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General Food, Dining and Nightlife News
There are steamed buns available regularly at Givral Deli downtown. It's the banh mi shop adjacent to New City Supermarket if you've never been.
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@GtwoK - I've tried a variety of steamed buns at "Hot Wheels Tea House" in Waterloo (14 King St N, beside the former Beta Nightclub). They were all very tasty, and pre-wrapped for quick grab & go.
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(03-21-2017, 03:24 PM)timc Wrote: O My Bakery at Phillip Square seemed to have a large variety of buns, but I must confess that I don't know much about what makes buns good or bad. I just needed carbs one day and it seemed to do the job.

Best Chinese bakery in town!
Hot Wheels in Uptown is okay in a pinch, but if you can make a choice, go to Philip Square for sure.

I can't recall if they do the steamed buns though. I'm mostly looking at baked ones myself. Delicious delicious meat floss.
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(03-21-2017, 03:53 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Cameron Seafood?

Yes.  But only during dim sum hours.
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(09-23-2016, 04:54 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I enjoyed the Firkin the first few times I went in the year after they opened but then I had a terrible experience while out with guests from out of town - we ordered the day's special of "beef stroganoff" and got something that, to this day, I believe was Hamburger Helper (no, I am not kidding!).  I never went back.

Looks like a new restaurant is opening up where the Firkin used to be located - we may need a new thread for "Taste at the Tannery" Smile

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(03-22-2017, 12:25 PM)Owen Wrote:
(09-23-2016, 04:54 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I enjoyed the Firkin the first few times I went in the year after they opened but then I had a terrible experience while out with guests from out of town - we ordered the day's special of "beef stroganoff" and got something that, to this day, I believe was Hamburger Helper (no, I am not kidding!).  I never went back.

Looks like a new restaurant is opening up where the Firkin used to be located - we may need a new thread for "Taste at the Tannery"  Smile

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Is this the new Bingeman's restaurant?
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(03-18-2017, 03:24 PM)jamincan Wrote: Does anyone have any info about local coffee roasters? I know of Smile Tiger and Contrabean, but am wondering what other options there might be locally. It occurred to me that instead of buying my coffee at the grocery store, I could be supporting local businesses instead (and also the Hydrocut!)

I think J&P had three different roasters' beans: Smile Tiger (naturally!), Settlement Co and someone else.  Smile Tiger is pretty pricy at $18/340g ($53/kg!) but Settlement was a much more reasonable $15/454g ($33/kg).  Given that Settlement Co's in-store coffee is quite good, I think I might give their beans a try.
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Just curious - has anybody tried Two Goblets since it move to the new location on Ontario St?
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(03-24-2017, 08:13 AM)tomh009 Wrote:
(03-18-2017, 03:24 PM)jamincan Wrote: Does anyone have any info about local coffee roasters? I know of Smile Tiger and Contrabean, but am wondering what other options there might be locally. It occurred to me that instead of buying my coffee at the grocery store, I could be supporting local businesses instead (and also the Hydrocut!)

I think J&P had three different roasters' beans: Smile Tiger (naturally!), Settlement Co and someone else.  Smile Tiger is pretty pricy at $18/340g ($53/kg!) but Settlement was a much more reasonable $15/454g ($33/kg).  Given that Settlement Co's in-store coffee is quite good, I think I might give their beans a try.

You sure on the size of the Settlement Co bags at J&P? The bags they sell in shop at 1 Victoria are 340g.
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(03-26-2017, 07:51 PM)Section ThirtyOne Wrote:
(03-24-2017, 08:13 AM)tomh009 Wrote: I think J&P had three different roasters' beans: Smile Tiger (naturally!), Settlement Co and someone else.  Smile Tiger is pretty pricy at $18/340g ($53/kg!) but Settlement was a much more reasonable $15/454g ($33/kg).  Given that Settlement Co's in-store coffee is quite good, I think I might give their beans a try.

You sure on the size of the Settlement Co bags at J&P? The bags they sell in shop at 1 Victoria are 340g.

I'm pretty sure ... but you have now sown the seeds of doubt in my mind!  I'll need to double-check.
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(03-26-2017, 04:12 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Just curious - has anybody tried Two Goblets since it move to the new location on Ontario St?

Yes.  It's still good.  The new location has big, bright windows but the environment is fairly bare, a bit cafeteria-like in the end, with the salad bar table.

The schnitzels are still good, though!
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