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'Skyview Fusion Chinese' - Sorry folks! Another relatively new kid on the block. This one could be the best 'early-bird' Dim Sum in the GTA?!

I love THW, more or less lived there when I was in Hong Kong in October. Going back in March, can't wait!

Feb 21, 2014
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

'Skyview Fusion Chinese' - Sorry folks! Another relatively new kid on the block. This one could be the best 'early-bird' Dim Sum in the GTA?!

You had me at "Tim Ho Wan"...I'm not even dropping my luggage at the hotel before I go when I am in Hong Kong in March. Will be making the trip out to Skyview to compare ASAP. Thanks for the great review.

Feb 20, 2014
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Prince Edward County

Hi there, check out this http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/794135 trip report from last summer, it still holds true (special dinner East and Main would still be my best suggestion. Super casual is Schrodeters or anywhere in Picton or wellington or county cide co (great view but on the other side of the county) or Lake on the Mountain (should be open by then but call to find out for sure for both of these options
)The folks who onw East and Main are opening a new place next door but I have not been yet!
let me know if you need anything else!

May 03, 2012
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hamilton/Burlington Restaurant for wedding lunch

Have you tried The Old Mill? This sounds like right up their alley.

Jan 14, 2012
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

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

Big Fat Burrito (kensington location prefered)
Sandwhich box
The korean bbq place south of Wellesley on Yonge

Dec 13, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Current thoughts on Prince Edward County?

I'm struggling a bit to come up with suggestions of places that are actually good (ie. better than average) at that price point. If average is ok then I would say Picton Harbour Inn (see previous breakfast suggestion, but they also have lunch), Budha Dog on Main Street in Picton, Scooner's Fish and Chips (if you like that sort of thing), Lake on the Mountain (about half of the dinner entrees are less than $22), Barley Days Pub (just outside of Picton at the traffic circle). None of these are adventurous in the least but should hit the spot. Lunch is, as one expects, less expensive than dinner so maybe max out the budget by making that your fancy meal? (For my money, I'd do East and Main in Wellington for your fancy dinner...it's great and not crazy expensive)

Sep 02, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Current thoughts on Prince Edward County?

What kind of food are you looking for? Ambiance? There are no "no kids allowed" places in the county that I know of . Can you be a bit more specific with your price range?
Pretty much anything on the main street of Picton would be a good bet, depending on what kind of food you're looking for. If you want the little one to be able to run around a bit you could split a pizza between 2 people at the County Cider Company - seating is all outside and the pizzas are big.

Sep 01, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Current thoughts on Prince Edward County?

Just went the other day again. Great view! service slightly spotty on busy weekends and there is a bit of a line to pay at the front (also, if you're paying by credit card and also buying cider, don't use the % tip function, since it takes a % of the total amount, not just your meal!). They offer free tastings of the cider (I like the peach!). I had the humus and olives app (lots of flat bread, I hate it when they stinge!) and then the pollo pizza for the main. Both were great!

Aug 01, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Trip report: Prince Edward County (very long)

Big scandal with Barley Days last year, they had brought in a brew master from Germany but he left (or was asked to leave??) when the brews he was producing didn't sell as well (sources unverified, just the local gossip mill). The beer is ok, nothing earth shattering, I like the Pale Ale...all of the beers are very "full flavoured" if that is your thing!

No word on Claramount from my sources

Jul 13, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Trip report: Prince Edward County (very long)

They only offer outdoor seating, just fyi. I have heard that the pizza especially good but I've never had anything sub par there. Nothing too complicated just yummy. and the cider is delish.

Jul 12, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Trip report: Prince Edward County (very long)

County Cider is amazing. Great view. Amazing food. Sent a co-worker there the other week and he raved.
The east end the county is my area and it's a bit empty as far as places to sit down and eat, sadly. I have been to the Duke...didn't find it as scenic as County Cider...it's a bit of an overlooked cousin of county eateries, to be honest, but it is pretty low key as far as service. It has been a few years since I've been there.
I have heard sub par things about Wapoos Winery as far as food goes but have not been there myself to verify.

