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Edulis came up on the radio today courtesy of Joanne Kates but I figure there has to be reduced commission for reviewing places you already reviewed at another publication.
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I made a visit at La Carnita earlier this week and was pleasantly surprised they now have cutlery in case your tacos spill over.

Probably going to check out Midfield Wine Bar this week. Don't know what to expect. The Globe gave a good review about the new Ossington outpost of the Swish by Han brothers.
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Random question, where can I find a German butcher?

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Might be easier if you go on chowhound or something to ask for that.

I went to Midfield Wine Bar this week. It's more of a neighbourhood place. Someone brought a toddler in at 10pm but okay. Service can get a little hectic if the place is full as on a Thursday it seems like only the owner was manning the front. We had a bottle and a couple other glasses. We also had the cheese platter. Contrary to what reviews last year said, they have more food choices now. It's more than cheese and charcuterie and they're spelled out on the chalkboard. A word of caution to folks bringing female company, you're going to have give up your jacket especially if you sit near the front where insulation is dodgy at best. I didn't try to ask whether they accepted Interac and ended up paying cash around $170 for the night for two.

Also dropped by Enoteca Sociale (waiting for Midfield to open up). The food isn't as good as before. At least I don't think so. The seafood stew is completely different than when van Gameren redesigned the menu. And the restaurant is attracting a slew of different people - I saw at least one multi generational family, a table of Chinese folks (at an Italian wine bar ordering by the bottle) and the usual hipster crowd.
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Went to Wvrst last night. Was packed. Food was pretty good, although the curry würst was not like I remember it. Beer was good as well. 

post #907 of 973
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Random question, where can I find a German butcher?

There is Denningers in Burlington
post #908 of 973
Centro is closing down and reopening as something else with their entrees cut in half and Colborne Lane is closing down but the Origin outposts will continue.
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There is Denningers in Burlington

Thanks!

 

My restaurant owning parents are coming up to Toronto next week (my father is a master chef) and I picked a couple spots to eat. They are:

 

Cava

The Harbord Room

Jacobs

Sidecar

post #910 of 973
That's an eclectic list. The purpose is good food, good service or some magical night?
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That's an eclectic list. The purpose is good food, good service or some magical night?

Mostly good food. These were all recommendations from coworkers so I took their word. I am not from Toronto and have only been here for less than 2 months. Any changes/suggestions?

post #912 of 973
Instead of Harbord Room, I would choose Splendido. It's on the same street. Cava is okay. But you might want to check out Patria which opened up late last year. Same Spanish fare but they have a few winners (paella, and that ham thing) . Not sure why you are going to Sidecar, it's more a best bang for the buck Italian restaurant. Maybe try Campagnolo or Acadia which are around the same neighbourhood. Jacobs is a steakhouse. A more family run steakhouse would be Barberian, but it's not squeaky clean and cool like a Jacobs or Michaels. A few others you might want to try - Richmond Station, oldie but goodie like Black Hoof, actually I 'll stop now.
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Instead of Harbord Room, I would choose Splendido. It's on the same street. Cava is okay. But you might want to check out Patria which opened up late last year. Same Spanish fare but they have a few winners (paella, and that ham thing) . Not sure why you are going to Sidecar, it's more a best bang for the buck Italian restaurant. Maybe try Campagnolo or Acadia which are around the same neighbourhood. Jacobs is a steakhouse. A more family run steakhouse would be Barberian, but it's not squeaky clean and cool like a Jacobs or Michaels. A few others you might want to try - Richmond Station, oldie but goodie like Black Hoof, actually I 'll stop now.

Thanks for the suggestions. I have cancelled the reservation and we are instead going to Campagnolo on the Sunday. Trying to get into Patria instead of Cava because the menu looks fabulous, hopefully I can get a table. Many thanks. Was also planning on hitting up Black Hoof for lunch, as I LOVE the horse tartar. 

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Originally Posted by fwiffo View Post

Instead of Harbord Room, I would choose Splendido. It's on the same street. Cava is okay. But you might want to check out Patria which opened up late last year. Same Spanish fare but they have a few winners (paella, and that ham thing) . Not sure why you are going to Sidecar, it's more a best bang for the buck Italian restaurant. Maybe try Campagnolo or Acadia which are around the same neighbourhood. Jacobs is a steakhouse. A more family run steakhouse would be Barberian, but it's not squeaky clean and cool like a Jacobs or Michaels. A few others you might want to try - Richmond Station, oldie but goodie like Black Hoof, actually I 'll stop now.

Unfortunately Patria has nothing available on Thursday until 9:30..

post #915 of 973
I don't know how long they are going to stay but they have a brunch. Maybe that's the quietest time. I would assume Patria after 9 is going to be like Weslodge.
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