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Breakfast near Bloor & Royal York

Thanks all, good choice!

Sep 09, 2013
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Breakfast near Bloor & Royal York

I have a meeting tomorrow morning at Bloor and Royal York, is there anyplace that serves breakfast nearby?

Sep 08, 2013
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

quiet restaurant in west end, near public transportation

Earth (Jane & Bloor)?

http://www.earthbloorwest.com

Apr 25, 2013
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ignorant Yank Invades Toronto

There are many sushi restaurants in that area also. Most are forgettable, but Sushi Couture is good.

Apr 24, 2013
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ignorant Yank Invades Toronto

What does "isn't what it used to be" mean when applied to a place that's only 6 months old?

Apr 21, 2013
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ignorant Yank Invades Toronto

Another vote for Museum Tavern. More like a bistro than a tavern. Give yourself ample time to try their cocktails. The food is very good, although I don't really like their desserts. Have something from their single-malt Scotch list instead.

Apr 21, 2013
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Any Worthwhile Restaurants in Brampton?

Also Heritage Fish & Chips

Apr 17, 2013
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Any Worthwhile Restaurants in Brampton?

Our usual lunch spots in or near Brampton:

Saigon House (2 locations) -- good Vietnamese
Kingsley Chinese -- ok but not great dim sum
MINT Indian Bistro
Molly's Hot Shoppe -- roti
Portland Jerk -- best jerk pork, takeout only
Switzer's Deli
Asian Garden -- Chinese
The Pie Guys -- meat pies
Pita Grill House -- shawarma, falafel

Apr 16, 2013
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kitchener/Waterloo

Amazing that Marbles is still going. I used to eat there 20 years ago. I remember they had really good burgers.

Feb 06, 2013
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

sodastream co2 refill?

Also Home Outfitters (which is owned by the Bay).

Feb 05, 2013
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bloor West Village restaurants

So far I have only had the (excellent) burger and the daily soup (which was lentil when I tried it). But I dined with people who really enjoyed their salads. :)

Jan 17, 2013
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bloor West Village restaurants

Try the Good Fork.

Jan 17, 2013
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Business colleague dinner in/near Yorkville...~10ppl

Scaramouche should be within a 10-minute cab ride...

Jan 07, 2013
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chowhounds best 10 restaurants in GTA - 2013 voting

Museum Tavern
Modus

Jan 03, 2013
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

You have $10 for a meal, where do you go in Toronto?

Jerk Pork at Portland Jerk in Brampton.

Oct 26, 2012
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What's the best sushi place close to downtown?

Ichi Riki is very good, but it's small so may not be able to accomodate a large group.

Oct 21, 2012
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Peaty Scotch for my dad's birthday

The real problem with Laphroig is that their best bottling is the 15yo, which was unavailable in Ontario for many years, and now has apparently been discontinued.

The LCBO also fails to import many superior blends, like White Horse and Haig. :(

Oct 19, 2012
obstructionist in Spirits

Baking soda or powder??

Try both and see which tastes better? :)

But if not, it is probably safe to use baking powder, which is just baking soda plus an acid reactant.

The usual substitution is to use somewhat more powder (2 to 3 times as much) than soda.

Oct 19, 2012
obstructionist in Home Cooking

Museum Tavern

Tried the devils food cake, the fried strawberry pie, and the cookies. I couldn't finish any of them. The cookies were best, which I enjoyed except for their home-made Oreo.

Oct 19, 2012
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Peaty Scotch for my dad's birthday

Almost anything from Islay would work - Lagavulin, Bruichladdich, Ardbeg, or Bowmore.

Oct 19, 2012
obstructionist in Spirits

Museum Tavern

I had this too this week -- it was amazing.

Now if only they would fix their desserts, none of which I like so far.

Oct 18, 2012
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

dinner in North Bay

Will be in North Bay for dinner this weekend. Any recommendations?

Oct 15, 2012
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Single meal Toronto

Grand Chinese Cuisine in the Doubletree Airport Hotel is very good.

Oct 15, 2012
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Museum Tavern

On my second visit I tried the tuna burger, just as good as their cheeseburger, and cooked exactly the way I asked for. And a correctly mixed Perfect Manhattan.

Sep 19, 2012
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Museum Tavern

I ate there last night. Excellent burger and fries. Very nice room. Good service. Weird dessert -- strawberries in pastry pockets deep-fried. Will probably go back and try their steak next time.

Sep 12, 2012
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO plain, high-fat, organic yogurt

You could try making your own, starting from organic 10% cream. There is a good how-to article at the NY TImes http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/15/din...

Aug 09, 2012
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

breakfast in Richmond Hill

Any good breakfast places in Richmond Hill? I have a business meeting there tomorrow morning.

Thanks.

Feb 10, 2011
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

one night in Philadelphia

I will be in town on Wednesday for a business meeting, staying at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel. Anything interesting within walking distance or a quick cab ride? Not looking for expense-account entertaining, but not budget-conscious either. Some place with good local beer would be nice.

May 02, 2010
obstructionist in Philadelphia

Tonic Water

This week I found some Q Tonic at Bruno's. Amazing in a G&T but insanely expensive.

Sep 21, 2009
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

For Authentic Jerk Chicken... Head to Rap's

Do they have jerk pork?

Jun 24, 2009
obstructionist in Ontario (inc. Toronto)