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Religious-based food events or restaurants, GTA and beyond

Good idea for a thread. I am always curious about various "church sales" of food/etc. Often see signs for bake sales and other ethnic food but never gone.

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

Come and Get It reopened

Hard to find in search but there is a thread on the "new" version of Come and Get it for your reference:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9670...

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

SUMMERLICIOUS 2014

A friend went and while she enjoyed the app and main she said the dessert was a joke. Some cheesecake thing that was TINY (in a jar). Based on their regular pricing $25 would have gotten her the app and main so she was really disappointed in the free dessert. Having said that, I am definitely going to go and try it because sounded like the mains (fried chicken was one, and ribs another) were good but I will go outside of licious

about 16 hours ago
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Food Events - 2014 (Toronto area and rest of Ontario)

thanks. Might stop at the Mike Weir event on the way back from visiting Buffalo for their Taste of Buffalo.... But I imagine I might not have much stomach room left!

about 16 hours ago
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Trip to Niagara Falls/Buffalo N.Y. what grocery items would you bring back?

I have had good luck with bringing beer across (I always declare all of my purchases). I hear they are more lax with regards to beer vs. wine/spirits (never tried bringing those back). I have been waived through before with beer (like 12 bottles or less) and groceries on all of my grocery shopping trips.
The last trip my friend just bought a single beer. The board guard was questioning why we only had one beer and if we drank the rest of them :)

1 day ago
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Curious to try this spot.. Had his food at various events and enjoyed it.

Note to thread - original name was "GwaiLo" which was a play/reference to Gweilo/ Gwai Lo, a slang term referring to foreigners which is or isn't derogatory depending on who you ask

1 day ago
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Trip to Niagara Falls/Buffalo N.Y. what grocery items would you bring back?

Great post from TorontoJo but this thread might help you:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9620...

There are a few "cross border shopping" threads out there already but this is the first one I found.

1 day ago
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Anyone been to Cluny in the Distillery yet?

I wonder if the person who designed Cluny also designed Weslodge. I was at Weslodge yesterday and the tiles looked very similar :)

1 day ago
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Anyone been to Cluny in the Distillery yet?

The Cuban Libre event was on this past weekend (sponsored by Bacardi) which I think brought even more people than usual down to the area. Cluny was booked "solid" when we inquired (I did take a quick walk in and it did look nice).

A friend went she she said they have great frites.

Jul 09, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

weekday lunch options near adelaide and brant?

Basement? Isnt superfoods on the 2nd floor? Or is there another place that does juices/etc on the 2nd floor on Adelaide?

Jul 07, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Say Cheese on Bloor (close to St. George) has closed.. not sure how long ago but the sign on the door mentioned something about a "brand" taking over their space that they are excited about.... Curious who/what it is.

Jul 07, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Noticed a freshly painted wall on Bloor close by Spadina the other day with a sign saying something like "all food $4.95 all day long". There was another sign by the door that said "El Furniture Warehouse" which seemed like an odd name for a restaurant. I looked it up and it appears to be a concept coming from BC where there are already location(s) including one in Whistler. FOund this TOronto Life article. Says in the article a July 1st open date but the windows were still covered on July 4th:
http://www.torontolife.com/daily-dish...

Jul 05, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - July to September

This is Costco Thread for the 3rd Quarter of 2014 for Ontario. Discuss new food related products (food/kitchen supplies/cookbooks/etc).

Please provide the location if you found a new product or an item on clearance as pricing and product selection can vary by store location.
This is the 1st Quarter of 2014 thread:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/929744

This is the 2nd Quarter of 2014 thread:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9709...
Some general useful info.

Prices ending in 97 cents usually means the item has been marked down

Items with an asterix in the upper right hand corner means that they aren't being re-stocked again (although, sometimes they will introduce new packaging for the same item but it has a different SKU, or it may come back if it is seasonal)

Jul 05, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Niagara Falls close to the casino / strip

I went to this Indian spot during NYE based on recommendations on this site and I enjoyed it.

http://www.mokshaniagara.com/

Jul 04, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

BBQ Joint near Collingwood?

I haven't been but maybe she is talking about Mad Michaels?

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5412...

Not super close according to Mapquest directions though as it is in Midland area

Jul 03, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Yeah, sounds really bad according to this BlogTO post

http://www.blogto.com/bakery/bakeryha...

