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Wilbur vs Milagro vs El Caballito

Free taco at midnight at El Caballito, too!

Also, the Molote de Tinga is to die for. Because fried makes things better. :)

2015 RESTAURANT Closings in Toronto? To June 30...

This was on the door.

2015 RESTAURANT Closings in Toronto? To June 30...

Catch on St. Clair is done. Damn. Phone message says they sold and are redoing the concept. I loved going there with my kid.

Los Colibris

I've found their lunch to be underwhelming but have been meaning to try dinner. If I'm around at that time, though, El Caballito calls to me.

Morimoto in Toronto

I've been watching this building go up for many months. Right across the street from my office.... yay!

Lactantia® My Country Cultured Unsalted Butter STICKS - WHAT is going on???

I know, right?

I bought a new-fangled bee hive

Very, very impressive.

Wish I had it in me to do this.

Feb 23, 2015
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dishes that wow, Toronto 2015...

Lobster & white shrimp mac & cheese at Little Fin.

Is Carman's steakhouse really back?

Agreed.... very expensive. That had better include sides.

best pastas in Toronto, 2014

Eggy, in a silky way.

Seriously, it's amazing.

where is the best fish and chips in Toronto/GTA??

Yikes - based on the 5 or 6 experiences I've had so far, I've had nothing like what you've had. It may sound like a cop-out but it certainly sounds like a "bad day" thing.

That said, the service issue you had is a different story.

BTW - my commute from SW is 5 minutes at best. So less time for bad things to happen.

where is the best fish and chips in Toronto/GTA??

I am really, really surprised by your experience. We've done takeout a number of times and have always had the exact opposite experience. Amazing fries, crisp yet soft on the inside, with shatteringly crisp batter on the fish. Maybe you had an "off-day"?

salads, 2015

Honestly, the chopped salad at Rasa is a winner for salad of the year. /hijack

Best Dishes 2014

That chopped salad is amazing. Like a kicked-up taboule.

best pastas in Toronto, 2014

Carbonara at Marinella is the best I've had.

Wild boar papardelle at Vertical. Actually most of their pastas are amazing. They will do up a great Cacio e Pepe on demand, too.

I was at Rasa the other night and saw the gnudi... must order next time.

Tagliatelle at People's Eatery with butter, crispy veal tongue and hen-of-the-woods. Surprisingly awesome.

2015 - Grocery store finds (Ontario)

OK, that looks amazing.

Does Splendido only have multi-course fixed menus now?

And then there was the bread cart at Guy Savoy. I was there when it first opened. There was a bread pairing with every... single... course...


2014 Restaurants and Food Store OPENINGS - Part II

Yeah, apparently he's front-of-house. My mistake. But to think that he's not giving any input into the food would probably be incorrect.

At any rate - the tourtiere was really good.

2014 Restaurants and Food Store OPENINGS - Part II

Parlor (Mark Cutrara) has opened in the Paese space on King West.


Menu changes daily, smaller menu at lunch. Tourtiere was pretty good. Excited to try dinner for the horse tartare & bone marrow.

FOUND Clam Strips in Toronto

That almost sounds like you are issuing a challenge.


FOUND Clam Strips in Toronto

That's unfortunate about Seawitch. I've been three times and never had issues.

FOUND Clam Strips in Toronto

Oooh - must try! Seawitch is a short walk from me but they have a "fish only - no shellfish" policy. So will need to try this.

Thanks for the heads-up!

Tortuga rum cakes in GTA?

Eat it!

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS


Hot Chocolate, 2014

The Lindt boutique in First Canadian / Exchange Tower. The intense dark is a guaranteed endorphin rush. So good.

Is there any traditional Kishka or Stuffed Derma in the US?

Only problem is, the gravy is smoked meat gravy. Don't get me wrong, it's tasty stuff, but for kishke I would prefer brown. Not everything has to taste like smoked meat.

Hungarian Wine


Schmaltz Appetizing

There was one fish that was not made in-house, the Wolfhead. I was going to pick another one but Anthony insisted that I try it. Fantastic. The sturgeon is delicious too.

Schmaltz Appetizing


In other words - specialty shop (fish counter) with some takeout.

Corkage and Chef's Table / Tasting Menu

When we went, we were given the good old ``chef can cook for you`` line.

Susur was actually in-house that night, too.