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Mimico, New Toronto & Long Branch restaurants - revised thread!

While I agree that Sliders' beef burgers are bad, their jerked chicken burgers/sliders are tasty.

Finding Meyer Lemons

I've been seeing them in all of the major grocery stores in Burlington for a few weeks now.

Odd Dinner Guest Mix

That's hilarious about the rennet. My vegetarian won't touch jello, but eats cheese like it's going out of style!

Jan 26, 2014
Davedigger in Home Cooking

Odd Dinner Guest Mix

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I think I'm going to go with the mushroom lasagne or the mushroom bourguignon. The vegetarian is a huge fan of mushrooms, and they bring a certain "meatiness" to the dish that the rest of us carnivores will appreciate.

Jan 26, 2014
Davedigger in Home Cooking
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Odd Dinner Guest Mix

Hmmm. Maybe some sort of mushroom lasagna. That would be good!

Jan 26, 2014
Davedigger in Home Cooking
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Odd Dinner Guest Mix

I'm having 3 friends over for dinner next weekend, but am stumped as to what to serve.

One will eat anything and is gladly my guinea pig when I experiment with new dishes. The second is a vegetarian. The third tends to avoid red meat, and will not touch anything on the bone.

The best idea I've come up with so far is chicken fajitas. Vegetarian can eat veggies and cheese fajitas.

Any better suggestions?

Jan 26, 2014
Davedigger in Home Cooking

ISO Asian Supermarket Oakville/Burlington

Hmmm... Their website only shows locations in Mississauga and Brampton.

ISO Asian Supermarket Oakville/Burlington

Rather than starting a new thread, I figured I'd top this one.

Are there any Asian grocery stores in Burlington yet?

You have $10 for a meal, where do you go in Toronto?

Mmmmm. Speducci! Theirs are the best.

Late Night Panzarotti - West End

They seem pretty far from me, but I guess with Just Eat they might deliver here. Too bad they don't have a create your own option for the panz. None of the ones on the menu grab me.

Thanks for the reco though. If we decide to eat downtown, this will be an option.

Late Night Panzarotti - West End

I have guests coming to town on Tuesday and they have their hearts set on Amico's panzerotti. To my chagrin, it's CLOSED on Tuesdays.

The plan was to order delivery after the concert (midnight-ish).

I suppose if worse come to worst, we can try to get to Bitondo's before it closes, or the Dip as a last resort. But, delivery is far more preferable.

Any suggestions for places on par with Amico's and Bitondo's that deliver to the Royal York and Queensway area?

Le Creuset vs. Le Cuistot [moved from Toronto board]

I'm torn between coughing up the money for a Le Creuset or saving on Le Cuistot.

I scored what appears to be a near flawless seconds 5.3 litre round dutch oven for $200 at Home Sense last night, but once I got it home, I realized I probably need something larger and oval so it has more versatility.

Best price I've found for a 6.3 litre oval is $280. Same size Le Cuistot's are about $120 at Kitchen Stuff Plus. Is the $160 difference worth it?

Opinions appreciated.

Feb 24, 2013
Davedigger in Cookware

Where to buy Kimchee in Etobicoke?

Oh yeah!! I totally forgot about that place. Thank you!

Where to buy Kimchee in Etobicoke?

Too bad the tubs are so big. I would have given it a go.

The Korean restaurants are a good idea. They'd probably sell me some if I asked nicely. ;-)

Thanks!

Where to buy Kimchee in Etobicoke?

I'm lazy and don't feel like heading into Koreatown/Downtown to buy some kimchee.

Does anyone know of a store that sells it in the south Etobicoke area?

Apple Cider in Toronto?

Thanks for the input all. I stumbled upon The Apple Market (Store?) on the Queensway near Hurontario this aft and managed to score some Wellesley brand apple cider. There were only 3 jugs left in an area that looked to have held at least 50, so hopefully that means it's some good stuff.

Apple Cider in Toronto?

I was just at the Dundas and Jane Loblaws and had no luck.

Kagemusha, I have seen other threads about the 905 orchards and will travel if I must. Thanks for reminding me!

Apple Cider in Toronto?

Where can I buy regular, non-alcoholic cider in Toronto? I've been to a few grocery stores but none carry it. Is it more of a specialty store item?

