As you know, we are big fans of Xi’an Famous Foods. We discovered that there was another Northern Chinese joint opening up in their old location in Chinatown and we decided
that we had to give it a try. As expected, the outside (and inside) is pretty dirty, but we weren’t here for a charming ambience, we were here for the food!!Posted: February 4th, 2015 | Tags: cheap eats, chinatown, chinese food, manhattan, new york, taste of northern china | No Comments »
Clubhouse Sandwhich Shop is one of my favourite sandwhich shops ever. A lot of people can’t or don’t get excited about Sandwhiches. But this place is different.
A small one-man operation filled with what looks like home-made furniture, the owner really gets to know his customers (unfortunately, I have forgotten his name since my first visit). For instance, he remembers that I always get salads and always with the citrus mustard dressing. So one time, to prove that his fries were the greatest, he gave me a free order! His fries were impeccable
And when he has his oyster po’ boy on the menu (the menu changes very frequently), I think he’s the best oyster fryer in the city. By far. This includes proper sit-down, seafood restaurants. Of course, he only fries big, meaty Fanny Bays.best practises, cheap eats, Food, Food Dudes, Sandwhiches, toronto | No Comments »
As promised in a previous post, here is my post on Founders Breakfast Stout. I first had the privilege of trying this baby when I was on a beer-fuelled road trip through the Mid-Western United States (and if I had a blog back then, that would have made for a very long post). But the LCBO Gods smiled upon us and this was made available for a very limited time here in Ontario.
First the taste. Liquefied chocolate-covered coffee beans. Period. Texture is what you would expect from such a description. Nice and thick with healthy mouth-coating from the high initial sugar content.
Next the accolades. 48th Best Beer in The World according to RateBeer. Period. If you live somewhere in the world where this is easily accessible, I suggest you give it a try. If you live in Ontario, lets all hope this one is made available again some time soon. Apologies for my hilariously (but not really) cluttered background.Posted: August 13th, 2014 | Tags: beer, best practises, craft beer, craft draught, Grand Rapids, lcbo, michigan, Sweet Stout, toronto | No Comments »
I am actually surprised I haven’t had the chance to write about Flour yet, we’ve been here dozens of times and have tried more or less everything on the menu. Their baked goods are awesome and their sandwiches are pretty good as well. Unfortunately, when you come here you can end up spending $20 for just a small sandwich, a pastry and a drink. Overall their selection is pretty standard: sandwiches, coffee, baked goods and a handful of daily cooked specials.
There are a number of standouts in the baked goods section, including their berry bread pudding, chocolate chip cookies, brownies and scallion scones. In terms of their sandwiches we would definitely say the bacon breakfast sandwich and the roast beef sandwiches are our favourites. Overall, if you are near one of their numerous locations, I would recommend that you at least try them once!
190 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
There is only one word to describe this beer: liquid cocoa nibs. Or something like dark chocolate milk, with carbonation and alcoholic content (not that you can detect any of it). More of a Christmas beer, Samuel Smiths Milk Chocolate Stout currently holds the title for my favourite sweet stout. Well, it’s either this or Founders Breakfast Stout (another top 50 beer in the world, it’s own post will follow) but because of the high alcohol (and sugar) content I’m going to leave that classified as a full on Imperial Stout.
Another beer with a very similar flavour profile that I really enjoyed was the Flying Monkeys Bare Naked Ladies (BNL) Imperial Chocolate Stout. A one-time winter release from a
few years back (I think 2011?), this one fills the room with the aroma of hot cocoa the moment it is uncapped. I’m frequently downplaying the current state of “craft” beer in Ontario but this is one for the world stage. Delicious. I look forward to cracking another one open this Christmas.Posted: August 2nd, 2014 | Tags: beer, Chocolate Stout, craft beer, craft draught, England, imperial stout, lcbo, ontario, organic, Sweet Stout | No Comments »