(rizzo_Restaurant_Recommendations)
by Mr. Michael Rizzo Chessman- Leader 
www.eurocoalition.com



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

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Irish Embassy
Pub & Grill

49 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M5E1J1
                        

The best place for "Irish" decor in 
- downtown Toronto!





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

     

        
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 beer 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 say - all around!. Great beers on tap - not the craft
stuff, but the real thing, including Molsons canadian
and Alexander keiths. Guinness cans available too (Xtra).
Currently offering a drink special everyday on domestic
pints at just five bucks between 3-6PM, would you believe?

Love the Amsterdam Blonde beer - Albeit really Ontario Craft produced

 
       Keg Staff picture - location unspecified
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 firegrilled 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!)
"Second Cup" has daily flavour pick specials
like Irish Cream, along with a truly great 
butter croissant reasonably priced at $2.50
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!Broadview and Queen Bar special - mondays
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 
my most favourite beer of all - Amsterdam Blonde just fifteen bucks with tax. (Cheese xtra)




 

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)



Gourmet pizza offerings around town!
check 'em out TOO! (havent tried these
folks yet - not near this area it seems)


Pizza Nova is I think the best pizza
around here! I most love their "meat
Supreme"! Just around five
bucks a LGarge SLICE with tax!
(SLICED INTO TWO regular sized slices)

Pizza Nova Meat Supreme


Mamas Pizza offers a five dollar
deal for a slice and pop around.

Pepperoni Pizza - try "Mamas" in town


Pizzaiola

Pizzaiola is famous for its pizza
combinations like "the godfather"
"The sicilian' and more large slice
comes with a pop for around five or
six bucks



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"
CURRENTly also offering seafood
(lobster) SUB SPECIALS TOO - WOW!


Subway subs
Lots of subway locations around with
about a five dollar (with tax) for the
six inch size offering of the daily special


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)

Esthers rolls
Delicious mutton rolls (breaded)
one place for them (spice levels vary
here) is "Rusi's" on King Street just
a few steps east of yonge (next door
to "the office Pub" also available
including fish rolls option for same
two dollar price at Esthers - across
from the Reference branch of the Public
library (Main floor) 2 Bloor Street West
by the CIBC Branch (consistently milder
tasting here)



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 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 (College Street location)
Their downtown Shuter Street location (close to Eaton Centre)
offers very reasonably priced specials each
day for breakfast including weekend specials too 
Tried their wednesday special recently (Two fried
eggs, four half slices of sausage toast and home fries)
Just $5.99 (same as tuesdays when bacon is provided
rather than sausage) with freshly squeezed orange juice
added and tax and tip - fifteen dollars. Reasonable eh!     
Don't recommend the eggs benedict with salmon here.
(Little trace of any fish - real salmon that is)
Haven't tried their fancy location  as yet.


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!


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 huge sausages - a great meal at this price - even more
 so, certainly- wow! Add a simply delicious Thai soup too for just about three
bucks 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 along with Montreal Smoked meat
sandwiches and more! The cold meats section offers a daily skewer of chicken
souvlaki for two and a half dollars - ready to eat - seating available with
self serve microwave and condiments (You could also grab yourself a tray of
Spaghetti and meatballs - five bucks for a meal - use the microwave or take
home to heat up and have later. 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, brands such as Guinness, Molsons (my two favourites
along with my most favourite of all - "Amsterdam Blonde" (Craft) and other
Brands I enjoy such as Alexander Keiths (these folks have in previous years
supported Irish (and Celtic in general)music in our communities here with free
CDs mailed to everyone who wrote in to ask for one) along with Sleeman Pale Ale
plus other brands too. Extended hours (9AM - 11PM mon-sun) Best purchase
here could well be a can of Somersby Blackberry Cider from Denmark - they have some
real sweet Cider - thank goodness!

         Amsterdam beer varieties on soecial       Somersby
Groceries here available 24hrs

Just added is a buffet style
"Curry bar" featuring mainly
delicious Butter Chicken and 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 
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 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.


 
Octoberfest sign
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.

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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 
 

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

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


"Silk Road"
Kabaob House
Located on Bloor Street near College (736 Bay Street) - If you're looking for a truly great meal -with value and taste for under a ten or a bit more (Try the freshly cooked kofta huge dual kabob combination with great tasting flavoured rice and fresh salad for just over ten bucks - $12 plus tax)! I have been here often enough and its a real nice treat everytime I've come in for the #4 special treat! Look forward to coming in again, quite soon!
a fav!

Kofta kaboib combo - $12 plus tax 
Click here to view complete recent menu

mideastern samosas - all beef!
Ghazale Lebanease take out
at bloor-bathurst has the best samosas in town - all beef and
a worthwhile deal at two bucks!

"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 - unbeatable - just gotta try this place equally!
I try never to miss out on this place when I visit the mall!

Bourbon street grill
Click here for recent menu 



Druxys - the traditionally Sandwich and Bagel spot, now have a a better meal offering for lovers of sausage at their 2 Bloor Street West Location in Toronto - around five bucks for a Debrazinni sausage on a bun!

Also check out
Browns meats
when you are at st lawrence market as they serve it up nicely
loaded with bbq sauce (if you like)and bonus fresh made cole slaw for under a five! 

 

Druxy's Cimberland Terrace 2 bloor Street West toronto

Sausage on a bun - now at Druxys 2 Bloor st West 

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

 

Pita Wraps - Shawarma Outlet (next door to the Jewish Community Centre building) Bloor and Spadina - Five and a half bucks gets you a tasty (mideastern style) "chicken Shawarma" wrap
If you're downtown near St Lawrence Market try the place at 36 church street - just four bucks and up for a shawarma! Open weekdays till 3PM

Shawarma - Bloor-Spadina Pop not included at this nice price - although it had been previously so as an extra special back then



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, the bakery at queen and broadview
has a really tasty butter chicken lunch for $6

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

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