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Jakis Dec 13, 2012 08:11 AM

Planning to go out for a brunch this Sunday and can't decide where to go. I love beast brunch so have been thinking about going there but would love to hear some other good options. Has anyone been to County General for Brunch?

  1. kwass Dec 14, 2012 01:20 PM

    Lola's Kitchen is also a nice place for brunch.

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      Jakis Dec 16, 2012 05:03 PM

      Ended up going to Stockyards for brunch this morning. It was great! I had the biscuits with sausage gravy and my gf ordered the griddle cakes. We also ordered a side of pit beans. It was all delicious! Favorites for me were the pit beans and sausage gravy. Next on the list is White Brick Kitchen.

      Cheers

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        kwass Dec 16, 2012 05:46 PM

        So glad you enjoyed it! Make sure you report back after you've gone to WBK.

    2. kwass Dec 14, 2012 12:26 PM

      Stockyards also makes a really good brunch. Their griddle cakes are unbelievable, as is the Stockyard Breakfast Sandwich. They have a lot of other good brunch menu items as well.

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        EverymanJack Dec 14, 2012 12:08 PM

        I'm a big proponent of Fanny Chackwicke's right now. Ask for some of their homemade hot sauce (scotch bonnet!)

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          kwass Dec 14, 2012 12:17 PM

          Their banana pancakes sound so good. I've been wanting to try that place for a long time.

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            justsayn Dec 14, 2012 12:28 PM

            banana pancakes were not on the menu when i was there. Wow sounds great!

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              kwass Dec 14, 2012 01:16 PM

              I know! They're buttermilk banana pancakes, and I'm dying to try them!

        2. prima Dec 14, 2012 09:09 AM

          L'Ouvrier
          http://www.louvrier.ca/downloads/louvrier_brunch.pdf
          The Saint
          http://www.thesainttavern.com/saint_brunch_menu.pdf
          Red Fish
          http://redfishresto.com/brunch/
          White Brick Kitchen
          http://thewhitebrickkitchen.com/

          Interesting both White Brick Kitchen and Red Fish are serving banana bread French toast for brunch.

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            kwass Dec 14, 2012 09:17 AM

            The Saint is on my list as well. Edward Levesque's Kitchen sounds pretty good too.

            http://www.edwardlevesque.ca/menus/al...

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              justsayn Dec 14, 2012 10:38 AM

              The Saint brunch has great service and very good food. Their choice of music irks me so we don't go back. It is a blend made by a random selector of music of every known genre from 1930 - 2018.

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                prima Dec 14, 2012 11:14 AM

                ha ha. Good to know.

                I liked the music at Habits Gastropub- all 70s & 80s classic rock/top 40 while I was there a few weeks ago. I was there after brunch ended, but I did enjoy the poutine that's also available on the regular menu. The mac & cheese was a little heavy on the truffle oil. Portions were generous. Thought Habits was a good down-to-earth pub brunch option for College Street just west of Little Italy.
                http://www.habitsgastropub.com/brunch

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              kwass Dec 14, 2012 09:18 AM

              +1 Red Fish

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                justsayn Dec 14, 2012 10:35 AM

                I had the banana bread ft at WBK also. It was very good. It was literally banana bread made as french toast. It was great - that being said I would have much preferred a banana bread inspired french toast so that it wouldn't be so dessert-like. It was 3 thick pieces of banana bread with chocolate chips and then caramel and cream etc. Also had the pancakes - gingerbread or something and found them to be way over seasoned for my pref.

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                  prima Dec 14, 2012 11:11 AM

                  The banana bread French Toast at Red Fish comes with a peanut butter mousse. Maybe that would be a little less dessert-like?

                  I like Cinnamon Bun French Toast. Has anyone seen that it TO lately?

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                    kwass Dec 14, 2012 11:40 AM

                    Cinnamon Bun French Toast...OMG I'm getting hungry just thinking about that.

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                    kwass Dec 14, 2012 11:39 AM

                    I think dessert-like french toast sounds divine...yummmm!!!

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                      justsayn Dec 14, 2012 12:16 PM

                      Then you may not want to leave the place ; )

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                        kwass Dec 14, 2012 01:18 PM

                        I probably wouldn't. I could have the french toast for brunch, and the fried chicken for dinner.

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                          justsayn Dec 15, 2012 05:22 PM

                          : )

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                  frostie Dec 13, 2012 07:25 PM

                  I've had a good number of great brunches at Marben, but those were back in the days when Carl Heinrich was still the chef. I haven't been back in a while, but from what I remember, it's always been spot on.

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                    szw Dec 13, 2012 05:54 PM

                    Please go to white brick kitchen on bloor! The food really is great...

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                      justsayn Dec 13, 2012 08:36 PM

                      +1 Their beef bacon is delicious and the burger is a hidden gem! English muffins are doughy. Has anybody tried the fried chicken?

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                        szw Dec 13, 2012 11:58 PM

                        The fried chix is great

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                          justsayn Dec 15, 2012 05:22 PM

                          Great to hear. Reminds me that I need to get back to Hadley's for their awesome fried chicken and french toast! mmmmmm

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                            LexiFirefly Dec 15, 2012 06:26 PM

                            Check their Twitter. A little unreliable but they always post when they have the fried chicken French toast.

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                              justsayn Dec 15, 2012 11:42 PM

                              Thanks for the heads up! Now following.

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                        foodiction2 Dec 13, 2012 09:01 PM

                        Another +1 for this

                        Still never understand why there isn't a line around the block for this place!

                        Fried chicken is amazing, crispy but not too greasy. Also enjoyed their breakfast and BLT.

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                          justsayn Dec 14, 2012 06:37 AM

                          shhhhhhhh ; )

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                            kwass Dec 14, 2012 09:00 AM

                            Dying to try WBK! Only heard great things about it! To the OP: Try it so you can report back to us.

                      3. justsayn Dec 13, 2012 05:48 PM

                        I have now been 3 times for brunch. 2 weeks ago I was "forced" to go against my preference of a million other places I would rather eat brunch. The music was SO loud we had to yell at each other. The person next to us told his friends he was scoping out a way to cut the speaker wires. It was unbelievable. The chicken sandwich is still a tiny sandwich for the $ and it relies on the attraction of being fried and complete with avocada because there really is no other redeeming quality, save the cute little milk bun. I agreed to go because secretly I expected it to be lined up around the corner but just my luck we were seated right away...

                        To be fair, the music was a new problem so I don't know if it was just more bad luck or not?

                        1. MissBingBing Dec 13, 2012 10:00 AM

                          Get there early. It's not a very large room.

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