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Help! Quick bite at Front & Jarvis

pirade May 30, 2008 08:08 AM

My daughter is insisting I go see Sex & the City with her tonight. She has tickets for a 6:30 show at the Rainbow Cinema at Front & Jarvis. We need a place we can be in and out within an hour (or even less). What's down there besides Tim Horton's?

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    pirade May 31, 2008 05:16 PM

    Thanks for your suggestions, especially the info on the bike race. It was almost impossible to get across Front. We did have an hour and ended up at the Consort Bar at the King Eddy. It was quite appropriate for the evening and a lovely place. We had Cosmos (natch) and the vegetarian girls shared a pizza and sweet potatoe fries, which were delicious. I had the smoked salmon with trimmings. It was a lovely, light meal in luxurious surroundings. Nothing like a little class!

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      dory May 30, 2008 12:41 PM

      Shopsy's is a short walk west.

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      1. re: dory
        Teep May 30, 2008 01:52 PM

        One time I was at Shopy's the service was so slow that we were nearly late getting to our show across the street.

        And here are some bad comments about Shopy's


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        MindGrinder May 30, 2008 09:48 AM

        Wendy's for sure!

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          cowhound May 30, 2008 08:34 AM

          Le Petit Dejeuner: King & Jarvis


          or grab a huge Italian-style grilled eggplant sandwich at Mustachio in the lower level of St Lawrence Market for $5. No seating but open til 7.

          1. spades May 30, 2008 08:25 AM

            Are you serious... St. Lawrence Market is at that intersection. It's open until 7PM on Friday. Grab a sandwich from Carousel or Mustachio's and enjoy walking around the market until the movie begins.

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              pinkprimp May 30, 2008 08:38 AM

              lol believe it or not, i actually forgot about St. Lawrence! all i could think of is, "well at least i know garden @ eleven won't be an option!"

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                spades May 30, 2008 09:07 AM

                Indeed... I wonder what will happen for that location. Prime real estate.

              2. re: spades
                fickle May 30, 2008 09:06 AM

                It might be a zoo at St Lawrence Market tonight with the Toronto Criterium bike race going on. The course goes across Front street down Scott across Esplanade and up Market so it might be a challenge to hit any of those restaurants on the other side of the street from the theatre.

              3. pinkprimp May 30, 2008 08:23 AM

                for quick bites: Spring Rolls, The Keg, The Flatiron and Firkin, Hot House...

                Not exactly ideal but at least they're right in the area.

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