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Oct 19, 2010 02:26 PM

GLOBE Earth coming to Mississauga

Just a heads up that in November, there will be a new outpost for you lucky Mississauga dwellers.


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  1. That's a high turnover kill zone for restos. Assume they're theorizing the Absolute and others in the condo jungle growing nearby will supply customers. Who knows? I'm thinking that menu will take a bit to catch on.

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    1. re: Kagemusha

      I just checked out the map location. Kariya and Enfield Place - aka Dead Man's Corner.

      I can't even remember the number of places that have come and gone in that area. Poor parking and lack of sight from Burnhamthorpe usually kills off anything in this block.

      1. re: pakmode

        We all said the same thing about Earth(by Globe) when it opened at 1055 Yonge.
        Now it's impossible to get into without a reservation - and that's every evening (still spots at lunch).
        Hard work, good food and fair prices is a winning combination.

        And the previous Mussel place, where Globe is now, also failed.

        1. re: estufarian

          Cafe Brussels was open for 20 years or so. Some failure!

          1. re: Herb

            But NOT in that location - business declined after they moved from Broadview - where I used to be a regular (although I think they did last a few years).

            1. re: estufarian

              I think they lasted at least 5 years in the last location.

          2. re: estufarian

            I just had dinner at Earth (Global Earth??) in Rosedale. A friend of my OH recommended....Waste of time and money. What is it with North American portions? Do they think that if they give us a load of food we will think "well I am paying $22 for bland food, but at least I can bring some home and eat it tomorrow!"??????

            I had the elk ragout. I know my game and I love it. This had not a hint of it being elk. It was boring and there was so much! I had three bites. It needed salt (as did the butter with the pre-dinner scone) and it needed ELK! I did eat the whole bowl of brussel sprouts and we shared the fries. Those were pretty okay. My OH had the jerk chicken. Bland. No kick to it. The menu said rice and peas came with it. It was rice and kidney beans (at least say what you are going to serve!). The apple slaw was nice though. We had a lovely bottle of wine. Service was adequate but not anything to be charmed by. We were honest though and they comped my food...I wish we could have had the whole night back though! Live and learn.

            1055 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

            1. re: Shoops

              "Rice and peas" is a mainstay dish in Jamaican cooking and it's always a dish of rice and beans, rather than actual green peas. As a side with Jerk Chicken, they would have been referring to it in the context of Jamaican food. Not that this defends the apparent blandness of the dish, just clarifying that the menu wasn't a mistake.

              1. re: Jacquilynne

                Isn't rice and peas actually rice and pigeon peas? Still a legume.

                1. re: Jacquilynne

                  Thank you for the clarification...

                2. re: Shoops

                  If it wasn't elk, what was it? Extra Lean Kangaroo?

                  I am pretty sure they now have a butcher at the Bloor location who prepares the meat for all locations and I highly doubt they serve some other animal as elk.

                  1. re: foodyDudey

                    I was being facetious. It tasted like hamburger is what I am saying, not a hint of game going on. Overcooked? Too much tomato? Who knows. Definitely NOT kangaroo.

                    1. re: Shoops

                      I think some of these "game" animals start tasting milder when they are farm-raised, just as Ontario lamb is very mild compared to Australian or NZ lamb.

                      1. re: foodyDudey

                        Ah. Well, thank you for the scoop. I have had lovely venison in the city that was amazing (Simple Bistro) and gamey. I was just really disappointed with the food at Earth overall and was surprised at the reviews. Every dish was disappointing, not just mine. For example - the corned beef on brioche starter was okay. The beef itself was nice/good/tasty but the brioche that it was on was cold and very greasy (not unlike bread that is fried in an English fry-up) and inedible. Nothing really worked well together and well, live and learn!

                  2. re: Shoops

                    I'm a little confused. What does you going to the Rosedale location have to do with them opening, which it looks like it won't be happening, in Mississauga? Felt like bashing them for a second time?

                    1. re: dubchild

                      My initial post (I realize now) was in the wrong forum and I just kept on replying to them. Sorry! I'll let it rest/go now!

                      1. re: Shoops

                        And I only responded here as it still seemed to be alive today after you resurrected this thread. The mods "aka CH team" should have locked it months ago as they do to other threads in a few hours.

                        Most diners have had good meals at Earth Rosedale, but I haven't been there for over a year as Globe Bistro is a short walk away.

            2. Thanks Dudey, perfect timing. I needed a good Mississauga rec for Nov! Lucky me :3


              1. 3 cheers for more yuppie garbage near Square One!

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                1. re: duckdown

                  So fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, prepared thoughtfully and well = yuppie garbage?

                  1. re: TorontoJo

                    Apparently anything that requires a knife and fork is yuppie garbage.

                    1. re: jamesm

                      damn, so my goulash today was yuppie garbage...

                  2. re: duckdown

                    Have you even eaten at Earth? They do good quality food at a very decent price point in a well put together space. How is that yuppie garbage? And what exactly is yuppie garbage anyway?

                    1. re: duckdown

                      Frankly, I'm a bit weary of the Pollan "save the world with local pork chops" schtick as a cover for jacked prices and otherwise unremarkable food. I feel for the owners since the location is truly cursed and betrays either wishful thinking and/or total ignorance of the area. It's not Yonge, simply put. I buy local, go to considerable effort to source food from Peel, Halton and Wellington, and don't have much interest in this sort of resto.

                      1. re: Kagemusha

                        the address isn't cursed, the operators who ran the previous operations were lousy business people...plain and simple.

                        1. re: ingloriouseater

                          Funny but it's hard to imagine the likelihood of serial doofus owners causing the demise of so many restos in the area. Gee, must be the location...

                          1. re: Kagemusha

                            Is this place open yet?! I keep checking the website and it always says "Today, closed. Tomorrow, closed." Anyone have the lowdown on when it may open?

                            1. re: superangela

                              Well is it November yet? Did you read what I said in my original post? I did not say it was opening in October.

                              1. re: foodyDudey

                                Just thought someone may know when they planned to open (whenever)--I just have to keep checking the website everyday in November just waiting for those words when it will say, "Today, closed. Tomorrow, open".

                                1. re: superangela

                                  You don't have to check it every day. Check it once a week. One day it will say "open". Sometimes it's hard even for the owners to know exactly when a new place will be ready to open as there are many things that can cause a delay in opening.

                                  1. re: foodyDudey

                                    Understood-but I am thinking of a specific date in mind to go this place-in which case I'll make reservations somewhere else and try Globe Earth sometime in December.

                                    1. re: superangela

                                      I talked to Ed Ho last week when I was at a winemaker's dinner (which was excellent) and he said sometime in November they should be open, he does not have a more specific date yet.

                            2. re: Kagemusha

                              i'll admit it is a bit off the beaten track...but that makes the rent cheaper and means you have to try harder as an owner to get the people in and then get those people to keep coming back and also telling their friends about it. it would be easier to pay more for a higher profile space but if the product isn't what people want at the price point that they want it is unlikely they will return...the landlord may also have been hard to deal with..but given the new tenants i doubt that as i think Ed has become a pretty shrewd business owner

                      2. Does anyone know if they're still opening in Mississauga? I was planning on doing a year end lunch there, but the website now goes to the main Globe Earth website, and Mississauga isn't listed in the locations.

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                        1. re: Chuckcluck

                          Why not call the Globe and ask them?

                          1. re: Chuckcluck

                            Globe is no longer involved. A restaurant will be opening under a different name and ownership, but they do plan to use local ingredients.