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Joy Bistro - Leslieville - not great


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Joy Bistro - Leslieville - not great

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.

Cheese Boutique
45 Ripley Ave, Toronto, ON M6S, CA

Joy Bistro
884 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M1J3, CA

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