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Harpers Landing, Oakville

Hi, I went one day in the summer. I like the setup (too bad it isn't warmer weather now, the patio/large open doors are great). I had a burger, the food was decent for a pub type spot but a little on the pricey side. The pizzas looked good from what I saw go by me.

I definitely think it would be a fun night out for a ladies night. Seems to have a good energy based on my one experience and being in that general area in the evenings.

Oct 16, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - October to December

That is awesome that Costco is carrying a Skyr product and that a Canadian dairy is starting to make their own version. I will definitely try it. I posted a thread a long time ago about trying to find Skyr in Canada after a trip to Iceland. I usually buy some when in Buffalo. (Siggi's brand). I know Summerhill carries it too but it is $$$ there.

Nevy, did you happen to notice the Ottolenghi book that Mila mentioned above at the Etobicoke store? Every time I am at Costco I look out for one of the Ottolenghi books but I haven't spotted any yet!

Oct 15, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Ah, I only went once but really enjoyed it. Their hours didn't seem to match up with when I was in the area otherwise I would have gone more often.

Oct 15, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

I went the first two years. It was a fun day/afternoon out both times. I got discounted tickets in the past, it was decent value based on the discounted tickets. I wouldn't pay full price for it.

Oct 13, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tilde

Your initial posts probably were enough to put some people off the place (two times, and it was enough).... BUt, glad to hear the kinks have been worked out and it is better. Will add it to my list to try when in the area.

Oct 13, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ottawa Gems

I went to Ottawa recently for the first time in years. One of the areas that stood out for me that I don't recall visiting in the past was Westborough. Recommend going to that area and checking out some of the food shops there in particular Il Negozio Nicastro but also some fruit markets that had a good selection and they also have a small market in that general area - http://www.farmersmarketsontario.com/...

Also, if you like doughnuts check out Suzy Q doughnuts. Not a "hidden gem" as recommended a lot but only $2 or so for what would normally be $3 plus in Toronto - http://suzyq.ca/

There is an eco-friendly store in that area too that had a good selection of food related items (like storage containers, cutting boards, etc). Sorry forget the name

Oct 13, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tilde

They are having their "Grand Opening" next week. Details on their FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/73181...

Free tacos (2 each) and beer samples next Thursday and Friday.

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

Porchetta + Co

Kind of last minute but Porchetta and Co was/is doing a promo with Car2go today. THey usually aren't open on Sundays but are giving away 300 sandwiches.

http://instagram.com/p/tvq7fSxeH9/

No mention on twitter or Instagram that they have given them all out yet so if you live close by might be worth a shot!

You also get a free Car2Go memebrship

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

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

Empty Bowls event in Oakville

Sunday October 19, 2014
St. Mildred's Lightbourn School
$60 adults
$30 children 5-12

http://homesuitehope.org/en/events/ho...

Choose a unique mug/potter bowl
Taste soups from top local chefs
Take home your bowl/mug

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

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - October to December

Oh, no problem. Ha, I just saw the 3rd quarter one pop up and I posted up a 4th quarter but I am definitely late to the game so mods can delete the other one.

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

Stoney's opening on Queensway!!

I am not sure against this... It is like, people that go to places like BMB and grab a table before even ordering. I get my order and try to go find a table only to see people sitting there with no food. I could have finished my food before they even got their order...

Because it is an "order at the counter then sit down" place I don't think it is unreasonable but I can see it could be frustrating if you have friends who tend to run late/etc.

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

Stoney's opening on Queensway!!

what is the rule?

Sep 30, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Lockhart's BBQ finally open - Royal Oak, MI

Any recent reviews of this place? A friend recently went and she told me to put it on my list for future visits to the Detroit area. I trust her opinion and she has had some "real" bbq before. Have they picked up their game?

Sep 29, 2014
ylsf in Great Lakes

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

Sunday September 28, 2014

Soupalicious

Artscape Wychwood Barns

Noon – 3pm (with soup sampling till 4pm)

Single Ticket: Includes 10 soup tastings

In Advance: $15

At the Door: $22

http://www.soupalicious.ca/

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

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - July to September

I just read that Costco Canada is starting to accept MC already. They CapitalOne card they are offering can be signed up for in-store. You get the same rebate structure as the AMEX card was but for the first 3 months they double the rebate so probably best to use that card for the next 3 months (i.e. over christmas/new years) and drop the AMEX now if you are thinking of switching.

You will still get rewards on the Amex (I think up to Dec 31st).

Sep 23, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - July to September

Latest deal thread from RFD:

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/costco...

Looks like there is a clearance on the freekah and some other food items.

Sep 23, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kitchener/Waterloo

Going to be in that area on Friday and looking for updated recommendations.

What is the best BBQ of the bunch? THinking Lancaster but also found out about a new place that just opened:

http://sosbbq.com/

Open to other suggestions but my friend likes his food pretty simple so I don't think he will be into food that is too exotic.

