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by Mr. Michael Rizzo Chessman- Leader 
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Mr. Michael Rizzo Chessman - site owner

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Irish Embassy
Pub & Grill

49 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M5E1J1





Get your Italian Coffee served along with coffee beans "to go"
at Pasta Mia cafe located at Toronto's St. Lawrence Market Centre
(front street near church)
(owned by Clement and Anila - the greatest, most Christianly spirited folks on the planet!)
 
 

Queens Quay terminal @ Toronto harbourfront 416-214-2772 www.watermarkirishpub.ca

 
wings and chips special
A great offering of supremely great tasting jumbo sized  chicken wings with nice fresh cut fries for an amzing seven bucks plus ninety nine cents at "the draft house" pub located on Yonge street just south of Bloor. They have a beautiful selection of the best songs picked for jukebox playing with a modern machine that offers a huge number of such great songs from the 70s and with the best songs from Van Morrison christopher Cross, Leann rimes, Jackie Evancho, Andy gibb (even played a George strait song - amarillo by mornin! - nice country selections equally!) You might even blow a twenty on this jukebox and not live to regret it as it gives a shot in the arm our planet hasnt had for just too bloody long now I say - time to end the abuse with bullshit so-called music we are subjected to in a bid to make for stupidly equals in such regard as human sensibilities as applied to music tastes and what have you - for gods sakes I submit with care!
check for dailyand monthly specials - wing deal applies sun/mon for now.





   

        
Nice folks over the years! Have had the calamari here
Great burgers too - even tried the lamb burger here!!

St louis DT Toronto Daily specials
Over this past decade I've been in literally hundreds
of times I figure for the Wednesday drink and burger
special at The St Louis Location on King Street in DT Toronto
Just five bucks for each item, plus tax and tip - just a tad
more now I believe. Great waitresses often times.
(Check out their daily special on items such as wings
and more!) Lets keep our folks in business in this town
I love the Mikes hard lemonade here, waiting for them
to also offer Rekordelig from Sweden and Sommersby from
Denmark. I hate the taste of beer by comparison now I have
to say
. Loved the Amsterdam Blonde beer - Albeit really Ontario Craft
produced when I was a beer drinker and thats still a handy option in a
pinch I'd say too.


 
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The Keg
Restaurant
26 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON, M5E1M1

 The Keg Steak and lobster offerings

Supremely great steak 
and lobster fun place!!

Red Lobster Restaurants
Many locations throughout  Canada + The United States



Steak and Lobster Great place for a lobster pizza when
available (ten bucks and change) plus
truly great Steak and lobster served
just right and always reasonably priced!

(love the long Island Iced Tea served here - have it everytime I'm here! - $9)

Most recent visit for supper was for the four course meal special (under twenty five dollars) plus a couple more dollars to substitute lovely lobster bisque (small serving) and a few more dollars to have a great 7oz sirloin steak included. delicious included dessert of fresh tasting vanilla scoop of ice cream along with a hot brownie

Shrimp and firegrilled chicken lunch special Enjoy a lunch special as I did at Red Lobster recently for just $11.99 for the main course (garlic shrimp and fire grilled chicken with a side of broccoli - added a lobster bisque mini serving for just a reasonable $3.50 would you believe? Delicious!

 
Lobster bisque Delicious Lobster bisque (to your left)
Also, Complimentary fresh made english
biscuits served while your lunch is prepared
East Side Mario's
151 Front Street 
West Toronto
(locations throughout
Canada)

 



 
              
      
These gift cards are a great idea
 (wherever available)

   Tims Card
Starbucks is your best deal for great atmosphere 
especially (Best decor!) (Give out a gift-card today!)
- so do "Second Cup" with daily flavour pick specials
like Columbian, Irish Cream, along with a truly great 
butter croissant reasonably priced at $2.50
delivered fresh daily by gourmet bakers locally
butter croissant
Tim Horton's has nice simple coffee
I have to say, although it costs the same 
as going in style instead at other 
places mentioned above and as well 
at "Timothy's World Coffees" smart 
choice locations and elsewhere.




Remember to give a generous tip here too, especially!



