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Sep 21, 2010 10:52 AM

restaurants in TO using paper placemats printed with cocktail suggestions?

Are there any restaurants in TO still using these types of placemats: ?

The last time I remember seeing one was at a family restaurant in Tobermory in 2006.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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  1. Funny -- I just mentioned these in another thread. Sorry though, no idea where you'd score them.

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    1. re: jamesm

      Your reply in that thread is what reminded me to post. I was wondering if any restaurants in TO were still using these placemats a couple weeks ago. There must be a steakhouse or family restaurant somewhere in the GTA that's still using them.

      I don't actually want to score any for myself. I want to visit a restaurant that still uses the placemats, and order one or 2 of the suggestions off the placemat.

      1. re: phoenikia

        I just circulated the link around my department. We're going to go to a restaurant and each order one thing off the menu...just for the reaction of the bartending staff! I'd like to get some of these and laminate them for home use. Some funky store must sell something like this, no?

        1. re: MeMeMe

          Please report back with the reaction from the bartending staff!

          Not sure about a store, but I found this earlier thread after I posted:

        2. re: phoenikia

          That specific placemat, or placemats with cocktails on them in general? Mandarin still uses placemats with cocktails on them, but they're various items off their cocktail menu, not this list of classic cocktails.

          1. re: Jacquilynne

            Doesn't have to be that specific placemat, but I'd prefer a placemat with classic cocktails to a placemat with currently popular cocktails ;-)

      2. I know you asked about Toronto, but I'm fairly certain these are still in use at Cathay House in Hamilton, where you will also find 70s' amber-coloured water glasses.

        1. OMG thanks for the reminder - my 7 year old self was determined to try the Pink Lady, among others. I studied those for hours at Mr Karas, among other fine establishments of the east end. I would also like to know of any places that still make a Shirley Temple with style - cocktail sword and cherry!

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          1. re: julesrules

            What about The Tulip? They might have them, and if not, they probably should :)

          2. Bo Peep's on Kingston Road east of Danforth Ave still uses them. It's a so-so family restaurant.

            1. I think Paul Wong's in Pickering still has these menus-with the Singapore Sling, Sidecar etc.