December 2015 Archives

The Queen and Beaver Public House | Downtown

British comfort food is awesome... cobblers and flaky pies and rich meats and curries are delicious, especially when it's cold out. The Q&B on Elm Street is such a cozy, pretty place to dine and really takes these types of dishes to the next level. The lamb curry with rice and apple chutney is spicy and packed with flavour.

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The venison and mushroom cobbler is hearty and a great choice if you are cold AND hungry. Warms and fills you right up.

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The veg is not an afterthought. Tasty and bright.

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The Queen and Beaver is known for the massive selection of drafts including cask ales (unfiltered and unpasteurised beer.) It also offers a feasting menu for groups of five or more which features meals of traditional roast beef and yorkshire pudding, roast suckling pig and slow cooked lamb shoulder. Rosie :)

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Fresh East | Downtown Yonge

I wish this sandwich shop was here when I went to Ryerson. I would have eaten a lot less of Ernie's hot dogs (no offense Ernie!) Fresh East by Paramount Fine foods is a Middle-Eastern inspired take-out eatery just steps from Yonge Dundas Square in downtown Toronto serving pitas, sandwiches, soups and salads prepared with the freshest ingredients.

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The Fresh East menu is halal certified and features kafta, falafel, sandwiches-in-a-bowl and veal "macon" (mock bacon). The beef shawarma and shish tawouk were delicious, topped with generous portions of flavourful toppings. Here's the beef shwarma:

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Asiz recommended the shish tawouk, which is prepared with traditonal marinated chicken shish kebab.

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Here is Asiz.

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The more healthy options for fast-casual meals the better. Fresh East is quick, delicious, affordable and so convenient if you are shopping near the Eaton Centre, visiting Yonge Dundas Square or looking for halal takeout near Ryerson. Rosie :)

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