SERIAL DINERS AGENDA: 2014b
This is a (browser-friendly) copy of the agenda
of the Serial Diners, a group founded in 1989 and
dedicated to dining at every restaurant listed in the Toronto Yellow Pages,
in alphabetical order, at the rate of one per week. The group meets
every Friday at the designated restaurant at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome!
See also the Serial Diners rules,
an article and article2 and article3 and article4 and television spot and
a Dinermetrics report (pdf),
some Serial Diners poetry (pdf),
and the previous agenda.
July 4, 2014:
THE ``WHEN YOU'RE GOOD TO MAMMA, MAMMA'S GOOD TO YOU!'' FORTNIGHT!
Mamma Martino's Pasta And Pizzeria Restaurant.
624B The Queensway (at McIntosh Ave., 5-6 blocks E of Royal York: take 15 or 76 bus S from Royal York Station to the Queensway, then walk 5-6 blocks E; or better yet, catch the 76B bus S from Royal York Station, which turns E on the Queensway [get off at the Queensway and Milton] - however, the 76B bus is infrequent, running only once every half-hour).
July 11, 2014:
2392 Bloor St. West (1 block E of Jane Station).
July 18, 2014:
Man Doo Hyang.
6068 Yonge St. (at Patricia Ave., 2 blocks N of Cummer: take 53, 60, or 97 bus N from Finch Station to Yonge and Patricia).
July 25, 2014:
161 Bay St. (at Wellington, in the concourse-level food court of Brookfield Place [which is on the SE corner of Bay & Wellington]: from Union Station, walk 1 block N on Bay).
August 1, 2014:
Mandalay Restaurant [Ed. Note: O the road to Mandalay, / Where the flyin'-fishes play, / An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China 'crost the Bay!].
3478 Lawrence Ave East (just W of Markham Rd., across the street from Cedarbrae Mall: take 54 bus E from Lawrence East Station; or take 102 bus from Warden Station to Markham & Lawrence, then walk W).
August 8, 2014:
Mandarin Restaurant [Ed. Note: They say his Lear was the toast of Croydon, wherever that is.].
2200 Yonge St. (just S of Eglinton Station).
August 15, 2014:
1244 The Queensway (2 blocks E of Kipling: take 44 bus S from Kipling Station to The Queensway, then walk E).
August 22, 2014:
Manic Coffee Ltd [Ed. Note: It's just another manic coffee!].
633 Bloor St. West (at Euclid, 3 blocks W of Bathurst, 1 block W of a certain gaming cafe: walk W from Bathurst Station).
August 29, 2014:
Manoharan Corporation [AKA Subway Sandwiches].
60 Weston Rd. (at St. Clair, in the Stockyards shopping complex: take 41 or 89 bus N from Keele Station to St. Clair [where Keele turns into Weston]; or take 512 streetcar W from St. Clair West Station or St. Clair Station to Weston).
September 5, 2014:
Manor Arms Pub.
2075 Yonge St. (at Manor Rd., halfway between Eglinton Station and Davisville Station, across the street from Mariachi's Restaurant: walk S from Eglinton Station or walk N from Davisville Station).
September 12, 2014:
Manpuku Japanese Eatery.
105 McCaul St. (at Dundas, in the Village by the Grange: from St. Patrick Station, walk W on Dundas to McCaul).
September 19, 2014:
5383 Yonge St. (1 block N of Church Ave., about 6 blocks N of Empress Ave.: walk N from North York Centre Station).
September 26, 2014:
Maple Leaf House [Ed. Note: God save our Queen and Heaven bless the Maple Leaf Forever!].
2749 Lake Shore Blvd West (at First St., between Islington and Royal York: take 76 bus S from Royal York Station to Lake Shore, then walk W [or transfer to the 501 streetcar]; or take 501 streetcar for a long ride W from Osgoode Station or Queen Station).
October 3, 2014:
Marben [Ed. Note: Marben, I love you. Marben, I love you. Remember, I'm programmed for you!].
