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FOUND Clam Strips in Toronto

Diverting the thread ever so slightly - did anyone ever try the fried whole clams at Black Irish Whiskey & Oyster Bar?

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/931046

ISO Great Tonkatsu

I need to revisit Tokyo Kitchen - could have sworn that they changed hands a few years ago, but it's true that their cooked dishes were always great, if not as cheap as Tokyo Grill.

ISO Great Tonkatsu

NP! I'm going to use the bulldog for making hambaagu at home this week...mmm...

ISO Great Tonkatsu

I like Tokyo Grill for tonkatsu. And you can get Bulldog Tonkatsu sauce at PAT Central in Koreatown.

Eater Toronto launch

Reading this list makes you wonder about the reliability of the other Eater sites...

Dr. Laffa needs to requalify

You're probably safe - but fair enough!

Most Overrated Restaurant in Toronto

Glad that you mentioned this, pp, because I gather it is their tasting menu that is winning, and deserving of, the accolades. Despite the casual atmosphere I think it is more useful to conceive of Chantecler as a fine dining experience rather than, say, upscale comfort food (which is what I was looking for when I went).

Most Overrated Restaurant in Toronto

I'll be a jerk and say Chantecler. It was more or less tasty but wasn't at all a good deal. That calamari app was the tiniest plate I've ever paid $10+ for and the lettuce wrap meat reminded me of the great hunks of boiled pork that you get in freebie Chinese soup. I am well aware that this is a minority opinion.

Zakkushi is open!

With regret, I also report that there was little char on my first visit so far, which was last week. It's kind of the only yakitori game downtown, though, so I will be going back.

Guu'd news - reservations + lunch

I've always thought so - in fact, I've never noticed any difference in quality between the two.

Karma Food Co-op

Thanks for the details, Emily - I will give this consideration.

Guu'd news - reservations + lunch

We went to the Bloor location last week and had the sukiyaki and chirashi. Both were delicious and nicely composed and presented. I go weak in the knees for yummy teishoku...

Karma Food Co-op

Oh dear (re: the cash register story)! Thanks, mbe.

Karma Food Co-op

It seems like a decision to join would have to be based more on principle (and wanting to help them out) and less about the cost and/or convenience factors. Thanks to both of you for the good points.

Karma Food Co-op

There is an article today in The Star about Karma Co-op's financial woes. I live reasonably close by and would consider joining, but does anyone know how the prices compare to those of Fiesta Farms?

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/...

Chinese near Spadina and Dundas for the uninitiated

E-Pan would be my suggestion. Their decor is neutral and classy and they have good food.

Schnitzel restaurants

I am in love with Chopin's sides and perogi.

Guy Fieri Spotted in Toronto

Another good sign is a reference to Flavortown. "That's right at the corner of Spicy and Sweet in Flavortown!!!", etc.

North York City Centre Asian food

There's an Asian Legend across from Empress Walk. Not sure if that counts.

JaBistro- wow

Aser, do you recall what fish you had on the $55 nigiri?

Shangri-la downtown -- anything else other than Momofuku open?

Already?? Wow, what a shame.

Really Yummy Fried Chicken: Thompson Diner!!

Oh I wanted to try them but it would have been deep fry overload!

Really Yummy Fried Chicken: Thompson Diner!!

Last night we got 4 pieces - 2 drumsticks and 1 breast with wing attached that had been cut into 2 pieces. Not cheap at $18 but in my mind worth it!

Really Yummy Fried Chicken: Thompson Diner!!

Had this last night after escaping from the Nuit Blanche horde. It was SO good. Craggy and crunchy and mahogany brown...AND incredibly juicy and flavourful. Wow. Thanks for pointing this out!

What Stockyards does have is that buffalo-style hot sauce on the side. I think Thompson only had Sriracha and Tabasco.

Kingyo Izakaya

It's something to look forward to as winter begins (ugh).

lovely meal at Ici on Harbord

Thanks for the review - I've been meaning to go. The smaller portions certainly make it easier to choose when everything sounds so good.

Kingyo Izakaya

Kingyo should be open by December in Cabbagetown:

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/...

McFeeter's Honey Butter

Downey's Honey Butter found! At Fiesta Farms.

New Ramen place opened up? (The Grid blurb)

I had the tonkotsu and it was delightfully porky. Finally! I actually liked the noodles; they reminded me of my grandmother's homemade. Wood ear fungus provided textural contrast. Chashu was flavourful and melt in your mouth. If they would torch the chashu, that would be perfect.

BF had the miso and it had a delicious metallic, almost briny, tang. Yum.

Gyoza also stood out - thin, delicate skin. Filling not as peppery as Kenzo but still good.

It's early days but it's my favourite so far in Toronto. Note they closed almost 2 hours early because they ran out of noodles (I think it was the noodles). And it wasn't hot at all inside yesterday.

Hapa Izakaya

Hapa's supposedly open (Sept 6) - anyone gone yet?

Some pics (not mine):
http://taylorfladgate40906.wordpress....