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Back to Toronto After 10 Years

ios94 | Aug 31, 2010 11:51 AM

I'll be in Toronto in a few days and want to revisit some old places I used to enjoy 10 years ago (unreal how time flies) when I lived there for a year. As we all know 10 years in the restaurant business in an eternity so I'm sure a lot has changed, places have closed, changed ownership, and of course our tastes mature, what we thought was great food 10 years ago might not be tasty anymore.

Please let me know if these places are still worth the visit, if they are still opened, if they've moved, etc.. other suggestions for similar places are welcomed.

I don't remember the names of most of these places, I'm just going off location. Some restos I have tracked down using the CH boards or Google Streetview, for others I have no clue.

The Portuguese chicken grill place on St. Clair east of Keele (maybe 1 km) with a red sign and the open grill right on the storefront, it was mostly take out and had some counter space in the back IIFC and they had those great round roasted whole potatoes.

Pho place on Jane right around the 401. I think this is the place I used to go to, I just used streetview and actually tracked down what I believe is the place I'm looking for, the strip mall rings a bell. Seems to be called 'Mi Pho - Song Vu', according to Google street it's at 2092 Jane.

A Thai restaurant in the High Park/Junction area which was on Dundas west of Keele on the north side, I can't seem to find this one. There seems to be two other Thai restaurants currently there but on the south side.

Is Meze's on the Danforth still around?
How about Grano on Yonge/Eglington area?
San Francesco's (sp) in Little Italy for veal sandwiches?
The gelato place on St Clair's Little Italy? It was near a park, also east of Keele but before the Portuguese place IIRC.

Albert's still seems to be opened on St Clair but I've caught a few posts in here that say the roti is not good, (I remember it being alright but like I said our tastes change), Roti was pretty new to me 10 years ago. I prefer the Guyanese styled rotis anyway, is Bachus (sp) still around? According to this board it was on "Restaurant Makeover", I remember only having their roti once but it had come recommended and I remember enjoying it.

I've also read on this board that Cuisine of India had only recently closed down, it was really good 10 years ago. Anything similar, I recall it being very fresh.

Sorry for the long post, any feedback is appreciated.

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