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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!!! ...

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The Butchers of Leslieville

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Blog

Strickland’s Choice Meats  Strickland’s is a classic, old school Butcher shop that has been in business long before the term Leslieville even existed. Two brothers currently own and operate the shop that their father started many moons ago.  They certainly know what they are doing! Order your turkey’s well in advance for Christmas and Thanksgiving. 245 Greenwood Avenue,Toronto 416-461-9192 Web:  Say what? There was no internet in 1950 🙂 Rowe Farms Leslieville Rowe farms is a high end, all...

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The Best SUSHI in Leslieville?

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Best of Leslieville, Sushi

We are huge fans of SUSHI MARCHE. It has to be the freshest,tastiest sushi in the city. The bad news: you can’t eat in! Which is what we love to do, so we don’t eat it often enough. You can find good sushi also at http://www.districtsushi.ca/ in riverside. In my opinion leslieville/riverside is a lacking a great dine in sushi restaurant and a great location to open one would be on Gerrard Street East. www.sushimarche.com 1105 Queen Street East...

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What is the east end of Toronto’s next big thing?

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Blog

Wondering what the most upcoming strip in Toronto’s east end? We will have to go with Gerrard Street Through Riverdale going east and right through Little India. Recent businesses to open include Starbucks,GBK,Lazy Daizy Cafe, Grinder,Projection Booth (info here) ,the funky Zero Gravity Circus and Sideshow Cafe ,  and coming soon includes a Pub and a number of cafes and bars.   This strip on Gerrard certainly has the building stock and habitants to test Queen Street with style and culture....

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Featured Coffee Spot

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Blog

Looking for a good cuppa in the hood?  A must try (one of my personal favs) Mercury Espresso Bar @ 915 Queen Street East.  Handcrafted espresso and coffees from around the world.  You must try a cortado.  It is thick and creamy with a balanced flavour that brings out the espresso but softens the bitterness....

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Good Bye Red Rocket!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Blog

It is with teary eyes that we say good bye to one of my fav coffee shops in the east end. Its around the corner from my childrens school (duke) and makes the best coffee, not to mention the fantastic hot chocolate w/ gummy worms! They have looked for a less expensive lease and wound up on the danforth. We wish them good luck in the new location and hope to make it up to the Danforth to check...

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NEON Gas Station at Leslie and Queen!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in Worst of Leslieville

We will keep this a best of blog unless there is someone/business that really deserves to be nominated. This is one of those cases. If you are thinking of filling up here – DON’T. In late November I filled up with premium gas only to have my car break down. Upon a fuel analysis the technician at downtown Acura said the gas was the worst quality they had ever seen, riddled with contamination and “filler”. The Neon Gas Station...

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Leslieville’s Best Burger

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in Best of Leslieville, Burgers

Yes it’s on the east side of Coxwell which I guess, in theory makes it “The Beach” but we will have to go with “The Burgers Priest”. There is a reason why there is a line up out the door here. It’s awesome! We will have to give an honorable mention to GBK, which we also love! Burger’s Priest 1636 Queen St E 647-346-0617 theburgerspriest.com Great Burger Kitchen 1056 Gerrard St East 416-778-0111 / 416-504-8494...

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Leslieville Dog Zone

Posted by on Nov 20, 2011 in Blog

Greenwood Park Off Leash launched! If you haven’t been over to check out the new improved Greenwood Park I would recommend you do so. Especially if you have a dog! The Park’s revamp project is well underway and included a new off leash area which has recently been completed The area features modern fencing, new trees, benches and a doggie drinking fountain! Lots planned for Greenwood Park in the coming years check out this link for full details! Want to...

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