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Mar 6, 2014 09:51 AM

HuffPo: 32 Toronto Food Things

A lot of this seems kind of trite, but I thought people might like to see it anyway:

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  1. Can I post my own "32 Toronto Food Things" so we don't give pageviews and ad revenue to a large international corporation?

    especially one that posts the Hoof's brunch, which has been gone for how long?

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    1. re: atomeyes

      I would start my Toronto Food Things with

      1) Chili Chicken at 2am in Chinatown from "Green" Garden with a side of "Cold Tea".
      2) California Veal sandwiches with hot peppers
      3) Street dogs with fresh onions and hot sauce
      4) Fries with gravy from the "Blue" City Hall food truck
      5) Milk in a bag (well not specifically Toronto but oh well)
      6) Roti while shopping at Home Depot in Gerrard Square
      7) Eating fish & chips at the shop in the back of St. Lawrence Market - best on a hot day on the back deck if you can get a picnic table to yourself...
      8) Anything on a stick at one of the many ethnic street festivals in the summer
      9) Going to the ROM cafeteria on your lunch hour (which does not require admission) and then just wandering the museum for free when your done eating.
      10) Webers burger on the way to the cottage (not in Toronto but its a Toronto thing)

      1. re: atomeyes

        It's been gone since 2011 which it says under the picture

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        1. re: disgusti

          maybe we should list some other awesome things about Toronto that no longer exist? :)

          1. re: disgusti

            Actually, they didn't even fact check properly. I ate at the Black Hoof Cafe for brunch this past August (2013)... and a week later, it closed. I remember thinking how lucky I was to have been able to squeeze in a visit before they closed. (No lineups either - which may have given them another reason for closing in comparison to their other locations).

            1. re: bluefirefly

              They actually are correct.. The space across the street was doing brunch and it closed around 2011 to do strictly cocktails. and was not restarted at the Raw Bar until 2013 "as a popup" where it only lasted a short time.


              AND besides the "Slide" on the Huff site is NOT saying Unique thing about Toronto is the "HOOF BRUNCH".. the Item clearly states:

              "Brunch Sounds Like A Good Idea ..." as the heading and
              "But getting a reservation or a table on busy weekends can get exhausting." as the description.. They pulled most of their images from Flickr: "Flickr:snowpea&bokchoi"
              and even further clarified the image: "(Image from The Black Hoof Cafe which shut down in 2011)"

              1. re: pourboi

                guess they couldn't afford the rights to this Toronto brunch photo?


                and while we're factchecking: Hoof Cafe closed down to open a Thurs-Sat set-meal restaurant, but then Jenn and Grant split up and the place remained unopened. it was then converted to Cocktail Bar.

                1. re: pourboi

                  Ah, you're right. I ate at the Hoof Cafe at Raw Bar, which was serving brunch until late summer 2013. Thanks for pointing that out.