Jul 02, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Food Events - 2014 (Toronto area and rest of Ontario)

An event in the Niagara on the Lake area this weekend

http://niagaralavenderfestival.com/

Lavender Festival. I went a few years back and I enjoyed it as an experience.

Tickets available for sale at the door. $5 includes some sampling.

Jul 02, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Skyr (Iceland cheese/similar to yogurt??) - Available in North America/Toronto

Unfortunately they don't have a Whole Foods in Buffalo yet. (they recently signed a lease and will open one in 2016). I hope to get down to NYC area later in the summer though so thanks for the heads up!

Jul 02, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Blackbird Baking

Ha, funny that you mention the cutting in line thing. Same thing happened to me. I was at the cash and someone was wandering around the store still and then just went and paid for their stuff ahead of me... weird...

Jul 02, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Skyr (Iceland cheese/similar to yogurt??) - Available in North America/Toronto

Estufarian, are you referring to the Skyr.is branded stuff? If so that is great news. I wish some Canadian dairy would pick up on it and even make their own. I have been satisfying my craving with the Siggi's stuff when going down to Wegman's in the USA but would prefer Skyr.is stuff.

Jul 02, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Food Events - 2014 (Toronto area and rest of Ontario)

Cuisine-Art 2014 - At Alton Mills

July 12th and 13th, 2014:

http://altonmill.ca/cuisine-art_2014/

I have enjoyed this event in past years. I don't think I posted about it yet this year.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door. A fundraiser for the pond rehabilitation. I recommend that people check it out if you like art/food/nature. Lovely area!

Jul 01, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Burgers Priest to open West End Location

Maybe it was more of a comment that there were more tables/chairs than other locations. I haven't been to the Yonge location but the Queen/Spadina can be hard to find a spot!

Jul 01, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

New French bistro called Cluny Bistro has opened up in Distillery District (well, regular hours starting tomorrow):

http://viewthevibe.com/welcome-distil...

A friend mentioned she went and said it is really nice inside and that they have good frites.

Jun 25, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Jamie Oliver is planning to open up a chain of Italian restaurants across Canada with the King Street Food Company (people behind Buca/Bar Buca) including one in Yorkdale:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/t...

I like the comment at the end from the industry analyst who says that the only competition on a national level is East Side Marios... haha

Jun 24, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

I am also looking forward to this! I have had his food a few times at different events and it has been good.

Jun 24, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Danish Pastry House - Oakville (Trafalgar/Cornwall area)

So, a follow up to this for the forum. I was there the other day and I asked them and there is a bunch that does have marzipan but there are also some that have almond paste. I am generally not a fan of marzipan at all but I have so far really enjoyed everything I have had.

And, for kwass, there is an awesome looking cinnamon bun that they have in behind the cash. I haven't tried it yet though so not sure it is as good as it looks but everything has been good so far. There is also a brownie (more like a cake style brownie) that I really want to try.

Jun 24, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Food Events - 2014 (Toronto area and rest of Ontario)

This didn't come up in a search here.

PintxosTO - A celebration of Tapas.

Put on my the team over at SpotlightToronto which brought SlurpTO, etc.

https://www.uniiverse.com/listings/pi...

I have gone to a bunch of their events and enjoyed them. Tickets are a reasonable $10 . They split the sessions up into two groups. I will be going in the morning.

Jun 20, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bell Lightbox/Toronto theatres - Food related film screenings

Free pre-release screening of Food Fighters documentary at The Bloor next Thursday (Jne 26th). Looks like it could potentially be interesting from the trailer

http://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/WebSales/...&

Jun 19, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Stop Night Market - disastrous ticketing process again this year

Not what I was referring too but maybe an option for some. I see a bunch of people looking for tickets for tonight but no offers for Wed night.

Jun 18, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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The Stop Night Market - disastrous ticketing process again this year

Hi Midtowngirl and anyone else that didn't manage to get tickets. I heard some info last night that might help you get tickets. I don't want to post it publicly but if you want to go tonight send me an e-mail to the address in my profile.

Despite the DOWNPOUR I still thought it was a great night. They definitely listened to some suggestions from last year and made improvements. I will be back tonight.

Jun 18, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)