All posts tagged: Burger

Food Trucks: L’Assommoir and Dispatch

This week on our trip to Dorchester square for another food truck fix we visited another couple trucks!  Waiting for me this week was a truck I had yet to try, L’Assommoir Mobile.  Although I had really wanted to try their tartare or ceviche which would be perfect on a hot summer day, I was famished so I went for their bison burger to properly fill me up.  This game burger had a mix of spices that complimented the classic game-y taste to one-up your classic burger (not to mention it’s also from a truck!).  Definitely not what you have in mind when you’re thinking on the go!  To top it all off and make it a little more summer appropriate, a red cabbage, carrot, and apple coleslaw is in generous proportion on the side.  I could not suggest this burger more for any red meat lover out there but now it’s got me even more pumped to go back and try something from their raw menu! Parked right next to it, the Dispatch mobile …

The New Drake

I think we can all agree that neither of the Drake’s restaurants are a disappointment, but the true difference at the relatively new Drake OneFifty is their new vs. old character change that still exceeds at infusing the space with their funky and eclectic character that everyone in this city is thriving on these days.  I was dying to try this place! I’m a sucker for the old vs. new contrast in décor so I was instantly captivated when walking amongst the tables and finally sitting down at our table by the window.  The cozy banquettes and thick wood tables were filled with mostly young professionals that needed a drink (or two) after a long day at work; who can blame them? The selection on the menu seemed to be like some of the typical trendy menus I’ve seen around the city, but of course just like anything the Drake does, there had to be a twist.  A Big Mac Tartare? I’m serious, this was on the menu and despite that I’m a huge fan, …

The Locale: Roux

My first time in the increasingly popular Junction area of Toronto and I’m just so excited to tell you all about it and head back over there sometime soon!  Walking down Dundas St. West, although not every storefront is engaging, many new little restaurants and design shops are opening up and are filled with lively crowds.  I was very surprised at how busy it was inside some of these places while the street seemed almost deserted.  I’ve been told it’s the new Queen St. West, so who knows… Once you walk up to Roux, you get that same ambiance I was experiencing as I looked in the neighbouring restaurant windows.  A gorgeous red brick wall and angled mirror covers the entire west side of the room and a beautiful bar with shining taps and marble counter top welcome you into the quaint little space.  The décor is really simple and clean, adequately furnished and not overly done. To be honest, it took us a while to decide what I wanted to eat.  Although thankfully their …