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the george street diner new ownership

little jugs Oct 14, 2007 06:40 PM

the george street diner has got new owners, anyone been there yet?

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    postcardpress RE: little jugs Oct 15, 2007 06:44 PM

    Yeah, went there this weekend. Subtle makeover, new menu -- no more blueberry pancakes. Sigh.

    1. westhead74 RE: little jugs Oct 15, 2007 06:45 PM

      Wow! When did this happen?

      The GSD is one of my favourite places in the 'hood. I hope the new owners treat it with the same respect...

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        postcardpress RE: westhead74 Oct 15, 2007 08:30 PM

        I believe it happened around the end of September. I live in the neighbourhood, but didn't have any warning. The former owner is reportedly focusing on catering now.

      2. deelicious RE: little jugs Oct 15, 2007 07:02 PM

        love the peameal - hope they improve on the bun!

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          bennytoronto RE: little jugs Oct 16, 2007 06:41 AM

          Went the other day and really enjoyed it. Had the meatloaf with mushroom gravy (a new addition to the menu). I liked Peter the former owner and was sad to see him go. However he wanted to get out of the biz for a while. Glad he moved on successfully. The new owners seem to be on top of their game. Saw them in there late last night cleaning.

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            Tzero RE: little jugs Oct 16, 2007 07:44 AM

            I've been there for breakfast the last 2 days in a row. It's now owned/operated by a kind of quirky Irish woman and her team of UK expats. Great atmosphere, excellent food (English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast), and very reasonable prices.

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              Googs RE: Tzero Oct 16, 2007 08:17 AM

              Oooooh tell me more about their version of the Irish Breakfast, Tzero. Need details at least on what's in it.

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                Tzero RE: Googs Oct 16, 2007 08:23 AM

                I haven't had it yet, but I think it includes baked beans, irish bacon, grilled tomato, eggs, and some kind of special irish toast.

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                  Googs RE: Tzero Oct 16, 2007 08:28 AM

                  Not to sound snobby or anything (and really who could while discussing buttery fried heart attack on a plate) the bar for me is this:

                  The Tarra Inn Irish Breakfast - Soda bread, scones, blood pudding, white pudding, rashers, sausage, fried tomato, homemade baked beans, can't remember if it's 2 or 3 eggs, home fries, butter, butter, and then some butter.

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