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Barbra's Food Tour

  • Wiley Oct 21, 2006 04:40 AM
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At her show tonite, Streisand said she had some free time in the aft and went to Penrose Fish and Chips(she loved them), Bistro 990, and Dimitri's Cafe. All before dinner. Then during the show she went backstage for some Il Fornello pizza. First time I've heard chowish patter from a performer.

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  1. Wiley, you are a few days late. Babs chowish behaviour has been on the board for a few days now...see the link below.

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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    1. re: dinin and dishin

      The thread I started on Oct 19 was regarding her first show on Oct 17. Seeing as Wiley said "tonight" on Oct 20, she must have done it again at the second show.

    2. OMG. that means she loved Penrose so much, she went back before her show on the 20th. And she loved Il Fornello pizza so much she ordered it in for her show on the 20th. Well, what can I say. My bad. I just thought she would be more adventursome in a city full of amazing food. oh well.

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      1. re: dinin and dishin

        Or the whole thing was made up, which doesn't surprise me in show biz..

        1. re: Wiley

          Oh, you mean it was set up by the company that owns Il Fornello and the Toronto Management company of the tour? (or that both are the same?) That is possible I guess, but doesn't seem likely for Penrose.

          1. re: Teep

            Don't know, really. You're right about a small place like Penrose. She might very well have asked a cabbie about all the places and taken his advice, and I found the mentions endearing (silly me) but still am skeptical about anything showbiz.

      2. There was a whole article on Barbra's chow picks on the front page of the Globe Toronto Section (Saturday edition). Yet, we got it first, as usual.