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Casual lunch spot on route between YYZ and Niagara Falls

Based on your posting history, are you from NYC?

There is a Middle Eastern place that does things a bit differently than other Middle Eastern places I have been to in Burlington just off the QEW (there are other locations, but, the Oakville one has gone down hill recently).

http://www.montfortrestaurant.ca/loca...

Is there any particular type of cuisine you are looking for? I can think of a few places but also thinking that there are "better" versions of it in NYC/USA in general. Like, Memphis Fire BBQ is in Winona about 5 minutes off the hwy towards Niagara but you can probably get better BBQ in NYC.

http://www.memphisfirebbq.com/

Aug 10, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - July to September

I am really surprised. I didn't think they sold any Nespresso pods outside of their boutiques or directly online from Nespresso. I guess they changed their policy with the new machine?

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

Produce available near Sandbanks

I can recommend Vicki's Veggies which is not in Sandbanks but in the general area.

http://www.vickisveggies.com/vickisve...

The heirloom tasting event is great, gone a few times.

Aug 06, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Didn't see mention of it elsewhere but Burger Priest has opened a location in Mississauga (Port Credit):

http://www.insauga.com/burger-s-pries...

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

Burgers Priest to open West End Location

Even further west, they have opened a location in Mississauga! (Port Credit) and are planning to open a location in Guelph:

http://www.insauga.com/burger-s-pries...

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

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Stock at the Trump Hotel is being rebranded America and undergoing a renovation at the end of August. Becoming more of a super club:

http://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine...

EDIT - Guess this was more appropriate for the "changes" thread but posted here instead :)

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

Niagara Falls - I know, I know

I would suggesting reading this thread for some good suggestions of the area:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9830...

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

Local Public Eatery in Liberty Village

I haven't but I am curious. Owned by the same company that runs Joey's

Jul 29, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Great Burgers at Symposium Oakville.

Guessing you mean 3rd Line and Upper Middle ? :)

Jul 29, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

To be clear, I was being sarcastic about picking the wrong items :) But, there are a few items that I didn't like, like the cinnamon bun (found it "dry") .

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

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

Well you obviously tried the wrong things :)

The coffee bun is my favourite thing there. I tend to avoid the items with the icing sugar on top (or sometimes remove the icing sugar) but overall I didn't find the stuff I tried to be too sweet and that is one thing I liked.

I do agree with the "burnt" aspect as I did get that on a few different items I tried last time. Not sure what is up with that.

I still like the place and think it is unique. Maybe because I haven't had the originals! I am curious what they do with all of the product they bake since their kitchen seems to put out a lot of product and I can't imagine they sell all of that retail.

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

Food/Coffee deal via Paypal - $5 off at 25 cafes in Toronto to July 31, 2014

I went to Le Neuf Cafe last night by Clarence Square. Nice little spot, I will likely go back for a meal or coffee another day. I was chocked that the Chocolate Eclair was $6! I should have asked how much before hand. It was just okay but not worth $6 in my books. The Pain au Chocolat was good though (at $3).

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

Food/Coffee deal via Paypal - $5 off at 25 cafes in Toronto to July 31, 2014

I haven't posted a food related deal in a while but this is a great promo from Paypal. Here is a link to the details on RFD where I read about it:

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/toront...

Direct link to info:
https://www.paypal.ca/blog/coffees-on...

I did their promo during Burger Week and it was quiet effortless. You can get a promo code for each location.

Enjoy and discuss the best coffee/treats here :)

Jul 23, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

I would say that BlogTo's lead in article/headline was really bad. I agree with the comment on the Blog post. The only connection this spot has with Sud Forno seems to be that someone who worked there has gone on to now work/co-own this new place.

Having said that, it does look really good and I hope to try it soon.

Jul 22, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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ISO: BBQ Turkey Leg

Curious how you came across this thread to bump it up from 3 years ago :)

On topic, I had a bit of one of these types of turkey sticks at Distillery District Christmas market... I was not a fan at all, way too salty, etc.

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

First date - Need a recommendation where to go tommorow

I have to say that Weezie's was one of my least favourite restaurant experiences of 2013. It was hyped so much on CH but I didn't like it at all. Having said that, there was a couple that was their the same night and they seemed to be having a good time on maybe a first date :)

Jul 15, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Obama cuts the line at Franklin BBQ in Austin

I just saw Chef on the weekend and they stop at Franklin amd I thought of this thread... After seeing it in the film it makes me want to make a trip down to Texas.

Jul 15, 2014
ylsf in Food Media & News

Anyone been to Cluny in the Distillery yet?

According to this article/interview it is owned by the same people that run a bunch of the other Distillery District spots -

http://www.postcity.com/Eat-Shop-Do/E...

"With four successful restaurants under their belts, owners Mathew Rosenblatt and John Berman (El Catrin, The Boiler House, Pure Spirits and Archeo) decided to open a fifth that fuses French cuisine and international flavours."

I assume they are accurate since they interviewed the owner but then again they said that "Boiler House" is one of their restaurants but that is the spot that got replaced with the Mexican spot.

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

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

The Ossington Stop has opened at 1154 Dundas Street West -

http://ossingtonstop.ca/

On Thursday they are doing a free lunch give away -

From their FB page -

We will be hosting a FREE LUNCH on July 17th from NOON-5PM!

We will be serving our BBQ Ribs, our steamed bun with pork & cabbage and our chicken n' waffles!

https://www.facebook.com/OssingtonStop
http://ossingtonstop.ca/

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

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Basically spam bots started posting. I guess BlogTO doesn't have a good way of dealing with that. If you look at the user name there is a link to a website. I guess that the "links" help with google searches/etc.
Too bad commenting is now disabled. Interesting to read people's reviews

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

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

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

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.

Jul 11, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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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...

Jul 11, 2014
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

Jul 11, 2014
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!

Jul 11, 2014
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 :)

Jul 10, 2014
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

Jul 10, 2014
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.

Jul 10, 2014
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 :)

Jul 10, 2014
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)