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Family-Friendly Rochester Recommendations?

Thanks, everyone! We are heading to Rochester tomorrow. Have made a reservation for lunch at Dinosaur on Friday..will make sure to hit up some of the other places you recommended, too, and will report back.

Family-Friendly Rochester Recommendations?

Thank you so much, Indy! I'm making up a Google Map now with all these suggestions. Will let you know what we try!

Family-Friendly Rochester Recommendations?

My husband I will be bringing the kids (boys, aged 9 and 11) from Toronto to Rochester at the end of August. We'll probably be there for 48 hours, and would love to know any local favourites for lunch/dinner/ice cream/snacks. Thanks!

BEST BROWNIE IN ONTARIO

I'll definitely have to make a trip!

2013 Food and Restaurant CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Drove by Keriwa Café last week and there was a "For Lease" sign in the window. Always meant to try it.

2013 Food and Restaurant CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Really? I haven't been in a few years, but I used to really like it there.

Best cookies in Toronto

Yeah. Toll House has a notice on their door saying they owe $10,000 in rent.

BEST BROWNIE IN ONTARIO

I love Leah's! I'll definitely have to try her brownie. Thanks!

BEST BROWNIE IN ONTARIO

I know there's the best cookie thread, but I haven't seen one just for brownies. And, a lot of people are passionate about brownies (or, is it just me?). I really love the salted caramel brownie at Green Beanery on Bloor in Toronto. Other suggestions?

Best cookies in Toronto

Ooops. Sorry I didn't reply, kwass! LN usually has that cookie early in the afternoon. They often run out by 3 p.m. or so. Soooo good!

McDonald's Happy Meal Cookies

I have been craving these lately. I just called McDonald's Canada and they told me they're no longer available. She said they haven't been available "for some time". I know I had them in the last couple of years, but I guess no more. Do the Keebler ones taste similar? Can you get them in Canada?

Oct 24, 2013
friskypete in Chains

DOWNTOWN RESTAURANTS FOR KIDS?

Hi,

We're surprising our baseball-fanatic children (aged 8 and 10) with a weekend trip to Chicago. We'll be there from Saturday morning until Monday afternoon. I'd love any recommendations for great, kid-friendly restaurants. We're staying in the theatre district, but are happy to take transit anywhere. Much of Sunday will be spent at Wrigley Field. We'd love to know about any local favourites. Thanks!

Sep 09, 2013
friskypete in Chicago Area

Best cookies in Toronto

Little Nicky's on John (just south of Queen) has a great cookie: chocolate chunk with an Oreo baked inside. Love it!

BEST SUMMER PATIOS 2012

I haven't seen a thread on this lately. Any opinions out there on the best Toronto patios for a meal or drinks? I have always like The Boulevard Cafe for dinner and sangria. I'd love to hear other recommendations.

ROMANTIC ANNIVERSARY LUNCH DOWNTOWN

Had lunch at George last Friday. It was lovely! It was a hot, sunny day, and the patio was shady and lush. We both had the tasting menu, which was great.
First course: Tuna Tartare for him and Soft shell crab for me. Yum!
Second course: Ricotta gnocchi with tomato sauce. This was the only course that was underwhelming. I found it a bit bland and underseasoned.
Third course: Pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes and spicy carrot slaw for him, Cornish hen with ratatouille for me. Delicous!
Dessert: white chocolate mousse with mini crullers and spiced apple cake with espresso ice cream. Soooo good.
Thank you for the great recommendations. We're going out for my birthday lunch next week, so I'm thinking we'll try one of your other suggestions!

ROMANTIC ANNIVERSARY LUNCH DOWNTOWN

Thanks so much, everyone! I'll try for George, and will report back.

ROMANTIC ANNIVERSARY LUNCH DOWNTOWN

My husband and I are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary in early June. We are going to slip away for lunch on the big day (a Friday). Any suggestions for a nice lunch, walking distance from King + John? (I don't mind a good walk, so it can be up to a half hour walk away) We don't get out much, so I don't know what restaurants are tops these days. Thanks!

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Thanks for all the recommendations!

We had Saturday brunch at The Publican, and really loved it. A great space and great food (although the waitress was sullen). Dinner at Sable was also lovely. Great service, interesting cocktails, and we really enjoyed the food (we tried 5 different dishes for sharing). The only thing I didn't love was the pulled pork sliders - too sweet for me. And the Palomar was a great hotel. Loved the 5 p.m. wine hour with flatbread pizza from Sable!

Portillos for lunch on the first day was fun. And we LOVED breakfast at Xoco. The Chocolate Cafe Con Leche was amazing (anyone have a recipe?!).

Oh, and we went to Wicker Park/Bucktown for some shopping, but Hot Chocolate was closed for renovations :( Will have to come back to Chicago soon.

May 01, 2012
friskypete in Chicago Area

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FIRST-TIME VISITORS

Thank you! We'll check as many of these places out as we can, and let you know what we thought.

Apr 09, 2012
friskypete in Chicago Area

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FIRST-TIME VISITORS

We've booked at Sable at the Palomar for the first night after reading the boards here. We like fairly casual dining, places that aren't tourist traps, and great food, obviously. Also places for drinks that are fun, with good people-watching, but not slimy. Re: shopping - we'd like to avoid too many of the big chain stores. We'd rather seek out the independent shops. I've read Wicker Park is good. What do you think?

Apr 06, 2012
friskypete in Chicago Area

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FIRST-TIME VISITORS

My three girlfriends and I are heading to Chicago (from Ontario, Canada) at the end of April, to celebrate our 40th birthdays. We're staying at the Palomar. We'll be there from Thursday to Sunday. Any suggestions for must-visit restaurants, bars, shops, etc.? Thanks so much!

Apr 05, 2012
friskypete in Chicago Area

Diners, drive-ins and dives

The Harmony Lunch in Waterloo. It's been there for about 80 years, I think. Go for a burger with fried onions, and a milkshake (skip the fries). Love it!