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Beaches Natural Foods - May 19, 2006
9 out of 9 people found this review helpful. The store's owner, Wallace, is very nice and exceedingly helpful with tracking down anything you might need. He's also willing to take special orders for items he might not regularly carry (though the one time I did this, it took WEEKS for it to come in).

His prices also seems to be significantly below most stores (e.g., I buy Greens Plus there for $55, where Loblaws charges $65 for the same thing.)

He's got a very large selection, but the store itself is quite small for that much product so you'll have to remember to remove your backpack before slipping through the aisles.

In addition to vitamins, supplements and natural soaps, etc., the back of the store contains a variety of health foods (the first few times I was there, I didn't even notice there was a 'back of the store).

I recommend this place.
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Rails and Ales Billards Lounge - April 18, 2006
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful. A friend and I met here for dinner and billiards tonight, and were quite impressed with the place. We'll most certainly be back.

The tables are of good quality and regular size (no miniature tables) and there is one regulation snooker table in the main room. (There was another room of tables I didn't really see.) In the main room there are 5 tables arranged lengthwise in straight line. The walls are far enough away that there is plenty of room to use your cue, even when hitting a banked cue ball, perpendicular to the table.

In their selection of cues, they do provide a short cue, but I can't imagine when it would be necessary. We didn't have any trouble finding decent cues: I just used the first one I picked up, and it was fine. They also have storage lockers if you'd like to store your own cue on the premises.

So, those are the 'rails' and true to their name they have plenty of 'ales' on tap: about a dozen or so, I'd say. For dinner I ordered their Chicken & Peameal sandwich which was surprisingly good for pub fare. I ordered fries with it, but those were just average. My friend just ordered potato skins but he also thought they were above average for pub fare. Our tab for the sandwich w/ fries, skins, 1 beer and 3 pop was $25 (+ tip). I believe table time was $10/hr.

I recommend this place.
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Lee Restaurant - March 8, 2006
12 out of 13 people found this review helpful. The staff are exceedingly friendly and warm. The decor is interesting. The restaurant is VERY loud (due to bad acoustics, not loud music), making it hard to have a good conversation.

Their "signature dish" (as the wait staff will be sure to tell you) is a singapore salad that's out of this world. It transitions through surprisingly yummy layers of flavour (considering it's "just a salad").

What really sets Lee apart is the serving style. All dishes are 'appetizer-sized' so everyone at the table should really order 2 or 3. (We got 10 for 4 of us and were not overly full.) The dishes also arrive in random order. The intention is clearly to create an atmosphere where a group is really sharing a meal together and discussing the food. It works very well and makes for an interesting and unique dining experience.

Each dish is typically between $10-15. Reservations are a must if you want something around the dinner hour. It was emptying out by 9pm (on Saturday) so you might be able to just walk-in if you go after the dinner hours.

I recommend this place.
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Sushi Delight Japanese Restaurant - March 8, 2006
6 out of 9 people found this review helpful. When I moved from the West end of the city to the East end of the city, it was a long trek to Sushi on Bloor to get my regular fix. Thankfully, I stumbled on Sushi Delight, which could be a sister-store to Sushi on Bloor with its similar menu, very yummy food and very reasonable prices.

If you're on this side of the DVP, it's a great place to go when in the mood for Japanese.

I recommend this place.
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Tortilla Flats - March 8, 2006
4 out of 7 people found this review helpful. The staff at Tortilla Flats are a lot of fun, and the food is great! If you like really spicy food, you should definitely try out the Cheese Jalapeno Soup. If you feel a cold coming on, just have a bowl of this soup and that virus will flee for its life, wanting nothing to do with you or your nose!

Tuesday is half-price Fajita night! Don't miss it!

And as weird as it may be to say this, you should definitely check out the bathrooms at this location. The stone walls look about 100 years old (and probably are), the sinks are made from these enormous earthenware pots, and the hand dryer could be attached to the wing of a 747 in the event of an engine failure: that thing'll rip your fingers off! (Yeah, you don't believe me now: just you wait and see, stumpy.)

I recommend this place.
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