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Toronto, for the Very First Time

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Here comes the second post from my brain.  A few of us went to Toronto last weekend for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the Toronto Island Festival, featuring Pavement, Broken Social Scene, Band of Horses, Beach House, and Timber Timbre (whom we missed).  It was a great show.  And, much to my satisfaction, it also featured an impressive display of clouds and an astonishing, screen-saver worthy sunset (see photo).  We also ate like animals there, but since I have no photos of the food, I’ve included a photo of the sunset.  Ah, pretty…

So, I’ll do a quick rundown of the (spectacular) eating we did, but want to start with what was, for me, the clear highlight and the food that calls for a return to Toronto very, very soon.  That is the boneless chicken roti from Caribbean Roti Palace, which was featured in a post by jayrhu (our Toronto expert) last year.  Oh-my-fucking-god it was good.  Just looking at the pictures makes me all antsy.  The place clearly gets respect from the locals.

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Written by trencherman

June 23, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Coffee (Toronto)

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OK, two things about this post.  First, these are by no means my discoveries.  Second, I am not a coffee snob — my tastes run rather pedestrian actually.  Nonetheless, both places have truly excellent coffee.  So, if you find yourself in Toronto’s downtown here are two great spots.  Their quality is obvious from the  thick crema which persists even on the shameful Americano’s I order.

manicManic Coffee (426 College Street): service is fast and efficient.  And, they were on the frontier of coffee technology before Starbucks made is move.




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Written by jayrhu

May 20, 2009 at 4:09 pm

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