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chocolive Mar 22, 2010 05:54 PM

Has anyone dined there yet?

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    Suresh Mar 22, 2010 09:01 PM

    no liquor license yet.
    opened on friday quietly, getting lots of traffic. great reports so far.
    menu,
    http://twitpic.com/19swvx

    that patio is going to rock when it opens up.

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      radiopolitic Mar 22, 2010 11:50 PM

      That menu doesn't intrigue me at all.

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        Googs Mar 23, 2010 08:10 AM

        Suresh, have you personally eaten there?

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          Suresh Mar 28, 2010 06:28 AM

          No have not eaten, giving it another week before checking it out. Reports are now mixed (portion sizes etc). Will check it out soon though

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          foodyDudey Mar 23, 2010 08:43 AM

          I wonder what's the origin of that $14 samosa plate, must be direct from Bombay!

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            Yum2MyTum Mar 23, 2010 08:49 AM

            I wonder if this is the only menu available. I had thought that they were going to do an affordable brunch as well (based on an entry in Origin's blog a while ago) but it looks like the menu is built on a small plates concept... not my favourite concept, I must admit. Too bad.

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              syoung Mar 23, 2010 09:16 AM

              Yeah, if this is the complete menu, then it looks like they're going tapas style with smaller plates for the table to share. Nothing there looks like a gotta try.

              Anywone who ate there can post a review?

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                vidkid Mar 23, 2010 11:13 AM

                I'll be eating there this Thursday so I'll try to post a review on Friday.

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                Gary Mar 23, 2010 09:32 AM

                I could be wrong, but I think I recall reading somewhere that the launch of weekend brunch will coincide with the opening of the patio.

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                  mramage Mar 23, 2010 02:29 PM

                  Not the way the weather is looking this weekend, but looking forward to trying it, if only to see what they ended up doing to the interior after all the work required.

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                    Gary Mar 26, 2010 05:53 PM

                    Ha ha no, not this weekend -- I meant later in the spring when the patio opens, that's when they plan to start doing brunches.

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              Gary Mar 26, 2010 05:55 PM

              The blog on the Origin website states that they now have a liquor license, and also lists a menu in a more readable format than the twitpic:

              http://origintoronto.com/blog/

              Still waiting a review of the actual food.

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                Splendid Wine Snob Mar 26, 2010 06:39 PM

                Here ya go:

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/697381

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                  TorontoJo Mar 26, 2010 06:40 PM

                  Ask, and ye shall receive!

                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/697381

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