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Uncle Betty's Diner

I just noticed this place where Lolo used to be, on Yonge, between Eglinton and Lawrence. Here's a local article about it:
http://www.postcity.com/Eat-Shop-Do/E...

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Lolo Restaurant
2590 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P2J3, CA

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  1. Ooh, thanks for the tip!

    1. Thanks for the scoop. Will definitely be checking this out. Looks cute.

        1. It's open. Place was empty at noon except for one table (deuce), so they were happy when I came in. Near the entrance, is an ice cream display counter with buckets of Greg's ice cream. Just past the cash register is the Dreesen's donut robot, which they fired up just after I got there. Nothing like a a hot fresh cinnamon doughnut to start off lunch... $1

          I ordered their insane grilled cheese sandwich, which is sourdough bread, with garlic aioli, cheddar cheese, a slab of their Mac n' Cheese and your choice of meatloaf or pulled pork - yea - heart attack on a plate. I ordered it with pulled pork and had salad instead of fries (arteries were seizing up as I was reading the menu). Sandwich was really rich and had too much going on for my taste. The pulled pork was a bit dry, too vinegary. -$12

          I also got their homemade chocolate twinkie with roasted marshmallow cream, as they were taunting me from their display case while I was waiting for my sandwich. They also had ones with ganache and the "classic" - essentially vanilla. Not bad -- not too sweet, a little dry -- needed a bit more cream. - $2.

          They also have Franks all natural hot dogs - beef, turkey. Brunch on Sat & Sun. Breakfast menu 7:00 - 11:00 am.

          I think they are a good addition to the hood, nice to duck in for a fresh doughnut (mind you they will only crank out fresh batches at certain times of the day).

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          1. re: Degustation

            OMG. That sounds insane. Grilled cheese, mac and cheese AND pulled pork AND fries on one plate?

            Fresh donuts sound great. There is a visit in my very near future.

            1. re: TorontoJo

              Ya this sounds very good. Will have to be going soon.

              1. re: magic

                ah amazing. anyone know the hours for dinner?

                1. re: hungryabbey

                  I think they are pretty much open all day but they close around 9:00 pm.

                  1. re: Degustation

                    Great. Can you tell us anything else that was on the menu??

                    1. re: hungryabbey

                      Pulled pork sandwich, meat loaf, mac n' cheese, Franks natural hot dogs (beef, turkey, and salmon?), probably a burger - can't really remember anything else as I was looking for the more esoteric items.

                      Breakfast seemed to have the usual suspects and I think brunch had some interesting things but since I'm not a brunch person I didn't look too closely there. Short kiddie menu with smaller versions of adult menu, I believe.

              2. re: TorontoJo

                To be clear, cheddar cheese, mac n' cheese and pulled pork are all the ingredients smooshed up in the grilled cheese sandwich - fries are on the side.

                1. re: Degustation

                  Oh. Holy crap. Thanks for the clarification. That sounds...intense?

                    1. re: TorontoJo

                      That sounds like a DD&D candidate. Or a Man vs Food thing if it's extra huge.

                2. re: Degustation

                  I just tried to find a phone # and couldn't. Any idea what the # is or where to find it? I googled it, checked the yellow pages online, and when neither of those yielded results, I called 411, and still nothing. It's as if the place doesn't exist.

                  1. re: kwass

                    They have the old Lolo phone number: 416 483-2590

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                    Lolo Restaurant
                    2590 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P2J3, CA

                  2. re: Degustation

                    I swung by on Friday. Figured it was a good destination for lunch about halfway through a 40km cycle. The artery clogging meal to make up for the exercise. ;-)

                    Hubby had the grilled cheese with the pulled pork - he's giving it a 9/10 saying it wasn't juicy enough though I am not sure how that applies to that type of sandwich! I had the sloppy betty - chili and cheese on a fresh bun. Not bad, could have had more cheese. I got a twinkie to go and have to agree with the earlier review - was a little dry and could use more cream inside.

                    Certainly worthy of another ride up and around. Perhaps in warmer weather go for the homemade ice cream sandwich.

                    Should add that the service was a little inconsistent but it was only day 3 since they opened. Sure it will get better as they settle in.

                  3. My mistake everyone. I just looked at the original post and there is a phone number. If anyone is interested it's 416-483-2590

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                    1. re: kwass

                      I had a little look see today as I live in the hood. Cute little place,about half full,the few donuts they had on display looked sad :(.Only 1 kind? Hope the start fryin' up sum apple fritters soon.

                      1. re: petek

                        Doubt that they will have different kinds since they adopted the Dreeson Donut program (with purchased machine) and that means cinnamon, sugar and plain.

                        1. re: Degustation

                          Dang it all to hell! I got so excited when you said homemade donuts :(

                          1. re: petek

                            No, I said the twinkies are homemade. The donuts are fresh and hot off the donut machine, which is still better than Timmies but not in the same league as the San Remo apple fritter.

                            1. re: Degustation

                              Sorry,I don't understand. The machine doesn't make donuts? Does it just warm them?

                              1. re: petek

                                Yes, it does make donuts but I guess what I'm saying is that it's just a bit formulaic.

                                http://www.dreesens.com/index.cfm?pag...

                              2. re: Degustation

                                Is it as good as tiny toms doughnuts?