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Sep 8, 2010 08:31 PM

Ancient but good - what's your long standing favourite?

I'll start the bidding with Jacques Omlettes on Cumberland Street!

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    1. Jerusalem on Eglinton Ave West. Have loved their fried eggplant & fried tomatoes since 1989.

      955 Eglinton Ave, Toronto, ON M6C2C4, CA

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      1. re: phoenikia

        but it looks like Jerusalem has been frying their eggplant and tomatoes since 1971!

        1. re: phoenikia

          I am so with you on this phoenikia! The Tomatoes are superb...particularly in the summer when they use 'local' tomatoes.
          My other 'long time' favourite (neighbourhood) ROMA on Bloor at Gladstone..The 'roma salad' at this time of year with blanched green beans, avocado and sun dried tomatoes..only disappointment is the 'canned' black olives they use....a simple oil & vinegar dressing is sublime.

      2. Black Angus steak house on Bloor. It is a 70s time capsule and the Rib Eye is a delicious expensive charred juicy belt buster... Mmmmmm, charred meat.

        Really good and a long standing establishment.

        1. 22 years of Ping Gai from the Queen Mother and still counting...

          Queen Mother
          206 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z2, CA

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          1. re: fickle

            Double pork chops at the Tulip.

            Been going there 21 years (probably as many years as I've taken off my lifespan from eating there).

            1. re: fickle

              Yes! I agree love their Ping Gai. The Bah Me Hung is very nice too. I know a lot of people hate/dislike this place, but the few items I consistently order are consistently good.

              1. re: fickle

                I had this dish for the first tme 2 weeks ago and 'fell in love'! It is fabulous! I am now on a quest to find someone who makes it closer to home - in Mississauga.

                1. re: fickle

                  I've been going to the Queen Mum for fifteen years and I don't think I've been disappointed once!

                2. Swatow Special Noodles.

                  309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2E6, CA

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                  1. re: curnonsky

                    Utopia hasn't faltered once in the many years I've been eating there. Always solid.