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Home of the Brave: Classic American Comfort Food from La Carnita

Place sucks. Wedge salad was an abominable travesty. The $12 they charged for it might as well have been stolen from me, it was that bad. The bologna sandwich? Overrated. The Buffalo Cauliflower? Hard little nuggets of something unrecognizable... Could've been cauliflower, I guess, but the too-heavily-floured batter created these crunchy little balls that completely overwhelmed what might have been within. The prices? F*@king ridiculous. I won't be back.

Mississauga

I feel the same way about the Orchard as you do about Cora's. I feel the same way about Cora's, too!

The Burger's Priest - Queen and Coxwell

Here's a shout out to The Burger's Priest. You make my new favourite burger in the Tdot. Tried GBK today after reading all the positive reviews on this board, and I'll never be back. That bun from Brick Street? WTF? Whoever thought that was the right choice for their burgers has no clue whatsoever. Burger's Priest does it right, in so many ways. Kudos.

One caveat, however: wow, is Burger's Priest expensive. Still, I'll be back.

Burgers and wings in Toronto

Because of where you will be staying, I heartily second the Stockyards recommendation.

Burgers and wings in Toronto

I don't agree with this recommendation, as what Royal Meats serves are not really classic burgers at all, but more ground pork patty sandwiches on unusual (albeit house-made) buns with Balkan-derived toppings. Tasty, but not something I would recommend to an out-of-towner looking for burgers and wings. For a true burger experience, visit The Burger's Priest, GBK, or The Stockyards. For burgers and wings from the same place, I have to recommend Allen's. Good Luck.

acme burger (queensway/royal york) - has anyone tried?

Your review confuses me. Johnny Burger = rude staff and extremely subpar burgers. How exactly did ACME differ from this?

Royal York and Dundas restaurant recommendations--within, say a 5-10 minute drive?

Yummy. Sounds good.

Royal York and Dundas restaurant recommendations--within, say a 5-10 minute drive?

Actually a very common trick in restaurant veg prep. A little butter and fennel seeds goes a long way.

Worst in Toronto

Please allow me to reiterate:

"...according to my undeniably subjective set of rules. But what do I know? I know what I like."

I'm not trying to toy with the definition of a burrito, but merely passing on to others, what, in my experience, results in a more enjoyable comestible from the franchise known as Burrito Boyz.

I had no idea that my disclaimer would go over so many heads!

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Burrito Boyz
218 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H1W7, CA

Looking for good pho and vietnamese food in Etobicoke

Pho Mi Asia is, IMHO, the best overall, most consistent, Vietnamese restaurant in the GTA. This is not to say that other places don't excel in other areas, perhaps with specific dishes, but I have yet to order something that didn't satisfy at Pho Mi Asia, and I've been at least 20 times, if not more.

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Pho Mi Asia
1008 Wilson Ave, Toronto, ON M3K1G6, CA

Royal York and Dundas restaurant recommendations--within, say a 5-10 minute drive?

ViBo

http://www.vibo.ca/

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ViBo
2995 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M8X1C1, CA

Need recommendations quick - good restaurants in Bloor West Village?

Meh. Don't bother, IMHO. I'm sure they mean well, but the food really didn't impress me. I think Sushi Villa is the place that Snarf is thinking of, and, yes, it is pretty decent sushi, at least compared to the other options in the 'hood. At Yellow Griffin, expect surly service and sub-par food. Otherwise, I would recommend a chicken wing crawl along the Bloor West strip. My Place does a decent (but different) take on wings, and Dark Horse has some good traditional ones. Nothing beats a chicken wing pub crawl, methinks, and BWV has some decent options...

Worst in Toronto

In my experience, there are a lot of things that factor into whether or not your Burrito Boyz experience is going to be a good one:

1. Is it busy? The busier it is, the worse your burrito is going to be.
2. What did you order? Everybody says the halibut is the way to go? Wrong. Try the steak and shrimp.
3. What did you add to your burrito? If you went the whole hog, and added the rice and the refried beans, you made a mistake. Don't add the rice. If you want some beans, add just a small amount. Then make sure there's some guac, sour cream, cheese, and hot sauce on that bad boy.
4. When did you eat it? If you took it home, you f*cked up. Eat it immediately.

