long they claim to have smoked it.

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

Chowhound dinner party at YLSF's home! :)

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

Harvest Kitchen can't get their act together re minimum spend, etc. I've given up waiting for them to reply.

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

CP happily took my 20-person reservation for their private room on a Friday night. He suggested $40-50 per person cost.

Dublin International Airport eats (in transit)

Flying Etihad through Dublin (6 hour layover) - am a Canadian citizen so I might be able to leave the airport for a brief taxi or shuttle somewhere scenic and delicious? If not, are there any decent eats in the Dublin airport international terminal? Many thanks.

Jul 16, 2015
Food Tourist in U.K./Ireland

Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

Pat Riley left?

Kebab 49 (Dundas & Kipling)

That will be a much-appreciated improvement!

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

I couldn't have said it better myself re: pulled pork in Canada!

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

The restrictions are one shellfish allergy, one lacto-ovo-pesco vegetarian, one no-pork, and one no-cilantro. :)

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

Oooh, thanks for the warnings.

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

Sadly, too far away (1.8 km each way).

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

Good point. I hadn't mapped U of T to Yorkville and just assumed "close". Crown Princess is definitely closer at 1.0 km.

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

Thank you but Yunaghi is too far (1.4 km walk each way).

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

Pig Out is the real deal. Went again on Saturday for ribs and wings and pulled pork. The ribs are still proper. The wings are still crispy. I would avoid the pulled pork next time. Beans are a little on the sweet side for my taste. Coleslaw is fine. Great service and terrific prices.

Great eats near Union Station

Toronto eateries set to join the open-air market include Little Fin, Caplansky’s, Holy Chuck Burger, Cava Restaurant, Melt Ice Cream Sandwiches, Uncle Tetsu and many more.

“It’s going to be an amazing culinary experience. There will be 25 food vendors and bistro-style seating,”

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

Wishing I could book Yasu.

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

Correction: 80 seated indoors.

THR & Co. - Reviews?

Amy Pataki slammed this place a while back in her Star review. I still like it. Chef changed to Andrew Tham who has been in their kitchen (and Harbord Room) for years. Which dishes do people enjoy the most now?

Great eats near Union Station

I've had some hits (and a couple of misses) at Mercatto Eaton Centre in the past. I'm curious to try their new Taverna location by the ACC.

Great eats near Union Station

Any advice on SOCO, Taverna Mercatto or Aria?

Great eats near Union Station

Where's a great place to eat a good value, delicious lunch on a weekday within a 5 minute walk of Union Station / Royal York Hotel? My go-to has been Momofuku.

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

Any thoughts on Harvest Kitchen or Loire?