As planned, yesterday was my day of sinful eating. I began my day with my usual cup of coffee, pineapple chunks and, this time, scrambled egg whites over a thick slice of warm buttered toast. Mmmm. Later, I met my mom and sister at Sneaky Dee’s at the corner of College St. and Bathurst St. This place might look like a grungy looking bar but it is awesome. They serve Tex-Mex type dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner. Yesterday, we opted for their amazingly famous nachos; King’s Crown Nachos loaded with a ton of guacamole, sour cream, ground beef, cheese, beans…I’m not even sure what else is in there. The server brought us a bottle of Frank’s Redhot Hot Cayenne Pepper sauce and I have never tried it so I put a tiny drop on a chip and I was in love. I think if I’d had the option I would have unscrewed the top and guzzled the sauce out of the bottle. We ended our lunch with dessert; my sister got a slice of Snicker’s Cake and I got a slice of Toffee Cheesecake. Both were pretty decent but I preferred the Snicker’s cake. It tasted like a Snicker’s bar in cake form. My mom thought it tasted like they scooped a mound of peanut butter and then covered that with melted chocolate. She did not like this. To each his/her own I guess.
Next stop was The Hideout at Queen St W and Denison. Here, we found a cozy little spot out on the patio and we sat back with a couple of pints (Amsterdam Blonde for me) while we listened to some live music. I could almost fall asleep.
But we couldn’t stay long because my aunt and her family had just arrived in Toronto and she beckoned us to her hotel across from Toronto Island. I chugged what was left of my beer and we began to walk. Once we met everyone we tried to find a patio, again since it was so gorgeous outside, but all were full. We settled for a table inside Scotland Yard Pub on The Esplanade. Since I was still too full from those amazing nachos and cake I ordered another pint of beer (Rickard’s White). By this time, Jay had joined us as well and he was famished. He ordered poutine and convinced my aunt to order one for herself as well. We marketed it as a Canadian delicacy that everyone must try. It wasn’t the best poutine I’ve had but it was alright. At least they used cheese curds instead of mozzarella cheese.
It was night time and Jay and I said goodnight to my mom, sister, aunt, uncle and cousins and made our way to our final stop; Pauper’s Pub near Bloor and Bathurst. Again, I ordered a pint of Rickard’s White in addition to The Annex Combo which included nachos, cheese sticks, quesadillas and bruscetta.
As my day of gastronomical debauchery came to an end, I discovered my stomach was protesting. It was churning and begging for me to stop eating such crap food. After not eating salt or oily things for a week I guess the overload of deep-fried, salty bar food was a bit of a shock.
Next Saturday I plan to eat whatever I want but it will be something homemade and not so unhealthy. And maybe just one pint of beer…maybe two.
It was a good thing I walked for more than two hours yesterday! Good exercise haha.