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Looking for an uptown restaurant for a birthday dinner of about 8 to 10 people

Those places I mentioned ARE the GTA! Have a look at a GTA map - obviously you have not been looking.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_...

Got it?

about 2 hours ago
foodyDudey in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for an uptown restaurant for a birthday dinner of about 8 to 10 people

So in that case, is the new "East End" now east of Oshawa, in Clarington? And if I happened to live in Burlington, I can say I live in the "West End" ? Maybe Burlington is WestEndTown!

about 2 hours ago
foodyDudey in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for an uptown restaurant for a birthday dinner of about 8 to 10 people

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uptown_T...

That description does not mention York Mills, but nobody ever called the region there Uptown.

When Thornhill, Markham, Richmond Hill and other places mentioned are not even in the original Toronto borders, it makes no sense to refer to them as "Uptown" why not include Barrie in that case?

It looks like the OP is fine with pretty much anywhere that is not "downtown" as even Scar-borough gets a mention!

about 2 hours ago
foodyDudey in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for an uptown restaurant for a birthday dinner of about 8 to 10 people

The areas you mention are not called uptown!

Better get the better understanding of the names for areas. You want a restaurant in North York? You mean close to the Science Center or closer to Finch and Weston Road, both are in North York.

about 3 hours ago
foodyDudey in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for an uptown restaurant for a birthday dinner of about 8 to 10 people

Can you explain again the area you are hoping to find a restaurant in? "Uptown" usually means from Eglinton to around Lawrence, and definitely not north of York Mills. You may find that it is hard to find some decent western style food in the price range you specified in "Uptown" especially if it's not a chain or franchise.

about 12 hours ago
foodyDudey in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New menu at Globe Bistro

About a week ago, the menus changed at Globe Bistro and on the weekend, I tried a few items as 10 of us ate there. Eight of the other diners had not eaten at Globe before, but all enjoyed it.

The pork cheek gnocchi appetiser is really good - soft pillows of gnocchi on a rich demi-glace and the crispy pork cheeks on top. I ordered the Elk Duo as my main, which has some lean rare elk and a good portion of elk osso bucco. I've attached a few pics. The main floor was very busy on Saturday.

about 12 hours ago
foodyDudey in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Free Range eggs and fresh corn north of Bowmanville

I often drive north on Durham Rd 57 on my way to Mosport, and a few years ago I noticed a farm that sells vegetables and eggs, among other produce.
Since they have some really nice corn there right now, I thought I'd mention it. They also have free range eggs.

You should look for a sign that says "HYLAND FARMS" on a building which on the east side of RR 57, about 0.5 km north of concession Rd 8. There are small signs on each side of the road as you approach the farm. On the map shown at the following link, the farm is roughly where the "57" is. http://www.ruralroutes.com/orr_city_p...

I've added a few pics so you can see what was available this past weekend. They had two types of corn, a bicolour one and a light yellow type which I also bought last week.

about 14 hours ago
foodyDudey in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Is there a place where can I rent a sausage stuffer?

only a wanker would do that

RIP Johnny K

I was wondering also, as there is no mention of it anywhere that I can see. I enjoyed Pan and Lolita's Lust when they opened, and Tomi-Kro was pretty good in the early years as well.

PC Greek style 9% no longer available

You only shop at one store? I saw Skotidakis at 2 places on Danforth yesterday, one was at a fruit store at Logan.

PC Greek style 9% no longer available

who cares what Loblaws does, not me. Wouldn't any Greek or Macedonian in their right mind by this instead? http://www.skotidakis.com/products/gr...

Tasting of Vintage Ports from 1963, 66, 70

I received an email about the event 10 days ago. It looks really interesting, but since I have to leave home at 7:00 am the next day and then attend the Sher-E-Punjab meet the next day, I'll have to pass. Maybe some other hounds will attend!

best pastas in Toronto, 2014

That is the only place referred to as J-Town in Toronto.

All European Meats Closing Sept 26 2014

Maybe they had too many coupon deals? Sorry I couldn't resist.

You're hungry, you want breakfast, you're in Yorkville and you've got $5.10

What I am wondering is why you are asking the question. Do you sometimes end up there in the morning with only $5.10 and no debit card after you accidentally left it at Montage? :-)

Husband traveling on business.....needs dining places

chloebell, if your husband is interested in eating at Zen he does not have to walk there, as he can get there in less than 30 minutes by taking 2 buses. It's not walking distance from the hotel.

Am I detecting a pattern here?? - Ridiculous rating by Toronto Life reviewers on great restaurants

Vinnie,

did you notice that you are talking to yourself now?

Am I detecting a pattern here?? - Ridiculous rating by Toronto Life reviewers on great restaurants

Because you never mentioned the meatballs at IKEA and he never mentioned two-for-one coupons!

Paralia (formerly Trinity Taverna) on the beach - still too loud/bad service?

That article barely mentions the food at Paralia - it's mainly discussing the people running for councilor. James Sears is better known as Dimitri, who wrote many restaurant reviews which he posted on tor.eats in the late 90's and onwards.

Grand Opening: Montage Yorkville, Toronto

I figure that the reason for the masks is that the $2500 get's you access to the private swinger's club, where you must wear the mask before you connect. Do you know a place that is cheaper and you don't need a mask?

Grand Opening: Montage Yorkville, Toronto

You forgot the most important link!

http://privacyatmontage.com/

Grand Opening: Montage Yorkville, Toronto

They had pics of them on the website, so I assumed they would be available at some point.

Grand Opening: Montage Yorkville, Toronto

The website still says it's opening today. Are you going? I can't find my mask so I'll have to pass.

It's odd that they don't have a menu on the website, but it's good to know you can probably get some fire roasted shisito peppers if you are hungry.

Grand Opening: Montage Yorkville, Toronto

They've been too busy looking for masks to hand out, not time to post!

Sher-e-Punjab on Danforth - anyone?

Estufarian also said he was interested. I'm sure he will see this post.

fD

Basil

Peak basil season is long past. No I have not seen any large bunches recently.

Sher-e-Punjab on Danforth - anyone?

Sorry I am not available that day as I will be coming back into town late. Perhaps we should go offline and communicate further.

Grand Opening: Montage Yorkville, Toronto

Do I have to wear a mask to get in? Will you be playing "Liquid Sky" on a big screen?

ISO authentic Koign Amann

Skin+Bones has a good one at their Sunday brunch.

https://twitter.com/skinandbonesTO

Via Mercanti Pizza - best in Toronto? Really?

Good to hear. I've tried the Danforth location 3 times since they opened and was not sure what all the hype is about. Since they are a 3 minute walk away, it would be nice if I actually liked their pizza.