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Postby sprague11 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:40 am

Garthicus wrote:Also, half pint drinkers are boring feckers...


Or are dieting/DD'ing
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Postby Garthicus » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:14 pm

I'm dieting but enjoying full pints. If you're DDing then have a coke.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:39 pm

I really don't see anything wrong with having a half pint. Beats Coke hands down, while still allowing people to be comfortable with being a DD. Seems awfully shortsighted to look at it any other way.
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Postby Garthicus » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:13 pm

SteelbackGuy wrote:I really don't see anything wrong with having a half pint. Beats Coke hands down, while still allowing people to be comfortable with being a DD. Seems awfully shortsighted to look at it any other way.


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Postby Belgian » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:23 am

I thought the point of drinking beer is it's more natural & far healther than soda pop. Stuff's usually loaded with corn syrup because corn's so cheap and they just love to add it to everything. Is the DD any better off an overweight diabetic with corn allergies?

(- 1 ) on the Garthmeister.

That said, there's wine. With a glass of wine the bar can only force so much alcohol down your gullet. Unless the Vic sells ONLY half-liters of wine now... I won't judge till I know.
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Postby nickw » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:44 pm

Looks like the Victory Cafe's days are numbered, at least at their current location, which is a big part of its charm... the two levels, the great patio on a quiet street.


http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/07 ... llage.html
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Postby Cass » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:55 am

nickw wrote:Looks like the Victory Cafe's days are numbered, at least at their current location, which is a big part of its charm... the two levels, the great patio on a quiet street.


http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/07 ... llage.html


That's a damn shame, even if it's still a ways off. The Annex sorely lacks good beer spots (although a couple nice spots are popping up at Christie Pits), Victory being such a great spot in the hood. I realize some people think Ed's is an eyesore but it would be a real shame if it just became bland condos like so much else in the city.
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Postby Craig » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:52 am

Cass wrote:The Annex sorely lacks good beer spots (although a couple nice spots are popping up at Christie Pits)


Oh come on, The Beer Station has been there for ages and they have over 100 of the worst beers in the world!
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Postby Belgian » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:15 pm

Cass wrote:I realize some people think Ed's is an eyesore but it would be a real shame if it just became bland condos like so much else in the city.

For a city that aspires to be Manhattan we sure lack the political will to preserve and maintain that kind of charm (let alone ways to get around here as easily as NYC.)

This little corner by Ed's is cute, I would not be in a hurry to turn this block into a soulless money-grubbing abomination like much of Queen West.
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Postby JeffPorter » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:07 pm

That would be sad...Also the Beguiling and Little Island - well, we spend a small fortune there every year and our kids love those place. I'm sure they will find a new place, but Markham street has always been quite sweet. Such a shame.
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Re: Victory Cafe sold

Postby cratez » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:57 pm

After closing earlier this year, the Victory Cafe's website is back online with a notice that it's reopening at 440 Bloor Street West in "Fall of 2017."

I was never a huge fan of the original location, mostly due to the staff, but I'm still glad to see this former T.O. institution taking another kick at the can. And I'll definitely give them another shot when they reopen at the new location. Good news for The Annex.
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Re: Victory Cafe sold

Postby Belgian » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:11 pm

cratez wrote:I was never a huge fan of the original location

Well the original, original Vic was at Bathurst & Follis Ave. a few blocks south of Dupont. You know, before it was cool. 8)

I would say for all its shortcomings the Markham address will remain the coolest historic location. The Howland & Bloor location changes rapidly though & there's some good stuff along this part of the Bloor Subway Route.
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Re: Victory Cafe sold

Postby cratez » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:12 am

Huh, never knew about the Follis Ave spot (I'm a recent T.O. transplant). Agree that the easy subway access to the Howland location will be a draw for some. Even coming from where I live, it's only 35 minutes via transit. Looking forward to checking out the new space when it opens.
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