I've been long time reader but just recently started to join in the postings. I've found several "gems" of restaurants that I never would have come across, thanks soley to the postings of fellow chowhouders. These are not places that are repeatedly listed and rated and flouted by toronto life and other mainstream food related writings.
thanks to you guys I've discovered:
Frida's - love the small friendly atmosphere and the original food a beverage offerings - especially the oaxaca queso! It can be a dress up "event" dinner or a last minute spur off the moment event. Never would have ventured here except for the repeated raves from fellow chowhounders
Aoyama - out of the way in suburbia (but good for me when I don't want to venture too far) in a non descript strip mall sharing real estate with KFC. But what a great omikase dinner. the best finish with my favorite black sesame ice cream.
High Street Fish and Chips- I used to go to McNie's before I moved away from that neighborhood. Imagine my surprise when on the recommendation of chowhounders i arrived at High Street only to find that they were owned by the very same owners, the McNies! It like arriving at fish and chip heaven!1 new discovery was that they have what I think is the city's best sticky toffee pudding.
I wanted to know which places you've found soley through chowhound as well as special places you've shared with chowhound.