La Grille - Armenian/Lebanese Restaurant
Just ate solid Lebanese fair in Toronto... Been looking for 5 years for something legit.
Delicious Soujouk, Kebe, Fattouche, Shishtaouk. Perfectly seasoned grilled beef kabobs. Solid service. More than reasonable prices. Just a bit of a treck from midtown - 7880 Keele Street - North of Steeles - lagrille.ca
We had absolutely delicious chicken shish taouk which is chunks of chicken breast marinated with yogurt/garlic/lemon juice, skewered, and then grilled over hot coals. They also serve chicken shawarma which is nicely described by Santeria.
There seems to be a lot of controversy and confusion around appropriate meaning of the terms shawarma and shishtaouk. Good review at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/321299
well i do know the supposed difference between shawarma and shish taouk is that shawarma is the "gyro type" chicken on the vertical broiler and shish taouk is a grilled kebab (to my knowledge)
but my bigger gripe is with shawarma places in toronto buying the cheapest damn fatty gristly dark meat they can find when a real lebanese shawarma is made with the more expensive chicken breast (marinated and spiced of course... no it doesnt have to be DRY)
i'll be in this week
thanks for the heads up!