Saturday, July 21, 2012

Poutine Heaven: "Smoke's Poutinerie"

So this post is very overdue at this point, yet the timing is probably appropriate considering the "poutition" commercials all over the radio.

Poutine, as I sadly learned recently, is one of those foods that is very Canadian. Apparently it's difficult to find in other countries. Who knew that others wouldn't just know to pair that french fry goodness with cheese curds and then melt the two together with hot, tasty gravy??

I have to admit that this was my first visit to an actual poutinerie, even though I was the acting "tour guide". Sad? Maybe. But I have to say a big thank you to Smoke's Poutinerie for being my first ;) I'll never be the same again ;)

So if you happen to be down by Adelaide sometime (maybe even at a Jays game...maybe), forgo the street meat this one time and be truly Canadian; go for the poutine! My choice was veggie nacho, and let's just say I will never think tortilla chips right away when I'm craving nachos :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fresh Sandwiches in Style

Well it's definitely been a while since I've written anything, so I apologize and am grateful that life has eased up a bit.

Summer is here, which means that I can actually do lunch dates with people! First stop for this summer was Porto Via. It's a cute and very chic little place south of Eglinton and East of Dixie. It sits in a complex that houses small businesses, which accounts for the lunch crowd that was there.

Two separate lines make the speed of service great. One line focuses on serving up the sandwiches and any sides (i.e. soup or salad). The other is solely there to put your salads together. The best part of it all is the fact that all of the ingredients are fresh; even the soup is made in house, fresh that day!

My visit to this modern nouveau chic restaurant left my mouth watering and stomach thanking a grilled portobello sandwich on sea salt and rosemary focaccia, with a side of tomato and sweet potato soup. I apologize for missing pictures, but my hunger wouldn't let me take the time to take any ;)