This glorified fast-food sandwich shop, the walls lined with nostalgic memories, welcomes hipsters and industry folk, who pile in for the menu, which is a hodgepodge of almost every food trend. A small menu with gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options lives up to all the hype. Inside, it looks like the bubbly area locals tend to prefer the bar, so I grabbed a seat by the window for lunch. The decor is oldies but goodies, right down to the beats. Servers are friendly, and even though I’m dining alone, I feel like I’m surrounded by friends.
Winter warmers include Knights of Narnia (prosecco, domaine du canton, lemon, pear, grenadine), garnished by the most aromatic gooseberry which first fills the nose to complete the flavour experience. Choose your poison wisely: house-smoked Caesar’s work best with vodka – gin and tequila (options) overpower this savory Canadian delight.
Co-owners Karen Young and Adam Urquhart’s Better Mac sandwich graced the cover of Toronto Life for good reason, it’s f*cking ridiculously delicious! A McDonald’s Big Mac always looks so good, but don’t you find it’s so disappointing after you eat it? I find that it never hits the spot, like its missing something. But this Better Mac satiates you like. “ahh heaven, there you are again”. Not a touch of salt is needed to any dish including the crisp, fluffed up fries – and I’m a salt addict.
Ooooohh, the music just changed to some Mr. Scruff, I like that…
Fried chicken thigh served on a flaky crusty bun is a star – KFC batter with soul – crispy, buttery melt-in-your-mouth, break-off-a-salty-corner for utter mouth happiness. A small mixed green salad, drizzled with savory vinaigrette makes a great sidekick – even if your standing beside “Batman”.