Jul 12, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Trip report: Prince Edward County (very long)

So glad you enjoyed the county! I've heard a rumour that those donuts sell for a pretty penny somewhere in Toronto after being shipped out frozen but there's nothing like getting them fresh!

Jul 06, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

'QUATRE-FOODIES' trying out 'QUATREFOIL' ( long with photos )

Wish I knew you were coming, that's a block from my house! There are a few other places sort of in the area worth visiting (thinking Locke st. in Hamilton, mainly) so you certainly could have done a combo trip but thanks for making the treck west!

Jul 03, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Favourite downtown Sandwich?

Anticipating getting some flack, but I love Sandwhich Box. There are a few locations downtown and you can pick bread, meat, cheese, spreads etc.
I am also a big fan of the tuna melt at 7 west (Charles and Yonge) and I have had Tuna Melts by the dozens in my life. This is my all time favourite.

Jul 01, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Current thoughts on Prince Edward County?

Cider, all the way Prima! Buddha Dog is great, but more of a snack if you ask me, those dogs are small and I feel weird ordering 3 hot dogs. Maybe just me.

Jul 01, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Current thoughts on Prince Edward County?

Spelling it properly might help, sorry! It's Schroeder's market...They don't have a website I'm pretty sure. It is right by Huff Estates if they are on your wine tour. If you aren't going for a meal I highly suggest the donuts.

http://www.pec.on.ca/pictonharbourinn for the harbour inn...Again, my apologies with not actually knowing the name of things! Scroll to the bottom of that page for a sample menu. They have lunch stuff on the menu so I guess you could go there but it's really better for breakfast. If the wait is less than 15 minutes, it's worth it.

Jun 30, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Current thoughts on Prince Edward County?

You could also do Schrodeters for some take out. It's a farm market with great home made soups and sandwhiches and lamb shanks to die for. Also great options for the Gluten Free crowd. Good fried egg sandwhiches for breakfast as well. Atmostphere is county quaint...

Jun 30, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Current thoughts on Prince Edward County?

Waring house is good but crowded and can be noisy if they have music in (which they usually do. But if you like that kind of thing it's great!). If you are looking for a bit quieter they have the same menu but you can be seated in the dining room instead of the pub which is a bit nicer. The food is decent. but its more about the pub atmosphere if that is what you are looking for.
Merrill in - some love, some (such as myself) have a less than inspiring experience. The food was ok, service was uneven, room was HOT (dress in layers or sit outside. its in a basement)
Can't vouch for the carriage house.
Have you looked at Currah's? Atmosphere not inspiring but food is good.
Or you could do Lake on the Mountain for dinner....I would suggest the strawberry Salad if it is still on the menu (haven't been yet this year).

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Currah's Cafe & Restaurant
252 Main Street, Unit 2, Picton, ON K0K, CA

Jun 30, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Current thoughts on Prince Edward County?

For Lunch I would do County Cider Company (Bongard's cross road and #8). Lake on the Mountain is over priced and uninspiring. I would stop for a drink on the patio if you really want to go.
Breakfast you want to go either to the Harbor View in Picton (at the bottom of town hill). It is worth a wait, diner style pancakes and eggs. Also, Miss Lilly's in Picton has good coffee and croisants.
East and Main - Make a reservation! Ask to sit in the window. It is all amazing.

Jun 30, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Korean takeout walking distance from Spadina and Dundas?

Yummy BBQ is my FAVOURITE. Younge just south of wellesley. So cheap (the lunch special is like 6$ I Think) and I love that they have pictures of everything on the wall. It's next to Asian Bowl and looks slightly dodgy but I promise, totally worth it.

I walk slowly and estimate no more than a 20 minute walk.

