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Dec 18, 2003 03:13 PM
Discussion's Top 10 of 2003

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So, how many of these are Chowhound destinations?

I'm sorry to say I don't get out much so I haven't tried any of these except for Senses when it was at the old Bloor St. location.

These restaurants all look like places where the young and beautiful hang out. I'm not bitter ... honest :)


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  1. I was amused at your "young and beautiful" description.

    I was somehow unmoved by the descriptions of the restaurants. It's probably because I have the majority of meals with at least one of my children (plus, of course, my spouse), and none of these look family-friendly. I'm definitely over the hill!

    I might try one of these places if I was on expense account. (Or actually, my previous track record says no).

    The audience of is different from I sometimes use Citysearch, if I'm visiting a city, particularly for "What's Nearby", so I can find a good restaurant without having to travel cross-town. somehow doesn't have that feeling (or feature).

    5 Replies
    1. re: divirtual

      Lobby seems to be an unusual choice here. Even the review on the site treats the food as an afterthought. is a great site for what it is, advertising and tourism promotion. I'm not familiar with all of them but these restaurants might be the newest and "hottest" but maybe not the best. I'd have to go back and check but are they all restaurants that opened in 2003?

      1. re: alsiem

        Instead of commenting on someone elses list (I know I'm doing that now) why don't we put together our own list - give me a couple of days to think about it and I'll kick something off if nobody else does.

        1. re: estufarian

          Putting out a Chowhound top 10 is a great idea.

          1. re: Leah S
            Janine Mosley

            Here is my top ten:

            Mitzi's Sister-casual pub
            Pho Hung-vietnamese
            New Generation-sushi
            New York Subway-hand food
            Young Thailand-Thai
            Indian Rice Factory/Host/Madras Dosa Hut-Indian
            Tequila Book Worm-cafe
            Ghazale's-middle eastern hand food

            These are all vegetarian friendly places.

          2. re: estufarian

            It's been 5 years since my job transplanted my wife and I to the Bay Area from TO. Yet, even as I try to occassionaly keep up with TO eating scene through this board, it is different if I actually live there.

            Now, I'm going to start this list (and perhaps determine how obsolete my choices are, as well as get some tips on where to go during our visit next month):

            1. Chiado
            2. JOV
            3. Scaramouche
            4. Wah Sing
            5. Truffles
            6. Splendido
            7. Ferraro (Eglinton W - Forest Hill)
            8. Mars (breakfast place in Y/E)
            8. Marche (BCE or Bayview Ave.)

            That's all I can come up with that are, at present, memorable to me. Even as I was living in the Yonge/Eglinton area for the last 5 years of my life in TO, I could only include Mars amongst the multitude of eating establishments that I had sampled in that area.