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Lunch in Salerno

Any suggestions for lunch near the train or ferry terminal in Salerno? Featuring local specialties and seafood would be great but will settle for quick and delicious as well.

Thanks!

Apr 05, 2014
aphie in Italy

Anyone know what chain/restaurant this is? New paint job on old Trafalgar Lick's (Oakville)

sign went up today:

http://hwy55burgers.com

Mar 20, 2014
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Rome restaurant suggestions

I guess what I am trying to say is that I am not opposed to eating non-Roman cuisine in Rome if it is a good representation of another region's cuisine. Above all, I want to eat well. My concern about overlap is not necessarily about eating the same dish but I would like to avoid eating at the same "type" of restaurant 4 days straight - I imagine the experience at a creative type trattoria is going to be different from a true old-school place. I realized these are probably ambitious goals for a short trip.

Do you have any recommendations for a sit down Roman pizzeria or Roman Jewish specialties? Thanks.

Mar 11, 2014
aphie in Italy

Rome restaurant suggestions

Thanks! Do you have an opinion about L'Asino D'Oro or Trattoria Monti for Saturday dinner?

Mar 10, 2014
aphie in Italy

Rome restaurant suggestions

I will be heading to Rome in mid-May for the first time and am excited to try local specialties and really good regional Italian food. I prefer relatively casual moderately-priced restaurants. I only have 4 days in Rome and usually plan one big sit-down meal per day so I would really appreciate your thoughts on these choices:

Saturday dinner: L'Asino D'Oro or Trattoria Monti

Sunday dinner: Taverna dei Fori Imperiali or Flavio al Velavevodetto or Perilli

Monday dinner: one of the above Sunday choices or Armando al Pantheon

Tuesday dinner: Cesare al Casaletto

Is there too much overlap or will I get a fairly good cross-section of Roman cuisine? Any other suggestions?

For lunch, I will likely be trying out the various bakeries for paninis, pizzas or picking up supplies for picnics.

Mar 09, 2014
aphie in Italy

Taste the Season NOTL experience?

Anyone have an experience with the Taste the Season event happening now at NOTL? How's the quality of the food/wine? Is it worth the $50 pass?

http://wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com...

Nov 03, 2013
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Brunch at La Bamboche or other patisserie

Looking for a good brunch at a patisserie with great croissants and dessert, preferably mid-uptown. Has anyone tried the brunch at La Bamboche?

Thanks!

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La Bamboche
4 Manor Rd E, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

May 18, 2011
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Rice quality at Taro Fish?

http://www.tarosfish.com/home.html

They have a take-out menu on their website.

Thanks for the responses! Not expecting perfect shari but it's nice to know that it's half decent.

May 15, 2009
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Rice quality at Taro Fish?

I'm looking to get one of those sushi party trays from Taro Fish and I was wondering what the rice quality is like compared to some restaurants in the vicinity like Cafe Michi or Aoyama? Thanks!

May 14, 2009
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ottawa: Need rec for dinner

I would also consider the new Black Cat Bistro. They've got an interesting menu and it's relatively affordable. Everything we had was delicious!

Jan 13, 2009
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Black Cat Bistro in Ottawa

Has anyone tried the newly open Black Cat Bistro? Haven't seen too many reviews.

Thanks!

Dec 16, 2008
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

NOTL or PEC?

Depending on when you're going, PEC is holding Countylicious: http://www.pec.on.ca/countylicious/

$30 prix fixe menus. Harvest had a great prix fixe last year and this year's menu looks delicious too.

Nov 09, 2008
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Good eats in Sooke?

Thanks for everyone's responses. Sounds like the Sooke Harbour House is exactly what I'm looking for.

Are there any recommendations for casual places to grab a lunch or a snack in the Sooke area? 17 Mile Pub?

Jul 24, 2008
aphie in Western Canada Archives

Good eats in Sooke?

I will be staying in Sooke for one night in August and I am looking for good local cuisine. Is the Sooke Harbour House worth the expense? Or are there other comparable places in the area? What about casual places for lunch?

Many thanks!

Jul 20, 2008
aphie in Western Canada Archives

Searching for Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza

Terroni's C't Mang thin crust pizza.

Apr 21, 2008
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Harvest - Prince Edward County

We were there around Christmas time and it was wonderful. There was only a $38 3 course prix fixe available (although you may be able to reserve for a tasting menu). Everything we had was delicious, especially the quail and foie gras appetizer.

