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What goes with Al Green???

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Going to the Sony Centre (formerly Hummingbird) this Thursday to see Al Green... Any suggestions for dinner? I've done most of the spots in the vicinity, and I'd prefer cheap, ethnic, cheerful, licensed, and within walking distance, but if anyone is c-r-a-z-y about anything nearby, I'd be open to suggestions and different perspectives. Thanks.

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  1. Hmm, how about Harlem restaurant on Richmond? Get a little soul food in before the master of soul music.

    1. I agree with the Harlem recommendation - seems fitting and the food is good
      There is also BeerBistro on King just east of Yonge

      1. Thematically I have to concur with Harlem. Should the weather turn ugly tomorrow night, though, your closest option is TakeSushi. Excellent sushi and the service there knows what to do if you tell them you have to be at the show by 8.
        http://www.takesushi.ca/

        1. This man rocks my world and I suggest either Biff's or Sultan's but its not super cheap but really good and close to the Sony Centre.

          1. Recommendations for Harlem are good - the food there is fantastic. However, the service can be slow, so if you're looking for something relatively quick so you can make the show on time, it may not be a great option. Plus while it's not priced up in the "fine dining" range, it's also not exactly "cheap".

            C'est What over at Front & Church might be a good option. Opinions vary on the food - I find most of it to be decent - and while the service can be somewhat brusque, the food generally comes out of the kitchen pretty quickly. And it definitely meets your "cheap" criteria.

            1. i don't know karate but i do know Ka-razy.
              How about Hernando's hideaway- cheap and cheerful. or sweet lulu?

              1. Can I be your date...I can get us backstage..I'll buy the drinks.. ; )

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                1. re: Condiment Queen

                  Oh gosh, please not C'est What. I really hate that place.
                  Yeah, it's cheap - but the food's terrible and the service can be gruff at best. Not at all worth it in my opinion. Everything I've ever ordered has been made off-site and assembled on my plate. I suppose that's why it's so fast. It's definitely not "ethnic" either.

                  I'm not even snobby about food and I refuse to go back there!

                  ETA: Ok, well...you've got me....I must be a *little* bit snobby about food if I'm posting on Chowhound. I mean that in the nicest way possible. ;)