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Buster Rhino's Toronto Location

He didn't even say it's a smoker for meat, could be someone running out for a smoke every hour!

Looking for roasted in-shell peanuts

No Frills has 2 kg bags of roasted peanuts for $7.99 but since I haven't tried them, I don't know if they are as good as you want.

Rock Shrimp

You will only find frozen ones, and probably not now. Have a look here for more info:

Are You Coming or Not?

I only read this in 2015, but it sounds like your friends are flakes! How many of them are you still in contact with?

Jan 27, 2015
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2015 Restaurant OPENINGS in Toronto, to June 30...

No, I didn't order fries as I am trying to limit what I eat at this time of year when I don't ride my bicycle.

What you said about going back for another is what Mrs fD said! I'll make some spicier aioli to use next time I buy these, which will probably be sooner than later.

2015 Restaurant OPENINGS in Toronto, to June 30...

I looked at the twitter feed to figure that out.

Then I went down there and picked one up, even though I already had lunch. I let Mrs fD try it out, she liked it and said I should go pick up another!

There were a good number of plump shrimp that were perfectly cooked, but I would have liked a spicier aioli on it as it was very mild.

2015 Restaurant OPENINGS in Toronto, to June 30...

I'll have to go try it, but it opened in late Nov 2014. Wrong thread! :-)

2015 Food Events

Globe Bistro is having two winemaker's dinners, the Norman Hardie dinner is tonight, here is the menu, it looks interesting:

Bee's and Honey dinner with Rosewood Estates Winery:

Is anyone going? I'll be at both events.

Edward Levesque's

From the website:

The Bloor Street Diner is located in the Manulife Centre at 55 Bloor Street West, at the corner of Bay & Bloor in Toronto's fashionable Yorkville district.

That was the original location

Edward Levesque's

There was 417 where Myth once was, and it lasted about a year. But 7 Numbers is still going strong!

Edward Levesque's

Since 1290 is the street address, maybe he wanted people to remember that instead of bad memories they have from eating there or reading the reviews? By calling it "1290", it will be easier to find!

Anyone seen where Debu Saha is cooking lately?

Try contacting him here

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?