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Eating clams (mussels) in or around downtown

sepandee Apr 11, 2008 11:33 AM

Where's a good and not so ridiculously expensive place to get me-self some mussels? Preferably somewhere close to Yonge and Bloor, but I wouldn't mind a subway ride or a ride < 10 min.

  1. TorontoJo Apr 11, 2008 11:48 AM

    Do you mean clams or mussels? They are very different bivalves. :)

    If mussels, then beerbistro does a good job with them.

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    1. re: TorontoJo
      sepandee Apr 11, 2008 11:51 AM

      errr, I thought clams included mussels, as well as oysters, etc.

      But I mean mussels.

      1. re: sepandee
        Aardvark Apr 13, 2008 08:53 AM

        Molluscs commonly used as food include the clam, mussel, oyster, winkle, and scallop.

    2. Bobby Wham Apr 11, 2008 01:44 PM

      Only problem is are the muscles imported frozen from new zealand? Ew. gross, better off hitting oyster boy for fresh New brunswick oysters

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      1. re: Bobby Wham
        jayt90 Apr 13, 2008 04:23 AM

        That should not be a problem, as the New Zealand mussel is larger than the Atlantic and has a green shell rather than black. If you ask the server you should be able to find out the origin.
        P.E.I. mussels are less expensive than N.Z., fresher by far, so it's a no brainer for the restaurant.

        1. re: jayt90
          millygirl Apr 13, 2008 07:29 AM

          Starfish has great mussels, and even better frites to accompany them.

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        chappy44 Apr 13, 2008 10:28 AM

        cafe Brussels used to have fantastic mussels. Is it still around?

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        1. re: chappy44
          millygirl Apr 13, 2008 11:50 AM

          Nope, they closed a number of years ago. Globe Bistro is now in it's spot.

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