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Apr 14, 2009 08:59 AM

2009 closings

Reading that Solfrino closed was saddening. Hell, without reading it here, I probably would've headed over there one day soon to get a big cup of disappointment.
Not that I want to drag out the dead, but perhaps in this unfortunate climate, we can keep a list of establishments that have fallen this year to avoid in-person, time-wasting disappointments.

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    1. re: dragonflygrl

      apparently locavore is closed only for the week.....

      1. re: TorontoJo

        Oh no. Was once one of my favourite restaurants. I loved the open kitchen concept and tasting menu. I admit I had not been there much since Riley left, but saddened to hear this. Guess, I'll have to update my profile.

        1. re: cynalan

          It is very sad. I had several wonderful meals (and an amazing dessert tasting!) there under Pat Riley. It was a great space and I loved chatting with the chefs as they were preparing the meals. I hadn't visited since they switched chefs and glassed in the kitchen. I imagine that changed the experience a bit.

          In case you didn't see the RIP article in the Star:

        1. I still had to make the trip tp Lovacore, but it's too late now. They got a decent review in the Star two months back.

          1. Matt Cowan is now at The Rosebud.

              1. re: estufarian

                Just noticed today that the Chef of India is moving into Jaaadu's spot with a second location.

                1. re: JamieK

                  I first started working in this area about 2 years ago and there was one Indian Restaurant, Rangoli. Now there are four (including Jaaadu, soon to be Chef of India). Price wars have broken out for the lunch buffets and I'm not surprised Jaaadu closed. It just did';t have the quality for the price. Here's wishing Chef of India good luck! It's gonna need it.

                  1. re: bluedog

                    I don't have the breadth of knowlwedge or experience with Indian food that estufarian and others on the board have but I quite enjoyed the food at Chef of India on Eglinton. I'll definitely be giving the new location a try.

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                  1. re: paper_bag_princess

                    Babur?... I used to really enjoy their lunches... too bad.

                      1. re: Non Doctor

                        Babur????? Was my intro to Indian was so brisk in the late '90s especially at lunch...had to take clients there at 1pm or 1130 am and wait as never was able to get a had awesome Indian food and was very clean. Owner who was balding with mustache was always very pleasant to me as I was a regular when i lived in Toronto before the 'burbs...I will miss that place.

                      2. re: paper_bag_princess

                        I think they're just renovating... I went by this week and the little pink elephant was lit up and there was a note on the window.

                    1. Sad news about Perigee, I have very fond memories of my only meal there.

                      The popularity of Babur always puzzled me, I tried their buffet once on recommendation and found it mediocre. Little India a few doors down has better food and warmer atmosphere.

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                      1. re: Gary

                        The a la carte was really good. Buffet (when they had it), not so much.

                        1. re: Gary

                          I don't get out much these days... but I'll try Little India.

                          1. re: Non Doctor

                            Little India has a superb butter chicken. It's so good, you could skip the chicken and have the sauce with naan bread alone.