Jersey Giant Toronto DT Pub
RECENTLY ENJOYED A TEN DOLLAR MONDAY
SPECIAL (PLUS $8 DRINK) AT "JERSEY GIANT" 
FRONT STREET @ CHURCH $20 TTL PLUS TIP WOW!
Jersey Giant Monday special


Pint of Amsterdam Blonde - enjoy!Burger and fries presentation suggestion
The Bar at Broadview and Queen just opened a year or two ago 
features a Monday special (till 10PM) special too.  Nice Burger 
(plus fries - not as pictured) with a pint of perhaps now my most 
favourite beer of all - Amsterdam Blonde just fifteen bucks with tax. 
(Cheese or bacon xtra)


afghan lunch/dinner dual beef skewer meal special
Please note that the rice is served lightly sauced and never just dry - thats how rice 
should always be served for western palettes I say and believe!



 

Take-out foods Review Section Below

Richtree Market Restaurants
- Eaton Centre - Toronto
(and other locations throughout Ontario)


great dessert items and other fresh made take-out foods to please!  (Some locations such as "College Park Center" now out of business - sadly)


Schnitzel queen
Toronto downtown

(west of sherbourne on queen street)

Best German Schnitzel 
(catering too for office parties etc -
Owned by a nice German newspaper man and
his lovely wife from Poland) Not too attractive
A neighbourhood for such nice food however -
perhaps better stick to takeout in this case.
Nice schnitzel lunch also available at
pumpernickles as an alternative we suggest.
 



we also find Peters Cajun is tops for Cajun spiced
foods including Calamari French fried potato and
Italian sandwiches and pizza too! they deliver!
located on Parliament at Gerrard in Toronto
often great servers too! (please tip)



huge helpin of cajun fries - just four bucks
(incl tax!)

(catering too for office parties etc)



pizza nova pizza
Superior pizza offerings!

Pizza Nova is I without a doubt the best pizza
Parlor around here so far tried- and its the
sorta quality level we need I most love their
"meat Supreme" and "Diavola" gourmet slice!
Just around five bucks a LGarge SLICE
(actually a double slice in effect) with tax!

Pizza Nova Meat Supreme

Pizza Nova Diavola


Mr sub Beer and large Club sub special
By the way if you are in a rush and can settle for something quick, the Rexall (deli foods section)
across the street (corner location) offers great quality day old sandwiches for $2.50 (reg $3.50
- $4.00) I tried a nice whole grain sandwich with cheddar cheese and turkey slices - tasted quite
fresh - ta! (College/Spadina location - Toronto)




Quiznos toasted subs $6 for a 9inch special
Quiznos offers fully nine inch subs right
now for six dollars with a choice of daily
special including "chicken carbanerro"
includes tasty sauce and heaps of chicken
CURRENTly also offering seafood
(lobster) SUB SPECIALS TOO - WOW!





Taco bell taco special deals
Taco Bell offers weekly special
deals on their tasty beef tacos
(for just a five dollar bill, tax
included, you can get two tacos
french fries along with a drink
(tues toronto area special now
on) The mexifries at taco bell in
years gone by were a great drawing
card they really should offer now.

Esthers rolls
Best snack meal for just a toonie at present:
$2 special
Delicious mutton rolls (breaded)
AT "Rusi's" fast foods takeout on King Street just
a few steps east of yonge (next door to "the office Pub"
freshness and related quality does vary a lot sometimes -
but always worth a try as its often really a special
treat at this price (get it soft and freshly made with tender
meat)



great brunch menu formerly at
the Beaver cafe and Bar - check around elsewhere

 
Their previously available poached egg - ham and cheddar on 
a croissant combination brunch for ten bucks
was a treat !






The Poet Cafe (Toronto - King Street near Sherbourne)
The Iranian family owned Poet Cafe in Toronto
offers a warm atmosphere for dining including
Brunch offerings such as "The Istanbul 8AM"
Breakfast. (Shown below) Includes a taste of
Turkish sausage - deliciously spiced lightly
along with salad, couple of fried eggs and French
bread. Lovely Irish hostess served my table when
i was there recently - happy to recommend! $20
including great coffee and with taxes. (Please tip
these kind folks generously here especially)

Istanbul breakfast with Turkish sausage - Poet Cafe



How about an "eggs benedict" treat at Paddington's
located at the popular Toronto St Lawrence Market
(main level) Truly superior service too in the past
when I was last there a year ago.


