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The Un-Official "Go To" Restaurant Thread

Tomi Kro (Leslieville) for almost anything and Queen Mother (Queen & McCaul) for the ping gai.

Nov 30, 2007
Lizzie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Thai resto. in Leslieville

Hi, I heard the English Pub was going into the space at the corner of Curzon where the Dr's office was.

Sep 15, 2007
Lizzie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Damson Plums in the GTA

The City Hall market has them today. Just bought a small container for $4.50. There were a few vendors who had them.

Aug 29, 2007
Lizzie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fare Bistro, Citizen, or Pop Bistro?

I went to Fare Bistro recently (yearning for a Verviene patio brunch) and was very disappointed ... limited selection, no latte/ capuccino (out of order), small, small portions (not even a crumb of bread accompaniment) and not much ambiance. We were rushed in and out in 40 minutes and the restaurant was largely empty. My dinner experience was similar. I am surprised, being an original fan and regular customer of Le Select. After brunch we took a stroll and a had brief tour of the Citizen. It's menu looked great and the ambiance a bit more upbeat. I have heard good things about Pop Bistro.

Jul 26, 2007
Lizzie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New restaurant Leslieville

Anyone know what the new restaurant in Leslieville beside Kubo Radio is? It looks very inviting but doesn't seem to have a name or posted menu.

Jul 16, 2007
Lizzie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fare Bistro - Leslieville

Hi, I noticed that Fare Bistro has finally opened up in the old Verveinne site . Has anyone tried it?

May 17, 2007
Lizzie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Leslieville area question.

Here is some history on Leslieville - it has a foodie beginning as a key area where market gardeners provided food to the big city across the Don river .... (not a recent realestate creation)

Leslieville began as a small village back in the 1850's. The village grew up around the Toronto Nurseries owned by George Leslie and sons, after whom this neighbourhood is named. Most of Leslieville's residents were either market gardeners or were employed at one of several brick making companies that used to operate in the area. One of the first buildings in the village was the Leslieville Public School, built in 1863. Leslieville's first principal was Alexander Muir who composed "The Maple Leaf Forever".
Muir's poetic verse was inspired when a brilliant autumn maple leaf fell from a Leslieville tree onto his jacket. That maple tree is still standing today and has become Leslieville's most famous landmark. It is designated by an historic plaque at the intersection of Laing Street and Memory Lane.

May 07, 2007
Lizzie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Group of 50

We are bringing a group of about 45-50 people to Chicago in September - staying at the Allerton. Does anyone have any suggestions for a restaurant that takes large groups? We are looking for a medium priced place.

Aug 22, 2006
Lizzie in Chicago Area

Great Food/Wine/Room for Honeymoon

The Domain of Killien has a good reputation. It's website notes
"We create a different five-course menu every night, offering classics of French cuisine as well as lighter fare infused with seasonal and regional flavours.

We only use the freshest ingredients, along with organically grown herbs from our own gardens. Duck and salmon are smoked on-site. To complement your meal an imaginative wine list offers you a great choice of savoury “vins de pays” and fine vintages from Bordeaux and Burgundy.'

See their website at

Aug 17, 2006
Lizzie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

how is toast on queen ( hello toast ) ?

The Leslieville area now has a number of good restaurants. Check out Verveine's Bistro menue. It has a great patio as well.

Aug 17, 2006
Lizzie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Wedding Cake Emergency....PLEASE HELP!!

Aug 11, 2006
Lizzie in Ontario (inc. Toronto)