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The Gravy Train

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in Blog, Restaurants

All Aboard! The Gravy Train, a fun restaurant concept loosely inspired by political rhetoric is en-route! Help fund the project on their crowd sourcing Indiegogo campaign where you’ll be rewarded for your contribution in the form of food. One of the cool parts is that we can vote on what neighbourhood The Train will arrive in this coming spring. So let’s rally and vote for Leslieville here. CHEW...

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McGugan’s Pub Grand Opening – Robbie Burns Day Jan 25th, 2012

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Restaurants

McGugan’s Where?  1058 Gerrard St E., Toronto ON M4M 1Z8 416-901-9859 McGugan’s food is comforting and classic Scottish fare prepared to exacting standards. They aim to give every guest a heightened culinary experience within a traditional pub scene.  Being good Scots, they also aim to provide great value! Don’t miss their Grand Opening – January 25th, 2012 – Robbie Burns...

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Lola Bar

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Best of Leslieville, Pubs, Restaurants

Lola Bar Where? 1173 Dundas St. E. (on the southwest corner of Carlaw and Dundas) Located on the ground floor of the I-Zone loft building which happens to be conveniently located at the bottom of my stairs. Owners Grant and Kramer are almost always behind the bar that opens at 5pm everyday but Sunday. This tiny stylish bar is one of my mainstay spots after finishing up deals in the evenings. They have 2 beers on tap both from Mill St and amazing selection of spirits. This venue also features on of the largest patios on the East side that definitely heats up during the summer months. Check out the beautiful aquarium featuring a large selection of African Cichlids for all you aquarium nerds out there. Kramer also does a beautiful job with his gardening on the...

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The Roy Public House

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Best of Leslieville, Pubs, Restaurants

The Roy Public House Where? 894 Queen St E, Toronto 416-465-3331 As I live on Carlaw, the close proximately of the Roy seems to have me walking in there on a weekly basis.  I love that this place is worked by the owners who always make you feel special when you walk through the door.  The staff are also some of my favourite in the city.  An amazing selection of beers on tap – a quiet, intimate atmosphere by day and quite a lively bar scene by night.  I almost never order anything on the menu except for the curried chicken and curried shrimp (to die for).  The other thing that I like about the Roy is that all of their shots are 11/2 ounces and pack a...

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Prohibition Gastro Pub

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Best of Leslieville, Pubs, Restaurants

Prohibition Gastrohouse Where? 696 Queen Street East, Toronto 416-406-2669 They opened approximately 5 years ago by an old friend/colleague of mine, Michael Summerfield.  This large beautiful gastro pub has an amazing oval shaped bar located directly in the centre of the space.  It features tons of carefully chosen beers from around the world as well as an amazing selection of fine spirits.  Beyond this, the food is outstanding.  My personal favourite would be the nachos covered in pulled pork!!!  The grilled cheese is also to die for.  During a mid week day off you can enjoy a pint at the bar being served by none other then Michael’s mother.  The weekend evenings are busy and quite often feature DJ Barbie who is also an old friend.  I enjoy all the staff and strongly recommend this spot! P.S. They also...

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