danistrulytheman

I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!


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Brunch @ Farmhouse Tavern

… + CNE Air Show … well, snippets while driving/walking, lol! Yep, def Labour Daze

Beer …

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Tiff’s Kale Benny …

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My burger – topped w/ duck egg …

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OMFG – SOOO gooood ….

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More beer …

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Oh, & don’t forget about F*CKmondays! …

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Birthday Brunch!!

… at the Union – my fave … on the patio … on a lazy, hot n’ hazy sunday afternoon … life can’t get no better!! And this ain’t even the end of it, big birthday bash on the 17th – THEN, it’s officially done, lol!!

A few pic y’all …

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Duck Pancakes!!

Finally getting around to blogging about Tiffany K‘s Duck Pancakes – pulled BBQ duck, a heaping helping of blueberry compote, and a huge scoop of creamy chèvre piled high on fresh flapjacks (I know, sounds SO decadently good!) from our initial brunch outing in November 2011 at Barque Smokehouse on Roncesvalles. Hey, better late than never, ‘sides, ain’t as if yer payin’ a pretty penny for the quality of my work … so no complainin’, lol. Found this pic, actually two pics – two perspectives … take a look! Neat!

mine with Tiff in the background snapping her shot

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… and her pic (mine’s better, just sayin’, lol)

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for whom the bellwoods tolls

Bellwoods Brewery y’all!! Ambled on over after our Ossington Ave. Wonderboy birthday brunch. These hipster places are popping up all over, and it’s these doofuses who insist on letting everyone know how great and cool these places are with their geek tweets even though it may not be the case … as long as their social media fingers are the quickest outta the pockets/purses … but, I digress. I’ll speak the truth, PLUS I’m a beer drinker from WAY back with a shitload of experience under my 32″ waisted belt, so I kinda know my stuff. Here are my thoughts. I liked the beer (White Picket Fence Belgian Wheat, Bootknife (Belgian Brown)) enough, and I’m a HUGE fan of fresh beers, so they scored bonus points. But, there is no escaping economics, and these 650 ml bottle were priced too high, WAY too high – $5.85 (I recall, thereabouts in any case), and I won’t ever buy again due to that very reason. Saying you’re pricey is the proverbial understatement. A quick example/lesson of better beers w/ better prices; Beau’s Lugtread 4X600ml bottles – $15.85 … and my favourite night and day comparison – Chimay Premiere 750 ml – $6.00 … less 10¢ deposit to boot. Word to the wise, ya get what ya pay for … and my smart money’s on Chimay!!

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more Union dues

… brunch at UNION Restaurant. Again. Great Toronto joint (on the Ossington strip). Great brunch. Again. Sorry, lazy-ass blog today. Blah.

blueberry pancakes w/bacon & maple syrup;

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sausage, beans and corned beef;

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BBQ ribs eggs benny;

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mushroom & fontina frittata (X2);

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the bill -$175 w/tip;

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