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NEWLY Closed/Changed 2015 Restaurants in Toronto, July 1 - end of the year 2015

Wow, I just noticed it had opened for the first time maybe a month ago when I was in the area.... I would have considered it for a quick meal when in the area. I have eaten at two of the other locations and enjoyed it.

about 8 hours ago
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cafe Boulud

Further discussion about the closing/renovations on this thread:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1017...

about 19 hours ago
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - July to end of September

This is Costco Thread for the 3rd quarter of 2015 for Ontario. Discuss new food related products (food/kitchen supplies/cookbooks/etc).

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)

First quarter of 2015 thread:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1000800

Second quarter of 2015 thread:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1009...

about 19 hours ago
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Burger's Priest Now Open on Sundays

I am pretty sure I used my mastercard there the two times I went. I hardly ever use my debit card. But, now that you mention it, I don't want to promise something on the 1% chance that I am confused :)

Jun 30, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Burger's Priest Now Open on Sundays

The good thing is that location takes credit/debit. Not sure about the other locations. I like this new location. Close to Lightbox, etc and more room. Staff seems friendly.

Jun 30, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bell Lightbox/Toronto theatres - Food related film screenings

Saw Deli Man tonight at The Bloor. It played earlier at the Jewish Film fest. Already a few screenings in June but it is playing again in July and August. Recommend it, I enjoyed it:

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

July 26 and August 1

Jun 29, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Flock

Also had the sandwich yesterday. Also thought it was good. I forgot about the horseradish apple/beet topping so it took me by a bit of a surprise. I will go back to try other items on the menu.

Jun 28, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

My favourite line is this "Absolutely Huge Potential For Owner Operator To Take Business To The Next Level. "

So, guess there is potential for even bigger profit :)

Jun 28, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

Someone want to give this spot a shot and take one for the team?

http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/oh-...

Located at Scadding Court in one of those shipping containers.

The pics don't look to great so no high hopes but still curious.

Jun 28, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Canalside - Buffalo?

Thanks for the recs. We ended up having a delay so we ate at the food trucks instead. Pricey for what you get but had a kafta from one spot (Amy's I think?) that was good (wish they warmed up the pita though) and also a slice from the pizza place which was good (but pricey at $5).

Loved the area and a great venue for a free concert. Highly recommend checking it out for those that are local. Sheepdogs, another Canadian band are playing next week.

What happened to El Gaucho Sausages?

And a reminder for people to check the dates before they respond to an almost year old thread that isn't relevant anymore :)

Jun 26, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Old School

Wow, not even worth a review. That is saying a lot from a CHer that has a habit of visiting a place twice before reviewing it. I hope Old School people are reading this thread and get their act together.

Jun 26, 2015
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Canalside - Buffalo?

Hey all,

Going down to Canalside for the free concerts tomorrow night. Any suggestions for a spot to eat in that area? Would rather park in one spot and eat around there is there is a decent option. The thread I see mentioning Canalside specifically are pretty old so would appreciate any advice! Any cuisine and prefer medium price range.

2015 Food Events

Beast and Friends Dinner Series at Beast Restaurant. Next one is July 13, 2015:

http://thebeastrestaurant.com/beast-a...

Join us on Monday July 13th for our next #beastandfriends dinner. Guest chefs Michael Thiemann and Matt Masera from Mother and Empress Tavern in Sacramento, California will be cooking an all vegetarian tasting menu with the Beast kitchen.
5-courses for $60pp (tax and gratuity not included
)Southbrook Vineyard wine pairings by Zoltan Szabo (@zoltanszabo) available, $40pp.
Guests are invited to arrive at 6:30pm.
To book your seats, please call us at 647.352.6000.

Jun 24, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Café Boulud closing for renovations

Amazing... $2 million reno on a spot that has been open 2 years.. Crazy the money flying around in the restaurant world.

Jun 24, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hot Chicken (a la Prince's of Nashville)

I was at The Stop's Night Market last week and Branco's was serving a hot chicken slider. I asked if they had that on their regular menu and they said they did. It was tasty. Blogto write up on them

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

Jun 22, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bar Isobel or Richmond Station , anyone been latley.

