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Pig Tails

I used to go to Ellas a lot more, and then decided to try Mr Greek more often as I had thought that they had more variety. I was often buying ox tails and cut-up frozen mutton for soup from Mr Greek as Ellas never has those. But yes George and his father Ted are very helpful. George even hung some beef in the cooler to dry age it for me a few years back, as they don't normally have dry aged beef.

Pig Tails

I found the pigs tails, Ellas is going to order them in for me. $2.50 per lb. I didn't ask them earlier as I thought Mr Greek Meat Market sold more meat, and would be able to source them more easily.

Pig Tails

I'm sure Mr Greek Meat Market works with whole and half carcasses so am not sure why they don't have pig tails (they have ox trails) so I'll ask at Ellas. Pig tails must not be popular here, I bet they would be easy to find in Waterloo.

Pig Tails

I never get out that way, I'll go look on Gerard St as I think I saw them in the large store that is below street level. I have thought it would be so hard to score some tail!

Pig Tails

It appears that many places don't sell pig's tails, even T&T does not have them. Mr Greek Meat Market also does not carry them. Has anyone seen them somewhere? I guess noses and tails are getting snapped up the the hipsters now. The closer to Greektown the better.

FOUND Clam Strips in Toronto

Brasserie Bofinger lasted a few years. I remember eating there around 1987 - I remember that they had only been open for a month when I went. It was owned by Peter Oliver.

Millstone Bread in Cobourg - Vollkornbrot & Stollen

The website is: not ".com"

I'll check it out when I visit a friend who lives a 5 minute walk from there

Kobo Nobu (Broadview / Danforth) - who's been?

Hi Derek,

my wife and I were there sometime in September.

Nothing special, so no review.


FOUND Clam Strips in Toronto

I agree, what a name. Every time I see this thread I feel like saying "I just found clam strips in the diy waxing section at Shoppers Drug Mart" But I used better judgement and didn't mention it.

Pig Tails

I think this recipe will satisfy your cravings for some tail


Sometimes Kitchener-Waterloo residents cook sticky, browned, succulent pigs tails when they are not having out-of-town visitors; during Oktoberfest they are essential and superlative.

12 pigs' tails
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup red wine (optional


Lay 12 or more pigs' tails on a rack in a roasting pan. Cover. Roast at 300 degrees F. for 2 to 3 hours or until most of the fat has baked out of them. Pour off the fat.

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine all remaining ingredients except wine. Cook gently for about 15 minutes, or until heated through, then remove from heat and add red wine.

Pour the sauce over the tails in the roasting pan (remove rack) and put them back in the oven at 300 degees F. until they are deep reddish brown and the sauce is bubbly.

Provide your guests with big serviettes or wet washcloths because they must hold the tails with their fingers to get all the sweet sticky skin and meat off the bones.

Chowfind of 2014 (anywhere in Ontario)

Hi Kaylo,

what does drawing a big line signify? "mild" or bring last"? I have not heard of this technique before.

Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

Why don't you ask if they have pork kebabs? If they serve that, they will have wine.

Kalamari at Mezes---is it good?

I've got small figs on my tree right now! They should easily be able to grow them indoors along with some other crops....

Monster Lobster

It's actually called Lobster Monster. What a cheesy website it has!

Kalamari at Mezes---is it good?

I really can't remember a meal we didn't like at Mezes. You ordered may items that I didn't. We usually order various items and share it with 4 to 6 people.

I'm going to list some of the items we get, in case you want to try them next time.

from this menu

Large Kria Poikilia, with Octapodi Toursi

Melitzana Sta Karvouna
Whole grilled eggplant, peeled and dotted with feta cheese, green onion, and basted with extra virgin olive oil.

Assorted pites
Sample all of our Pites: one Spanakopita, one Tirokafteropita and one Pantzaropita.