Suggestions for Dinner Alone on a Sunday or Monday Night

Unfortunately I have nothing to report on where I went or how I liked it. I came down with a cold and was holed up in my hotel room the past 2 days, ordering delivery and room service.

I did have a quite delicious pizza from Ranalli's though. ;-)

Dec 04, 2012
Davedigger in Chicago Area

Suggestions for Dinner Alone on a Sunday or Monday Night

nsxtasy and uhockey,

I'm sitting here with my feet up and a bag of popcorn watching this play out.

Have at it! ;-)

Seriously though, I appreaciate the opinions!

Nov 23, 2012
Davedigger in Chicago Area

Suggestions for Dinner Alone on a Sunday or Monday Night

No, I was referring to possibly joining a group that had an empty seat. I will definitely be taking your suggestion of sending a request the day of as well.

Nov 22, 2012
Davedigger in Chicago Area

Suggestions for Dinner Alone on a Sunday or Monday Night

Interesting. The response I received to my request last week was a hard and fast 'NO':

On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 8:48 PM, <audrey> wrote:
Good evening,

I will be in Chicago on December 2nd and am wondering if you can accommodate single diners. I tried using your ticketing tool, but the option was not available.

I dined at your restaurant last year with a colleague and have been looking forward to visiting again, so this opportunity would be welcomed.

Regards,

Audrey

On Thurs, Nov 15, 2012 at 12:15 PM, <tickets@alinearestaurant.com> wrote:

Good morning,

Thank you for inquiring about purchasing tickets to Alinea. As it stands, when you purchase a ticket to Alinea, you are actually purchasing a table, which is why we typically do not offer single tickets or tickets in odd numbers.You may certainly dine with an odd number of guests, but the price at which the table is offered will not change.

Best Regards,

Alinea 1723 N Halsted Chicago IL 60614 www.alinearestaurant.com

I will most definitely check out the Facebook page to see if I have better luck there. Thanks!

Nov 22, 2012
Davedigger in Chicago Area

Suggestions for Dinner Alone on a Sunday or Monday Night

I don't think any restaurants require women to wear jackets. ;-)

Nov 22, 2012
Davedigger in Chicago Area

Suggestions for Dinner Alone on a Sunday or Monday Night

Hmmm. Maybe that's the way to go. Get rid of my reservations and just try to get into a restaurant in order of preference the day of.

Sunday:
Alinea
North Pond

Monday:
Tru
Sixteen - I also tossed this one around
L2O
Spiaggia

Nov 22, 2012
Davedigger in Chicago Area

Suggestions for Dinner Alone on a Sunday or Monday Night

Thanks nsxtasy!

I was waffleing between L2O and North Pond and went with L2O because Monday is a little more convenient. I have them both booked now and will try to decide, unless you have a definitive answer for me. ;-)

I had looked at Tru, but nothing is available during my stay. Spiaggia is too expensive. I could buy that table for 2 at Alinea for that price. lol! Oh, and it didn't seem that Naha had a tasting menu.

Nov 21, 2012
Davedigger in Chicago Area

Suggestions for Dinner Alone on a Sunday or Monday Night

I'm coming into town a few days early for some meetings and hoped to have a great meal one of those nights.

I would love to return to Alinea, but with the ticketing system in place now, I would have to spend double the money since they "sell tables, not seats". Same thing with Next. Goosefoot and Moto fit the bill, but they're not open either night. So, I currently have a reservation for L2O.

Does L2O have an atmosphere in which a solo diner would feel comfortable? Does anyone have any better suggestions? I'm staying near the John Hancock Tower, will eat pretty much anything and would prefer a tasting menu, if that helps narrow it down.

Thanks!

Nov 21, 2012
Davedigger in Chicago Area

Long Branch, New Toronto, Mimico Restaurants & Food Shops

Shut the front door! That IS exciting!

Cheval or Beef Tartare Tonight?

Thanks for the suggestions! Where we're you when I needed you last night. lol!

Cheval or Beef Tartare Tonight?

I thought I was set on Shabu Shabu at Kagayaki (since I have not found it inToronto) but suddenly got a hankering for raw meat. Any suggestions not too far from St Catherine and Jeanne-Mance?

2 people, less than a week, (at least) 93 suggestions

I think we'll wander by one afternoon and check out the menu before committing.

Thanks for all your suggestions and input!