Paddington's St Lawrence Market - Toronto


Pumpernickles breakfast sandwich
An amazing deal in a Breakfast Sandwich is to be found at the
nicely fixtured Pumpernickles locations around Downtown Toronto
and elsewhere here Starting at around just under five bucks for a
sandwich offering that includes an egg, delicious ham and swiss
cheese - all freshly made and tasting delicious! Check around for
locations listings including just off Bay St downtown on Elm Street
where this special was found. and king street near parliament.
Nice Burrito's too for breakfast - five bucks plus tax - no tip required.
Also now offered for five bucks at breakfast on mondays is smoked
salmon with cream cheese and aragula on your choice of bagel.
Great tasting coffee included (my favourite pick here is Colombian)
Full scrambled egg and sausage/bacon plus home fries, great
toast and coffee on fridays for just a fiver.
The  great ten dollar complete fish and chips meal for lunch on fridays for example.
Delivery available.  Its the best tasting fish and
chips I've tried and may even be halibut rather than ordinary
haddock that is commonly given out instead at prices at this level.

Pumpernickles $10 (at present) friday fish and
chips deal - don't miss out on this great food deal!


Fish and chips friday deal at Pumpernickles Toronto

Also check out (usually busy) Sunset Grill locations for breakfast
deals including three fried (or poached) eggs with home fries and
toast for fiver bucks weekdays, six fifty weekends. Only open
till three, with burgers available on the lunch menu
Sunset Grill breakfast - Toronto


Frans Breakfast deals sample
Then of course, there's Frans, who have been around a
long time in this town - had a nice eggs benedict with
"steak" (shredded meat) there recently - lotsa great sauce
and reasonably priced - avail daytime only (College Street location)
Their downtown Shuter Street location (close to Eaton Centre)
-Don't recommend the eggs benedict with salmon here.
(Little trace of any fish - real salmon that is)
Haven't tried their fancy front street location  as yet.


Best place in this part of town for an amazing breakfast
offering is Future Bistro on Bloor - One block west of Spadina
Three fried eggs done your way, large potato wedges
choice of toast options and a nice cup of coffee served
in a mug. Only $5.95 plus tax if you arrive before ten in the morn.
Tip not really required as you order and pick up at the counter and
pay in advance. (mon-fri discount  regular $8.50 price after 10AM
and on weekends)
Future Bistro breakfast special


W-Burger Bar Yonge and College Street Brunch deals
We made up this image above to help promote a place that's
under-appreciated it seems - for weekend brunch in any event.
Nice looking bar and restaurant equally, with weekend specials
beginning at just six bucks for a complete breakfast (add a dollar
more for "bottomless coffee" (free refills) and for only a couple
more dollars you can get you choice of sausage or bacon (I had
mine just the way I like it - soft cooked to perfection!) They even
tastefully include a serving of fresh strawberry and kiwi fruit
in a side little container. 


Longos
Just love the offerings at Longos such as this
Breakfast special toasted bagel of your choice
with fried egg, bacon and cheese for $2.99
(add a coffeee for about a buck in choice of
flavours!) They had great 70s music on as well
when last visited - greatest folks! (brookfield
place, downstairs foods area) Also noticed a
lobster sandwich for $6.99 (cold foods area)
They also feature a buffet here (by wieght)
with poached eggs, lotsa bacon (cheap) and
turkey mini sausage along with pork alternately
and shrimp in nice sauce available then too
In addition to calamari salad and crab stuff!

Mastro Cappocollo
Mastro offers most delicious sliced Cappocollo and prosciutto
sausage meats - ask at very one of your local supermarkets
for more of it

Marc Angelo imported Italian foods includes a snack sized
offering of slices of genoa salami with provolone cheese slices
just three bucks and change at superior deli food counters such as
at the metro in the packaged cold meats section.


Metro Deli (Church Street on Front Street) sausage
No doubt the best place for decent sausage in this town appears to be the
"Metro" Supermarket Deli Counter on Front Street in Toronto just by Church Street -
 absolutely delicious and cheap (available most days) including varieties of
grilled sausage meats, sometimes wrapped in soft cooked bacon. Just five or
 six bucks gets you two nicely prepared sausages - a great choice at this price
especially - wow! Add a simply delicious Thai soup too for just $2.99 - $3.99
additionally if you wish I've come in every day for the past year
or longer, for my daily lunch treat. (pictured sausages larger than actual size)
You can also get great Jerk chicken here ($3.50 quarter chicken - bbq flavour
available optionally) along with Montreal Smoked meat
sandwiches and more!  Truly great trays of chicken wings at a
great value at under ten bucks during their weekly specials (thursdays)
- around ten bucks with flavours such as buffalo, bbq, sweet chili to pick
from available hot or cold. Also cooked whole BBQ chicken in about a
medium size for under a ten is available one day a week. Great place to buy
beer to take home, I dont much like beer anymore I have to say although my
most previously favourite when I did drink beer was the  "Amsterdam Blonde"
which they do have here if you prefer to have beer. You'll find many brands
of beer, but no coolers yet such as Mikes hard lemonade (my favourite drink
at present - at home or at a pub/bar) . Extended hours (9AM - 11PM mon-sun)
Best purchase here right now would be a can of Somersby Blackberry Cider from
Denmark - they have some real tasty sweet blackberry Cider - thank goodness!
If only they'd also offer Rekordelig from Sweden - superior experience of a great
drink all around I say! Lets have this stuff too everwhere - I dont care if you have
good enuf taste to let us enjoy it - just get the stuff on the shelves eh! Thats an order!
Best real choices would be smirnoff and mikes (hard lemonade) at top of list!

