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Any Rec's near the Horseshoe Tavern ?

I need a casual yet yummy rec near the Horseshoe on a Monday night before a show. Any thoughts?

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    1. re: MissBingBing

      Seconded. There are other places around there, sure, but really... this is the one you want to go to.

      1. re: mnajji

        It's that good? A sandwich shop? OK I will try it...going Monday evening.
        Thanks.

        1. re: Torontotonto

          Banh Mi Boys was arguably one of the biggest Toronto food success stories last year. You've never heard?

          Also, you did say casual was a requirement. Banh Mi Boys is most certainly that.

          1. re: magic

            Sure I have heard of Banh Mi but have not gone. I will on Monday....BTW.....are they licensed?

            1. re: Torontotonto

              Hmm, I can't recall! Sorry. Maybe someone here knows....?

                1. re: Torontotonto

                  Not licensed. Must haves for me: fried chicken bao and kimchi fries (don't knock 'em until you've tried them).

                  1. re: TorontoJo

                    Kimchi fries with tofu rule.

                    My fave is still the meatball banh mi :)

                    1. re: magic

                      +1 Kimchi fries with tofu

                      Also must try the chicken taco!!

                      1. re: magic

                        Kimchi fries with pulled pork is significantly awesome for carnivores! They smoke their pork in house.

                        1. re: TorontoJo

                          Their smoked pork is better than most BBQ places I've been to. Crazy.

                    2. re: Torontotonto

                      It's a fast-food set-up, tho quite pleasant with a seating area and everything. You'll be in 'n' out in 25 minutes. If you're looking for cheap beer, go next door to the Cameron.

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                1. Jules Bistro, Strada 241, Tutti Matti, Yuzu, Shanghai Cowgirl (haven't been for a while, has anyone been to Shanghai Cowgirl recently?) and Khao San Road are also relatively close.