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Dinner close to Yonge and Dundas

How about The Senator on Victoria St., just south of Dundas - practically across the street from the Canon.

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Senator
249 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B1T8, CA

May 07, 2009
JenV in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hi Hounds, Best Pancakes Period?? Light & Fluffy with Fresh Berries??

I absolutely love the mixed berry vegan pancakes at Fresh. I've found them to be moist, flavourful, and quite filling.

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Fresh
326 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S1W5, CA

Fresh
147 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5V2L7, CA

Fresh On Crawford
894 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J1G3, CA

Dec 31, 2008
JenV in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO: dirty vodka martini with blue-cheese-stuffed olives

went to Ki yesterday, where they did indeed have blue cheese olives - darned tasty :)

Nov 04, 2008
JenV in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO: dirty vodka martini with blue-cheese-stuffed olives

Funny you should say that, Suzanne, because I heard of it from someone in Chicago - maybe it's a Chicago thing, then?

I've had one report that Ki serves them - have yet to verify....

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Richtree Market Restaurant
181 Bay, Toronto, ON M5J2T3, CA

Oct 28, 2008
JenV in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO: dirty vodka martini with blue-cheese-stuffed olives

Hey, 'Hounders:

Can anyone recommend a bar in Toronto (preferably downtown) that will serve a dirty vodka martini accompanied by olives stuffed with blue cheese?

Thanks,
Jen V.

Oct 27, 2008
JenV in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tried-and-true brunch in U of T area?

I second the reco for L'Espresso Bar Mercurio on the SE corner of Bloor & St. George.

Also check out DT Bistro over at Harbord & Brunswick: http://www.dtbistro.com/

Not too sure about vegetarian options at either location, though...

Oct 26, 2008
JenV in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

(je veux) Tourtière

It's on Summerhill Ave., a bit south of St. Clair, east of Mt. Pleasant, so a bit of a hike from Yonge St.

http://www.summerhillmarket.com/

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Summerhill Market
446 Summerhill Ave, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

Aug 14, 2008
JenV in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sunday brunch near Scotiabank/Paramount Theatre (Queen West)

sorry - the location link is doing wierd things - try this URL: http://www.chow.com/places/35336

Aug 09, 2008
JenV in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sunday brunch near Scotiabank/Paramount Theatre (Queen West)

about 5-10 minutes walk to the southwest, there's Le Select Bistro on Wellington, west of Spadina - they're open at 10.30 on Sunday

Aug 09, 2008
JenV in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Breakfast in the Annex?

I would be more inclined to characterize the service at The Green Room as snotty and arrogant rather than slow -- it's not so much "hanging out" as "left hanging" while the waitstaff willfully ignores you.

Granted, I only went there once, but I'm in no hurry to go back...

Jun 24, 2008
JenV in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Breakfast in the Annex?

Seconding the reco's for Ezra's Pound, Dessert Trends, and By The Way Cafe. Also like Insomnia, although I find the quality has slipped in the last year or so - it's still good, but it used to be much better. The Pour House is fine too.

I also like L'Espresso Bar Mercurio, at the southeast corner of Bloor & St. George - not much in the way of sweet stuff on the menu, but what they do have is good.

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L'Espresso Bar Mercurio - duplicate
321 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

Jun 22, 2008
JenV in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chestnut paste in Toronto??

I bought a couple cans of unsweetened chestnut puree at the Dominion in College Park several months back

Jan 27, 2008
JenV in Ontario (inc. Toronto)