Thursday, April 30, 2020

Weekend One Hundred and Twenty Nine: Coffee, Sandwiches, and Pastry around the town

This weekend we continue with our social distancing theme. We want to support our local brunch business, so we left our secret location to sample the morning offerings around downtown.

First on our tour is Frankie's. Dave's sister, Jane told us they have a good and cheap breakfast sandwich. Jane was right, the sandwiches are delish!

Next on our tour is Union Cafe! I sampled the brie and pesto crossiant and a coffee while Dave had the ham and swiss crossiant. Yum!

Starting to feel full, we visited Le Roux. We saw the cinnamon danishes and had to stop. Total Yum!

Finally, on our way home we stopped at Fresko Cafe. They don't sell European food, but the do make and sell super delicious Latin American food. We picked up some sweet pastry, but ate it at home because we were so full. Dave heartily recommends the Cuban Sandwich!

Weekend One Hundred and Twenty Eight: New York Fries at MayFair Mall

This "brunch" was devoured pre covid. Stay safe and keep distancing!

We left our secret location and were searching for magic hair potion. Our travels took us to the exotic lands of Mayfair Mall. After finding the potion, we realized that we were hungry from our adventures. What luck! The food court was open!

We had eaten at New York Fries before, and we knew of their creative poutine selection. We went all in, ordering both the Pulled Pork Poutine and the Butter Chicken Poutine.

After carefully sampling both offerings, we were in agreement. The Pulled Pork Poutine was better than the Butter Chicken Poutine. Compared to the barbecue-y spicy flavour of the pulled pork, the butter chicken poutine was anemic.

Now you know, dear readers - pulled pork poutine for the win!

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Weekend One Hundred and Twenty Seven: Heron Rock Social Distancing

Well, Covid is still here and social distancing is something that we need to do. We also need to support our local businesses, so this post reflects those two ideas.

The brunch location that Dave and I most visit during normal times is Heron Rock. Dave loves the Huevos Cubanos and I super heart the Blue Cheese and Bacon Benny. The late night happy hour is also phenomenal and you should check it out, now or when things are normal! And you can check it out now because Heron Rock is doing take out and delivery of their food and drinks. Please support Heron Rock or insert your favourite local business here.
Heron Rock staff are amazing and taking extraordinary precautions to keep themselves and customers safe. Remember to tip your server even though it is takeout or delivery.

Dave and I called as soon as Heron Rock opened (10am everyday, as of now). We ordered our favourite brunch foods then ran up and picked up our food. Dress weather appropriate because you will be waiting outside.
We ran our food back to our secret location and unpacked the goodies. Inside we found thoughtfully packed food to keep everything from getting mushy. My eggs were cooked medium, the english muffin was crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, the hollandaise sauce was delish (as always), and my potatoes were top notch. Dave's Hash was just as you would have in Heron Rock itself. Totally Tasty.

It's a rough time for everyone, including small local business. If you can, order some food; it will make you feel better too.

Heron Rock Bistro, 4-435 Simcoe St
Check the website for menu and take out info.

On a similar note, Jones BBQ is doing take out and delivery. Check their website for more info!