Soup and Pie Petrovich
7330 Yonge St.
Southwest corner of Clark and Yonge, Thornhill. It is hard to find. The corner is lined with trees. What you see behind the trees are two apartment buildings. A few hundred feet from the corner of Yonge and Clark on each street is the unmarked entrance to the complex. S&PP is in the shops on the north side. The shops' sign post is in the corner at the intersection. It is substantially obscured by trees. The street number- situate like the eagle on top of a Roman legion's standard- is easily missed.
Ample free parking.
Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to late
905 597 5955
No Vegeta nor other MSG.
The partners at Suliko split. Tamara stayed, Yuri (Petrovich) opened Soup and Pie. Yuri is the one who used less salt and had a lighter touch in his cooking. Much of his menu is similar to Suliko's, but it is a bit cheaper. Fewer Georgian items, but he added some additional items. He is working on items that are friendlier to Canadians- e.g. a burger special, herring plates that are not salty, chopped chicken liver, appetizer combo plates so that you don't end up with one appetizer that is enough for two or three- even though it is only $4.25 to $5.25.
Try him for lunch. The lunch special changes daily. Three courses, $11.95. Soup, salad, main. It is as if home cooked, generous in ingredients and portions and delicious.
He is considering having the lunch special as an all day Mother's Meal, but more expensive in the evening.
From the menu, you can easily make a good, interesting and filling lunch from a slice of pie, (salmon and spinach, $6.25, chicken and broccoli, $5.25, my recommended varieties, there are more) and a soup (10 varieties, "small" $3.95) or with a (big, what else?) salad, $5.95 -9.95, most). I ask for a ramekin of fresh mixed chopped herbs on the side - green onion, dill, coriander- when appropriate.
If you order from the menu, you can expect that your plate will be big enough for two. Don't order soup, salad and main for one person; its too much. See how it goes. If you are with a companion, don't each of you order the same dish.
Eastern European food culture has plates for the table, not individual portions, and de-emphasizes dessert. Sharing is expected when friends eat together- remember what it was like before you got married?)
You will enjoy.
Today and also tomorrow. Don't be shy about asking for a container for the remains, many do. You can even plan for takeout.
One other thing. Ask the kitchen to puree the (veggie) beet borscht ("small", but actually large, $3.95) and to leave it cold. Like a borscht gazpacho. Every borscht here is a bit different, but they are all good.