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Sep 29, 2010 01:01 AM

Where should Anthony Bourdain (No Reservations) go while in Toronto?

So Mr. Bourdain has annouced that Toronto will be featured on a show in season eight. Just thinking for fun, where do you think he should go to best represent Toronto?

The St. Lawrence Market to me, is a given.

St. Lawrence Market
92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

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  1. Kensington Market of course.

    It'll be interesting to see what he comes up with.
    I'm guessing Black Hoof will be a place he hits up.


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

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    1. re: Davwud

      Probably, as apparently the chef there along with a few others were the ones to convince him to do a show in Toronto. Even though it's not in Toronto, I can't help but wonder if he'll go to Eigensinn Farm...

      1. re: TorontoJo

        Yeah, I remember that. But it was before he announced he would do a show in Toronto. I figured now that he has, and the chefs from Hoof, and Niagara Street Cafe are the ones influencing him; I thought a fresh tread was warrented.

        1. re: stonedtoronto

          I just searched on "Anthony Bourdain" and it was at the top of the list.

          No biggie, just thought you'd like to see the other thread, since there were a lot of responses.

          1. re: TorontoJo

            Ahh, see I searched "No Reservations". I guess I am the type to try only once :) Thanks for the links :)

        1. He said they would go to the Beast at the show.

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          1. re: fickle

            he should go to the Danforth, It would be awesome if he hit Messini's for a delicious gyro, and maybe Athens Pastries for dessert Loukomades!

            Maybe he could touch on the Shawarma trend...

          2. I would really love to see Bourdain cover Toronto's food scene for what I think is our strongest asset: Hundreds (thousands?) of grandmothers from all over the world cooking simple dishes, and passing on a love of food to the next generation. There aren't a lot of cities in the world where you can taste the "signature" comfort dish from dozens of cultures all in one weekend.

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            1. re: Underdog Rally

              I would agree with the variety of ethnicities and neighborhoods (albiet how some of them are becoming too gentrified to hold their origins) but polish, tibetan, indian, sri lankan, portuguese, italian, greek. I would also suggest that our current trend of hoof to tail and charcuterie may be passe by season 8 of the show

              1. re: Underdog Rally

                I love this idea as a thread. My little girl is19 months and I want her to be exposed to all the great comfort dishes from around the globe. We only have 2 Grandma's - so how awesome to enjoy the cooking of 1000's of others....