Sep 22, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

Evergreen Urban Rodeo and BBQ

September 27, 2014 - Evergreen Brick Works
$150 per ticket

http://www.evergreen.ca/rodeobbq

40 top chefs under one roof, for one night only—The Evergreen Urban Rodeo and BBQ on September 27—a fundraiser in support of healthy, green cities and a harvest celebration like no other!

They even have a mechanical bull

Sep 22, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Apple picking suggestions please?

My sister goes to this place in Brampton

http://www.carllaidlaworchards.ca/

She says no admission, decent variety, and they do have some kid stuff. I haven't been myself but just passing on the info!

Sep 22, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bell Lightbox/Toronto theatres - Food related film screenings

Hamilton World Film Festival is having a screening of Just Eat It: A Food Waste story. I highly recommend this documentary. I know most people here already realize how much food is wasted around the world but it is worth seeing it portrayed in an entertaining and educational way in this documentary.

Friday, October 3 at 7:00 pm
Landmark Cinemas 6 Jackson Square


There is a panel discussion afterwards
http://www.aghfilmfest.com/films-trai...

Sep 22, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

Eat to the Beat:

http://www.eattothebeat.ca/

60 Female chefs

$175 per ticket

October 21, 2014
Roy Thomson Hall

http://www.eattothebeat.ca/

Sep 22, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

This looks interesting but just found out about it and happening Monday night (i.e. tmrw)

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

BLOOR TAKEOVER: DAVID SAX - A CURE FOR THE MUNCHIES
Bloor Takeover: A prominent writer, artist, or personality takes over Bloor programming for a night, letting their imagination run wild.

Takeover Programmer: David Sax, The New York Times, Businessweek, Saveur

For our first event, journalist and award-winning author David Sax (The Tastemakers) indulges two of his passions—food and stoner comedies. After David and a group of food obsessed pals share foggy tales about their favourite films and midnight munchies, we’ll screen classic comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. Following the film, Chef Anthony Rose will serve up the perfect greasy, little burger!

David Sax will be joined by Chef Anthony Rose (Rose & Sons/Fat Pasha), food writer Corey Mintz (Toronto Star), and cocktail guru Aja Sax (Porzia).

Full event: $22 ($19 for Bloor members), includes one cocktail, popcorn and a burger.

Single ticket: $15 ($12 for Bloor members), discussion and screening only

Co-presented by Aux

Sep 21, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

Toronto Garlic Festival this weekend (Sunday Sep 21, 2014) at Evergreen Brickworks:

http://www.torontogarlicfestival.ca/

$5 Admission

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

This event is happening in the Ottawa area (Wakefield) on Sunday. Anyone been before?

http://cog.ca/ottawa/feast-of-fields/

Thinking of going if it is worth it as I will be in the area.

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

Disastrous meal at 28 Lister steakhouse in Hamilton

I walked by this place during Supercrawl and I was happy to see it finally opened. I had walked by a few months back and it looked fully furnished/ready to go but I was wondering what was going on (for a minute, I thought it was a film set!).

I took a quick glance at the menu last weekend and was shocked at the prices. I wonder if there is a market for that kind of meal in Hamilton? Well, I hope they get their act together and do well. I agree with you, better for them to sort out the kinks then to open for the sake of opening and I imagine it wouldn't take long for word to spread. I was kind of curious about the place and would have considered trying it but based on your review I will be waiting a while.

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

Heading to Ottawa

Any other recent recommendations? I would be open to trying BBQ as well if is at least better than the Toronto area options. Heading up this weekend for their version of Nuit Blanche. Not planning to do any fancy meals but looking for more fast casual or not too fancy. I will definitely be checking out SUzie Qs

Sep 17, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Not sure if mentioned here but a place called b.good is opening up across St. Lawrence Market (on Front street) and another one opening up in Oakville this fall. Looks interesting. Using local ingredients... Fast Food that is "good" for you... or.. not as bad (i.e. they still have fresh ground burgers and fries).

http://ontag.farms.com/forum/topics/t...

Sep 17, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Best Butter Tart Discussion

Ha. I just looked at their menu and I realized I posted this in the wrong thread. I meant to post it in the best "cinnamon bun" thread as they have a stick bun... not butter tart!

Sep 15, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Best Butter Tart Discussion

I heard a radio review of Rasa Bar (Alan Vernon, Dine.to) and he mentioned that the butter tarts there were really good. I know some people don't particularly appreciate his reviews but overall he seems pretty satisfied with the place:

http://rasabar.ca/

Sep 15, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Saw a sign close to the Zteca/Starbucks at CHurch/Gerrard stating there is a new Philly Cheese Steak place opening. Sounds like some kind of chain (had an "Established' date on the logo) but I forget the name of the spot.

Also noticed a new fish sandwich place opening up between BMB and Rose Kitchen at Queen/Spadina but that might have been mentioned before. I think it is called The Fish Boat.

Sep 14, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)