As a sales rep for St. Albert Cheese Co-op, I often myself walking along the streets of Toronto looking for prospective customers. One day I walked into a very cool hip restaurant only to find out that it was a vegan restaurant. Oops!!
However the menu really intrigued me, as did their cocktail list so I went back as a customer!!
I went back on a Sunday night at 630 pm and the place was packed. (always a good sign). However we did manage to get a table at the back for our party of four people. I should mention that no one was a vegan but everyone was open minded to check out a new restaurant!
We immediately ordered the (vegan) nachos and then immediately devoured the nachos!!
I ordered the fried chicken and waffles but only managed to eat half of it as it was a massive portion. I happily ate the leftovers for breakfast the next day.
It was positively delicious and I want to order it the next time I visit. It was that good.
The rest of the gang ate veggie burgers and everyone seemed pleased.
I love this restaurant as they don’t have one single salad on the menu. As much as I like salads, I love eating creative food that I can’t make at home i.e. fried vegan chicken.
Next restaurant review: another vegan restaurant called Planta. Stay tuned!!
For more info:
Doomie’s 1263 Queen St W Toronto
Here’s the ingredients for hosting a pickle party. I have to admit I’ve never thrown a pickle party before but this party was so successful that I’m thinking of hosting another one!!
a) Select a few brands of pickles. For this particular pickle party, I included: Nathan’s Famous Kosher Pickles, Marty’s, and Putters.
b) Invite some pickle enthusiasts! Of course this meant I included some blogger friends (http://safaffect.wordpress.com/ and http://theyumyumfactor.blogspot.ca/) and some friends who weren’t bloggers! It was a great mix.
c) Put together a menu. This wasn’t so easy seeing as my kitchen is dairy. However I put together a menu that included….party sandwiches, cheese and crackers, roasted tomatoes on toasted baguette slices, and nachos and salsa! My table included green flowers and green/white napkins. Yes – I’m normal. LOL
d) Serve Vodka. Naturally we had to compare two brands so we compared Absolut to Skyy Vodka! Pickles and Vodka are a natural combination. LOL
e) Include a new food product to share with your friends! Please welcome www.mexicoboulevard.com! I sincerely want to thank www.brightideascanada.com for introducing me to these products.
Seriously it was a ton of fun to host this party.
PS the full sours were a hit but in all honesty all of the pickles were a hit with my guests. There wasn’t a pickle left!!
Disclosure: Many thanks to Marty’s Pickles and Nathan’s for supplying me with pickles!