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Re: Bar Volo - new(ish) food menu

Postby Craig » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:09 pm

I'm pretty sure they gave up cooking food when they started house ales. I assume they converted kitchen space into a brewery.
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Re: Bar Volo - new(ish) food menu

Postby atomeyes » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:08 am

Craig wrote:I'm pretty sure they gave up cooking food when they started house ales. I assume they converted kitchen space into a brewery.

nope. pretty sure they still cooked while doing house ales.
they probably gave up cooking when they realized the profitability per sq foot is not in favour with running a restaurant.
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Re: Bar Volo - new(ish) food menu

Postby midlife crisis » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:43 pm

biegaman wrote:I guess it's too long ago now for a lot of people on this board to remember, but once upon a time Volo had really good food and a pretty extensive menu (good wine menu too!). At some point there was a conscious decision to really focus on the beer side and slim down the food options so as to avoid the hassles of the kitchen..


Oh yeah. On many nights Ralph himself would be manning the kitchen. Those were the nights to order a carbonara. Best I've ever had.
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Re: Bar Volo - new(ish) food menu

Postby biegaman » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:46 pm

midlife crisis wrote:
biegaman wrote:I guess it's too long ago now for a lot of people on this board to remember, but once upon a time Volo had really good food and a pretty extensive menu (good wine menu too!). At some point there was a conscious decision to really focus on the beer side and slim down the food options so as to avoid the hassles of the kitchen..


Oh yeah. On many nights Ralph himself would be manning the kitchen. Those were the nights to order a carbonara. Best I've ever had.


YES!!! Was going to originally post something along those lines myself. I remember many a nights Ralph all sweaty and exhausted, cooking away in the kitchen - he was quite the chef. Some of my best meals in TO were at Volo. Again, that feels like ages ago...
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Re: Bar Volo - new(ish) food menu

Postby lister » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:26 pm

midlife crisis wrote:Oh yeah. On many nights Ralph himself would be manning the kitchen. Those were the nights to order a carbonara. Best I've ever had.


Yes, very tasty! Mmmmmmm...
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Re: Bar Volo - new(ish) food menu

Postby Provost Drunk » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:33 am

Beavertown Smog Rocket is pouring on cask at Volo for those that missed it at Cask Days (or want to try it again).
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Re: Bar Volo - new(ish) food menu

Postby northyorksammy » Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:51 pm

It apparently will be the same at the new additional Bar Volo, attention to the beer and not the food.
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Re: Bar Volo - new(ish) food menu

Postby jeremyg » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:48 pm

for the sundays half bottle deal does anyone know if that's all bottles?
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Re: Bar Volo - new(ish) food menu

Postby Craig » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:49 pm

Not all, but lots of good ones. Jester King, for example.
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Postby Cask » Tue May 03, 2016 7:25 pm

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Re: Bar Volo - new(ish) food menu

Postby Orval_Al » Wed May 04, 2016 2:03 am

Shame this place is so overpriced. You're better off going to Thirsty And Miserable, Bar Hop or Sin And Redemption/Town Crier/Prenup Pub.
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Re: Bar Volo - new(ish) food menu

Postby FEUO » Wed May 04, 2016 8:26 am

Cask wrote:Could this be the end of Volo?

http://thebulletin.ca/downtown-groups-w ... nge-tower/

They are opening a new location in Little Italy so even if the Yonge location is affected by this info (not sure how based on the details in that article).
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Re: Bar Volo - new(ish) food menu

Postby Craig » Wed May 04, 2016 9:59 am

Cask wrote:Could this be the end of Volo?

http://thebulletin.ca/downtown-groups-w ... nge-tower/


I think they've known for years that if/when the tower goes up, Volo goes away.
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Re: Bar Volo - new(ish) food menu

Postby admviolin » Thu May 05, 2016 10:09 am

Craig wrote:
Cask wrote:Could this be the end of Volo?

http://thebulletin.ca/downtown-groups-w ... nge-tower/


I think they've known for years that if/when the tower goes up, Volo goes away.


Yes, they've known for a few years...the "second location" as far as I've heard was always going to be a replacement, not an addition.
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Re: Bar Volo - new(ish) food menu

Postby nickw » Thu May 05, 2016 12:57 pm

admviolin wrote:
Craig wrote:
Cask wrote:Could this be the end of Volo?

http://thebulletin.ca/downtown-groups-w ... nge-tower/


I think they've known for years that if/when the tower goes up, Volo goes away.


Yes, they've known for a few years...the "second location" as far as I've heard was always going to be a replacement, not an addition.


Hmmm. Ben Johnson's blog post on his interview with Tomas didn't necessarily make it seem like it was going to be a straight replacement, especially with Ralph not being involved with it and it only having a capacity of 55. But I suppose we shall see whenever the tower starts going up...

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