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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?

about 11 hours ago
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)

Toronto Underground Market - starting in September

So, to put a conclusion on this thread, TUM has called it quits:

http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2014/...

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

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

Harvest Halton - October 5, 2014

http://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?por...

18 and under are free, $40 for 2, or $22 each in advance, $1 sample tickets.

Harvest Halton - A Farm to Chef Experience at Country Heritage Park is an opportunity to tantalize your taste buds and sample unique dishes created by award winning chefs from Halton Region's renowned restaurants. Each chef will be paired with local farmers who will provide signature ingredients fresh from the harvest. Harvest Halton provides guests with an opportunity to satisfy their thirst and increase their knowledge of microbreweries with beverages from Halton’s craft breweries and famous fruit winery (non-alcoholic options also available).

Enjoy live music, an artisanal market, wagon rides, and speak directly to local farmers to learn more about the benefits of eating local. This is sure to be a fun, informative and delicious experience. Discover the true taste of Halton. Rain or shine – we've got you covered!

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

Anywhere downtown to buy fresh pita?

If you are okay with laffa maybe check with Ma Va Me on Queen Street as they have a lot of takeout options there and make fresh pita on site. http://www.mevamekitchenexpress.com/m...

Aug 31, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Food Events - 2014 (Toronto area and rest of Ontario)

I saw a postcard for this at Buster Rhino's Oshawa location.

Tapas Tour - Explore the Culinary diversity of Downtown Oshawa

Sept 19, 2014, 4pm to 9pm
5 Tapas for $20
Http://Www.oshawaspaceinvaders.com/ta...

Aug 31, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Interesting... One of the many places that I meant to try but never got around to it. Wonder what will take over that space.

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

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Never heard of the place but looks interesting. Maybe I will try it out before it closes for good.

Aug 26, 2014
ylsf in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

Veg Food Fest - Habourfront Centre - September 5 to 7, 2014.

Free

http://festival.veg.ca/

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

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

The Home EC Big Outdoor Kitchen Party - September 14th, 11am to 5pm - Habourfront Centre:

https://www.uniiverse.com/listings/th...

Free

WellPreserved is excited to present Toronto’s FIRST EVER full-day event focusing on the art of preserving. “The Home Ec Big Outdoor Kitchen Party” this FREE event takes over Harbourfront Centre’s beautiful new North Exhibition Commons with preserving demos and food talks all day, along side some of the best local small batch preserves and food companies.

Eat, sample and buy great food and drink, small batch preserves and artisanal food products. Honey, jam, jelly, pickles, kimchi, goat milk chocolate, local non-GMO cooking oils, hot sauces and more! Enjoy some great food, a glass of local wine, mead, cider or kombucha and talk preserving, farming and food with one of the many experts on site.

Talks and demos from these amazing experts throughout the whole day in our TWO tents:

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

BERO has closed

I wouldn't go to that extreme. There are a variety of reasons that would preclude me from going to a restaurant. If a chef was publicly spreading hate against a group (i.e. minorities, etc) would you say "I don't care, as long as the food is good"? I know getting off this particular topic but I would hope that if he/she did something against your particular values that you would stand up for them with your wallet.

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

Breakfast break on a Saturday along 401 to Montreal (maybe Kingston?)

If all goes according to plan I am looking for a place to eat around 10am around the Kingston area or I could stop a bit later/before on my way to Montreal. Last minute as I am going tomorrow but looking for a casual/not too long spot to wait spot along the route. I am planning to have a late lunch when I hit Montreal.

Any recs? I don't know the Kingston area at all, usually just stop and grab fast food but looking to explore it or other areas.

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

Food Events 2014

Looks like this festival called Omnivore is on right now:
http://www.omnivore.com/

I don't see an English link on there but I guess I can use Google translate or my weak French to go through it and look for any hidden gems... Or , just ask here if anyone has recommendations :)

Aug 22, 2014
ylsf in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Food Events 2014

No recent posts but anyone know of food events this weekend? Going to be in MOntreal on Saturday and Sunday.

I saw a seperate post about a Sri Lankan pop-up -
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/986691

Anything else?

Aug 22, 2014
ylsf in Quebec (inc. Montreal)