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Aug 27, 2010 05:36 PM


The weekend is here and just in case you were thinking of heading over to get your fix, don't bother, they're on a probably much needed, 2 week summer vacation.

We went today and were sooooo disappointed. Man I was jonesing those beignets.

They are back in business on September 2nd.

Consider this a public service announcement.

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  1. Thanks for the heads up.

    I've only been to The Black Hoof and I was hoping to get to The Hoof Cafe this weekend. I'll do it next weekend instead.

    The Black Hoof
    928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

    1. Oh no!! Never pleasant to find out when you arrive. The Black Hoof is also on vacation until September 7.

      Come to think of it, maybe we should start a "summer vacations" thread... We showed up to find Pomegranate closed last night (until Sept. 7), and Ezra's Pound on Dupont is also about to go on vacation - can't remember exact dates.

      Ezra's Pound
      238 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R1V7, CA

      The Black Hoof
      928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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      1. re: c.cow

        No kidding!!!!

        Adding to it, we had arranged for our foodie friends (AKA partners in crime) to join us. After non stop raving about those damn beignets, one of them (my lips are sealed) even played hookey to join in. All four of us were starving and practically foaming at the mouth, ready to dive in and devour only to see the dreaded little white piece of paper stuck on the door......CLOSED!!!

        Two words - major disappointed.

        And good idea about the summer vacation thread for next year. Pastis always shuts down after christmas and never fails, that's when we get our hankering....

      2. A word to the wise:

        once the Hoof Cafe opens again, the Black Hoof will be closed for vacation (for, I believe, two weeks)

        The Black Hoof
        928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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        1. re: atomeyes

          Are you sure about that atomeyes? I thought they were both closed at the same time.

          1. re: millygirl

            The vacations overlap but are not simultaneous. Both locations are now closed. Cafe repoens on the 2nd. Restaurant reopens on the 9th

            This was discussed elsewhere here but not in an obvious thread.

            It's annoying that after promising a web site in March there still isn't one because apparently they have had difficulty finding a web designer who "gets" them, why you need to "get" a restaurant to do throw up a single page site that has opening hours, location and (lack of) reservation policy is a mystery to me. I love the food but some of the other aspects of the whole schtick get a little tired.

            1. re: bytepusher

              This kills me too. A website with hours and info is all you need to put up. They can then take all the time they want to look for a designer that "gets" them, but you're not generating unhappy customers.

              BUT... they need to keep it updated. A site with wrong hours is worse than having no site. it's a peeve of mine.