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Enso Jul 13, 2009 04:53 PM

I have no car. I am attending a conference so time is Very Tight. If you were staying at 87 Av & 116 St, where would you walk to for the tastiest meal you could get (caveats, not greasy, not really fine/expensive, not a dive)?

Thank you!

  1. Bryn Jul 13, 2009 04:57 PM

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/600470 but Pharos pizza is closed now.

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      S_B_Russell Jul 14, 2009 04:43 AM

      High Level Diner is always good and not expensive. Their homemade ketchup is reason enough to visit.

      My favorite, Dadeo's, is a little bit further down at 82 ave (Whyte) and 105 St, but definitely worth the effort for a po'boy sandwich.

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        pengcast Jul 14, 2009 09:27 AM

        I would second the High Level Diner. Also stop at the Sugar Bowl next door for an cinnamon buns. They are seriously the in the world. Kyotos and Phobulous across the street are both good. About a block south is the Upper Crust which is a nice sandwich and soup and salad place.

        By taking the train, you can easily access the downtown.

        1. raidar Jul 14, 2009 10:15 AM

          There is actually a fair amount in the area when you think about it. You could always try De Capo and Leva as well; they seem to have quite the following. There is also this post, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/534873 about eating near Whyte. Some of the locations are different, but worth a look.

          http://www.levabar.com/

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            swbossert Jul 14, 2009 10:46 AM

            Avoid Duke's Donair at the very least... the food has been horrible there for years. The Windsor Pub (if it's still there) had decent food at one point (fyi, they were shut down recently for health code violations). Both are in the tiny strip mall across from Lister.

            If you're looking for meals during the day, check out Hub Mall. I imagine you'll find something to your liking there.

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              Dan G Jul 14, 2009 11:17 AM

              Yeah, there is good (well, OK) Korean in Hub, and a good falafel place (if it is still there, haven't been in a while). There's also a Korean place on 87 ave, beside Earls, that last time I was there was Ok for lunch.

            2. sharonanne Jul 14, 2009 12:03 PM

              I'd eat at the Sugar Bowl for dinner but you won't have much time to get there for lunch if you are at Lister. I've enjoyed every meal I've had at the Sugar Bowl not just the cinnamon buns. I wish there was a place like it in Calgary.

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                David Kahane Jul 14, 2009 06:11 PM

                High Level Diner seems to be many people's sentimental fave, but I've never found the food there to be very good.

                Enthusiastic thumb's up for Leva and Da Capo and Sugarbowl and Kyoto. Upper Crust's daily salads are nice. Avoid Yokozuna Sushi.

                If you're in HUB, the mapo tofu at Ho Ho's is quite good (though avoid their steam table, especially if you're averse to grease). And the Thai food toward the north end of HUB is good, esp. their vegetarian curries.

                1. sharonanne Jul 16, 2009 08:28 AM

                  Daughter who lived in Lister says Duke's Donairs is ok, has good pizza and is the closest outside of the fast food places in the actual building.

                  1. robgm Jul 17, 2009 12:21 PM

                    If the Bottleneck is still located in HUB mall, I fondly remember their Korean food....

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