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Is there anything to eat near the Princess of Wales Theatre that I won't hate?

Definitely a resounding yes echoing others:
Pai
Byblos

Spirit House wins me over for a nice Old Fashion, but it's definitely a different crowd from Library Bar.
Lamesa is a worthy 20 min walk from you. The food Never bored me, ever.

about 9 hours ago
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Is there anything to eat near the Princess of Wales Theatre that I won't hate?

Flock is fantastic, but probably won't work for post-theatre:

http://eatflock.com/
Monday - Friday, 11am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12pm - 7pm

about 9 hours ago
happycamper in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

NEWLY Closed/Changed 2015 Restaurants in Toronto, July 1 - end of the year 2015

Oh no, I will miss Essen! Chef Zimmerman was a passionate cook. I hope they will find a new niche soon.

Micro Time Cafe Yonge/Wellesley

I just took a look at the menu via the link. Odd concept?? -more like identity crisis!
Dumplings, Spaghetti n' Meatballs, Pizza, Ramen, Fish n' Chip all available in their lunch combo for $25. Who approved this?!

NEWLY Opened 2015 restaurants and food stores in Toronto, from July 1 -

"QW Bistro" opening at the Wicked "Club" old Queen West location.

Blue Jays + Chow Quality Food... too much to ask?

Give Sampaguita a try. Fantastic Filipino up North York. They don't have a big screen tv, but the few times I was there, the game was always on. Really delicious noodles, and although I am not a fan of wings in general, companions have really enjoyed them.
Otherwise, maybe Miller Tavern? Food is a notch above Jack Astor.
Thanks for the reminding me of Diana's, Googs.
GO JAYS!

Lunch Specials

Thank you for the tip on Bazara. I remember going there when they first opened, but didn't enjoy the food. I love the fact that their prix fixe doesn't force you to choose a dessert - sweets at lunch do me in. I will give them another try.

Other favourites:
Pearl Diver's $19 Special comes with fantastic greens and protein of choice
Tutti Matti's $20 3 course.
Khao San Road delivers with the Curries + fresh roll/soup combo for $14.
Osgood Hall's $23 is also solid - beautiful space.

Rib Fest 2015

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/t...
The article includes an informative Ontarion Rib Fest Map. It may shine some light on the charges/quality.

Did anyone go to the fest in St Thomas last week?

Tutti Pizzeria on Cumberland

Your photo does more justice to the food then the ones they have on the website.
Also:
"Our pizza uses...
-Low carb, high protein dough
-Stone Milled flour from Italy, family run since 1950
-Only natural ingredients, no sugar added
-World-renowned NYC water"
http://www.tuttipizzeria.com/#!pizza/...

NYC water....is that a thing?!

Need to get a fruit basket delivered...best value for quality

This is not a basket suggestion, but if you want quality seasonal fruits delivered at a fair price, try Fresh City.
https://www.freshcityfarms.com/store/...
They deliver to your door with reasonable fee. You can even throw in some wild flowers with the delivery.

Dandelion or Good Son?

Dandelion.
Better food by far.

Chopped/Diced white Onions

Can't help you with fresh ones, but if you haven't employed these already:
Roasted Spanish Onion - lay the whole bag of onion out on roastin pan, just chop off the tops, olive oil, butter, sage, 400 for 45 min. Then freeze them in batches in zip locks. Great for soup, stews, anything cooked.
Picked onions in jars for salads. They are pricey but could be found in most supermarkets.

2015 Food Events

The ever fabulous Canadian Nordic Society is hosting a Crayfish Party at IKEA Ottawa.

August 12th

4:30-7:30 pm

2685 Iris St, Ottawa, ON K2C 3S4
613-670-8060

Tickets:

children$14.99

Adults $24.99

IKEA FAMILY® $19.99

"For those interested, we are selling tickets for the event in advance at the store.

Tickets can be purchase in either the Restaurant or the Swedish Food Market."

Good and filling omakase... with a la carte/cooked menu as well ???

Kaji's omakases do include cooked food - just no a la carte menus.
They really do pimp up special occasion dinners, so do tell them it's your birthday if you make the reservation.

Prince Edward County - PEC 2015

Black River for great cheese.
Old Third and Keint He for wine tasting + picnic.

I personally didn't like Drake Dev. - really overpriced and snobbish.

Summerlicious 2015

"...let’s face it, if you’re already committing to a bargain lunch/dinner, you probably tip 15 per cent (before tax, dad-style)." - Jen Agg.
Dad-style?!

Breakfast sandwiches in Toronto

I am currently hooked on El Almacen's beef empanadas for mid morning snack. They also do amazing brunch - and of course mate to boot.

Butler's Pantry/International Comfort Food

I don't have an answer for you, but just want to add that I am a big fan of their vegetarian Spinach Nut Casserole. Unappealing looking (like many of their dishes...actually) but tastes terrific!