488 Wellington St. West (just E of Portland, a couple of blocks W of Spadina: take 504 streetcar W from St. Andrew Station or King Station to Portland, then walk 1 block S to Wellington, then walk E; or take 510 streetcar S from Spadina Station to King, then walk 1 block S to Wellington, then walk W).
October 10, 2014:
Marcello's Market & Deli.
145 King St. West (at St. Andrew Station, in the concourse level of 145 King West, on the SE corner of King & University).
October 17, 2014:
1163 St. Clair Ave West (at Dufferin: take 29 bus N from Dufferin Station to St. Clair; or take 512 streetcar W from St. Clair West Station or St. Clair Station).
October 24, 2014:
Marcel's Bistro [Ed. Note: `` ''].
315 King St. West (just W of John, in the Theatre District restaurant row across the street from the Bell Lightbox: take 504 streetcar W from St. Andrew Station or King Station; or just walk a few blocks W from St. Andrew Station).
October 31, 2014:
SPOOKY HALLOWE'EN IN THE MARCHE OF MADNESS!!!
333 Bay St. (on the concourse level of the Bay Adelaide Centre, on the NE corner of Bay & Adelaide: from King Station, walk W to Bay, then walk 1 block N to Adelaide; or just wander through the underground PATH till you find it. Scaaary!).
November 7, 2014:
Mardi Gras Banquet Hall.
777a Warden Ave. (S of Eglinton, N of Comstock: take 68 bus N from Warden Station [it's a pretty short bus ride]).
November 14, 2014:
Margarita's Fiesta Room [Ed. Note: She wrote a long letter on a short piece of paper...].
14 Baldwin St. (just W of McCaul: walk W from St. Patrick Station to McCaul, then walk N to Baldwin).
November 21, 2014:
JAW-DROPPINGLY IMPROBABLE "PARTY LIKE IT'S 1989!" GALA 25TH
Mariachi's Restaurant [Ed. Note: I'm looking for a man who calls himself Bucho. That's all. And you had to do it the hard way.].
2084 Yonge St. (at Manor Rd., halfway between Eglinton Station and Davisville Station, across the street from the Manor Arms Pub: walk S from Eglinton Station or walk N from Davisville Station).
November 28, 2014:
Marinella Authentic Italian.
640 College St. (at Grace, in Little Italy, several blocks W of Bathurst: take 506 streetcar W from Queen's Park Station or College Station; or take 511 streetcar S from Bathurst Station to College, then walk W).
December 5, 2014:
Marinho Sports Bar.
1708 St. Clair Ave. West (at Silverthorn, 2 blocks E of Old Weston Rd., and a few blocks W of Caledonia: take 512 streetcar W from St. Clair West Station or St. Clair Station; or take 41 bus N from Keele Station to St. Clair & Old Weston, then walk 2 blocks E).
December 12, 2014:
Markham Station Restaurant.
5117 Sheppard Ave. East (just W of Markham Rd.: take 85 bus E from Don Mills Station to Sheppard and Markham).
December 19, 2014:
GALA BISTRO CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!
948 Eglinton Ave. West (a few blocks W of Bathurst: take 32 bus E from Eglinton West Station or W from Eglinton Station).
HERE BEGIN THE ``MARS NEEDS DINERS!'' WEEKS
December 26, 2014:
Mars Beach Diner [Ed. Note: Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!].
1987 Queen St. East (just E of Waverley and W of Kew Gardens, several blocks E of Woodbine: take 501 streetcar E from Queen Station or Osgoode Station; or take 92 bus S from Woodbine Station to Queen, then walk E).
January 2, 2015:
Mars Restaurant [Ed. Note: ``You are on Barsoom, John Carter.''].
432 College St. (just E of Bathurst: take 511 streetcar S from Bathurst Station to College; or take 506 streetcar W from Queen's Park Station or College Station).
January 9, 2015:
Mars Uptown Restaurant [Ed. Note: Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know he's in the best-selling show. Is there life on Mars?].
2363 Yonge St. (just N of Eglinton: at Eglinton Station).
January 16, 2015:
New agenda! (Coming soon.)
See also the Serial Diners rules,
and the previous agenda.
The current agenda is at probability.ca/diners;
please send corrections to Jeffrey Rosenthal