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Eaton Centre Food Court - new and expanded with interesting options

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On September 1st the new Eaton Centre Food Court will be unveiled. According to the article in the Toronto Star (linked below) they spent $48 million in renos! I think the news was posted when it was first announced but the opening is around the corner. Spots like Big Smoke Burger ( i.e. old Craft Burger), Urban Herbivore, along with traditional "fast food" served on actual plates.

http://www.thestar.com/living/food/ar...

If anyone get around to checking it out on the opening weekend please post up here.

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    1. They're giving away $10 gift certificates to be used at the grand opening at Yonge & Dundas, though I didn't stop to see what you had to do to get one.

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      1. re: tjr

        “And many of the malls have the same old chains in the food courts, and it’s getting tired.”

        Will be interesting to see what else shows up. But So far looks like shiny versions of McDonald's, KFC, and one of the wost food court offenders - Bourbon Street Grill.

        1. re: abigllama

          Bourbon St. Grill (the Americans know it as Kelly's Cajun Grill -- the "bourbon chicken samples" people) is hands down the worst fast food chain in history.... Junk Chinese crap passing itself off as Cajun. Might as well serve sushi at the Mexican booth and BBQ pork ribs at the vegetarian or Halal restaurant while they're at it.

          What are they going to do, give out those "bourbon chicken samples" on reusable toothpicks?

          1. re: TexSquared

            I think "Thai Express" is much worse than Bourbon St. - tasteless and minimal amounts of ingredients in their noodles.

      2. Toronto Life has a photo gallery of the new food court, Urban Eatery.

        http://www.torontolife.com/daily/dail...

        1. What a pleasure to have healthier options like Urban Herbivore and Fast Fresh Foods. And next to offerings like KFC and McD's the healthier spots have shorter lines. Which, while sad, is convenient for those wanting these options.

          Also, kudos to the operators for making some nice environmental initiatives in this food court. Great stuff!

          1. I tried Shanghai 360's dim sum plate, I have to say I was very impressed for food court food. A staff member was preparing the dumplings right where we can see him and the quality was much better than dim sums I've had at restaurants that charge triple the price. I had it with an eggplant dish which was also delicious, and first time ever I don't feel sick after eating food court Chinese!