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in: iansmith; iansmith > 2017-03-01

Mar 2, 2017 1:02 AM # 
Pink Socks:
Immediately reminded me of this.
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Mar 2, 2017 2:27 AM # 
jjcote:
Meanwhile, how are the burrito prospects up there?
Mar 2, 2017 2:44 AM # 
Hammer:
My former PhD student from Texas (Texas A&M undergrad) says that he hasn't found a decent Mex or Tex-Mex restaurant in Toronto-Hamilton area yet.

Oh and by doing a PhD in Canada he qualified, applied for, and got Canadian permanent resident status in his four years of grad school (direct entry to PhD).
Mar 2, 2017 5:07 AM # 
Klepperton:
Here's one list:

http://www.blogto.com/toronto/the_best_mexican_res...

I'd say most of these are more hip than anything. I've been to many of them, and I can say they serve great food...with an effort for authenticity.

I wouldn't classify any as 'Tex mex', which I think is a whole different ballgame.

The question is:

What is Isn Smith's idea of a quality burrito? Then I might be able to direct you to a pseudo-rendition.

PS: Althpugh our schedules are probably the polar opposites, (eg. I'm currently beginning my work 'day'), I'm confident we can figure out a good routine. As spring/summer approaches, I reckon I'll have even more flexibility.
Mar 2, 2017 9:29 AM # 
bubo:
Already knowing that you just moved to Toronto it was still nice to get an update of numbers 1-5 also. I spent some time in southern Ontario in my earlier life but only a couple of short visits to Toronto.
Mar 2, 2017 1:54 PM # 
Nev-Monster:
Some of the Canadian credit unions might be a decent alternative to the very large Canadian banks. Desjardins a big credit union, almost a major.

I had Grand Electric tacos on Queen West not too long ago, was excellent. Come spring you should check out Trinity Bellwoods park, except you probably need to have a beard and dark-rimmed glasses.

Also, Sneaky Dees, although might be more quantity than quality.
Mar 2, 2017 2:19 PM # 
Klepperton:
Grand Electric is in Parkdale Nev...or way west of west Queen West.

Re: Ethnic neighbourhoods:

Parkdale also has 4 or 5 Tibetan restaurants. 1 or 2 of them are on Über Eats if you don't feel like making your way down there.

...and the usual suspects:

Hipster families co-mingling with in your face (but friendly) homelessness, hard drugs, dive bars and coffee.

The grit is actually quite pleasant. I lived there for 3 years.
Mar 2, 2017 2:23 PM # 
Nev-Monster:
Right. Is it on Queen West, but not IN Queen West.
Mar 2, 2017 9:51 PM # 
Hammer:
As a Hamiltonian I think it is great that grit is now viewed as pleasant and hip. Its also really cute that Toronto thinks they have it. ;-)
Mar 3, 2017 12:11 AM # 
iansmith:
Yo, we're extremely hard core, eh?

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