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Yummy Barbq
522 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y1X9, CA

Jan 27, 2011
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sushi in the Front & Spadina area?

Is Asakusa still on King just east of spadina across from MEC? That might work. It's semi decent.

Dec 13, 2010
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Christmas Dinner ? Oakville/Burlington

Probably going to end up being a game time decision depending solely on what is open. Try the Chinese food places maybe? Failing that I would buy groceries ahead of time and ask the hotel staff if you can use the microwave in their staff lounge. Or order pizza? I would usually direct you to try the concierge at your hotel or another decent hotel in the area but those are also sadly lacking...

Dec 06, 2010
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Harvest Restaurant in PEC

They might have just closed it for the winter (pretty common in the county). My folks were up there last weekend and didn't say anything and there was nothing in the paper about a close but who knows. It sort of looks half closed down most of the time if there are no cars in the parking lot!

Dec 06, 2010
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where to eat within walking distance of Jarvis & Wellesley

I used to live at that intersection, your best bet is to head to the village. Maybe Ginger? If you venture over to yonge there are some sushi convayer belt places that aren't AYCE but are kind of fun.
It's not that far of a drive to spadina and chinatown if that's what youre looking for, or up to bloor for that matter....

Nov 18, 2010
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chicago Pizza Shack (Hamilton)

Harbor diner is totally walkable from the go station, maybe 20/25 minutes? I don't know that I would do it super late at night but you'd likely be fine. googlemaps is being annoying and won't calculate the drive from there to upper sherman but I'd say probably a 20 minute drive depending on traffic from downtown and then back down again for the go station.

Oct 30, 2010
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Good restos in Hamilton (updates, please!)

Hey andy, can you narrow it down at all? I have been looking for good korean since I moved back from Canada.

for my money in hamilton I like the sushi place in dundas (non ayce) or sopporo for ayce. Il fiasco on locke. the burrito place in Westdale. My dog joe in westdale for coffee based things and cheese muffins. Le chinois for chinese. Saigon asian for vietnemese.

May 18, 2010
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Short lunch break ideas near Bay and Dundas

I am in Toronto for training starting monday for 2 weeks. I am anticipating having a half hour to an hour (possibly) for lunch every day and want to avoid the food court in the mall if at all possible (or if there are especially good offerings there, please let me know!). I am a semi slow walker but a fast eater, on a bit of a budget (lets say I'd like to come in at less than $20 total) and am looking for some good ideas for lunch!

Thanks all :)

Nov 06, 2009
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Mussel dish in Toronto?

The mussels and frites at Frank, the restaurant at the AGO I have had twice now for weekend brunch and they are great. Also comes with clams. Large portion, cool atmosphere, under $20 (I want to say $14 but not 100% sure on that).
I also like the mussels at Le Paradis a lot, totally different atmosphere but also really good.
Come to think of it, I can't remember a bad mussel dish I've had in Toronto, though if they come with more than 2 still closed I tend to be suspicious.

Sep 12, 2009
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

30 hours in Vancouver!

I arrive Saturday at 5pm, I'm staying downtown at the metropolitan so I'm fairly central.

I need to do dinner Sat night, an early breakfast close to the hotel the next morning, lunch near the aquarium and then dinner (early) Sunday night before I get on the train at 8pm

It would also be great if there is somewhere to pick up great sandwhiches or little snacks for the train ride the next day (26 hours to edmonton)

I live in toronto now and some of my favourite places here (for comparison) are Le Paradis, La Fenice, Anh do, Le select, and I live in china town so I like good authentic singapore vermacelli (the spicier the better).

Any suggestions?

Aug 04, 2009
k8supergrover in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

mcewan - Shops at Don Mills

June 15th is apparently the target date. I'm heading up that way tomorrow and will take a peek in the windows if I can.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/625281

Jun 04, 2009
k8supergrover in Ontario (inc. Toronto)