Lamb Chops by the Piece
grilled to your preference

Fried kalamari, lightly floured & spiced.

pan fried anchovies, floured with sea salt, pepper and fresh lemon

Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

I plan to try the Afghan place one day. When did you eat at Anatolian's Turkish last? I'll never go back there again. You can read my review and a few from others who ate after me here:

' La Croisee ' - Leaside's new French Bistro with cozy, romantic ambiance and delectable Burgundian Food!

Yes Bero has been closed for quite a while now, but Bistro92 is still open

Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

Did you notice that they say they will be open for dinner in the future?

' La Croisee ' - Leaside's new French Bistro with cozy, romantic ambiance and delectable Burgundian Food!

Hi Vinnie,

I did not say they closed, in fact what I was sating is that my freind ate there recently. My post was in reponse to Charles Yu's post from Nov 27 where he said:

" First BERO, then Bistro92 and now La Croisee. All failed within a year! Wow!"

I think Charles just assumed that Bero was closed. My friend and his wife liked his meal and said that Chef Guy was mainly out front and had a woman cooking the food, he said it was his wife. So I asked him if he was at the right restaurant and he said he was.

I don't think there is any reason to be alarmed.

I myself don't have any good reason to go again unless my car gets sucked over there by a black hole or force field, it's not anywhere close to where I usually travel and is not worth a special trip when it's at least a 30 minute drive each way.

Unfortunately the locals don't seem to give it any business. My friend lives just south of the 401 off Leslie, and I think he only went as he was in that area.

Kalamari at Mezes---is it good?

How was everything else you ate there?

Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum

Did you look at the lunch menu? It looks pretty good

Cooking for diabetic...specialty (low-carb) ingredients in Toronto?

I think they have to try and tell you that's it's important to drastically cut back on carbs, especially food that quickly converts to sugar. I didn't follow everything they said exactly, but it is a good introduction and I just used it as a guidline. I was also the youngest when I went, but was 25 years younger than when you went. And they disn't just talk about cutting back on carbs, there was a lot more too it than that.

Cooking for diabetic...specialty (low-carb) ingredients in Toronto?

What I did is not completely cut out anything, I just drastically cut back on all the items that they said to avoid. You could cook as they say (steamed, roasted) or maybe you just want to try using much less of the bad stuff like the salt, butter and fat that you mention. White rice is very bad, you should cut that out completely and switch to brown rice, or no rice. That works for me and it may for your mother. Didn't they mention exercise also? That is very important.

Cooking for diabetic...specialty (low-carb) ingredients in Toronto?

She may wan to start by reducing her portions of carb containing foods as much as possible, (like by 30%) and avoid highly processed grains and rices that have a high glycemic index.

Have you checked out the Canadian Diabetes Association website? Here are some links to get started:

You mother's doctor can send her (and you) to a 1 day course for people who have been recently diagnosed. It's worth going to, so ask about it. One place they were running the course is at Sunnybrook Hospital, but I took it 16 years back so you will have to check for current locations.

Kalamari at Mezes---is it good?

If you are worried, just say something when you order like "make sure it's not oily" as I can't eat anything oily. Then if it happens to be oily, you have a good reason to send it back. Plus hopefully they will try hard to make sure it is right.

Kalamari at Mezes---is it good?

I've had the fried calamari about 3 times this year at Mezes, and it always seemed good, it was not too oily on my vists.

' La Croisee ' - Leaside's new French Bistro with cozy, romantic ambiance and delectable Burgundian Food!

How could they forget your hairstyle! :-)

They probably thought Peter Frampton was coming to vist again!

' La Croisee ' - Leaside's new French Bistro with cozy, romantic ambiance and delectable Burgundian Food!

Here is an interesting article I found when searching:

' La Croisee ' - Leaside's new French Bistro with cozy, romantic ambiance and delectable Burgundian Food!

I wonder why it is so empty. How does the food, service and pricing compare to L'Avenue?

' La Croisee ' - Leaside's new French Bistro with cozy, romantic ambiance and delectable Burgundian Food!

It's closer than Bero was for you!