Where Anthony Rose likes to go for great steaks, icy treats and a day at the races
House of Chan on Eglinton West makes some of the best steaks and lobster in the city. I usually order the strip loin, fried rice and these delicious shrimp that are deep-fried and wrapped in bacon.
My father-son bonding spot
Ding Tai Fung Shanghai Dim Sum in Markham is a great place to take children, or at least mine—Simon, who’s six years old. The menu has a lot of options, and the servers treat kids really well.
I like going to Woodbine racetrack, because you can eat outside and watch the ponies go by. It’s like dinner and a show.
My guilty pleasure
I have a thing for the peanut butter and chocolate ice cream from Baskin Robbins. I’ve been going back to it for years.
My morning hangout
I go to the Woodlot for breakfast quite a bit. I have the Red Fife bread with some butter and a good cup of black coffee, and I’m good to go.
Since this article appeared in the 2012 Eating and Drinking Guide, Rose left his post as head chef at the Drake Hotel, and Woodlot stopped serving breakfast, which Rose lamented in a blog post on the Drake’s website.