Rocco's Plum Tomato II (Take-Out)


In this entry I'm telling you about Rocco's take-out, which is located right beside the Rocco's Plum Tomato restaurant on the Queensway in south Etobicoke. There is a separate entrance right beside the main restaurant. This is one of the best lunch spots in the west end. For many, many years we have been buying enormous veal sandwiches from Rocco's. For under $10, this is a sandwich that cannot be beat for taste, size and value. It comes smothered with authentic sauce, mushrooms, onions and peppers.


The meatball sandwich is also delicious. The ingredients are so fresh and everything is made to order. On a busy day you may wait a few minutes but it's so worth it.


A popular combination you will see many ordering is a sandwich and a slice. The pizza slices are freshly made and do not sit around for long. The selection varies but they are all excellent.


You can call ahead and pick up your order if you really don't want to wait but I find the line isn't too bad even at lunch hour; they really hustle in there. Pros. Rosie :)

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Richmond Station


Carl Heinrich, winner of Season 2 of Top Chef Canada, opened Richmond Station in 2012. It's downtown in Toronto's financial district at 1 Richmond Street West. He has turned his restaurant into a winner exactly like he won Top Chef- by focusing on the ingredients and keeping it simple and delicious. Sit at the Chef's Table and watch the pros do their thing. On a busy Saturday night it is remarkable to see how much food they create and turn out so perfectly.


The roasted beet salad is tossed with beet chips, whipped goat's cheese and candied pecans.


The beef tartare is piled on pommes gaufrettes, which are waffle fries.


Richmond Station features a daily chalkboard menu that reflects seasonal ingredients. Rabbit was on the menu this evening.


The signature Station burger is topped with beet chutney and aged cheddar on a milk bun. The chefs cranked out more of these than any other menu item. The rosemary fries are so delicious. You will not leave one. NOT ONE.


I love menu items where salt is celebrated so had to order the "Salt Lovers Anonymous" for dessert. It is described as "dulce de leche ice cream, crunchy stuff, smoked maldon, smashed raspberries, goat yogurt." The crunchy stuff was amazing.


One of my favourite dining experiences in a long time. There is something really special about Top Chef winner restaurants. I also loved the meal at David Chrystian's Victor Restaurant. David was a Season 2 runner-up and was one of my faves to win. I'd go back to both spots. Rosie :)


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Matsuda Japanese Cuisine


I should have written about Matsuda a long time ago because I eat here with my work peeps ALL THE TIME. We have consumed an enormous amount of sushi at this excellent all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant. The service is great and the food is prepared beautifully. We order a selection of maki rolls, tempura and dumplings and we ALWAYS start with the Golden Shrimp. They are a must-order.


The spicy salmon sushi pizza is really lovely, crunchy and flavourful.


All the rolls are fresh and perfectly prepared. Order the Chef's Recommendation on the menu if you aren't sure where to start. The sunshine roll is one of my faves.


We go to the Masuda at Steeles and Middlefield, right on the border of Scarborough and Markham. There is also a location at Don Mills and York Mills. Rosie :)

Matsuda Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Mr. Sub at Markham & McNicoll


There is a Mr. Sub just down the road from the radio station I work at. We eat there a lot. Initially it was because of the proximity. But now it's because the owners Sam and Anna run their sandwich shop with such love for their customers. They remember your name and they remember your order. The place is full of regulars every day. AND of course, the subs are awesome. So fresh and delicious.


Last week our neighbourhood Mr. Sub (on Markham at McNicoll) celebrated their 10th anniversary and there was no way we were missing the party. Sam and Anna had a two-day bash with music, prizes and tons of specials. Mike and I broadcasted the first hour of our show right from the front of the store. It was so much fun.






We feel like we are part of the family. Happy Anniversary guys! Rosie :)


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School Liberty Village


It's fun to go to school when you are a grown-up, especially when school is one of the best brunch spots in Toronto. I love French toast with lots of crispy bacon on top, and then pouring lots of maple syrup over the whole pile. When I heard the super cheesy bacon French toast at School Liberty Village was out of this world, I couldn't wait to try it. It was amazing. I loved the shot glass of maple syrup on the side.


The decor at School is great; there are apples on the tables and the patio looks like a hipster school yard.


The menu items are fun and inventive like the Krispy Krunch French Toast which is rolled in "Snap, Crackle & Pop w/ Orange Maple Marmalade + Sugar Dust." The "Is Quinoa a Carb? Burger" is covered in jalepeno jack cheese, bourbon BBQ sauce and guac. School is just half-days here- it is open for breakfast, lunch and weekday brunch. Rosie :)


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Appalachia Smokehouse & BBQ


Do you love slow smoked BBQ all smothered with delicious sauce? Appalachia is the real deal. The brisket, pulled pork and chicken sandwiches are seasoned with a signature house rub and piled on fresh brioche buns.



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