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"Rashers" opening in Leslieville

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lightbulb Aug 15, 2012 03:03 PM

On my way for a scoop at Ed's this afternoon, spied this beside Majesteas. Perhaps competition for LP across the street?

 
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    hungryabbey RE: lightbulb Aug 15, 2012 03:30 PM

    Found this online http://www.postcity.com/Eat-Shop-Do/E...
    Looks like they are a sandwich shop only..
    Looking forward to seeing a menu.

    www.abbeyskitchen.com

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      Yongeman RE: lightbulb Aug 15, 2012 04:03 PM

      We already have a 'bacon' shop...it's Belly Buster Sub at Yonge and Glen Echo, just north of Burger's Priest. It has like 5 microwaves whose job it is to cook bacon for their subs. Really good subs, especially since 90% of them feature BACON!
      (I'm sure this new spot will be great too!)

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        millygirl RE: Yongeman Aug 16, 2012 03:32 AM

        Mr MG loves his bacon and is very excited to hear about Rashers!

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          atomeyes RE: millygirl Aug 16, 2012 03:50 AM

          does he love his bacon microwaved?

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            millygirl RE: atomeyes Aug 16, 2012 06:40 AM

            Uh - no. He's a chowhound like me.

            But how do you know that this is their claim to fame? They haven't opened yet. Have I missed something somewhere?

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              1sweetpea RE: millygirl Aug 16, 2012 09:24 AM

              Lean back bacon rashers can't really be nuked. There isn't a lot of fat, so they need to be heated evenly, either in a pan or on a flat-top griddle.

              Can we assume this place will be specializing in UK-style bacon "butties"? It's amazing how many concepts have sprung from pork and salt.

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                Rashers RE: 1sweetpea Aug 16, 2012 03:43 PM

                Glad to see you’re all looking forward to our opening. We’re excited to get things going as quickly as possible and as things stand, it’s looking like mid-September.

                To put the guesses to rest, we are specializing in bacon sandwiches, with a focus on the British/ Irish cut; aka the Rasher – and yes, we’ll have a proper English Bacon Butty. Not to worry if your preference is to strip or back bacon – we’ll have that too (double smoked, wild boar, Tamworth, back bacon in our own in-house brine, etc.). You’ll have a great selection of breads from Fred’s Breads and our own homemade sauces (whiskey bbq, beer mayo, Mill St Ale mustard, brown sauce, and of course ketchup).

                Follow us on Facebook: RashersInc or Twitter: RashersTO for updates, menus, etc.

                Looking forward to seeing all of you in the shop.

                Oh - @Yongeman - nothing beats Bellys at 2am!

                John

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                  Yongeman RE: Rashers Aug 16, 2012 09:47 PM

                  ; )
                  Good one Rashers. There's always room for more Bacon!

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                    millygirl RE: Yongeman Aug 17, 2012 05:37 AM

                    Yay, thanks for the clarification Rashers.

                    Mr MG (and me) are very excited.............

                    I assume there will be eat in tables?

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                    JennaBean RE: Rashers Oct 17, 2012 08:55 AM

                    Update in timing to open??

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                      lightbulb RE: JennaBean Nov 15, 2012 11:41 AM

                      Open today!

                      Just happened by and sampled the "Hogtown", which is the house made peameal on eggy bun with their "brown sauce". I'm not a big peameal bacon guy; most of my experience being the St Lawrence Mkt. Carousel version, perhaps every other year.
                      I digress. Friendly and enthusiastic fellow was manning the front and explaining each menu item to everyone.

                      The "Hogtown" was average, bacon had nice texture but I found the sauce a little sharp, the vinegar component taking over my taste buds and somewhat overpowering.

                      I'll be back to try something different next time.

                       
                       
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                        ylsf RE: lightbulb Nov 15, 2012 02:41 PM

                        Thanks, did you happen to take a pic of your sandwich? Curious on the portion sizes :)

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                  dgrayca RE: millygirl Nov 15, 2012 03:47 PM

                  Had the Beer BLT. Enjoyed it greatly. A bite of my son's grilled cheese was delicious too.

