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2015 RESTAURANT Closings in Toronto? To June 30...

I don't know when it closed down by but I noticed that ACME Burger on Bloor (beside The Bloor) has closed down. Hopefully something decent goes in there. Be good to have some good Quick Serve Restaurant options close to the Bloor.

restaurants that don't take reservations, that will seat you before the rest of your party has arrived

Does it count if there are no seats...

:)

Caterer for backyard BBQ

Are you looking for "bbq" or more just grilled meats?

This caterer looks interesting for BBQ but I haven't tried them myself (In Ontario but your post came up and I clicked!) - http://www.zeegrub.com/

2015 Mother's Day Brunch Buffet idea around GTA

I saw an ad that Lee is doing a 3 course menu for Mother's Day for $50. Not sure what the menu is like

Bell Lightbox/Toronto theatres - Food related film screenings

Some food related docs at Hot Docs this year. I don't have time to post links right now but For Grace about Curtis Duffy opening up Grace restaurant is playing. He is supposed to be in town for it as well.

There is a doc about "foodie" culture (saw someone made a new thread about that) called. Foodies.

THere is one about sugar as well (I think called Sugar).

Apr 23, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Any Licks left in the GTA?

I recall reading that the way the franchise agreement was written the franchisee were paying the rent to the franchisor and the franchisor wasn't paying it to the landlord. Same thing happened in a number of locations. Maybe the franchisor was using it for her own personal debts/spending? The article I read before even said the locations were profitable.

Apr 23, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Oakville Favourites

I stopped at Kebab Stop yesterday for lunch for the first time since they moved down the street (now at 1260 Speers Rd)

http://www.kebabstop.ca/

I had a Kobideeh and a chicken skewer as take out.

Enjoyed them and I will definitely be back.

The owner was friendly and nice clean place.

Apr 23, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Please interpret this menu pricing....

I didn't post the name because I just wanted people's opinions/interpretations of the menu. Also, if the owner's had google alerts I didn't want them to come across this thread until they had a chance to address the question directly from us. My friend said she was going to write a letter to seek clarification of what their stance is. I will update this thread later. I guess I want to give them the benefit of the doubt for now.

And, to answer another poster's question... despite mentions of service issues there was no mention of the pricing (half vs. full portion) in any of the online reviews that I saw.

Apr 23, 2015
ylsf in Not About Food

Please interpret this menu pricing....

Thanks for the additional posts everyone,

I should have a secret "diner" go in and order. I am pretty sure there is a problem with the menu and that they are purposely misleading people with what appears to be "one or two skewer" portions.

What I wanted to see was that if others interpreted the wording as "one or two skewers" for low/high price as our group did or if there was any room for it to mean something else. I see a few people posted "small/large portion" but what they did was more "half/normal size portion".

BTW, I did ask for interpretation of the "pricing" in the OP thread (see title and the post).

I guess to understand if there was a mistake or not we should maybe write the restaurant and see how they follow up. I can't recall if I posted this already in the thread but I think one of the owners was actually serving us (two different people served us). I am pretty sure she printed the invoice as she brought it to the table but the other waiter was around when we asked the question.

Apr 21, 2015
ylsf in Not About Food

Please interpret this menu pricing....

Thanks all for the thoughts.

To clarify, it is not my menu/restaurant. I am posting this because I dined at this restaurant on Friday and because of what happened when we got our bill. It seemed very clear to all of us that the pricing was "one skewer" and "two skewer" because of the wording and how it was laid out on the menu. To clarify, the menu in the restaurant is not as fancy as this screen capture from their website but the wording is the same. The menu in the restaurant is printed on plain paper.

So, once we got our bill (almost $400 before tax/tip which was a forced group service fee), instead of being charged "$29" for two skewers of beef we were charged 2 orders at $29 each! Remember, this only includes the sides listed. There is no rice for example.. actually, we even had to request them to bring out the lavash as per the menu. The same happened with the other items where we ordered 2 skewers and for the chicken and hen we were charged the higher price even though we ordered 1 skewer.

The Koobideh was charged at $19 for 2 skewers.

So, we asked for the waiter to explain and he said that the higher price was for a full portion (i.e. a full skewer) while the lower price was for half a portion. He said the only one that included two skewers for a whole portion was the koobideh.

