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Sky Blue Sky Sandwich Co

absurdistan Nov 8, 2009 06:27 PM

New sandwich shop at 605 Bloor St. W. just west of Bathurst. Has anybody been?

They offer big sandwiches on homemade bread at excellent prices. I was excited to have some more variety in my neighbourhood, but was so disappointed. The bread was tasty but very dry. I tried the pulled pork and chicken salad sandwiches and both were terribly boring. My husband chose to heat a can of soup rather than finish his sandwich!

(All sandwiches are named after Wilco songs, by the way, which could almost be a cute gimmick.)

  1. Davwud Nov 9, 2009 04:29 AM

    What are "Wilco songs??"

    DT

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    1. re: Davwud
      Restaurant Dish Nov 9, 2009 05:46 AM

      Wilco is a Chicago band (edit to reflect correction). Very weird to name all your sandwiches after them unless I guess the owner is part of the band or affiliated in some way?? Strange.

      1. re: Restaurant Dish
        Dimbulb Nov 9, 2009 06:02 AM

        Wilco is from Chicago.

        1. re: Dimbulb
          Restaurant Dish Nov 9, 2009 06:23 AM

          Yes, oops. I mixed them up with the Trews for some reason in my mind. Thanks for catching.

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      JPJ Nov 9, 2009 05:30 AM

      Gimmick + Bad Food = Closing Soon

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        XsTatiC Feb 9, 2010 11:12 AM

        Just tried this place... after walking by it for months. Bland would be he word I'd use to describe the sandwich I had. Sonny Feeling panini. When you read the menu everything sounds pretty mouth watering. Unique combinations of great toppings. Example, my sandwich had slices of pear on it. Unfortunately the pear didn't have any flavour, so didn't really do anything for the sandwich. The bread was dry and for a pressed panini it wasn't warm. My cheese didn't melt :(. It was as if the sandwich was pressed just to make the ridges in the bread with little thought of temperature. The texture of the bread was off too. It was much harder than any other panini I've previously had. To be honest, for a place that specializes in sandwiches I can't imagine eating one much more boring tasting than what I had today.

        Their soup menu sounded unique as well. Don't think I'll be back to try it though. Too bad, I like to see small startups succeed and this area could certainly use something like what they're supposedly offering. Just... you know.... good.

        1. absurdistan Apr 2, 2010 11:03 AM

          I'm puzzled by this.
          http://www.torontolife.com/daily/dail...

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          1. re: absurdistan
            Davwud Apr 2, 2010 11:58 AM

            How so??

            DT

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            TOFoodFan Apr 28, 2010 02:32 PM

            This place has been on my list for a while, in part because of all the positive press and buzz it's getting. Finally got around to trying it today. I really enjoyed the sandwich I had, and I'm pretty surprised at the negative comments here.

            I went with the Casino Queen - a couple slices of smoked turkey topped with a balsamic onion marmalade, bacon, and avocado, on their brown bread. A solid sandwich - the flavours went really well together, and the made-in-house brown bread was delicious. My one quibble is that the bacon wasn't as cooked as it should be - mostly crisp, but the ends were soft.

            I got a huge sandwich and a homemade pumpkin pie cookie for six bucks. No, it's not gourmet fare, but I'd much rather pay $6 here for a well-made sandwich than pay $8-10 at Subway for mass-produced crap.

            Overall, not a place I'll travel from the east end to the west end for often, but one I'll go back to next time I'm in the area.

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              childofthestorm Apr 28, 2010 05:46 PM

              I don't know about the negative comments either, the guy bakes his own bread and charges a pittance. I've only had one sandwich from Sky Blue Sky but it was tasty and a total deal. Should be celebrating the moxie of this place instead of doing the usual CH sniping.

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                cherryghost513 May 2, 2010 03:46 PM

                My wife and I were in Toronto (from Michigan) for a show and stopped by Sky Blue Sky after reading about the place on Wilco fan sites. I thought the bread and sandwiches were very good and very reasonable. Clean shop, tasty food. Talked to the owner for a bit, nice guy. Overheard conversation with another customer about specific bread request and the owner was more than helpful to the guy. Definitely would go again.

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                missnomer May 5, 2010 11:03 AM

                I was there yesterday afternoon and had the Wishful Thinking sandwich and the cucumber and mint salad. Both were tasty, bread was nice and fresh. I really liked that the sandwich was perfectly pressed and heated through. Salad was vinegary fantastic. Service was sweet, but a bit slow.

                I'll definitely pop in from time to time.

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                  ylsf Nov 3, 2010 11:15 AM

                  This place is feaured on Livingdeal today:

                  https://www.livingdeal.com

                  You have to click on "side deal"... Should be valid until past midnight tonight (Nov 3rd)

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