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Entertainmement Book 2005 Review

Vinnie Vidimangi | Oct 30, 2004 07:57 PM

At the bottom is the link to my review of the 2004 book. Therein is a name and phone number for a source.

My comments for the 2004 book remain germane. Parker Cleaners is out of the book, Sereno Lounge is no more although it is in 2005. Before you go to a place call to ensure that it is still going and takes the coupon. Occaisionally someone cancels mid-year.

Caldense Bakery, 4 locations is a new worthwhile.
Cleopatra's Restaurant, Dixie Rd is bad( Ever the search for a good Arab restaurant or buffet.) Top pick remains Aladdin's Palace, Victoria Park ( in). Chopan Kebob House ( Afghani, close enough)is revolting.

A good addition and highly recommended is Thai Plate, Bathurst and Ranee ( above Lawrence). I understand that they cook in the " palace style". They claim to be MSG free- they make their own sauces. ( I still remeber my headache at Green Papaya- no MSG except in the sauces- and rave music). The Thai Plate chef- owners are actually Thai- which comes close to being a novelty here.

Sister's Buffet, #4 Old Kingston Rd is in. To like this place you have to like The Tulip, Pizza Delight, McCains products or for that matter almost any prepared food product originating from the Maritimes produced by the indigenous "English" All this is from ancient memory which cannot be forgotten and first time- last time experiences.

The best deals in town are not in the book.

Thai Plate has a Monday (only) buffet ( no coupon at lunch) which is a $30-35 meal for $8.95. For eg. mango salad ,taro fritters, spring rolls, two soups (terrific hot and sour), veg pad thai, veg dish, and 4 more hot dishes, fruit. Items are prepared as needed in in small quanties.

The Ms. overcame her aversion to tofu when she tried the sweet and sour tofu and no seeks out the dish. We are regulars.)

Also highly recommended is the Pony prix fixe. Three courses off the regular menu $22.95 Monday to Thursday, $25.95 Saturday and Sunday. I understand that the selection will shortly be expanded. Skilled and generous cooking.

NOW mag has just selected Pony as the best prix fixe in town. To analogize the selections, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Steve Davey (the reviewer) in his own columns seems to be sounder than the crtic clique (of which I assume that he his not part.) The selctions are readers' choices which tells you a lot about the political and social views of the paper.

Both Pony and Thai Plate are first class after their type. Quantity and cheap price without quality is no bargain.

VVM

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