We were in a group setting and I don't think everyone realized what happened with the bill. After explaining it to the group some are pretty pissed off.

This was in addition to service issues (like, the server taking away two people's drinks without asking.. they both definitely had drink left because I did notice it yet the server said they were empty when she was confronted).

I feel like they are purposely making their menu misleading to take advantage of people. If the comment about "one skewer/two skewer" wasn't there I would have asked about the difference in prices but because it was there it seemed unnecessary to ask. We probably wouldn't have even gone to that restaurant if we had know those were the kind of prices they were charging.

Apr 20, 2015
ylsf in Not About Food

Please interpret this menu pricing....

Yes, it is a Persian place.

I will post more details by the end of the day and the reason for my question will be more clear.

Apr 20, 2015
ylsf in Not About Food

Please interpret this menu pricing....

Hello all,

I am curious to see what a regular diner's instinct is in interpreting this menu pricing. Please give you gut instinct and try not to think of all the possibilities. I am asking just on an initial look at it and if you would feel a need to ask for clarification based on how it is printed:

Apr 20, 2015
ylsf in Not About Food

New Hamilton find - Saltlick Smoke House

Thanks for the post, I was curious about this place after seeing some pics on social media. Definitely going to try to get here sooner than later.

Apr 19, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Oakville/Burlington Lunch - B's Banh Mi

Yeah I like this place too.mi have been 5 or 6 times noes including the breakfast sandwich. I mentioned about it in the Oakville favourites thread.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6171...

Owner is super friendly too

Apr 17, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Byblos

For anyone reading this in 2015, Saluf closed down in late summer/early fall of 2014

Apr 15, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cronuts, anyone know if anyone makes them in Canada?

From previous articles/BlogTO post I don't think they actually make the doughtnuts in house but bring stuff in frozen from Europe (par baked) and bake in store from that.... I think the same applies to the pastries so imagine for the "cronut" too?

Apr 13, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Flor de Sal - bistro food/fine dining prices

ah, I just read the review now. I thought you were bringing them in as a gift to the staff :) Now I understand what you meant

Apr 11, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - April to June

It was open on Friday when I was there (At least Mississauga South). I didn't go outside but I saw some plants/etc out there so not sure if there is a point in time when it is fully stocked vs current state or not.

Apr 11, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Flor de Sal - bistro food/fine dining prices

Not sure I understand your post. Ie. You made the tarts for them?

Apr 11, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 Food Events

Thanks. Where did you read about the free Live Green member access? Wonder if they have an android app too. Will have to check later tonight.

Apr 10, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 Food Events

Did it happen last year? Thought it was the first year but I am on my phone so can't check the website. Hadn't heard about it before.

Apr 10, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

Darn, that didn't last long. I wanted to try it. Did you ever go? How was it?

Apr 09, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Toronto Life Best Restaurants Event - what is this?

It sold out a while back unless they released new tickets.

I think it is a stroll and nosh style with booths setup from what I have heard.

I was going to buy tickets but by the time I found out about it, it had sold out.

Apr 09, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 Food Events

A few I read about in the past few days including a few off blogto:

No comment if they event is worth going to or not but for everyone's info:
This weekend at the Direct Energy Centre:
http://www.tofoodanddrinkmarket.com/

Two different Thai New Year celebrations:

At Pai ($55 includes 4 food tickets) - http://www.paitoronto.com/wp-content/...

and at Nana: ($40 AYCE) :

http://www.khaosanroad.ca/songkran2015/

Apr 09, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

food shopping at Winners

Better to have loved and lost than not loved at all? ;)

Lucky Red

Not sure if mentioned here but they have re-opened. They are no longer a quick serve concept but a sit down restaurant. Review and pics over on BlogTO:

http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/luc...

One comment said all of the food was too salty. I really want to try that fried chicken!

Apr 07, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - April to June

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Apr 07, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

I tried these guys last year at a food event and thought they were pretty good:

http://stokestackbbq.com/

I didn't know that Memphis Fire had a food truck now... interesting.

Apr 07, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 RESTAURANT Closings in Toronto? To June 30...

Ah, I thought I saw a Landlord notice on the door from the road when I walked by on the weekend but I didn't bother checking. Hopefully something decent goes in that space.

Apr 06, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

Thanks for the heads up. The pics are making me hungry!