                        
Groceries here available 24hrs

Just added is a buffet style Curry bar
featuring delicious mainly (best suited for western taste palettes especially and my favourite too in this regard) Butter Chicken
or chicken tikka as well as chicken greek,
rice varieties along with other sides too.
Costs $1.99 per 100 grams (cheaply priced
fresh baked croissant option available too
instead of rice offering) Also just added
is an olives bar and an antipasto bar with greek grape leaf stuffed appetizers (dolmades in Greek)
 
Butter chicken curry bar - Metro


Not all Metro locations are equal in Deli quality and
selection range, - this one may no doubt be the best
of all I believe - do certainly check around certainly
such as at the busy College Park location which seems
nice too although with less selection. Oh, and pork
sausage rolls in generous size - under two bucks! wow!
(fresh baked or from cold foods counter - may be frozen
on rare occassions - use the microwave) Great bakery
section too with European offerings of fancy cakes
and pastries such as giant sized strudel with strawberry
and cheese filling.

Roma Pepperoni
Roma Foods (since 1953) offers a "huge" 1kg party size
bag of nice ready to serve pepperoni slices just ten bucks
at Loblaws supermarkets (Lower jarvis location)

 
Octoberfest sign
Grilled sausage
lovely spirits

Enjoy the beers of all greatest European spirits
everywhere!



marche movenpick european style food outlet
The marche movenpick umbrella setting for a number of related food
and drink offerings including fresh made pizza, breakfast item picks,
and a huge number of servings of other foods and desserts of europe
(mainly filipino staff who serve friendly along with the occassional
euro staffer such as was at the breakfast counter last couple of times
Ive recently been by. Probably the best such cup of coffee in town
(served with a fresh made muffin of your choice for just an unbelievable
$3.50 at the right coffee counter - get in on this I suggest for at least
a try! (Brookfield place in downtown toronto) Amongst the many options here
for lunch at the Marche is a serving of regular sized shrimp in a delicious
sauce $4.99 plus really nice mushrooms served with it if you like for an
added $2.99 wow! Tuesdays the bar here offers Keiths or Molsons beer for just
five bucks a bottle or six for a mug. Daily $10 lunch specials just added to
the menu, and the breakfast offering include a ten dollar three item meal
including scrambled eggs along with your choice of gourmet tasty thin styled
mini sausages or bacon, and as well tasty mushrooms in a light sauce in which
it is cooked or rosti potato

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Try the local Sikorski Polish Company's offerings 
here of great sausage from traditions throughout 
Europe at the Metro in the cold foods section
Sikorski sausagae and meats company from Canada


Naan and kabab
This is a nice place we discovered on Toronto's
Yonge Street - check similar locations in your town too.
A shish kabob meal with two skewers of beef
rice and Pita style bread plus salad is currently
$11.99 plus tax (self serve - tip not usually required)
catering available as well as $80 platters for 
small sized parties when dining in too 

chicken swkewer we recommend (flavoured delicious)
 

Other truly Great food ideas
you must try!

"Souvlaki Express"

Queen at Parliament Streets in Toronto and on Mt Pleasant Drive additionally

Recently renovated with expanded seating capacity - Tenderly prepared succulent Soulaki offerings of pork Chicken lamb or beef varieties are second to none - Whether in a pita wrap or a single or double skewer full meal deal - great food from our family there to you! enjoy!
Been here many many times this past decade as I live only minutes away.


Souvlaki Express - Great Greek food


Greek specialties Also available here at locations everywhere (GREAT lamb shank)!

