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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!

about 10 hours ago
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/

about 17 hours ago
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.

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)

Costco Montreal

I will ask in this thread as well..

Are there any Costco's in Montreal that are better than others? Visiting from Ontario where we have some that have a better food selection than others (i.e. some premium products). Any rec for the best one for me to visit (driving this time and planning to go on Sunday on way back to Toronto)

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

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 :)

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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