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Guy Fieri Spotted in Toronto

Quote from the Star "He’s been dining, and filming, at some of this city’s most popular joints, such as Hey Meatball, Caplansky’s Delicatessen and, rumour has it, the Stockyards on St. Clair and the Lakeview Restaurant on Dundas St."

I for one think the only restaurant on this list that should be on the show is Stockyards, how do you guys feel? what about missed restaurants, etc? Really surprised to see the Lakeview on this list, not sure where he's getting his information from.

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  1. I agree with you about Stockyards. And what about the School Bakery...that should have been on the list. Lola's Kitchen also probably should have been on the list.

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    1. re: kwass

      Seriously, School Bakery? a 40 minute wait for a stone cold eggs benedict with a skin formed on the hollandaise is worth being on DDD? Well reality is a solid 50% of the places he visits on the show are actually pretty bad.

      Been to a few in my travels, and you never know what you are going to get, sometimes it's exactly what it should be, good homey stick to the ribs food in an unpretentious environment, and other times you wonder how they managed to tart this hole up for the filming (see also "Dangerous Dans on "You Gotta Eat Here")

      1. re: bytepusher

        I think my wait was over an hour, but sounds like we had a similar brunch, foodwise.

        1. re: bytepusher

          50%????

          I disagree!

          I've been to 28 DDD spots so far. The vast majority are actually amazing. Only 4 of my 28 were real disappointments. The rest have been either close to 10/10 or at the very least quite good.

          1. re: magic

            I've been to 3 DDD spots (that I know of), and I'd return to all 3. But then again, I'm only going to be going to DDD spots that appeal to me, anyhow!

          2. re: bytepusher

            Sorry that your experience was bad @ SB. I love that place! You do have to get there early though.

            1. re: kwass

              We were there at opening, no lineup, the 40 minute wait was from being seated until food arrived, given that we were maybe the 3rd table served that day how they managed to pull off stone cold food is a bit of a mystery

              1. re: bytepusher

                Well that's ridiculous! There's no excuse for that.

            2. re: bytepusher

              "Well reality is a solid 50% of the places he visits on the show are actually pretty bad."

              I've been to 11 so far and only one would I not go back to. I'd say it was good but nothing special. Outside of the owner that is, he's quite the character. Anyway, were it more along the way, it'd be a stop but having to drive about 30 mins off track, we'll skip it.
              Most have been remarkably good.

              DT

          3. There's a discussion going on here, in the big honkin' thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/619901

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            1. re: childofthestorm

              I know, that's why it was time to start a new thread...waaaaay too long!

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              1. I'm not sure he or the producers of DDD have the same criteria for restaurants as the people on this board.

                1. He's hosting a "Chef's Challenge" fundraising event for Mount Sinai Hospital on Saturday.
                  http://www.chefschallengeforacure.com/