 Jimmy the Greek

"Bourbon Street Grill" Unbeatable for taste and sheer value - amazing amounts of food in huge selections including spicy beef, garlic or cajun shrimp, Bourbon chicken (specialty here) and lots more with lotsa sides to pick from - all fresh made - around ten bucks for a combo

used to just love the taste but they seem to be messin with a good thing - not much spice or taste as used to be - not even the spicy beef - which used to pack a punch with nice peppers even thrown in - seems bland now by comparison - lets hope they change - did suggest it to them recently

Bourbon street grill
Click here for recent menu 

 

 

TABULE MIDEASTERN
(LEBANEASE)
RESTAURANT

(QUEEN STREET
EAST LOCATION -
TORONTO CANADA)

VERY POPULAR PLACE THAT HAS OVER THE YEARS HAD BEAUTIFUL SPIRITS SERVING OF IRISH SPIRITED GALS AND MANAGER

Always ask for lotsa sauce (in side mini - containers) to help
You get through the rice included dishes.

much Prefer the afghan offerings on this page for taste and value in mideastern
food, the truth
be told

 

Pita Land generic logo
Pita Wraps - PITA Land Shawarma OutletS Such as at
Yonge on carlton
(name - Pita-way?)
is the best such deal
in town for under four dollars on
special including
your choice of Beef
or chicken.

$3.99
(special) Also
falafel available cheap

Shawarma alternative to mig macs P



Get a couple of nice thick slices of succulent side bacon cooked to perfection at Carnicero's at St Lawrence Market (upper level) in Downtown toronto! A fver should be about enough unless you want their sandwich deal.
 

 

 

Carniceros sign

Succulent side bacon slices - Carniceros



"The New Yorker Deli" restaurant at Bay and  bloor in Toronto offers a variety of smoked meat sandwiches and more. Just love the large Orange juice (fresh squeezed for just a four dollar price plus tax) great
euro spirited waitress often!
 

 

New Yorker Deli sign

New Yorker sandwich offering



"Wraps on the Go" - a fast food outlet located in the lower level food court at the Cumberland Terrace Plaza - 2 Bloor Street West in Toronto (across from the Reference Branch of the Toronto Library) has amazing deals on breakfast choices and Wraps too!
 

 

Wraps on the go - 2 bloor St West Toronto

Click here for images from their recent menus

Greek gyros wraps and more

No doubt the best deal in a complete ("Gourmet style") Burger meal not offered by a Bar is at "Hangry Burger" On Yonge street near College - Around Police H.Q.  (including fresh cut style fries and pop  for just around ten bucks including tax) Choose your own of the many toppings options here. "HERO'S BURGERS" has a similar deal around town.

Hangry Burger - Toronto Deals! 



Flamingo Mexican Restaurant
423 college street
(at Bathurst) in Toronto - all you can eat buffet - around ten bucks or so back then with tax - plus tip
of course! enjoy!

 



Japanese village
restaurants across
Canada is a popular
place for a "cooked
at your table" experience
in tasty cuisine
such as teriyaki
steak and shrimp
and more! Ths aint yucky sushi food
instead, thats fer shure! (No longer
in Toronto? real shame!)

 

             

The best deal for a licenced (wine and beer) restaurant with Indian and Pakistani cuisine is Gautama, located at 1416 Gerrard East in the section known as "Little India" in Toronto" Great Western styled decor and amazing food at cheap buffet deals compared to offerings in other cuisines no doubt. Nice owner
The only Indian restaurant I've been going to to for ages now.


Great "tandoori chicken" included in buffet
offerings here too and
richly delicious "gulab jamun" for dessert.
Also, their fast food outlet at broadview and queen east (Siddartha) offers meals for seven dollars such as my favourite here- chicken tikka on rice for eat-in or take out. Veggie optios from one of their delicious curries are a dollar less.

For more cheap takeout, consider
spadina st. (west) Chinatown section
or on broadwiew at Gerrard (west side) for great BBQ duck and or Pork by the pound - around five bucks a meal (a bit more now)



Kimchi - Korean spiced cabage concoction
Also try Korean specialties of "kimchi" (spicy cabbage preparation) and equally famous "bulgogi" tasty meat dish
korean bulgogi

Snack deli meats available at Loblaws
franchised "No frills" Supermarkets
and elsewhere - just $3 a 250gm serving
in the case of Pepperoni or the same
price for a 150gm servving of truly
delicious Kolbassa Meat loaf from
Brandt meats packages sold here!

Brandt Kolbassa

Main Street deli meats

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