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Looking for dried red beans, ideally Camellia brand

Great! Thanks! Picked up some small red beans at No Frills, and will give them a try.

Looking for dried red beans, ideally Camellia brand

Hi! Do you know if/where these can be found in Toronto? Or closest source? Thanks!

The Old Toronto Restaurants you make the wishes for the comeback

I am pretty sure I ate there in 1981. Possible?

Vegan bakeries in Toronto

That's too bad. I've been maybe 30 times and have never seen that.

Am I detecting a pattern here?? - Ridiculous rating by Toronto Life reviewers on great restaurants

I have known James since the late 80s, and two other Toronto Life restaurant reviewers who worked around 1995, one of whom I dated. Never heard of two meals being paid for, or any stipulation on day of the week. Perhaps things changed soon after you left.

Let's hear who has the best onion rings in Toronto!

Popcorn? Hmmm. Need photo!

Am I detecting a pattern here?? - Ridiculous rating by Toronto Life reviewers on great restaurants

Unfortunately, there will always be that group. But you are appreciated by many!!!

Vegan bakeries in Toronto

Perhaps the best two to try are Bunner's and Tori's Bakeshop.

Am I detecting a pattern here?? - Ridiculous rating by Toronto Life reviewers on great restaurants

Even when James did reviews for Toronto Life, he wasn't their only reviewer. They have always had multiple reviewers. Dont know if it's still the case, but reviews used to be written based on one meal for two people. At least that's what the magazine covered. So, it's easy to see why a review can seem wrong to those who have had multiple experiences at a restaurant, know how to order the best the reataurant has to offer, etc. In addition to that, there is the extra issue of just how knowledgable the reviewer really is about food.

Steelite plates - where to find

Hi!
It seems like you really need to buy by the case if you want to keep costs down. I am putting the dishes on my Christmas list. It is an investment, for sure.

Sher-e-Punjab on Danforth - anyone?

Maybe if you guys got a group together, they'd make it especially for you!

roasting red peppers

I bought a bushel of shepherd peppers at Real Canadian Superstore for $19.

Let's hear who has the best onion rings in Toronto!

Those are some good-looking rings! Thanks.

Source for Macadamia nuts

Adonis has them in the staffed bulk nut section. Customers don't have access to the bins.

Chowfind: An authentic tasting 'Instant' Singapore Laksa Noodle La Mien good enough for Chowhounders!

Depends on which research and what you want to prevent. Fat is a major culprit, and the only diet shown in studies published in peer-reviewed journals to prevent and reverse heart disease is a very low fat diet that also excludes animal protein of any sort. http://www.heartattackproof.com/

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

You're welcome! Just wanted to also say, as a fan of the Bonne Maman jam, that the Kirkland organic strawberry spread may be worth trying! We love it.

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

Yes.

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

Yes, but they put it in the right aisle when you face the back of the store. It's just there in huge quantity in the aisle near the freezers. I found my espresso beans there too, and not on sale. So don't understand the logic in moving staple items away from where people expect them to be, as I almost left the store sans espresso, but luckily discovered it before heading out.

Question about Rowe Farms

I wasn't talking about Holt's. There are plenty of businesses in Toronto where employees can't afford to shop/eat. I wonder where Cumbrae's cleaners buy their meat... or how many times the dishwashers at Canoe have taken their family to eat at the restaurant, or how often the front desk staff at The Templar Hotel rent a room there. There are plenty of private school teachers who are in no position to enrol their children in their employer school.

I was talking about the Oakley store. I knew someone who worked there for minimum wage or slightly above - and a small discount on store product. And there are plenty of $200 plus sunglasses there.

Question about Rowe Farms

And they expect results. Not the most understanding work environment, either. Bottom line, every business is different. We can't compare apples to oranges without more information.
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Question about Rowe Farms

Right.

Question about Rowe Farms

Well, that's Costco. Every business is different. What bugs me is the huge number of people Toronto restaurants employ at lower than minimum wage. Servers, dishwashers, delivery people. Many are not citizens and don't have work permits, so they're not going to complain that their boss only pays them $6/hour and pockets all their tips.

I just feel I have no idea of RF profitability. It certainly isn't an easy market for higher priced foods. Food shops close with frequency in Toronto, and I don't blame someone for trying to make their books balance.

And as for comparing a butcher salary to a store manager. Is the store manager responsible for acting as a butcher? Does he/she come with specialized training in butchering meat, or is training provided? I think all of these are valid questions.

And, if nobody wants the job, nobody has to take it.

Question about Rowe Farms

I think that notion is crazy. There are people earning minimum wage selling $200 sunglasses. Even with a staff discount, those sunglasses are inaccessible. I don't for a minute believe you can walk around this city and consistently find staff in higher end stores/restaurants able to shop/eat where they work.

Question about Rowe Farms

Exactly.

Question about Rowe Farms

Yes, a small bungalow four years ago near Woodbine subway station.

Question about Rowe Farms

With a union, no doubt. Hard to compare the two.

Question about Rowe Farms

My sister was a store manager with approximately that salary until a few years ago. While she worked full time, she shared an apartment with someone else, put herself through school part time, and saved enough to buy a house. But she is very good with money.

Question about Rowe Farms

What is the going salary for a store manager? Not sure it's any more. Rowe Farms is a business. Lose sight of that, and it's not going to last.

Fratelli Village Pizzeria - Any post-fire update?

I don't know. Went once a short time after they opened, but didn't get there again.

Fratelli Village Pizzeria - Any post-fire update?

Second location opening soon at St. Clair and O'Connor, where Crazy Tomato used to be.