Thursday, April 16, 2009

Friday Photo Shootout: Local Food and Restaruants

I've accepted a challenge from Patty to post photos of our local community every Friday. This week's theme challenge is to post photos of local Food and Restaurants in my town.

There are links to all the Friday Shoot Out participants from around the world at the bottom of my left panel. Maybe you'd like to join us as well and post photos of your community? If you do, let me know so I can add your names to the list.

I live in Toronto, in the Scarborough area of Toronto, in the West Hill area of Scarborough. So West Hill will be the focus of my photos.


Unfortunately, this will be a "Shootout light" this week. Due to some time pressures, the best I can manage is this collage of some of the local restaurants in West Hill. Including one fast food chain some of you might recognize.

Likely, and strangely, the most famous of all these restaurants is the Amazing Teds, which has been around, largely unchanged since the early 1960's. Given its nostalgic decor, it has been featured in a number of major motion pictures and TV series. Ted's is famous for its Sunday breakfasts, with line ups outside the doors and waitresses rushing at speeds approaching that of light itself.

The Old Stone Cottage Inn didn't make it into the collage but it is one our favourite "watering holes". The Inn began its life as a stop on the stage coach ride between the fledgling City of Toronto and the City of Kingston back in the 1880s.

Hopefully next Friday I will be back with some photos that are more substantial.

In the meantime, I think you'll have a lot of fun checking out the blogs of the other participants (many listed at the bottom of my left panel, with an even more extensive list at Patty's). Think of it as a mini vacation around the world with a "local" for a guide to those places tourists will seldom find.