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Jun 30, 2008 07:27 AM

Chow deals each day of the week

Hey houders,

Just out of curiousity, I was wondering what types of "deals" restaurants around Toronto have each day of the week. I suppose I want to keep a database (if you will) of deals around the city. An example of what I mean would be: 1.5 lbs of lobster for $20 at Ultra on Mondays, 2 lbs of mussels for $7 at Banknote on Tuesdays, wing deals, etc.

Any help would be appreciated! :-)

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  1. What a great idea! Are you making any judgements on food/restaurant quality when including items? (Just curious.)

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    1. re: Manybears

      As long as it's not terrible (like half price nachos but then they give you half the portion and it's skimpy on toppings) then it would be nice to add to the list.


      1. re: pinkprimp

        Monday wing special at Tara Inn (2365 Kingston Rd)
        Tuesday night Duff's.
        I think Zucca still has a Monday $20 prix fixe.

    2. Great thread idea. I don't really have anything though. Toonie Tuesday at KFC? Although it's like $2.69 or something that's not really close to a toonie, and probably not right for the demographic of this board. How's about King's Crown nachos and a jug of beer at Sneaky Dee's -- which chowhounds seem pretty ambivalent about -- for like $20 on Wednesdays. These nachos have been mentioned in various 'best nacho' threads, with mixed opinions afterwards. I think it's a pretty good deal. Also buck-a-shuck oysters at various restaurants like Cyrano's or Fridays and Beaver Cafe on Wednesdays. Malpeques, of course.

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      1. re: flibbertygibbet

        bungalow cafe on king west has daily specials..i cant remember them all but they have 2 for 1 pasta on mondays and $4 pints on saturdays!

      2. I do believe that Mezzetta on St. Clair at Christie has specials on Mondays and Toonie Tuesdays if memory serves. And hey, tapas are a great way to start the week...

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        1. re: escoffier

          Chick'n Joy has 2 pieces (dark meat ) and fries for about $2.50 Tuesday. Some locations Mon. and Wed. as well. Ask for chicken not too well done.
          The fried chicken is reasonably good, better than the Colonel and the fries are fresh cut (from small potatoes!). The staff seems to be friendly, as in family-run franchises.

          1. re: jayt90

            Those fries are cut so fat that they always seem dry and undercooked. I must say the Colonel beats chick'n joy in that department.

            1. re: beany

              I think it depends on the Chicken Joy. The one around Markham and Eglington was always good, but the one on Queen E. I will never goto again cause of bad chicken.

              1. re: smr714

                The two other locations that I know are Kingston Rd. at White's Rd., and Morningside & K.R.

                1483 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L1E2, CA

                Chick N Joy Restaurant
                4449 Kingston Rd, Toronto, ON M1E2N7, CA

                Chicken N Joy
                3555 Thickson Rd N, Whitby, ON L1R, CA

                Chick N Joy Restaurant
                705 Kingston Rd, Pickering, ON L1V, CA

                1. re: smr714

                  Hmm that makes sense. The location I used to go was on Kingston Road in Scarborough.

                  1. re: beany

                    There was one also at Kingston Raod and Lawrence area.

          2. La Grotta on Pape near Danforth, which isn't by any means high end Italian cuisine but still has excellent pizza and decent pasta (and, for that matter, good eats all around), has deals for delivery on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, namely buy one pasta or entree and get a second same one for half price. Here's their website with menus;


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            1. re: vorpal

              Thanks Vorpal. Menu looks good. This place is close to me and I never would have thought to try them without the tip.

            2. Thanks guys! Those make a great start!

              Keep 'em coming!