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Ciro's House of Imported Bier - May 26, 2006
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Ciro's heroically exceeded my expectations for a bar at the corner of Bloor and Lansdowne--which, of course, is not saying much, since my only real hope was not to have any creepy run-ins with the colourful cast of Bloordale.

Nonetheless, Ciro's is clean and the staff is pretty welcoming. Why go? The beer--a whole double-sided menu of choices from around the world. The options include cheap imports, fancy "beers for two", and even some double-digit-$ rarities for the connoisseur.

I recommend this place.
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Chippy's Fish & Chips - May 24, 2006
2 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Besides places in England and one wonderful restaurant in my home town that got torn down, nowhere makes better fish and chips! The prices are average for this type of thing--my only objection being that tartar sauce, garlic mayo and things like that cost extra. The staff is friendly, forward and funny--at least in my experience.

Another thing that marks Chippy's for me is the fact that it sells Coke in glass bottles. Some people say you can't tell the difference. They are wrong.

I recommend this place.
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Curbside Cycle & Inline Skate Centre - May 22, 2006
1 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Check out the summer weekend garage sales that they hold outside the store. There are some pretty amazing prices on bike accessories.

And, not that I mind giving my 25 cents to charity or some gas station, it's nice that there's at least one free air pump left in the city, for those quarter-less emergencies.

I recommend this place.
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Crooked Cue Billiard - May 21, 2006
2 out of 7 people found this review helpful. I went to the Crooked Cue for the first time last week. It's got a great atmosphere, decent prices and standard, but tasty, pub fare.

The pool tables and cues are in great condition and ample supply. I don't like the fact that you must decide when you are finished with your table and return the white ball to the counter, or else continue being charged for time--but I suppose they have little choice. Still, it resulted in us paying for an extra hour once we realized we were done with the table.

I recommend this place.
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The Salvation Army Thrift Store - May 15, 2006
13 out of 14 people found this review helpful. This is a great thrift store, though not huge. Big selection of stuff, with a few interesting door crashers most of the time.

They also always have in-store auctions going on, with silent bidding all month that ends in an open auction, usually around the 26th or the 27th. The items are pricier, but I've seen some incredible stuff: old comic collections, vintage cameras, beautiful furniture...

It's also only two blocks away from a big Value Village, making Lansdowne a worthwhile thrift-ing stop.

I recommend this place.
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