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Black Camel special - Super Bowl wings

Awesome! Thanks for the post.

Jan 22, 2014
elasticwaistband in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The 'New' Treadwell, NOTL - A memorable dining experience that is worthy of a 2 hour drive!! ( Long Review )

He wasn't there that evening but the sommelier that was there was very eager and guided us very well. Great experience overall. Can't wait to return this summer.

Dec 08, 2013
elasticwaistband in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The 'New' Treadwell, NOTL - A memorable dining experience that is worthy of a 2 hour drive!! ( Long Review )

This place is a MUST-DO for certain. We went on Thursday evening and had the seven course tasting menu and each and every course was truly delicious. Not a dud in the bunch. Unlike Charles, I can't tell you exactly what we had but my favourites were:
Seared sea scallop with hoisin glazed pork belly, Braised Shortrib on a potato puree and the gnocchi with toasted almonds. It was outstanding and the service was fabulous. GO!!

Dec 07, 2013
elasticwaistband in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Lunch downtown

Or maybe try The Chase

Nov 29, 2013
elasticwaistband in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Lunch downtown

Richmond Station

Nov 29, 2013
elasticwaistband in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Year's in Troy/Birmingham

Thanks again. What about Melting Pot or Benihana. Both places food-wise would suit.

Nov 28, 2013
elasticwaistband in Great Lakes

New Year's in Troy/Birmingham

That's what I was afraid of. What about Brio or Loccino? Any better? I am not sure about Middle Eastern food for this group but Ike's does look good for that.

Nov 27, 2013
elasticwaistband in Great Lakes

New Year's in Troy/Birmingham

Thanks all. Made a reserve at Maggiano's though worried that it may not be that great. Looked at the menu and it looks like a lot of saucy pasta type dishes on the menu so I may change - with lots of kids it may work though.

Nov 15, 2013
elasticwaistband in Great Lakes

Farmhouse Tavern

Going soon and very excited. Has anyone had their Big Bird or Cote de Boeuf dinners? More interested in the beef actually - my question is was it very fatty or a good combination of lean and fatty. Need a ratio if possible:) !!

Thanks.

Nov 15, 2013
elasticwaistband in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Year's in Troy/Birmingham

I guess I should be more clear. Was thinking mains around 25 so more like 40 - 50 a head, plus wine, tax and tip on top of that. Heck - it's New Years Eve:) Any recs for Birmingham based on that? I figure I need to secure a reservaation ASAP for 11 people.

Nov 03, 2013
elasticwaistband in Great Lakes

Hudson Kitchen

How was it?

Nov 03, 2013
elasticwaistband in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

New Year's in Troy/Birmingham

As for budget - thinking mains around $20-$25ish, and as for "in the area" - maybe within 15 min drive of either Troy or Birmingham as we have people staying in both locations. Thanks.

Oct 31, 2013
elasticwaistband in Great Lakes

New Year's in Troy/Birmingham

Actually we will be there for both but looking for a New Years Eve dinner suggestion for starters. Thanks.

Oct 31, 2013
elasticwaistband in Great Lakes

New Year's in Troy/Birmingham

Hello everyone,
We will be celebrating New Year's with a few families in the area. Looking for some suggestions as to places. There will be 5 or 6 children with us, 7 adults, ranging in age from 5 to 16. They are all good eaters and well-behaved so almost anywhere they have good food, atmosphere and service will do. All kinds of food, except Indian and Thai. Thanks.

Oct 30, 2013
elasticwaistband in Great Lakes

The 'New' Treadwell, NOTL - A memorable dining experience that is worthy of a 2 hour drive!! ( Long Review )

I am going for a special dinner at the beginning of December and am very excited. Thank you for your review Charles! We have requested a tasting menu.

Oct 30, 2013
elasticwaistband in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Food Events - 2013 - (Toronto and rest of Ontario)

Chocolate Show and Travelzoo discount too:
http://www.travelzoo.com/ca/local-dea...

Oct 30, 2013
elasticwaistband in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Trip Report

On my must-do for next time!! Thanks.

