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Where to buy squid ink pasta in GTA - thanks

You can get fresh squid-ink pasta from Queen's pasta, Bloor W.

Apr 13, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Duck Eggs Toronto?

I am surprised you are no longer able to find them Asian market. I have often seen them at Lucky Moose on Dundas, but haven't paid attention lately.
You can also get them from Fiesta Farms, Healthy Butcher, and that egg place on Augusta at Kensington.
I love duck eggs. I think in general they just taste better/meatier/eggier then the chicken variety.
I love them just simply poached on a salad. I have had scotch duck-eggs, a restaurant in Toronto I can't recall right now, and they tasted tremendously better as well.

Apr 13, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

Luminato 2014 (June 6-15th)

Luminato just announced their program for 2014.
Exciting shows aside (Pina Bausch! Isabella Rosellini! Matt Barney!), they promise to transform Pecaut Square into a "cardboard beach" with food trucks and "beach-themed" food nights.
http://luminatofestival.com/festival/2014/taste-of-the-beach
As well, there are special limited capacity tours ("The Lost Train") with food from Fred Morin (Joe Beef) and music from Kid Koala.
http://luminatofestival.com/festival/...

Full disclosure, I have been attending/volunteering with Luminato for years. The Lost Train/food & music tour sounds very exciting though!

Apr 08, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Joe's Wings and Burgers

Thanks for the review. Will definitely pay a visit.
The burger combo on Tuesday sounds great!. There has been some inconsistency on chowhound (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/922349) but I will give them a try soon.

Apr 04, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

30th Birthday - Possible Venue Ideas for Dinner/After Dinner Drinks Etc.

Wurst - I feel like I have been posting the same recommendation every time people ask for "large-group-come-go-as-you-please" places.
They are great. Consistent food and service, and relaxed (albeith loud) atmosphere.

also, maybe check out the new Trevor on Spadina
(the new hybrid of "high-end dive).
Cam anyone chime in on this place?

Apr 04, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where can I go for a good hot dog tonight?

How about the contentious Craft Dogs?

Apr 03, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Liver

Rose and Sons
Queen and Beaver

Apr 03, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Yours Truly maturing beautifully

Thanks for the review.
I love their family format dinner and $35 pre-fixe.

Mar 29, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Flap steak at Asian market

To my knowledge, these cheap cuts are usually used by restaurants for inexpensive dishes like Beef Ho-Fun.
They are often treated with meat tenderizers (papain), then dredged in corn starch and pan-fried.

Mar 29, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best price on Parmesan in West end?

Thanks for the heads up!!

Mar 25, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Affordable Lobster in Toronto

Rock Lobster (both locations) is so overrated. For novelty and trendiness, Rock Lobster is everyone's go-to (eg. Lobster Caesar).

I love the lobster platter at Diana's Seafood - fits your budget and many other great seafood option on the menu.

Rodney's also does a much superior Lobster Roll for around $10. Their chowder is to die for too.

Mar 25, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fonda Lola

Kefir and kombucha?! Oh boy.

Mar 25, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

best salads, 2014 edition

I love Strada's Caesar too! I do think THR&Co's version is even more impressive.

Mar 25, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

best salads, 2014 edition

Good to know! Big fan of Country General Queen W.
In general, how do the dishes compare?

Mar 25, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Weekend lunch, veg-friendly, near Convention Centre

Karine's near the AGO is excellent for vegetarian brunch/late lunch (kitchen closes at 3pm on weekends).
Trimurti is still reliable and consistent.
Grasslands is excellent.
Also, Rose Kitchen (more of a take-out snack shop) is worth checking out.

Mar 24, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Which is the LOUDEST restaurant in TORONTO??

Another vote for Grand Electric - unbearable.

Runners-up:
Drake 150
Home of the Brave

ps. you will probably agree with many posters here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8860...

Mar 23, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

I hesitate to ask but...Good Gluten Free Bakery?

Bunners!

Mar 21, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

no, thank you kwass. I am totally trolling their updates.
Hate to admit it, but whatever they are spinning, I will definitely pay a visit (when it happen).

Mar 20, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Anyone know what chain/restaurant this is? New paint job on old Trafalgar Lick's (Oakville)

Thank you.
Looking at their "55 Challenge"
(ie "We’ll stack 55 oz. of meat on a burger bun, with at least four toppings, give you a side of fries and a 24 oz. soft drink. If you can eat it all in 30 minutes or less, then it’s on the house."), and kudos to them (I guess) for listing all those who's finished the challenge - I'd say it's not great news. Could it be worse than Lick's in their waning days?

Mar 20, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

For those who don't know (I didnt),
GHD = Glory Hole Donut
Ashley = Ashley Jabot De Boinod

So no, I am not a donut fanatic.

Mar 20, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Ho King

I love their house fried rice.
Some of the best westernized chinese in Chinatown.

Mar 20, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Near University of Toronto St George Campus (College and Spadina)

Strada 241 on Spadina is fantastic for big group. Very solid Italian. Well priced.

THR & Co on Harbord is a sister restaurant of The Harbord Room. Great service, again, consistent well executed food and caters well to larger parties.

Mar 20, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Anyone know what chain/restaurant this is? New paint job on old Trafalgar Lick's (Oakville)

Colour scheme looks familiar perhaps because it evokes Zellers?
http://jvlphoto.com/ottawa-interiors-...

Maybe a new Target diner??

Mar 20, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best chinese in the city of Toronto

Here is a review of the "Private Kitchen" in Chinese
http://yellowpages.superlife.ca/yello...

Helpful photos.

Mar 18, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to Buy Lox Trimmings in the GTA?

Kristapsons is your best bet. Call ahead though, as they run out quickly on weekends.

Otherwise, Loblaws carry decent ones in 150g containers for $4 or so.

Mar 18, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Japanese birthday celebration downtown Toronto

I believe so.

Mar 14, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Recommended food at The Oxley?

Scotch Egg
Mussels
Fish and Chips just so so imo

Like Cat123 said, The Burger. I have never had it but it seems to be the most popular item on the menu.

Mar 13, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

House of Gourmet - what to order?

I prefer their rice dishes over noodles.
BBQ offerings are solid.

I like their:
Pork and Century Egg Congee
"Three treasure" (bbq duck, chicken, roast pork) on rice
Beef Tendon over Stewed Noodle

Mar 13, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

JapaDog: Anything Close in the GTA?

I used to visit regularly when I lived in Vancouver.
They are fun novelty items to bring out-of-towners, as well as great late night take-outs with brown bags at the steps of the Art Gallery.
But, really, nothings special about their dog, regular buns - the fun is all in the toppings.

Haven't been to the said venture on Bloor, but walking by King W yesterday, I saw "Let's Be Frank" (King/Bathurst) is also featuring a "Japadog" item not on their regular menu.

Mar 12, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Black Hoof..what happened??

Still a big fan of Jen.
Even though I am offended by her opinion on yelp over chowhound, and distain of bromances (it's spectacular in action), her don't-give-a-sh twitter feeds are always refreshing.

Mar 12, 2014
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)