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Suggestions for cheap sit-down dinner on Sunday around Parliament/Adelaide

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Pincus Mar 17, 2010 01:28 PM

Looking for a cheap spot for a group of 6 to sit down and have a meal. Cheap because it will be filled with starving actor types. I'd take them to Sukhothai if it was open Sundays, but it's not. Would prefer to not have to go to Betty's or any other bar. All the other restaurants I can think of in that area seem a bit pricy.

  1. Googs Mar 18, 2010 05:43 AM

    Sunday's are tough at that intersection. Most places service the business crowd (yes, we have one) and so are closed Sunday.

    You could work out a fixed price dinner for your students at Mengrai Thai. They've been known to do that. Ontario & Richmond
    http://www.mengraithai.com/

    Coming soon, as you may recall, is Souvlaki Express. They're not quite there yet, but it's close. Parliament & Queen.
    http://www.souvlakiexpress.com/

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    Mengrai
    82 Ontario Street, Toronto, ON M5A 2V3, CA

    Souvlaki Express
    745 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S2N4, CA

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      Pincus Mar 18, 2010 10:10 AM

      Thanks for the suggestions!

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        Vinnie Vidimangi Mar 18, 2010 11:41 AM

        What s the budget before taxes, tip?

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          Pincus Mar 18, 2010 01:09 PM

          I'm guessing $15-20.

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            Vinnie Vidimangi Mar 19, 2010 05:31 AM

            how far away will go , assuming on the Danforth subway line?

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              Pincus Mar 19, 2010 07:37 AM

              There's a time-dependent factor as everyone has to eat and then run to a theatre, so we can't do any really far-away places. I think one of them has a car, but I can't be sure it's going to be available that day.

        2. Dimbulb Mar 18, 2010 12:46 PM

          You can get a $15 pizza at Magic Oven at Parliament & Queen. MO gets a lot of hate on this board, but its open Sunday night.

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            Pincus Mar 18, 2010 01:12 PM

            There's a thought, it's not the worst pizza in Toronto, and pizza is filling...

          2. num nums Mar 19, 2010 05:42 AM

            Harlem is on Richmond between Church and Jarvis. Very hearty soul food. It is on the upper end of your budget, but good value for the quality and quantity and open Sunday.
            http://www.harlemrestaurant.com/

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              Pincus Mar 19, 2010 07:45 AM

              Oh that does look good. I will put it past the troops and see how poor they really are.

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                Googs Mar 20, 2010 10:30 AM

                Oh yes, Harlem is excellent. The portions are HUGE, so you could probably get away with a good deal of sharing to keep your costs down.

                Do not, not, not go to Magic Oven. The students don't have much cash. Certainly they should get bang for their small bucks, not throwing it away on overpriced garbage.

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                JennaBean Mar 19, 2010 12:43 PM

                Good call! Harlem is probably your best bet in that area.

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                Pincus Mar 23, 2010 11:37 AM

                And after all that, we wound up at Betty's. Sigh. Well, next time maybe I can influence things more. Thanks everyone for all the suggestions!

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