Oct 29, 2013
elasticwaistband in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Food Events - 2013 - (Toronto and rest of Ontario)

10 days of food events from Toronto Life mag:
http://www.torontolife.com/daily-dish...

Oct 29, 2013
elasticwaistband in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Trip Report

When were you there? Sadly Kem CoBa was closed for the season when we went on Thanksgiving weekend. I want to try their soft serve. I have heard about a Quebec honey and blueberry falvour that is supposed to be outstanding.

Oct 28, 2013
elasticwaistband in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

BEST BROWNIE IN ONTARIO

I don't know if it is the "best brownie in Ontario" but I love Leah's rich, dense fudge brownie.
http://leahs.ca/index.html

Oct 28, 2013
elasticwaistband in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

hudson's kitchen

Alan Vernon from Dine TO loved it:
http://www.dine.to/hudsonkitchen

Oct 17, 2013
elasticwaistband in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Montreal weekend visit with teens

Thank you to everyone that suggested restaurants to us. We had a wonderful weekend,

The highlight was Bottega. The kids enjoyed the pizzas - especially the 4 cheese one with the different cheeses separated on the 4 pieces of pizza - brilliant. Loved the Bottega bacio, the polpette and the eggplant sfizi. Great suggestion for families. Gracious service and nice atmosphere too.

We also had dinner at Holder which was hopping and a lot of fun. The salmon tartare was delicious!

Love Montreal!

Oct 17, 2013
elasticwaistband in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal best patios still open?

Hello Montreal, The forecast this weekend looks amazing - almost 20 C and sunny! Where might one still enjoy an excellent patio lunch in the Plateau on a Saturday? Or in Old Montreal? Thanks!

Oct 08, 2013
elasticwaistband in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Playa Cabana, Mexican -111 Dupont, a quick review

kwass - have you been to the 3rd Hacienda location yet? Some have told me it is not as good food-wise, different menu concept, etc. I plan on seeing for myself but just wondering. Toronto Life article seems to indicate some chaos at that location: http://www.thestar.com/life/restauran...

Oct 05, 2013
elasticwaistband in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

cheap eats and drink

I have heard good things about this Italian place, especially for their deli sandwiches: http://www.labottega.ca/pages/eat-in-...

PS -It is better to put the city in which you are looking for recs in your title as you will get more Ottawa based CH'ers that way.

Sep 28, 2013
elasticwaistband in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Montreal weekend visit with teens

Can anyone suggest some breakfast places in Old Montreal? Le Cartet looks great but it may be too busy for us to wait as we are only in Mtl for a short time.

Sep 23, 2013
elasticwaistband in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal weekend visit with teens

Looks like Bottega it will be. I will report back. Thanks.

Sep 23, 2013
elasticwaistband in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Romantic, High-End Anniversary Dinner for 2

+1 on George for sure. Beautiful place.

I tend to favour smaller and/or more intimate places for romance -Campagnolo, Union 72 (when the owner Teo is in the house), Ici or Edulis would all fit the bill for me. I don't find the expense account steakhouses romantic - especially Harbour 60.

Sep 17, 2013
elasticwaistband in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Montreal weekend visit with teens

Thanks all for the reponses so far. I looked at Osteria Venti and it does look perfect but it is closed on Sunday:( Dante is also closed on Sunday.

We have a non-pizza eater in the group, so not sure that Bottega will do either, though their Neapolitan pizzas look amazing.

The search continues....!

Sep 14, 2013
elasticwaistband in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal weekend visit with teens

Will be coming Thanksgiving weekend with 2 teenaged girls for their birthday celebrations. I have one night figured out but would like some help deciding on an Italian restaurant for the other night which is the Sunday. One of the girls is limited as to what she likes, but enjoys simple pastas, pizza and chicken dishes. Mangiafoco, Venti, Dolcetto, Bevo? Would love some input! As for price point - perhaps 20 -25 for mains. Thanks.

Sep 13, 2013
elasticwaistband in Quebec (inc. Montreal)