Latest Toronto Restaurant Blog Posts
From the we-knew-it-all-along file, new research reveals that restaurant owners who push the virtues of good customer service get rewarded for their efforts.
According to a study from American Express, news of a customer service experience travels so fast that its half-a-world-away recipients will know of it mere moments after it happened.
The international study, which sought to understand the social and emotional impact of good customer service, polled some 8,000 diners in Canada, Australia, Mexico and the UK.
The research found that a full 90 percent of Canadians will talk about an exceptional service experience with an average of 20 people. Thirty-two per cent will tell others within an hour and 45 per cent will share details of their encounter within the same day....more
Toronto’s a world-class city whose history in the foodie community is long and studded with restaurant-related firsts. And while some distinctions are admittedly dubious (no one wants to be known as the first restaurant to report food poisoning, say), others are bona fide duck feathers in a chef’s hat.
Here’s a roundup of the most notable.
Twelve of the nominated restaurants enRoute has included in its just-announced roundup of the country’s best new restaurants are in Toronto. The People’s Choice Awards — a new initiative from Air Canada’s foodie-focused in-flight mag — invites diners to vote from a shortlist of 35 new eateries (www.eatandvote.com(www.mangervoter.com).
For those of us fortunate enough to live in the metropolis that commanded the most entries on the list, a few choice words about each of Toronto’s People’s Choice contenders....more
What the hell else do you have to do on an otherwise uneventful Wednesday evening that could possibly top your participation in a sausage cook-off? Nothing. Nada. Butkiss. So mark your summer humpdays for a visit to Marben Restaurant already, my friends, and prepare for your induction into a spectacular seasonal ritual that'll seriously frank your furters.
Every week, this Wellington Ave. sweetheart invites carnivores of every stripe to attend at the Sausage League, a delightful flight of fancy that sizzles into fragrant life with the presentation of local chefs' artful takes on the cured masterpieces of animal organ delights that are the superstars of this event. Diners vote on two sausage dishes in a round-robin tournament — referred to as only "blue sausage" or "yellow sausage," to weed out biases...more