Hello, Torontonians! I am coming this week to Toronto for an academic conference and am looking forward to visiting your gorgeous city. It has been ten years since I was last in Toronto, so I'm sure the city's foodscape has changed signficantly. A few questions:
I love street-food, take-away, etc. --are there any items that Toronto serves/features that are difficult/impossible to get elsewhere?
How about bistros and trattorias?
Also, I am going to be with a crew that likes to knock back a (quite) a few pints -- pub/bar suggestions would be welcomed.
Oh yes, not that this is board-appropriate--but if anyone wanted to sneak in recommendations for good bookstores, please go right ahead...
We are staying near the University of Toronto, but I'm willing to travel far and wide for food (and drink (and books)).
I live in San Diego (home of the fish taco and insanely fresh fish and produce year-round) and will gladly return the favor suggestion-wise for any of you coming this way.