I haven't been to Bar Isabel but I have been to Richmond Station. I would say Bar Isabel is more of the "something different" kind of spot but from what I hear it is definitely a different vibe too then Richmond Station. You can't go wrong with Richmond Station but if you want something "different" I would go to Bar Isabel. It is on my list and I hope to go soon.

Jun 22, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The New Cibo Ready to Open

Ah, I didn't realize that The Liberty Group owned the USA versions as well. I thought they just licensed the name/concept for use up here. Thanks for clarifying

Jun 22, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Quick trip report from a Boston hound

Appreciate the report back.

Jun 22, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The New Cibo Ready to Open

Cibo, as in the same place as on King Street? I think that one is run by Liberty Group as well. The "chain" is based out of Miami if I recall correctly. Never been to the King Street one but have been curious about it. Seems busy from the street at least when I go by.

Let us know how the other location is once you go.

Jun 21, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 Food Events

I can't recall if mentioned in this thread already, but, this is happening tomorrow as part of Luminato:

A Celebration of Indigenous Pan American Food

https://luminatofestival.com/festival...

Summerlicious 2015

I just tried the filter and it seems to work now (at least for the tests that I did on location and cuisine type).

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

Stop's Night Market - June 16-17th

Reasonable. Some had no one in line,some took more time to prepare. No 1hr line ups or anything. No shortage of booths.

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

Stop's Night Market - June 16-17th

So, I was there tonight. Overall, awesome night. Great new venue with more space, great vendors, better organized ticket checking process, overall worth going to for sure. I confirmed it is definitely sold out for both nights. Your best best is to try to buy someone's ticket online. Obviously you need to be careful with eticketing that you don't get scammed when buying from an individual online!

Jun 16, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Stop's Night Market - June 16-17th

:)

BTW, Vinnie, if you really want to go, in the past they have had a secret stash of non-announced tickets at the door for people who showed up and wanted to pay cash to get int. Worth a shot if you are close by...I think at some point they just withdraw the tickets from the being available for sale online. Though, the recent publicity on here, BlogTO and other event pages probably helped.

Jun 16, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Stop's Night Market - June 16-17th

BTW, I think you now get $25 tax receipt with a purchase of a ticket.

The venue can hold more people as well so together with the higher ticket price that is probably why there are tickets available still (and, also, it is more out of the way for some people although, I am enjoying it because closer to where I am!).

Jun 16, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Stop's Night Market - June 16-17th

I mentioned in the thread I started when the tickets went on sale that I still say it is worth it at the new price:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1013...

Full disclosure, I volunteer for a lot of their events and I will be helping out both nights.

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

Branca Restaurant

The article doesn't mention it, so, I will point it out... Kanida Chey one of the "alleged" harassers it the Executive Chef at Branca. I had to look up the connection so pointing it out.

I saw this article yesterday, makes me sick if true that people act like that in whatever industry.

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

Hot Chicken (a la Prince's of Nashville)

First link doesn't work

Jun 14, 2015
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

A3 Napoli - New concept from owners of Pizza Libretto/Porchetta and CO (College/Clinton) - now Open

I went for lunch today. BTW, the hours aren't posted on their website but I found this on the Toronto Star website:

Open Sunday to Wednesday, 11:30 a.m to 10 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight

Both Rocco and Nick were there today and Rocco was making pizzas.

I had one of the fried pizzas (1/2 size) and the "small" fried food selection which gets you 5 choices.

Overall, I think it is a good concept for more of a "casual"/ QSR style spot. I wouldn't say that it is really a destination spot but definitely recommend trying the fried pizza at some point. It is pretty unique interesting. The thing is, the "toppings" (i.e. stuffings) end up at the bottom of the fried dough while you are eating it so it is mainly friend dough and cheese until you get close to the bottom.

I also really like the arancini as part of the fried food selection. Overall, enjoyed the selection but I wasn't a huge fan of the calamari. One of the things to point out is that they pre-fry the smaller fried items so they aren't served hot. I got there pretty close after opening so some will still warmish (like the rapini).

Anyway, a nice addition to the neighbourhood and definitely be back next time I need something relatively quick when at The Royal, etc.

Oh, btw, they do have beer on tap. I didn't take a close look at the other options but or what was on tap but I think there is probably some Flying Monkey product based on the cup I got for water.