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One or several things made really good that you want to spread the word about?

Do you go to a certain food joint/restaurant for particular things that you really enjoy and yet they never seem to be that busy? For example, and I may get hounded for this, but I really enjoy Zing at Bloor and Yonge. I think they have great szechuan green beans and I enjoy their soups. They don't seem as busy as they should be to me and they had another location at one time at Yonge and Eglinton that didn't make it.

I also love the pad thai at Nachos on King, east of Yonge (used to be Thai Thai Cafe), but could do without most of what else is on the menu. Their pad thai rates as one of the best I've ever had though and it has been consistent for years.

Do you know of places that make one or several things really good (they don't have to excel at everything) that you feel you should spread the word about?

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  1. Weezie's. I love their tartare. I frequently have it for lunch since they're around the corner from my work/office. Their burger and fries kick ass too. Actually, I've been very pleased with everything they have. It's never really been that busy, but that may change since they were favourably reviewed in NOW this week.

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    1. re: knuckles

      Thanks for the burger & fries rec. They do, in fact, kick ass. Now I'll never have to experience nostalgia about Mr Tasty when it was owned by Greeks and good ever again. I have a place near home that serves it up right in a warm, inviting room with a good glass of wine to boot.

    2. The Ghali Kitchen, on Greenwood at Queen -- it's chowzariffic! Their pizzas are really different, and the Rasta Pasta is great.

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      1. re: TwinklyTerrapin

        The food has seriously gone downhill the past few years but I still love the Manhattan Capon wings at Allen's on the Danforth. Thick tangy sticky brown sauce and for dipping, sour cream with chunks of blue cheese instead of the standard grey gummy blue cheese salad dressing.

        And, at Southern Accent on Markham: a couple of bourbon sours and a big plate of spicy calamari with an almost tamarindy hot sauce. Yum.

        1. re: TwinklyTerrapin

          My last order from them was so disappointing after previous swooning and rushing to the kitchen to try to duplicate the chicken/coconut rasta pasta. Pizza crust was stale or something, and the pasta - instead of the perfect big chewy ribbed rings it was ordinary penne, way overcooked. That was about a month ago, please tell me you've ordered since and it was as wonderful as always?

        2. Ali's on Queen West does a lot of things well, but I was back there recently and had some of their amazing fried plantains and was reminded of why I think they have amazing fried plantains. Truly spectacular.

          1. Calamari, at the Bishop and the Belcher

            Curry fishballs, from the little old lady inside chinatown center

            Hamburger, Bellwoods Bar and Grill

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            1. You MUST visit cabbage town to the neighborhood pub House On Parliament and have their pulled pork sandwich. BEST tangy sauce on amazing crusty bread with the best home made fries ever.