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Danforth Pizza House for sale

What I mean is, the people running it now don't have 50 years of experience. I'n not sure how they count the previous owners experience when he is not there now.

about 9 hours ago
foodyDudey in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Danforth Pizza House for sale

50 years of experience? I don't think the pizza oven is 50 years old.

about 11 hours ago
foodyDudey in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tilde

This evening I went back for a third visit, and took two friends. One of my friends has a Mexican mother and German father, so he knows his tacos as well as topfenstrudel.

I only ordered two tacos as I had already eaten some food during happy hour at Globe. I ordered the "black and yellow" and "smoking mole" tacos. See description on this menu: http://www.tildetaco.ca/menu.pdf

Both of these were bigger than I remember last time, and tasted very good. A tasty and spicier hot sauce than on my last visit was served with the tacos. My friends are big eaters, so each ordered the Korean chicken, Smoking mole, and Steakhouse tacos. Both of them enjoyed their meal and want to come back, my Mexican-German friend wants to bring his wife to try it out soon. (Friday is our car gearheads night). I really enjoyed the two tacos I ate and so did my friends. It looks like the tacos have improved in taste and size. We also liked the corn tortillas used for the tacos. So if you are in the area and are wanting some tacos, I'd recommend it now. I'll definitely be back again soon.

about 23 hours ago
foodyDudey in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What is the worst item you bought at the LCBO in 2014?

You like the Waterloo one better than Stiegl? I'll have to try it out then. I wonder if anyone regularly buys the Wernesgruner Radler as it is terrible. I would not buy it if it was 10 cans for $1 !

New bar Danforth bar/restaurant Local 1794??

I hope something good and lasting appears in that spot, but I am not sure what would fit in there. I would like a restaurant that serves Indian food from Kerala and the Malabar region. I'm interested in the seafood dishes like those shown here:
http://cooks.ndtv.com/recipes/cuisine...

Maroli is just too far of a drive and the dining area always seems cramped, but the food is good.

Danforth Pizza House for sale

I bought the ready made dough from Maselli's. They have two brands, I think the one I used was from "Nino D'Aversa". I remember it was a well known bakery. I can have two pizzas ready with 10 or 15 minutes of prep and then in the oven for ~15 mins @ 550F.

I made pizza on two occasions in the last 10 days, as there is lots of fresh produce the stores and from my backyard.

New bar Danforth bar/restaurant Local 1794??

You still have the Works? The one on Danforth closed a few months back.

Green Egg

I bet they are built well, but anything that heats up to high temps and cools down, plus is left outside is inevitably going to need some parts. If they didn't, I'd think it would have a transferable warranty like a car does.

Indian Food SOS

We have only been for the dinner buffet. Since there are only two of us, it's best to have the buffet as there is more variety. I'd go for the lunch buffet but am usually very busy during that time period. Also, there is much less parking available during the day.

Danforth Pizza House for sale

No I make my own more often now. I can have one made faster and cheaper than I can get one from there.

Green Egg

True, but what is a used one worth with no warranty? I'd would not offer more than 40% of the new price for one that was 2 or 3 years old, even less if older

New bar Danforth bar/restaurant Local 1794??

They have 3 tweets and that text is not in them. What twitter feed are you referring to? The one I checked was for Local 1794 @EveryonesLocal

Indian Food SOS

That's Pakistani food, not Indian. It's like someone asking for a Hungarian restaurant and then you tell him to go to a Romanian one :-) But if someone likes eating from foam plates with plastic cutlery, it's the place to be! Although there are some similarities between Pakistani and North Indian food, it's not really the same in my mind.

Indian Food SOS

I haven't been to the Host in years, but it used to be quite good. You may want to check it out: http://www.welcometohost.com/

Indian Food SOS

Well since you asked, here is my suggestion.

It's hard for me to find a decent Indian Restaurant on Gerrard St, but one place that we have tried about 4 times since they opened and it's been fine is Gautama.
Here is a review by the late Steven Davey from just over a year back:
http://www.nowtoronto.com/food/story....

You may find some negative reviews on the net, but we have not had a bad experience there and if I was wanting to eat on Gerrard St, this would be one of my choices.

What is the worst item you bought at the LCBO in 2014?

