Come and Get It 647.344.3416 Mon to Sat 11am-8pm www.facebook.com/comeandgetit416
When the signage is graffitied above the wall of their restaurant, you know you’re in for a treat . Inside it’s fun meets trendy, decked out with a Nintendo 64, bright colours, and even a pair of retro basketball shoes. The menu is simple and straightforward cleverly written on a chalkboard beside a shellacked particle board countertop. Currently the running menu centre’s around four dishes (chipotle beef, Hawaiian pork belly, granny Smith’s chicken Caesar, and herbed crunchy green beans) cleverly integrated into 4 types of sandwiches, salads or poutines. The kitchen is lighting fast, and they have to be when hungry Queen streeters come in for lunch.
Wishing I could try it all, I decided to share a few items with a friend. First, a perfectly seasoned Chipotle beef short rib sandwich with a smoky chipotle aioli, ancho chili BBQ sauce, dangerously addictive crispy fried onions, sweet and sour coleslaw all on a beautiful, fluffy milk bun – wooohyaaa. Next I ordered a fresh, not to mention huge, herbed crunchy green bean salad with fluffed quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, and nutty sunflower seeds on peppery arugula and other greens – coated with a delightful tomato vinaigrette. And, of course, I had to try a house-cut French fried poutine with slow roasted Hawaiian pork belly – sliced thinly – glazed with hoisin sauce, mozzarella, cheddar cheese curds, rich gravy and unbelievably good: salty crispy cracklings; I’m wondering why I haven’t been here sooner.