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Can't remember the name of the place! - TO

Thanks everyone! It is Mangia & Bevi. My apologies for the lateness in responding. After posting, I answered my own question ... and then had forgotten I had requested your help.

I recommended the place to a friend who is in TO at the end of the week. Hopefully they aren't disappointed!

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Mangia & Bevi
260 King E, Toronto, ON M5A1K3, CA

Nov 15, 2010
Lam in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Can't remember the name of the place! - TO

I'll apologize in advance for my lack of good directions and possible inability to describe the place correctly ...

A few years ago I went to an italian/pizza restaurant near downtown Toronto, east of Young St. It was a nondescript place that you almost missed unless you knew exactly what you were looking for. The entrance seemed to almost be off an alley or side street. You went up some stairs and the restaurant itself was quite small. There was a long 'bar' and a wood burning oven for their hand-tossed pizza. The washrooms were shared with other businesses in the building (which I think included a hair salon!)

I want to say it was somewhere in the area between Jarvis and River, Dundas and Queen ... but could be incorrect.

I went there because Chowhounders said it was good ... and I quite enjoyed the thin crust pizza.

Does anyone know the name of the place and if they are still open (and any good?!)

Thanks so much ...

- a non-Ontarian!!!

Oct 19, 2010
Lam in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chinese Restaurant Recommendations in Regina

What about Peking House, on Rose downtown? It's always full (including those of Asian heritage), and always very good when we have been. They have large round tables perfect for larger groups.

Mar 29, 2009
Lam in Prairie Provinces

Saskatoon...looking for "must go to" restaurant recommendations

They moved a couple of doors down, still on Vic. The old antique store that was on the corner was torn down and Homestead moved in to the new building. If my memory is correct, the antique place is upstairs.

Mar 15, 2008
Lam in Western Canada Archives

Saskatoon...looking for "must go to" restaurant recommendations

Las Palapas is located on Victoria, where the old Homestead Ice Cream use to be. Ate their a while back, wasn't impressed but have heard other people enjoy it! Prefer EE Burritos for more authentic El Salvadoran taste. (the dine in place, not the take out place on 8th St).

Mar 15, 2008
Lam in Western Canada Archives

Saskatoon...looking for "must go to" restaurant recommendations

You may want to check out the post entitled "saskatoon?". It provides a bit of a run-down on some of the "better" local restaurants.

As for "must go to" ... well, depending where you are coming from and what you are use to ... we have good, but not fantastic!!

Mar 11, 2008
Lam in Western Canada Archives

Looking for a great Saskatchewan food product, farmer or chef

While I'm sure there are lots of ideas for you, I second the Weczeria referral. There is also Lee Helman at www.trufflesbistro.com (and I believe they are now open at their new location downtown). Some other ideas I can think of off hand are www.chattys.ca and www.droolindevil.com both of which are based out of Saskatoon.

You may also want to try the www.saskmade.ca site for inspiration.

Jan 18, 2008
Lam in Prairie Provinces

Baked Alaska - Las Vegas

We're headed to Vegas at the end of October - first time there! This board has been excellent for planning where we'll eat. Thanks to you all!

Now, can anyone point us in the direction of a great Baked Alaska? Perferably someplace on or near the strip.

TIA

Sep 30, 2007
Lam in Southwest

saskatoon?

So what about this "King Konga" place that I stumbled across whilst surfing?! Planet S did an article on them at the beginning of the month. Anyone know anything about it? Is it any good? (It's supposed to be a Jamaican place on Ave H and 23rd or somewhere thereabouts?)

Aug 17, 2007
Lam in Prairie Provinces

Weczeria in Saskatoon

We ate there last winter and enjoyed our meals. As I mentioned in a previous post, we found the place to lack ventilation as it was quite "smoky" from all the cooking going on in the kitchen. Our clothes had quite the odor! It will be interesting to see where the new location will be ....

Aug 07, 2007
Lam in Western Canada Archives

Stella's in Winnipeg

Hi all -

I'll be visiting Winnipeg and am planning on meeting a friend at Stella's for sunday breakfast.
Two questions. If we arrive at 9:30, will we be right in the middle of the Sunday rush? And, which location is better - Osborne Village or Kenaston?

TIA!

Jun 18, 2007
Lam in Western Canada Archives

saskatoon?

The two of us have eaten at Aroma once, for dinner, about a year ago. We had several of their 'appetisers'. I found them average, nothing to rave about. We were put off by the extremely noisy family that was dining (but perhaps 'dining' is not the correct word for it!) in the one corner. Their behaviour was visibly disruptive to many of the other patrons however the staff appeared to be oblivious to it all. The place almost appeared to be understaffed. We were shown to a table in the middle of the seating area, even though there were many other perimeter tables available and which remained available (which in my opinion, were much better suited for a couple dining out). Perhaps things have changed. I guess I really can't comment on their entrees however Aroma wouldn't be my first choice for a first anniversary dinner for two. Perhaps others have had better experiences since mine and would disagree.