Feb 16, 2008
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hidden Treats and Secret Gems Near Dundas and Bay?

Art Square Cafe across from the AGO at McCaul and Dundas isn't too far away. I think their crepes are a bit hit and miss but it's a nice place to sit and get some coffee.

http://www.artsquaregallery.ca/Cafe/

Feb 12, 2008
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Favourites East End Haunts?

Bibiche Bistro on Danforth at Greenwood.

Nov 07, 2007
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Good weekend breakfast/brunch in Markham/Scarborough?

I tried the Bluestone this weekend and I thought it was a pretty good breakfast/brunch experience. My partner and I had the French onion soup, Florentine eggs benedict, and the Bluestone skillet. I would get the soup and the eggs benedict again - the skillet was a tad greasy. With a coffee and fresh squeezed juice, it came to about $40. My partner felt it was a bit pricey for what we got, but I haven't found a comparable place in the area yet so I would go back.

Thanks for the recommendations!

Nov 04, 2007
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Good weekend breakfast/brunch in Markham/Scarborough?

I often crave a good brunch on the weekends but I'm stuck in the Markham/Scarborough area. Are there any good options?

Many thanks!

Oct 16, 2007
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Thanksgiving lunch around Union Station?

Thanks for everyone's suggestions - will check out those pubs someday! My friends and I have decided to check out Le Petit Dejeuner which is not too far from Union. Hopefully it won't be too busy :\

Oct 05, 2007
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Thanksgiving lunch around Union Station?

Thanks, but I should mention that we're looking for something more casual but perhaps somewhat more interesting than say, Hot House.

Oct 04, 2007
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Thanksgiving lunch around Union Station?

Some friends and I are looking for a nice relatively affordable place to have lunch this Thanksgiving Monday around Union Station.

Thanks!

Oct 04, 2007
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dining Outside

George has a beautiful patio and very good food.

Sep 06, 2007
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

My opiniated comments on Syracuse dining options (long!)

Is John John's a sit-down type place or just takeout? And what kind of hours are they open on the weekends? Thanks!

Aug 20, 2007
aphie in General Tristate Archive

So what's the word on Le Cafe Michi?

Haha, my friend and I went last week for dinner and she ordered the chirashi in 3 bowls and I ordered another dinner set. Neither of us got any of the complimentary appetizers you mentioned but got plain old soup and salad. Our slices of cake were also around the same size they always were and there was definitely no fruit garnish. Could it be possible you're getting special treatment?

All I'm saying is that for about $22-23, you can get a great chirashi or sushi set at Zen. My perception is that the quality at Zen is superior to Michi. That said, Michi still has lots to offer.

Jul 31, 2007
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Miyabi on Highway 7- any recent visits?

I'm not sure if anybody else has experienced this, but I've gotten ridiculously slow service on the two occasions that I went to Miyabi. Granted, they were both on Friday nights. But who wants to wait 1 hour for food to hit the table - especially on a Friday night??

The recent visit was even more hair-pulling than the first, which I thought was perhaps just one of those nights. My partner and I ordered the sushi and sashimi set ($62) supposedly for "3-4 people" so we didn't order any appetizers. Perhaps we should have known better because we were waiting for 1 hour drinking green tea and when the set did arrive, it was barely enough for 2 poeple. Sashimi came in threes but there was only one of each kind of sushi. Plenty of sake and kappa maki. I can't imagine 3 - let alone 4 - people sharing the tiny set. The fish portions were of very good quality but there has to be similar quality at a better value (and in a more timely manner!) elsewhere.

Jul 30, 2007
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

So what's the word on Le Cafe Michi?

I would have to agree with wciu that Zen is better in terms of quality and perhaps even price. I do think the quality at Michi has declined somewhat since the changeover. However, its better than almost all sushi places in the Scarborough area and I think it's a nice touch to end the meal with a slice of their Japanese cake.

I would also recommend Hama in Market Village on the border between Markham and Scarborough. I heard they may be renovating so their decor will finally get a much needed sprucing. $20 will get you a lovely chirashi or sushi set. Great value and quality.

Jul 30, 2007
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kensington Organic Ice Cream location?

oh that explains it. i wonder if it's still going to have "kensington" in the name! thanks!

May 21, 2007
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kensington Organic Ice Cream location?

Does anyone know where the organic ice cream shop in Kensington is located and what days/times it is open? I can never seem to find it. Thanks!

May 21, 2007
aphie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)