I love living in Parkdale. But for some reason, I have not yet visited Cowbell, even though it's only a couple of blocks from where I live. I'm waiting for a cold night in the dead of winter, when I'm famished after shoveling snow, and I'm going to try their pot pie (large, filling and tasty so I've heard). When entertaining out-of-towners, I would never take them to the usual touristy spots (except perhaps Yorkville), but instead, take them to "nabes"...this is the real Toronto (and they all usually have several great eating spots). Parkdale is one of those places. Cowbell does "farmer's meals" in a small 30-seat joint (reserv's + 2 hour limits unfortunately). Mark Cutrara is ex-Globe Bistro and apprenticed under Jamie Kennedy. Sounds like a great meal, without much pretension. And com'on...he's a handsome feller too...I feel better already knowing he will be handling my meat.