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Joy Bistro - Leslieville - not great

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Joy Bistro - Leslieville - not great

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KitchenVoodoo | | May 16, 2010 06:47 PM

Great patio. Thought I'd give it a second chance after a disaterously bad dinner I had mistakenly invited a client to last year.
It was a sunny day, lunch on the patio, great service. Club Sandwich and salad sounded perfect.
I'll start by describing the salad - it was a huge amount of greens that had been sogged up in so much dressing I felt myself racing to rescue the leaves before they bacame compost.
Now to the Club. The bread was that ultra thick "Texas Toast" stuff with no exiration date - but the whole wheat kind. It comes in plastic wrappers at your local No Frills.
If you love huge globs of pale fatty flabby chicken skin, draped over a few scraps of chicken back meat - but no lean chicken breast meat, you'll love Joy's Club.
If you enjoy wads of very fatty, barely cooked bacon strips - sign up.
And if you like your Club to be padded out with chunks of Peameal bacon as well......
I picked out the edible bits and abandoned 90%.
HOW hard is it to walk a few paces to Brick Bakery, or better yet, get the fab Epi breads from the Leslievile Cheese Boutique, and use decent breads to make a $10 lunch sandwich?
HOW hard is is it to serve roasted chicken breast - since that is what is advertised on the menu?
I really want to like this place, but that club sandwich told me that the chef does not care.

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45 Ripley Ave, Toronto, ON M6S, CA

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884 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M1J3, CA

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