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Pho Thai Son Restaurant location on Broadway (between Brunswick and Prince Edward) has been in a serious blaze (grocery store too). I haven't seen it myself, but I suspect it's beyond salvage :(

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Vanco...

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  1. Judging from the pictures I saw on the news this morning I'd say it's way beyond salvage....it was simply a pile of rubble.

    1. Dang ! PTS is one of my faves for pho, and bun thit nuong cha gio :-(

      Hope they rise out of the ashes one day soon. Guess in the meantime I'll have to trek to their 1st Ave location.

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      1. re: LotusRapper

        they have a 1st ave location???
        Where??
        I love their salad rolls - perfect on the go lunch for 6 bucks, and the peanut sauce is spicy!
        I hope they re-open, my go to for a quick lunch in my hood.

        Feel bad for the market owners - hope they had insurance! I shopped weekly at that market. Sad.

        1. re: starlady

          It is a bit hidden. It is on the Renfrew side of the T&T mall at 1st and Renfrew.

          1. re: fmed

            Starlady - PTS is on the upper level on the east side (ie: Renfrew side, like Fmed said).

            1. re: LotusRapper

              Tasty Market is gone I guess there ain't much money in veggies these days.

              Also Trilussa is closed Mondays-sadly.

              1. re: Sam Salmon

                Not sure if Fraser St is Mount Pleasant but WTH.

                Dhaka Fish & Biryani continues to Please-outstanding food and personable service in a warm family atmosphere.

                http://www.dhakafishbiryani.com/

                Friuticana is moving further north to the old Field's location a smart move by a place I always stop at-even though Polo Market usually gets most of my business.

                http://www.fruiticana.com/ http://polomarket.foodpages.ca/

                Manohar Vegetarian Bakery quite a new addition to the hood-not one of the dreary vegan variety but a real cross section of old & new world style baked goods-exceptionally well priced too the chocolate cake was a winner @ $1.99/slice.

                Perused another newly opened grocery store with lots of Indian goods forget to get the name it's a little tough to keep up these places are coming out of the woodwork!

                Guess I walked right by the Venezuelan place forgot all about it until the ride home well there's always next time.

                1. re: Sam Salmon

                  I don't think it would be fair to the residents of Sunset if we lumped them with the Mount Pleasant residents. Fraser St deserves its own thread! It is unsung as one of the best places to shop " ethnic" in the city. Along with Sam's worthy list of places, I should add Thurga, Sabzi Mandi Express, the "big" Sabzi Mandi south of Marine, New Novelty, Fraserview Meat shop ( and their competitors along that short little block. Great South Asian marinated meats), Breka.

                  1. re: fmed

                    Have yet to make it to the big Sabzi Mandi Thanks for the reminder.

                    Speaking of which I wonder if they aren't the reason Fruiticana has picked up their game of late-the store is much cleaner the Staff sharper-not as good as Polo Market but the change is palpable.

      2. Had lunch at their E.1st/Renfrew location on Tuesday. Asked boss lady what's happening with their Broadway operation. She said the building is being reno'd and they *will* be re-opening in a few months.