Restaurants related to disabilities

CAMH's Out of this World CAfe
http://otwcafe.com/?page_id=24
- I used to visit frequently when working in the hood. Fairly priced lunch takeout option.

I didn't know about Tortina - thanks for the link!

2015 Food Events

Kitchen Bitches: Smashing the Patriarchy One Plate at a Time
September 3, 2015 at 5:30PM
Revival Bar, 783 College Street, Toronto

http://kitchenbitches.ca/

When former Weslodge pastry chef Kate Burnham stepped forward last month about the sexual harassment she experienced at work, Black Hoof owner Jen Agg sprang into action. Eager to shed light on a problem endemic within the food industry, Agg urged her fellow food-industry members to speak out against the problem – and pay closer attention to the issues faced by women in kitchens.
In addition to food and drinks, the $50 advance ticket ($75 at the door) also includes a live set by Amy Millan of Stars and a few guests, as well as a silent auction that will benefit a women's shelter (which has elected to remain anonymous)

Food at the Fringe?

Bloor/Bathurst:
Roti Palace would still be my go to place for quick cheap bites near Honest Eds.
Queen of Chicken is a decent churrasquiera for a quick cheap takeout - ask for brown meat.
The Fry's korean fried chicken is being discussed on board, I haven't been.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1018574
If you need a little pick me up before the shows - Almond Butterfly on Harbord serves great coffee and delicious GF treats (they close at 6pm).
Guu on Bloor could be a great place to wrap up the night.

Bathurst/Adelaide:
Lemesa for great sit down Filipino food.
Chelo & Co for Persian takeout. I like their salads - chicken was a little dry.
Jimmy's on Portland for coffee.

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

I wouldn't recommend Harvest Kitchen for a large group - or at all. My only visit there last year found the service lacking and slow, and the food uninspiring (ie. dried out protein and most plates were under-seasoned). IT's also pretty cramped.

Thread from this board rumoured Loire has closed:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1000...
unconfirmed.

PanAm - food related events/extended hours/etc?

This is the only Summerlicious we have reserved so far:

A Dinner in Peru, this Wed July 8th @Malaparte

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the food and culture of Peru, the next Pan American / Parapan American Games host country for 2019.

Take in the breathtaking downtown terrace view to the sounds of a Peruvian creole ensemble. Sip on a traditional pisco cocktail and sample tasty canapes and ceviche.

Inside, Malaparte's Chef de Cuisine, Guillermo Russo, hosts this intimate, family-style dinner with wine inspired by his Peruvian roots. The menu highlights the popular flavours and delectable dishes of this cuisine while Chef Russo shares stories of his heritage and walks guests through their meals.

Leave with a goodie bag filled with Peruvian treats to remember this special evening.

Tickets

$75 plus tax & gratuity
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/con...

NEWLY Opened 2015 restaurants and food stores in Toronto, from July 1 -

Someone finally did it!

ISO: Dense, chewy multigrain bread

I like the multigrain loaf from Sud Forno. Thick crisp crust, fragrant and satisfyingly soft inside. It never fails to surprise how quickly the things add at the till there - but I keep going back!

The Old Toronto Restaurants you make the wishes for the comeback

Root n' Burger is before my time in Toronto, but I always get coffee from this cafe when I visit Daniels Spectrum. The cafe recently resurrected RnB's old sign:

"The "Root 'n' Burger" used to be the place to be for Regent Park teens, and the sign hung on Belshaw Place for decades, until the building was demolished in the second phase of the revitalization. We cleaned up and rewired the sign, and installed it in a place of honour above Show Love Café, the Dixon Hall social enterprise that moved in recently to the Artscape Lounge. Thanks to the Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum for letting us put this little piece of Regent Park history back on display in the community!

Superstore Argentia--Wow!

Thanks for the heads up!

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

Rasa. I don't recall them having a private room for big group - but it is worth it to give them a call. Food is amazing.

Daddyo on Sussex. This one is definitely "rustic 'merican 'talian". They are never busy even on Friday nights. Cheap bottle service. Great service. It might work for your crowd, it might not. SO and I enjoy our couple of times there.

Boulevard on Harbord. I haven't been back for a couple of years, but always remember it to serve up delicious Peruvian. They do groups well.

ISO Good Mul Naengmyeon in the GTA

Have you tried Yummy Korean in Koreatown? Nice chewy cold noodle in a refreshing broth. You also get a choice of a couple choice of noodles.

2015 Food Events

Evergreen Asado BBQ on Sept 26th
Early bird price ($99pp) ends next Monday 9pm

"Enjoy all the food and drink you can handle
No drink tickets or line-ups
Proceeds help green your city"

http://www.evergreen.ca/asadobbq/?utm...