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Summerlicious Adventure at Morgans

Morgans on the Danforth 
1282 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON

Looks small from the outside, but inside is surprisingly spacious. There was even a small patio with a few tables out front. Heading inside, a sheik pub atmosphere welcomed us for Summerlicious. 

We were seated at the back on the upper level. We checked out the drink menu and I was impressed; they have a great variety of beer! There were many beers I'd never seen before and some usual suspects. They love sourcing locally, but they also embrace the lesser known imports. My aunt tried the Spirit Tree Pub Cider and I was going through Mill Street Organic withdrawals, so I had to have my favourite 

Let's get to the knitty gritty, the Prix Fixe. When it comes to app, all I needed to see was the word 'tostones' and I was sold. Managua style Ceviche on Tostones was our selection. I don't think there was any tilapia in there, but there was a LOT of shrimp. The citrus flavours gave this an airy feel. Could've been a few more chips, but this was a great app. It wasn't heavy and filling, it was just enough to stop the hangry. 

For our entrees, I chose Gaucho and she went with Southern Comfort. The Southern Comfort consisted of chicken and ribs with a delightful coleslaw and hushpuppies. A beautiful dish. The chicken batter was crisp and not greasy. The ribs were seasoned and sauced to perfection. The meat was juicy and fell right off the bone. To balance the savoury meats, the honey vinegar coleslaw was the perfect side. My steak was cooked to order and came with shoestring french fries. How often do you see those in a restaurant?! The chimichuri sauce was a shining star on this plate. The locally grown herbs complimented the flavours of the steak well. I wish I'd had more to dip my fries in. 

Dessert has arrived! My Aztec Brownie with Churros was enough to kill the chocolate craving. The churros were unnecessary. They were blah. My aunt enjoyed Oma's Peach Crumble Cake. The cake and crumble were not overly sweet, allowing the peaches to be the star.  

The service was great. They were really personable and easy to talk to. The manager made his rounds to make sure everyone was having good time. The timing of each course was perfect; they weren't rushing you, but they weren't letting you take a nap between. This place really has their act together! 

I'd come back to try their regular menu....I'm a sucker for a gastropub! 


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