Thursday, May 17, 2007

Food Meme

Thanks to Bond baby over at the COUCH for tagging me in this, and my apologies for taking so long to complete it.

First the rules:

1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the city/state and country you’re in.

Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, United States)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Lulu (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
Chris (Boyne City, Michigan, United States)
AB (Cave Creek, Arizona, United States)
Johnny Yen (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
Bubs (Mt Prospect, Illinois, United States)
Mob (Midland, Texas United States)
Yas (Ahwatukee, Arizona USA)
Alicia(Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA)
Tug (Hell, Colorado, USA)
Bond (Memphis, TN, USA)
Angell (Toronto, ON, Canada)

2. List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location.

3. Tag 5 other people (preferably from other countries/states) and let them know they’ve been tagged.

Ok, well, being from Toronto, there are just too many great restaurants to choose from, and my favourite downtown haunt just closed down this past winter :( . So, I've found some new ones.

Queen Mother Cafe

If you're looking for a wonderful restaurant to stop at before a night at the theatre, or somewhere to eat after all the alcohol makes it's way through your system, The Queen Mother is open late for all occassions. They're slogan is "Asian Flavours....Global Creations". They boast an international menu, and have been a favourite of theatre goers for 28 years. The prices are right and the view from the patio is GORGEOUS. Just the way to enjoy a cup of coffee after a great meal.

Hy's Steakhouse

It's a Canadian thing. With 7 locations across this country, Hy's is the best place for steaks that I've ever been to. The dark wood panelling reminds me of a gentleman's club from back in the day. Ceasar salads made tableside are a nice touch. The steaks are made to order, and cooked to perfection every time. With the prices being a little out of my normal, every day range - this is the place to go for that special occassion. You'll walk out of there VERY satisified.


This little hole in the wall doesn't hae a website of it's own, so I've included a site of reviews. They're open 24 hours a day ( I do believe) and it's the perfect spot to hit at 2 am when you're leaving the bar and need soemthing to soak up the booze. (Yes, I did that once or twice). But they also serve a kick ass breakfast. The food is made to order, and is always hot. Oh and did I mention that their milkshakes are to die for?? The prices are cheap, and the food is great.


Now, I grew up with these gentlemen. Antonio started as the maitre'd at my uncle's restaurant and has gone on to open three of the hottest spots for Italian cuisine. With a subduded, relaxed atmosphere and wonderful food made with fresh ingredients - you just can't beat it. Posticino boasts two locations, and a third hot spot, Chase Wine & Grill, just opened up. But what makes this place really special is the appearance of the owner, to make sure that all is well with you. It gives you that sense of home. And I know that when I need to entertain guests, I can call and Antonio, god bless him, will find a table for me.


Executive chef Anthony Walsh is a hot property. The menu is filled with a little something for everyone. And the menu prices, while high, are doable if the occassion is right. This is the exception to this meme, because I have never been there. BUT, I am hoping that someone will think that an anniversary dinner there is a great idea (HINT HINT).

Hmmmmm - now, who to tag? Well, let's try Suzie, Coco, Jules, Maryfly, and, even though I know she's rarely online - Tezzie!

Stay sane inside insanity ~ and never forget your towel.


Coco said...

Wooooo now I have another meme to mull over. This one's gonna be awesome, too. Great list, honey.

julie said...

Okay cool! Just gimme a few days to get it done.

Bond said...

Sound like some great choices... yummy yummy

Nicole Tan said...

Firstly thanks for doing the tag...Hope you enjoyed it...Super sorry for reading it so late...will be putting you on the update list...if you know of anyone else doing the tag feel free to message me and I’ll add them on the updated list

Wooo Queen’s Mother cafe does look good...but I’m dying to eat the steaks at Hy’s Steakhouse!!! YUMMY! Italian food at Posticino’s sounds so good!!! So hungry now..


With love and pride