May 19, 2007
Lam in Prairie Provinces

Driving From Thunderbay to the Okanagan Valley

Regarding Saskatoon, you may want to check out one of the recent posts called "Saskatoon?" for some restaurant recommendations. As for hotels, try and stay downtown (keeping in mind that downtown Saskatoon is easy to get to and easy to get around!). I'm not sure if they take pets but I'd recommend the Sheraton or the Radisson. Both are located along the river and are very "scenic". (Oh yah, contrary to paulj's opinion, the scenery doesn't just start when you hit the Rockies. There is beautiful scenery all along the prairies!) There are several decent places for food close to downtown, many within walking distance from the hotels. The Sheraton has Carver's Steakhouse. The Radisson has Aroma Restobar. St. Tropez is a few blocks away as are many other places such as the Samurai, 2nd Avenue Grill, John's Primerib, Spadina Freehouse and The Barking Fish. The Broadway area of the city, which has Calories, Wezceria, and Pestos, is just across the river and within walking distance (20min) if you're feeling energetic! I'm sure the hotel staff would recommend some very good places if you tell them what type of atmosphere and food you're after.

Mar 29, 2007
Lam in Western Canada Archives

saskatoon?

We ate at Weczeria last fall. Their menu is written on a blackboard and consists of a few choices of appetiser and main dishes, and changes every few days depending on what local items are in season for the chef to choose from. I found the food well prepared and very tasty. The atmosphere turned my hubbie off. The place is very small, with only a half-dozen tables or so. There appeared to be no ventilation as the place was extremely "hazy" with smoke and when we left, we found that we really smelled! I would go back and would recommend giving the place a try.

Lately, Saskatoon has witnessed the emergence of several new places (not described as "family" or "greek ribs"!!!!) . The Black Duck is now The Barking Fish. It changed hands and has been totally re-done inside, kinda a Toronto-like vibe happening. It's a tapas bar and the few times we've been, we've enjoyed our plates.

The Ivy opened in the fall (where the old Keg use to be), redone inside and I've heard mixed reviews. Other new places that I haven't yet tried are The Outside, at the corner of 8th and Broadway which serves vegan and fondu (for the non-vegan folk!). Pestos, also on Broadway and Simon's British Flavours on the corner of 22nd St and 3rd Ave.

So ... on your next visit to ToonTown there are few more places to try out instead of the ol' stand-bys of Calories, Truffles and St. Tropez Bistro.

Mar 24, 2007
Lam in Prairie Provinces

Where to find good Indian food in Edmonton?

About Khazana, I was reading the comments on this website http://www.itry.ca/EDMONTON/RESTAURAN...

I don't know when they were posted but I just thought I'd ask for a second opinion here on Chowhound. We'd like to try Khazana as we have heard good things about it. I've been to their website and the menu looks like it would suit our tastes.

Thank for all the other suggestions.

Feb 03, 2007
Lam in Prairie Provinces

Where to find good Indian food in Edmonton?

Thanks yen! We are much like Bob Mac in that "we are not particularly experienced when it comes to Indian cuisine but are open to try anything", but different in that we do like heat!! We've had what we call the typical Indian - samosa, pakora, naan, butter chicken, beef korma, vindaloo and have enjoyed them. I would like to try some Indian bryani. We're not in to the vegetarian dishes. I'm not really in to lamb or goat. Atmosphere is not as important as quality of food. Liquor menu is not that important either. Does this help at all??!?! We will be staying on the west side of Edmonton, north of the WEM. We know our way around the city using a few of the main routes, but would prefer something relatively easy to drive to and locate. We would be going for dinner/supper and would prefer to keep the bill under $100.00

Thanks again for your suggestions.

Feb 03, 2007
Lam in Prairie Provinces

Where to find good Indian food in Edmonton?

We'll be in Edmonton next week for a couple of days and would like to have some good Indian food. People have told me to try Khazana but a bit of research leads me to believe it may not be the best place to go. Where would all you local folk suggest?

Feb 02, 2007
Lam in Prairie Provinces

Romantic dinner in Regina?

Hi kinkyfunk -

I'm not from Regina but am from the Province, so I thought I'd try and help you out! There have been a lot of new restaurants pop up in Regina, but I haven't been able to try very many. I have been to La Bodega and found it quite enjoyable. Their website is www.labodegaregina.ca. You may want to check it out to see if that's what you may be after. There is also a website called www.savourlife.ca which talks about the restaurant scene in Regina.

Hope this helps!

Jan 30, 2007
Lam in Western Canada Archives

Tavern in the Park Reviews?

I'm headed to Winnipeg next weekend and friends have made dinner reservations at Tavern in the Park. I see from a fairly recent post that several reviews were given for various restaurants in the city. Only Dr. J mentioned Tavern in the Park. Are there any other comments about this place? What to have? What NOT to have?!

TIA

Jan 12, 2007
Lam in Western Canada Archives

Good Eats in Saskatoon

You may want to try Truffles Bistro. Their website is www.trufflesbistro.com. It's a little more challenging to find but the food is fantastic. There is also St. Tropez Bistro on 2nd Avenue. Also a small, quaint place with great food. I'd recommend reservations for both places.

As for the Samurai, the food is good but nothing spectacular. My recommendation is to go with a group and have fun watching the chef cook at your table.

There are decent restaurants in town - it just depends what you prefer to eat!!

Nov 17, 2006
Lam in Western Canada Archives