the first thing i do when i know we're going to a new city is to research places and things to eat. i got two great lists of restaurants from friends and used yelp to find places when we were out and about.
we ate at a chain restaurant called jack aster's after going to a screening late thursday night. it was open at 12:30 (which was 9:30pm our time) and it had beer.
we like to go local so i had a canadian and bobby had a steam whistle - which quickly became my go to beer.
they are known for their burgers but we both went with chicken sandwiches instead and a very spicy tomato soup.
for breakfast we typically had coffee and a breakfast sandwich from second cup down the street from our hotel. nothing special but helped us quickly get on with our day.
the festival street was closed off to traffic so some restaurants offered "festival seating" right on the street with special menus. we ate at fred's not here on friday afternoon.
i couldn't pass up the lobster and crab soup. i love me some puffed pastry.
and the grilled vegetable flatbread pizza with goat cheese. bobby had the curry shrimp.
and two more local beers.
lots of meals prior to the screening were spent like this. he's working and i'm people watching.
based on a recommendation from a friend we went to momfuku. seriously the best name for a restaurant. it's a noodle bar with a milkbar and it's crazy good.
we ordered pork buns, dan dan mein,
and the momofuku ramen with pork belly and an egg!
milkbar was an order of cereal milk. it's soft serve ice cream that tastes like the milk you have after you've eaten all your cereal. kind of genius.
jacob's steakhouse on sunday night after the second screening of the movie. it was a recommendation that we stumbled upon and were not exactly dressed for but no one seemed to mind.
little nicky's, a quaint little shop that sells coffee and house blend espresso drinks and they make their own mini donuts.
our final toronto meal was at the gabardine in the finical district as we were rushing from one screening to another. with mismatched plates and cups, a very hipster vibe and some unique menu choices i fell in love with this place.
bobby had the chinese bbq pork sandwich.
and my choice was the fish po'boy with caramelized onions for the win.
it was a lovely spot for lunch and a nice way to bid adieu to toronto.
and now to start the whole30 program all over again. too much good food!