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Wolf & Subzero

Ha - no. I just found the sales guys at Tasco to be pushy. Best Brand seemed a lot friendlier and had more options and better pricing. This was like 6 years ago though.

During delivery our range was dented and they took care of it.

Apr 15, 2014
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Wolf & Subzero

We ended up buying from Best Brand Appliances

I found the people at Tasco to be dicks.

Apr 15, 2014
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Japanese birthday celebration downtown Toronto

Any reason you have skipped or avoided many of the Izakaya's which proliferate our wonderful city?

Even mainstream Guu will have 'loud and raucous'

Feb 05, 2014
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Toronto restaurant (or bar) with beautiful Xmas decorations

while I have not been last year -- we went to the lobby bar at the shangri la many times last year -- it was beautifully decorated and there was a pianist and singer....a beautiful fireplace -- all in all it felt very very festive and we will go back for sure this year/

Nov 20, 2013
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cactus for Salad

While not anywhere near Markham -- and i'm sure other Latin American vendors sell it too -- but the No Frills on Eglinton and Black Creek has cactus pickled in bags/cans in their Latin American aisle

Aug 30, 2013
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Good Thai and or Sushi close to Etobicoke/Mississauga

There's Bua Thai on Queensway a little west of Royal York. And Kumo Sushi on Evans and Islington -- I like both of these

I personally did like Spoon and Fork myself fwiw.

Aug 30, 2013
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

upscale Asian downtown

for chinese i like Crown Princess on Bay St (just south of Bloor)

Aug 29, 2013
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fresh Sea Urchin in Toronto

i've seen it for sale many times at Diana's. I'd call there.

Aug 23, 2013
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ice Brew and Cold Brew in Toronto? Also Horchata!

I imagine that new Mexican place in the Distillery (that replaced the Boiler House) would have a nice Horchata (they have amazing looking drinks)

Jul 31, 2013
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Japanese Izakaya Nejibee

Yep - seems kinda silly to close in 3 months. I imagine it was poor planning/budgeting --- I would assume businesses are all slow for the first bit and you're guaranteed to lose money.

This is also the only restaurant i've ever seen that took so gd long to open

Jul 31, 2013
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO rhubarb - GTA west

this weekend i saw fresh Rhubarb at three places in Etobicoke.

1. the saturday farmers market @ lakeshore and parklawn.
2. loblaws on east mall and burnhamthorpe.
3. costco on queensway.

Jul 22, 2013
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO: Smoked Sturgeon

no idea if the price or quality is right

but costco online sells it

http://www.costco.ca/Acadian-Sturgeon...

Mar 14, 2013
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

JK Wine Bar (Church St) - Anything like it?

Is 'Wine Bar' (the replacement) bad?

Mar 11, 2013
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - new products, old favourites, interesting items

I think the cost per 100 grams is cheaper on the smaller twin pack versus the huge 5kg tube.

But the huge tubs wins for looking amazing.

Jan 07, 2013
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Steaks in the West End - Medium Rare VS Bruno's VS ...?

While I think Costco is an excellent value - i hardly think it's anywhere near the best steak. they dont even age their meat. It would be like saying Wendys makes the best burger.

Cheese Boutique is my favourite by far but Medium Rare is a close second.

Dec 06, 2012
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

driving from the bay area to monterey bay next friday - where do eat along the drive?

no schedule to follow

i land at sfo on thursday night and leave monday morning -- so friday is our PCH day. i imagine we will leave early though (9am?)

Aug 29, 2012
ssainani in San Francisco Bay Area

driving from the bay area to monterey bay next friday - where do eat along the drive?

dummy me - i actually have not even planned this out yet

and maybe the wrong place to ask - but what is the most scenic most beautiful one? highway 1 i'd assume?

Aug 28, 2012
ssainani in San Francisco Bay Area

driving from the bay area to monterey bay next friday - where do eat along the drive?

my title says it all

driving from sfo to Monterey next Friday -- wondering about any spots along the way not to miss.

Aug 28, 2012
ssainani in San Francisco Bay Area

Asian Grocer Near Kipling and Eglinton in Etobicoke?

there's a very large asian grocer on martingrove north of the 401 (in the same plaza as walmart)

much larger than the blackcreek and lawrence one.

Aug 05, 2012
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Reco for seafood DT TO - group of 12

i also agree on Starfish

every meal i've had there has been great.

May 10, 2012
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Veal Parmagiana in the West End?

There's Posticino on queensway which will have it for sure.- but how about Eden on Marine Parade -- a beautiful restaurant for a lunch. Your mom would like it. (although not that kitchy italian which is fun like mama martinos)

I know they serve veal ... and I know they serve lots of pasta -- just not sure if together so please call if you go there.

May 08, 2012
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where oh where to get canned or packaged poutine sauce (e.g. St. Hubert) in east end Toronto

the Sobeys near me (on Queensway and Parklawn) sells the St. Huberts sauce in containers by the roasted chickens -- i'd assume the other stores are the same?

May 08, 2012
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

alternative to asian legend? in markham or richmond hill-

looking for a place similar to asian legend for a birthday dinner tomorrow night

wants are good food and a busy restaurant - it doesnt need to be nice inside

we live downtown and dont venture north very much so hoping someone can help me

i'm asking for an alternative because we went to asian legend last year on this birthday and loved it -- just would like to try something new.

Apr 27, 2012
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO: Etobicoke's equivalent of Diana's Seafood

not going to be the best advise as i've never actually been there myself

but there's a Diana-ish looking place (large and mainly wholesale but selling on the smaller scale out of the side) on Vansco Rd (across from Ikea) - it's called Allseas Fish and it looks pretty big and clean.

Feb 28, 2012
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Oh no - PC Sticky toffee pudding

Loblaws on East Mall has them also
not very many though

Nov 11, 2011
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Long Branch, New Toronto, Mimico Restaurants & Food Shops

glad to have another place in the neighbourhood

was dissapointed from my last order from Dino's

Nov 11, 2011
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

KitchenAid Fridge experiences?

we actually have bought 4 of that exact model (KBRS19KTMS) for rental properties we own .... also requiring something under 30 inches wide .... it's been 3 years and zero problems

very happy with them

if you're okay without the kitchenaid sticker on them .... the exact same model is sold under the Maytag brand for less money

Jun 12, 2011
ssainani in Cookware

Duck Eggs

the ones at soon lee may be the ones with the duck embryo inside them :/

May 20, 2011
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ghirardelli chocolate - in bulk?

there's also a Lindt outlet/store on Queensway a little west of Kipling (in the same plaza with the Golftown and Futureshop)

May 03, 2011
ssainani in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to eat if visiting for 2 days

Hi all,

I will be in dc for a business trip in a few weeks. I have time for two dinners, budget of about $50 including wine but will go over for something phenomenal. We are staying at Hilton Capitol hill, so hoping to find somewhere in walking distance. Any recs? Thanks in advance.

If it helps, we love all food. I have eaten around the world and favourite spots are the less trendy in your face spots with truly delicious, special food.

Ps... We are indeed in dc for the special dining week but unsure where to go and whether we can get a reservation.

Jan 06, 2011
ssainani in Washington DC & Baltimore