          2. kwass RE: lightbulb Nov 15, 2012 04:43 PM

            Is there a menu online yet? I looked but couldn't find one.

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              ylsf RE: kwass Nov 15, 2012 06:20 PM

              Assume you saw the menu board photo posted by lightbulb above?

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                kwass RE: ylsf Nov 15, 2012 06:43 PM

                I didn't see that. Thanks for pointing it out. The only thing is it lists the sandwiches but doesn't have any descriptions.

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                  Food Tourist RE: kwass Dec 13, 2012 06:03 AM

                  They now have a printed menu with prices and descriptions.

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              JennaBean RE: lightbulb Nov 18, 2012 12:17 PM

              Went today and placed the last order before the were fully sold out and closed for the day around 1:30 pm. The only item they had left was the beer blt. Served on a baguette with tomato, baby greens and mayo. The bacon was generous but I did get any of the beer element and for my personal liking the bacon was a bit under cooked and lacking in salt.

              I will go back to try some other items but will ask for my bacon well done.

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                jlunar RE: JennaBean Nov 19, 2012 08:53 AM

                I walked by at 3 and saw the "sorry, ran out of food" note on the door! Was sad I didn't get a chance to try.

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                  JennaBean RE: JennaBean Dec 10, 2012 12:39 PM

                  Went for a second visit around noon on Sunday. This time I tried out the hogtown peameal with cheese. It was good but I wouldn't say it was any better than what I get at the SLM. It is nice to have the option in the hood but I'm also walking distance to the market. For the sandwich with the added cheese and a small OJ it was basically $11 so about $3 or $4 more than the market version. I *hope* that the pork comes from a smaller producer but that's likely just wishful thinking on my part. I would happily pay more for a more ethical meat producer’s product.

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                    sbug206 RE: JennaBean Dec 10, 2012 12:46 PM

                    Yes it does.

                    www.perthporkproducts.com

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                      JennaBean RE: sbug206 Dec 10, 2012 12:49 PM

                      Well that very good to know! I will happily spend my money for peameal on a bun there over SLM. Thanks sbug206!

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                      Rashers RE: JennaBean Dec 10, 2012 12:49 PM

                      Our bacon comes from http://perthporkproducts.com/ Feel free to email us with any questions you may have.

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                    sbug206 RE: lightbulb Nov 19, 2012 01:34 PM

                    Toronto Life article.

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

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                      millygirl RE: sbug206 Nov 24, 2012 01:26 PM

                      Really really disappointing. Tried it today and honestly, we can do much better at home and save ourselves getting in the car. The wedge fries were undercooked and cold. Felt like they had been hangin around for days too! The 'butty' is just plain sad and everything was cold.

                      Maybe they have kinks to work out yet?? but honestly it just wasnt very good folks.

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                        Food Tourist RE: millygirl Dec 13, 2012 05:58 AM

                        On the weekend, their sidewalk chalkboard boasted, "Come and try what one Chowhound reviewer thought was the saddest bacon sandwich she's ever had". Love it!
                        So I tried the mini brioche smoked bacon and brie and it was really good even at $5. Can't complain at all.

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                          millygirl RE: Food Tourist Dec 13, 2012 06:48 AM

                          Hopefully the butty is just as good too. I'm glad to see they're improving and maybe it was just opening kinks.

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                      ylsf RE: lightbulb Dec 3, 2012 06:47 AM

                      Write up on BlogTO with photos this morning:

                      http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/ras...

                      1. grandgourmand RE: lightbulb Dec 3, 2012 06:56 AM

                        it was ok...but some bacon and egg and white bread for over $8. that won't get me coming back. well, the brown sauce was homemade, but I'm sure i can find a recipe for that somewhere.

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                          ylsf RE: lightbulb Mar 28, 2013 05:33 AM

                          Funny promo for them. "sweat" like a pig for 30% off
                          http://forums.redflagdeals.com/toront...

                          Basically run or bike in the shape of a pig

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