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General Food, Dining and Nightlife News
Yesterday we had a late lunch at Yurub Restaurant.  It was a mistake.  They are not ready to open.  Most of the menu items were not available.  For example, I asked for mint tea.  They didn't have any.  My husband asked for a mango smoothie.  They didn't have that either so he settled on mango juice.  We were the only couple at a table but I had to ask for a bottle of water three times.  I could go on and on but I don't want to destroy them.  Suffice it to say they don't seem to know how to operate a restaurant.

We did manage to order lunch but it wasn't exactly what we wanted.  But it was okay.  My husband had fried chicken legs that came with rice and a small salad.  He liked the chicken.  I ordered a beef suqaar which also came with a salad and some flat bread.  The flat bread is similar to injera and you're supposed to use bits of it to pick up the food on the plate.  I wasn't told that so I asked for utensils.  The beef suqaar was nothing more than onions, peppers and beef sauteed in a pan.  Although it tasted okay there was nothing to it to suggest it was Somali food.  At least it wasn't salted to death. 

Below is a picture of my beef suqaar:

   

We may go back once they have their act together.
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Surprisingly amateurish, given that the space they've rented wouldn't be cheap.
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(11-01-2018, 11:26 AM)panamaniac Wrote: Surprisingly amateurish, given that the space they've rented wouldn't be cheap.

Where are they located?
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(11-01-2018, 12:15 PM)Spokes Wrote:
(11-01-2018, 11:26 AM)panamaniac Wrote: Surprisingly amateurish, given that the space they've rented wouldn't be cheap.

Where are they located?

146 King St W
http://yurubrestaurant.com/
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(11-01-2018, 11:26 AM)panamaniac Wrote: Surprisingly amateurish, given that the space they've rented wouldn't be cheap.

Yes, it's definitely one of the more expensive locations. I've got the listing for it, landlord was asking $8800/month including taxes/equipment. They might be paying a little less if they supplied equipment, but that's the ballpark. It's a huge space, 3300 sq ft.

(11-01-2018, 12:15 PM)Spokes Wrote: Where are they located?

It's the old San Francisco Panini location.
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I told co-workers about Yurub because someone mentioned it on this thread (before the bad experiences started piling up). They were not amused with my suggestion! The man taking the order appeared to have no idea what was available or how to take an order. The shawarma spit was on but not spinning and the chicken was mostly raw. The griddle was also covered in raw chicken. This happened around 12:15 on a Friday so it's extra ridiculous. My coworkers cancelled their order and walked out.
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I'm not sure if anyone else has posted this yet, but a new arcade & craft beer bar will open at 165 King St. West in Kitchener
Looks to me like this is on the basement level (I-beams)? --> https://www.instagram.com/p/BhJ-ling38N/

http://www.aokade.ca
https://www.instagram.com/aokdtk/
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(11-03-2018, 04:50 PM)kidgibnick Wrote: I'm not sure if anyone else has posted this yet, but a new arcade & craft beer bar will open at 165 King St. West in Kitchener
Looks to me like this is on the basement level (I-beams)? --> https://www.instagram.com/p/BhJ-ling38N/

http://www.aokade.ca
https://www.instagram.com/aokdtk/

This was mentioned on WRC some time ago.  Iirc, the outstanding question was whether the entrance would be off Hall's Lane or through the building.
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There is a Pickel Barrel opening in Conestoga Mall sometime this winter. Its on the outside of the building where Spring Rolls use to be if I remember correctly.
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Another Mr. Pretzel has opened up in Fairview Park Mall down near the Bay.   Amazing Pretzels with a variety of toppings.   Freshly made.   You can actually watch them make the pretzels.   Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue
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I had a pretzel there the other day and it was severely undercooked. It was still tasty though.
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(11-04-2018, 10:26 AM)rickhd Wrote: Another Mr. Pretzel has opened up in Fairview Park Mall down near the Bay.   Amazing Pretzels with a variety of toppings.   Freshly made.   You can actually watch them make the pretzels.   Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue

Looking at their web site … those pretzels don't much resemble the ones you can buy everywhere in Munich!
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(11-04-2018, 08:50 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(11-04-2018, 10:26 AM)rickhd Wrote: Another Mr. Pretzel has opened up in Fairview Park Mall down near the Bay.   Amazing Pretzels with a variety of toppings.   Freshly made.   You can actually watch them make the pretzels.   Tongue Tongue Tongue Tongue

Looking at their web site … those pretzels don't much resemble the ones you can buy everywhere in Munich!

and of course you need a beer.
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(11-04-2018, 10:24 AM)rickhd Wrote: There is a Pickel Barrel opening in Conestoga Mall sometime this winter.   Its on the outside of the building where Spring Rolls use to be if I remember correctly.

Gross. Used to eat at the one at the Yonge Eglinton Centre fairly often for business and it was nasty.
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(11-07-2018, 02:17 PM)Chris Wrote:
(11-04-2018, 10:24 AM)rickhd Wrote: There is a Pickel Barrel opening in Conestoga Mall sometime this winter.   Its on the outside of the building where Spring Rolls use to be if I remember correctly.

Gross. Used to eat at the one at the Yonge Eglinton Centre fairly often for business and it was nasty.

I agree !!!!!
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