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Not My Dog


Posted by Staff / June 30, 2006

One of my favourite new patios is Not My Dog. At first glance, Not My Dog appears to be another cozy bar in the heart of Parkdale with art on the walls, small wooden tables and live music some nights of the week. But when the snow melted a few months back, there was a bit of a revelation. Decending the stairs past the bathrooms and through another set of doors reveals a great little patio; and one of the best places in the city to grab a pint of Stella and a tasty bowl of chicken curry.

And that's just what we did earlier this week. The menu at Not My Dog is quite surprising. Influenced by asian flavours, the chef serves up snackable items like samosa, edamane and wasabi potatoes as well as hearty mains such as Miso Neau (warmed eggplant with sesame and miso dressing) and Kyoto Gumbo (vegetables and rice noodles). Nothing on the menu is more than $8.

Heavily recommended is the chicken curry. The curry has enough of a kick to be flavourful and exciting at the same time. For those who might find it a tad piquante, it's served with a side of yogourt which can be used to tame the flames. The helping is big enough to be filling and satisfying but didn't leave me bloated like some curries tend to do.

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Jack / June 30, 2006 at 10:06 AM

Tim, you are practically a walking restaurants directory

Sameer Vasta / June 30, 2006 at 3:34 PM

The curry was spicy and flavorful. I highly recommend it.

apetimberlake / March 5, 2008 at 8:41 PM

I love this joint in the summer!
Start off here with a pitcher and a great bowl of currie and make my way up queen.

Jane / May 13, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Check where your link above Not My Dog is going to....!

Jacquie Drew / January 11, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Do you guys have a website?

James Carroll / February 9, 2011 at 2:03 PM

How do I get a gig there, who do I speak to ?

Not My Dog / February 24, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Not My Dog has been under new ownership for about a year. A new website is on the way. Email for booking info notmydogtoronto at gmail and follow us on twitter for show listings @notmydogtoronto.

sunday / March 5, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Will be playing NOT MY DOG Friday March 25, launch the new CD what man!?? Oh that man!!!!

Steve / August 31, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Crazily inhospitable owner. Threatened my friend and told him that he wasn't welcome in the bar because he was an "Abercrombie and Fitch wearing yuppie" (my friend was wearing a collared shirt, but not from A + F). Every other staff person was extremely friendly, but such a sour experience that I cannot recommend this place despite the charming patio. Shameful.

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