Follow these simple rules, and you can't lose. At least according to my undeniably subjective set of rules. But what do I know? I know what I like.

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Burrito Boyz
218 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H1W7, CA

Worst in Toronto

Undecided, re: Burger King vs. MickeyD's, but I have to agree with you when it comes to Johnny's - I tried it once, finished half the burger, threw the rest out (and if you knew me, you'd know I rarely waste food...).

Charlie's Burgers - Bob Blumer

Yes, and anyone who's willing to pay $190 for a meal cooked by Bob f**king Blumer is out of their minds. No thanks.

Best pizza in Toronto?

Nice post. You obviously know what you like when it comes to pizza! Thanks!

WINGS!

Ah, you are correct - the chain Buffalonians seem to detest is indeed Buffalo Wild Wings. Still, I'm sure that as much as their product doesn't compare to Buffalo's best, it's got to be better than the crap I had at Wild Wing.

best burgers in T.O.

Okay, I guess, if you can get past the snooty service and the meagre, mediocre (at best) toppings. Just because it's one of the few places in the city that grinds their own meat and allows you order the burger to your preferred doneness doesn't, sadly, make it the best place in the city for a burger. My backyard grill still rules the roost. For now.

Best burgers

WHAM has spoken! Best y'all listen, now!!

Best pizza in Toronto?

Holla! Wait, what?!

WINGS!

Second that!! Wild WIngs is frickin' horrific!!! We went twice, and here's why: the first time, we discovered that the wings were breaded, and we couldn't have them any other way, but we thought that perhaps it was the sauce (which was not bad, btw) that made them as soggy as they were. So, we returned, albeit to a different location, to try the wings "naked", with the sauce on the side, thinking that they would come out crispy, and much improved. Not so much. They were grossly over-seasoned, and hideously soggy with fryer grease. Add to that the very limited selection of brews on tap, as well as the frozen Simplot fries, and I can promise you that I will never return to Wild Wings. I finally understand why Buffalonians detest this franchise.

New Butcher/food store in Etobicoke

Great! Costco sells it in bulk, so I'm all set! Tonight's dinner is pork fat soup with marrow dumplings!! Yummo!!

New Butcher/food store in Etobicoke

Just got back from Medium Rare with a huge 44-day-aged bone-in prime rib chop, cherry, duck, fennel and red pepper sausages, and country truffle, wild boar, pistachio and ham sausages.... Can't wait to try them!

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Medium Rare
5241 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9B, CA

Long Branch, New Toronto, Mimico Restaurants & Food Shops

Let me know how it goes! I haven't been in a while, and I'm curious how it is...

best burgers in T.O.

Besides mustard, ketchup and relish, Weber's burger come topped with a generous helping of nostalgia. Delicious!

New Butcher/food store in Etobicoke

I agree wholeheartedly! I haven't had a single thing from Medium Rare that I haven't loved!! I consider myself very lucky to have a butcher of his caliber in my 'hood.

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Medium Rare
5241 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9B, CA

Long Branch, New Toronto, Mimico Restaurants & Food Shops

You might try Momo's - sounds like it might fit your requirements - I'm not sure, however, if the kitchen is open after 10. Worth checking out, though....

http://momosbistro.com/

Which bakery makes the best burger buns?

Hear, hear!! That's my idea of a great burger, indeed! Though I have to admit that I usually go for real cheese instead of American (I can hear the burger purists shouting SACRILEGE! as I type these words!!)... But, that said, I have been known to slather a homemade Philly cheesesteak with copious amounts of Whiz.

Anyways, back on topic - is there anybody out there who knows where to get a bun in the Tdot that resembles a Martin's potato roll? Hello? Anyone?

Which bakery makes the best burger buns?

I'm going to try this once more, before starting a new thread, as I need to ask: does anybody know where in the GTA to buy potato rolls similar to the ones that the Shake Shack in NYC uses (which are from Martin's in Pennsylvania)?? With or without sesame seeds, I'm easy...

WHERE CAN I BUY MASECA IN TORONTO..!?

The first place I would try is the Chowhound search engine...

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/634165