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Oct 16, 2010 10:10 PM

Dinner out with the Boys

Hey guys,

Planning to get together with the boys and I was wondering if there was anything new that we can head to. it's going to be for a group of 9-13 guys, foodie types and non-foodies. We try to get to different restaurants every now and then. It's my turn to pick a place and I'm coming to you guys for some help.

I'm thinking gastro pub...but nothing really is standing out - but I'm probably wrong on that. Also would be interested in some comfort food, like fired chicken, mash potatoes, etc - not harlem, been there done that.

Would be up for other recs's Beast?

I look forward to your help guys! Thanks!

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  1. What about Duggan's Brewery or Queen and Beaver?

    Duggan's Brewery
    75 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5C, CA

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    1. re: TorontoJo

      I've looked into B&Q and the reviews don't seem to be great, perhaps someone that has been there recently can give some feedback.

      Duggan's Brewery...anyone have any reviews on that?

      It doesn't necessarily have to be gastropub...some comfort food would be great too!

      1. re: excel

        i heard the monks table does a tasting menu with beer in each course, i haven't tried it personally. Another option ( this may get deleted) is to drive over to buffalo and go the the anchor bar for wings.!!

        1. re: excel

          I thought the beers at Duggan's were fun, but I was seriously underwhelmed by my mussels. I will, however, give a big thumbs-up to watching soccer matches with the staff on a slow afternoon. :)

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        1. Have you ever tried Beer Bistro? They have an excellent selection of beer and I've always been impressed with the food.

          Beer Bistro
          18 King St. E, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4, CA

          1. Thanks for the recs guys! I'm not sure how beer became the emphasis - I put food ahead of the drinks...

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            1. re: excel

              I'm in the same process as you... but for a smaller group of guys (and for me the beer is utmost important). Thus I'm hoping to go to BeerBistro. I did find a nice little write up by Greg Clow on TasteTO website, he lists a few gastropubs downtown with a breakdown of each one in terms of the beer, other drinks, and food.


              1. re: Royaljelly

                Thanks royaljelly! that's a great place to start....keep the rec coming guys!

                1. re: excel

                  How about Czehoski? Oysters, pierogis and mac n' cheese are among the starters, and some of my ultimate comfort foods are listed as mains: slow braised lamb shank with root vegetables, duck confit, beef cheek and celeriac risotto. The beer list is impressive and the wine list short, but varied.

                  678 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA