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Tour of the nieghbourhood - the good the bad the ugly - so who's done one?


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Tour of the nieghbourhood - the good the bad the ugly - so who's done one?

sochow | Sep 26, 2007 07:09 AM

So has anyone ever taken on a food tour of their own ‘hood/street – basically trying every single resto. on your local strip? When we were walking down Roncesvalles during the Polish Festival we were approached by a residents’ association rep. who advised us of upcoming plans to replace the streetcar lines on Roncy. He stressed that it’s going to be critical to keep frequenting our local merchants during the upheaval so that they can actually survive. (Look at the St. Clair example for how devastating it can be to businesses.) So we decided to embark on a taste tour of every single resto – from diner to fine dining. And then we decided to start now rather than wait for the construction (well we were hungry.) So far we’ve only hit Chopin (great perogies, potato pancakes and cabbage rolls); Friendly Thai (weird curry phad thai and even weirder waiter); and Boho (This has always been a favourite of ours, admittedly not because the food is sensational but because it’s our local place – the staff greets us by name, and it’s comfortable and reasonable. There’s a new chef now – the former chef’s sous. Highlight of the evening was the bread pudding with brandy sauce – chef’s (grand)mother’s recipe. Oh was that ever good!!) There are certainly a few dodgy polish beer joints that should make for some interesting evenings ahead. Anyway just wondering if anyone has done a similar neighbourhood tour and if you really stuck it out and went to every single place whether you actually wanted to or not!?

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