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Local Public Eatery in Liberty Village

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

1 day ago
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Great Burgers at Symposium Oakville.

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

1 day ago
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)

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)