Often my wife and I will buy new products at the LCBO that we have not read about, just to try them out. Very rarely have we ever had something we just didn't like until last week. We we picked up many cans of various beers, some that we had not tried, and since we like Stiegl Grapefruit Radler, I picked up a few cans of "Wernesgruner Radler". You can find it's description and picture here: http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/wern...

I had one sip and thought it was nasty, so told Mrs fD she could have the rest of the can. Well, the whole can went down the sink 2 minutes after it was opened! It has zero body and is very sweet, with not even a hint of hops. I also realised after tasting it that it has sucralose in it! WTF? I never buy anything with artificial sweeteners as I can't handle the weird taste. I didn't think to check the ingredients as I would not have expected that in a German product.

Has anyone else tried this product and if so, what did you think?

What is the worst thing you bought at the LCBO this year?

Mushrooms are up!

Are they near any color of spruce, or just one type?

Mushrooms are up!

It's interesting you didn't mention any recipes where the porcini were served with fish. When I worked in Rome 20 years back, I'd eat at one place where they would grill a fish and I'd have porcini with it, that is a great combo. I can't recall what sort of fish it was, but I think it was sea bass.

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

I don't know how it is now, but in the late 70's and early 80's my car club friends and I would often spend a few hours there after a car event. I can remember sitting outside at a table with them, it was always a good time.

The $250 Watermelon at the Loblaws (at the Maple Leave Gardens store)

That should not surprise anyone, it's just a gimmick

Green Egg

You and the buyer may have to become friends for life so you can take care of any warranty issues. I'm sure there is a premium paid for the lifetime warranty to the original owner.

1. THE BIG GREEN EGG: Each Big Green Egg® ceramic cooker (XXLarge, XLarge, Large, Medium, Small, MiniMax and Mini) carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty for materials and workmanship on all ceramic components (including dome, base, damper top, fire box and fire ring) to the ORIGNIAL purchaser or owner who has purchased the product from an Authorized Dealer and has registered their Warranty as required (the “Warranty”). This Warranty is valid for as long as the original purchaser owns the EGG® or covered component, except for other ceramic, metal and wood components which are covered as explained below. This warranty is in addition to and does not affect your statutory rights which may apply.

The $250 Watermelon at the Loblaws (at the Maple Leave Gardens store)

It seems there were some watermelons offered at $250 in Calgary earlier this year.

Since they were from Japan, would probably go well with Waygu beef and sake.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary...

Green Egg

I assume the $2000 is after tax? The savings appear to be substantial, but I think the problem will be when you need to need some warranty service in Canada - will a warranty on a unit bought in the USA be honoured here?

Personally, I'd rather just buy it here and pay a bit more and have a warranty as I rarely drive to any of the border cities for a day trip. Many of the dealers here include delivery and set-up in the price.

Memories of Dimitri

Sometimes Mrs fD and I would go out for dinner with him at places he would write about.

I just noticed this recent video mentioning he is going to run in ward 32...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7djga...

anyone else visit multiple stores to complete shopping trip?

You can buy lamb chops at Iqbal Halal Foods for much less than $23 /lb.

anyone else visit multiple stores to complete shopping trip?

no it's 95% organic produce, that is cheaper than 96%

It does seem a bit on the low side. but I think it is possible. Making your dinner instead of buying prepared food is a lot cheaper.

anyone else visit multiple stores to complete shopping trip?

Those Uncle Ray's chips are available at various locations around here, I think I saw them at the big new discount store just east of Pape that used to be a mail sorting office.

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

BlogTo announced this morning that YT will close at the end of September... :-)

Where to find Split Top Hot Dog Buns in GTA?

If you find potato buns in a store, I am sure they would not be made with fresh or frozen spuds.

You could always modify the recipe a bit. I'm sure it still has 1/4 the ingredients of the store-bought buns.

anyone else visit multiple stores to complete shopping trip?

I am thinking of going by today, as I have not been in 3 months. I'll let you know. I heard they may be closing at some point. It's unfortunate that now they sell all sorts of grocery items at higher prices than NO FRILLS, when a few years ago you could find some good deals. As I mentioned, the Melba toast which is never available now was one of those deals.

Often I had gone to the store and found very little of interest, but they still have some TRAIL MIX cookies in a clear plastic "clamshell" which are a good deal.