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Best Toronto Place for Poutine, Kobe Beef and Authentic Memphis Style Montreal Smoked Meat?

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Snarf Jun 27, 2011 07:02 PM

Hopefully the title will put off the poseurs who clog some of these postings with pygobranchitic hyperbole, and leave some space for some true secret sharing. Like the true secrets that none of us are admitting to, out of concern that some of the truly marvellous places have such small capacity that the first come. first served won't include us if we divulge to too many.

Like the small town butcher who only does a few pigs a week nose to tail, or the back door policies that some of the high end places have only for locals.....

Curious to see what people come out with.....Cheers!

  1. Charles Yu Jun 27, 2011 08:30 PM

    We went to watch 'Bad Teacher' over the weekend. My kids bought some poutine from New York Fries! First time I had that! Man! It was pretty damn good!!!! Especially the gravy! Surprise!!!

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      ylsf Jun 27, 2011 08:40 PM

      Ha, so, you aren't looking for a Poutine place but just other random/secret/small/ spots? Interesting concept for a thread...

      I was wondering what "authentic memphis style montreal smoked meat" was.... :)

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      1. re: ylsf
        justsayn Jun 27, 2011 08:57 PM

        For me it was Caplansky back at the Monarch

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        Caplansky's
        356 College Street, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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        dubchild Jun 28, 2011 04:43 AM

        A few years back an Indian friend, I knew back then, took me to a place near Danforth and Woodbine. It was an Indian restaurant in the back of a video store. I remember everything being very good. Does anyone know this place?
        Olliffe butchers on Yonge st makes great sandwiches which sell out, usually, before noon. Petit Thuet across the street has set up a great BBQ on weekends which also sells out.

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        Thuet
        609 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1M5, CA

        Olliffe
        1097 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

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          jamesm Jun 28, 2011 05:55 AM

          It took me a second but once it sunk in the title made me laugh. Nice work. I'll nominate Vickie's Fish and Chips and Thai on Ronces. Not the best food ever but it's across the street from my house and on a lazy Sunday when my girlfriend and I are hungover and she wants pad thai and spring rolls and I want Fish and chips it's perfect. In and out for about 15 bucks. Plus it's just such a bizarre little hole in the wall I can't help but like it.

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            Jacquilynne Jun 29, 2011 10:50 AM

            I go past there fairly often and I've never stopped in, but I've always been vaguely curious. Usually I'm on my way to meet someone and eat somewhere else on Roncey at the time, so it never makes sense, but I'll have to make a point to try it sometimes.

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              jamesm Jun 29, 2011 05:00 PM

              Don't get me wrong it's not a destination. I'm talking it's a weird little joint across the street from my house that works very well on a lazy hungover Sunday. Inside is interesting though because there are pictures of Vicky? on the wall at floating markets in Asia, cooking for what appear to be dignitaries at events in her home country and loads of hand written signs everywhere. It kind of looks like a scene from a Beautiful Mind. It's just an odd little curiosity that satisfies some cravings once in awhile.

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          BDD888 Jun 30, 2011 09:37 PM

          Best Montreal Smoked Meat I ever had was of all places....in Montreal. Who would have thunk it?? :) Was so damn addictive!! Kept cutting thick slices and making sandwiches. Bought by a friend of my father's who was raised in Montreal and attended McGill for Engineering. Our families were visiting his mother who lived in Montreal.

          And does any one know where to find Wagyu beef in York Region??

          It is available though at the typical name Toronto butchers...http://www.thestar.com/living/food/ar...

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