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Vosges Chocolate?

i just went into vincenzo's grocery store at westlake and danforth *near main and they carry vosges (7.99) and some other very fancy chocolate bars. that place is amazing.

cocktals in the beaches? (toronto)

smoke house? well, i'm intrigued. i didn't believe this at first because i'd JUST walked by. today i walked past again, and sure enough, the windows are papered over.
i hope they have a good bar :) bourbon focused maybe? ;)

cocktals in the beaches? (toronto)

i love my neighbourhood but gawddamn does it lack in the food and drink departments. i know that's been lamented extensively here!
can anyone recommended a joint in the beaches that serves nice cocktails? i know where to get a beer, but can i get a well made stiff drink out this way?

Cheap and Dirty: Thrifty Dive Bars of the GTA

i can't believe it's not been mentioned: annie's on the north side of queen just slightly east of parliament. SKETCHY. i'm not a snob, not in the least but this place seems truly scary. want to drink with the cane-using elderly pan i see selling rock out my streetcar window every morning? try annie's.

What' the most aromatic butter u can get in Toronto

i highly recommnd THE ART OF CHEESE on kingston road near victoria park! the owner seems to be a butter afficionado and stocks it from quite a few dairies. i forget the name of the dairy that produces the whey butter i tried there but it was certainly delicious!

where can i buy okara (preferably downtown)?

i've found it dry, in a green pastic wrapper in sheets in various chinatown groceries. hmm, there are two on the east side of spadina south of dundas that carry it and the shop on the west side of spadina just a bit north of spadina in a basement carries it, too. maybe someone else can help with the names? i seem to recall the package saying "soy skin" or similar!

Prairie Style Pizza in Toronto?? Please??

anyone know anything about "sault ste marie's aurora's pizza"? there is a sign saying it is COMING SOON to a storefront near college and grace. a cursory web search seems to indicate that aurora's was once a much loved pizzeria (like, in the 60s-80s?) in the Soo.

Prairie Style Pizza in Toronto?? Please??

just picked up a pizza from danforth pizza house. it was great and i'm definitely getting warmer. the hunt will continue.
here'e a pic of the DPH pie!

Prairie Style Pizza in Toronto?? Please??

the jawny baker menu does NOT sound like this is going to be the kinda of pizza we're hunting for here:


The Big Five Calzone
Spicy sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, roasted red pepper, red onion, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. $14.89

Max & Tony's
Roasted garlic and herb sauce, spicy sausage, bacon, red onion and mozzarella cheese. $13.89

Roma Chicken
Chicken, prosciutto, red onion, Kalamata olives, basil, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. $15.49

Roasted Vegetable
Grilled zucchini, red onion, roasted red pepper, basil, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. $13.49

so these are single serving pies? to me, the toppings don't sound right. what is the crust like?

i'm looking for something like this

Canning Tomato-Based Salsa

you mean i don't need an ice cream maker?

i am canning uncooked tomatoes now and i think i may do an experiment with fresh chopped tomatoes with garlic, lemon and lime juice (a salsa base, if you will) canned as my whole uncooked tomatoes.
do you think if i coarsely chop tomatoes without removing the skins i will end up with many floating bits of skin?

Sep 24, 2008
bellybuster in Home Cooking

where to buy icees in toronto?

i have a major hankering for an icee. i'd prefer not to have to go to a drive-in in oakville or to niagara falls to sate my icee desire. any leads?

Best Poutine in Toronto? Anyone?

avenue diner! they use real, fresh curds, though the ravy is not trad-quebecois.

clinton's serves a vegetarian poutine that is worthwhile for the veggies, at least.

magic spot has a delicious and maybe wrong feta cheese'd "greek poutine" that is wicked.

Toronto’s Best Butter Tarts Aren’t in Toronto

Is this inspired by something on Stillepost?

Arabesque's Blood of a Pigeon Tea

Oh, this is delicious.
Described as a "Bedouin style mint tea" with honey. I seem to recall a bergamot flavour as well.

Indian in the Annex: Mt. Everest vs. Nataraj

As an aside, does anyone recall the name of the Indian resto that used to be just a few doors east of Nataraj?