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Scotch Eggs?

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jacu Sep 15, 2008 12:03 PM

I've had the craving for a while. And now I'm desperate.
Any ideas where I can find scotch eggs downtown or in the west end?

  1. wookert Sep 15, 2008 01:09 PM

    Jacu, the only place I've had one recently was BMO field, during a Toronto FC game.
    I used to get them pre-made at a british/scottish food store near us, but that has long since gone out of business.

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    1. re: wookert
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      jacu Sep 15, 2008 01:54 PM

      Now I have a reason to go to BMO Field...next year.
      The craving persists.

    2. pinstripeprincess Sep 15, 2008 02:42 PM

      did a quick google because i swear i saw it on a menu recently but perhaps i'm thinking of welsh rarebit instead.... and came up with nothing that i originally had thought of and only found: abbot on the hill

      i would call as i didn't find a menu but many reviews stating a scotch egg as a menu item.

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      1. re: pinstripeprincess
        mrbozo Sep 15, 2008 02:47 PM

        As a reference:

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch_egg

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_ra...

        Both delicious.

        1. re: mrbozo
          pinstripeprincess Sep 15, 2008 06:52 PM

          i do know the difference, but sort of categorize them into the same area - old school beer food.

          now that robgm mentions it... it's the brazen head where i saw the scotch egg, i was thinking i might have seen it at crush. but if anyone is looking for welsh rarebit you can get that at crush!

      2. robgm Sep 15, 2008 03:38 PM

        avoid the brazen head version!

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          currycue Sep 16, 2008 07:58 AM

          I've seen them only in the east end at Main and Danforth at Grumble's Deli, just south of Main Subway station. I believe the chef is of Scottish descent.

          1. j
            jacu Sep 16, 2008 10:10 AM

            Thanks, everyone!
            Never heard of the Brazen Head. Where is it?
            And welsh rarebit at crush - how interesting!

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              dgrayca Sep 16, 2008 11:27 AM

              Brazen Head is located in Liberty Village. Its right next to Atelier Thuet.

              Nice pub, decent food. Can be quite busy.

              1. re: dgrayca
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                jacu Sep 16, 2008 02:30 PM

                Thanks!

            2. robgm Sep 16, 2008 03:56 PM

              i am not sure why my posts keep getting deleted, but the brazen head pub's scotch eggs are the worst, don't go there for them. all the food there is mediocre, the menu is written brilliantly but executed poorly, and service is bad, i mean really bad, you get ignored if you are actually noticed by the server....but other than my rant, the scotch eggs are cold, old and really unpleasant...

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                Strongbad789 Sep 16, 2008 07:40 PM

                The Fionn MacCools on Adelaide (between University and York) serves Scotch eggs, and although I'm not a Scotch Egg expert I think they're pretty darn good.

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                1. re: Strongbad789
                  pinstripeprincess Sep 17, 2008 09:39 AM

                  fionn, brazen head, biermarkt, mill st and a few others are owned by the same corp i believe (all the logos line the bottom of each others websites) so they are likely to have some menu cross over.

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