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The Old Toronto Restaurants you make the wishes for the comeback

Magic Pan?

Apr 07, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

A quick look around the Cheese Boutique

"I don't find anything that I can't find elsewhere"

That's the rub. The GTA food scene has moved on--bigger, better selection often at lower prices that this place can possibly offer. Sorry CB.

Apr 05, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Weber Jumbo Joe at Target

Good luck. About the only place I see that sort of deal is at Loblaws/Superstores on no-name gas Qs. As grandgourmet mentioned,branded merch is just-in-time ordered or simply stored till next season. At best, Weber product might get a 10-15% early season discount but never seems to be given away late in the season.

Apr 05, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Weber Jumbo Joe at Target

They hit a sweet spot on the size/portability scale--a real BBQ that travels and/or fits in a small space. Nice product and a good "first" chracoal grill.

Apr 04, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can I go for a good hot dog tonight?

Amazing but true. Kirkland Jumbo dogs are nice.

Apr 03, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

There's hasn't been much, if anything, to cut at any westend GTA Costco or Loblaws in years. Meat's just unpacked/repacked instore. Highland Farms seems to be the only large store with hanging meat.

Mar 28, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Rhubarb

Wait for the real deal. Frozen is pretty lifeless. Fresh, local rules with rhubarb.

Mar 24, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best price on Parmesan in West end?

Costco.

Mar 23, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Canned hominy

That's "pozole" and most people skip the nixtamal-style soak and use more convenient canned hominy. I've bought canned hominy at NoFrills and Highland Farms out in the west end.

Mar 18, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

House of Gourmet - what to order?

"So beware!!"

With respect, Charles, have you eaten at H of G recently?

Mar 14, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

"I find the ppl at Heartland are very picky, I go in with my backpack and at one point they wouldn't let me in."

There's adequate signage displayed about no bags/backpacks, etc. Guess you missed that?

Does your car have a trunk?

They've always been reasonable/generous with the few returns I've made. If it's a sketchy/bogus return, then you can't really expect carte blanche.

Mar 05, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Cured Fish like Hoof Fish?

North Fish in Etobicoke?

Mar 03, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kitchenware store in Toronto that won't break the bank

I guess by definition preference=discrimination, right?

Some European-made glassware at Crate and Barrel.

Feb 22, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Old Toronto Restaurants you make the wishes for the comeback

Loved the old Copenhagen Room, especially the weekly smorgasbord. Great for relaxed, boozy lunches with good friends.

Feb 20, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Gohan Desuyo (Momoya Nori)

Any chance PAT might have it or a Korean equivalent?

Feb 19, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Old Toronto Restaurants you make the wishes for the comeback

Hmmm. Not sure about that. One of the several took a hike to Rockwood outside Guelph years ago to run a bistro.

Feb 17, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Old Toronto Restaurants you make the wishes for the comeback

The original Mars on College was the paradigmatic haute greasy spoon.

In its earlier incarnations, Country Style on Bloor did killer schnitzels even a destitute student couple could afford.

Loved the early version of Petit Gourmet on Yonge west side, south of Summerhill. Sobered up there with friends on many a Saturday morning.

Feb 16, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Old Toronto Restaurants you make the wishes for the comeback

In broke-ass grad student days, the old Dundas St. W Chinatown strip was home to some of my favorites, like Paul's Deep Sea Shantung and a weird tiny walk-down open-kitchen seafood joint, Tao Yuan(Peach Garden)with no English name other than "The Green Door," thanks to its cheap ugly paint.

Feb 16, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

L'Ancetre Lactose-free Organic un-pasteurized 4 yr-old Wht. Cheddar 2X200g blocks for $9.99. Miss the Welsh "Collier" cheddar but this is as good. Sold @ the Heartland warehouse.

Jan 17, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sake Institute of Ontario: Sake+Street Food Pop-Up 1/20/14

Bump. Any interest?

Jan 13, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Seville oranges toronto

Almost gone at Highland Farms Mississauga. Got mine late last week, doing the "cook" tonight.

Jan 13, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Aleppo pine seeds in toronto?

Adonis?

Jan 12, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sake Institute of Ontario: Sake+Street Food Pop-Up 1/20/14

Jan 12, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to buy Mexican Chocolate?

Yup, it's there at around $5/box. Keep in mind that it's drinking chocolate. If you want a strong semi/un-sweetened chocolate for cooking(e.g., mole), some of the Lindt bars are OK substitutes.

Jan 09, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chopped Canada

The franchise/concept is stale.

Jan 07, 2014
Kagemusha in Food Media & News

Looking for waffer sticks/rolls in Toronto Area

Starsky sells wafer sheets, never looked for sticks or rolls.

Any chance McCall's cake deco shop might have them--or point you in the right direction?

Jan 07, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for a whole chicken, complete with head and feet intact

No clue where you are in the GTA but Maple Lodge Farms factory outlet might have them, along with Oceans--both far west GTA(Brampton+Miss.).

Jan 06, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO "yogurt cheese" (labneh), haloumi, and turkish bread

Another reason to visit Adonis.

Jan 04, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO "yogurt cheese" (labneh), haloumi, and turkish bread

As of a couple of weeks ago, there was zero evidence of Arz doing anything at that location on Cawthra n.of Dundas W. Some preliminary work happened in July then <<crickets chirping>>nothing. Wondering if Adonis made 'em throw in the towel?

Jan 04, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO "yogurt cheese" (labneh), haloumi, and turkish bread

Metro owns a majority stake in Adonis. The Mississauga store is worth a visit.

Jan 03, 2014
Kagemusha in Ontario (inc. Toronto)