Showing posts from December, 2017

No Hibernating for Beer Fests!

The winter is here and all I think about is hibernating. The beer community thinks not. Just when I thought there would be nothing to do, I was blessed with 2 events to keep the beer party alive.
Hoppy Holidays – Drink Inc. - December 5
Berkeley Church was full of winter beers and ugly sweaters. Like OMG. Glad there were delightful shades of beer to distract me from the awful Christmas attire. Luckily, there was an excuse for this as Drink Inc was running a contest. Beck Taxi was also there making sure everyone got home safe. They probably have the most energetic ambassadors I've seen all year!
Sobeys sponsored the food and snack stations. Each person was given a card to check off the snacks they've tried as well as a suggested pairing. Sweet! There were 4 stations and more food for sale, if you were especially hungry.

Brunch @ Belfast Love

Brunch, you sexy bitch, I can't say no to you. 
A friend was in Toronto from out of town, so we got 15 people and headed to Belfast Love. I mean, she was only in town for the weekend, I couldn't say no to brunch.
Justifications aside, our table was ready as we trickled in. The coffee was hot, perfect for these chilly days. The Brioche French Toast was calling my name...not in a creepy serial killer kind of way, more of a seductive, sweet maple syrupkind of way. Several of my friends got the Chicken & Waffles. It was everything they thought it would be. The waffle was fluffy, the chicken was crispy and moist. I was a little jealous. My French toast was perfectly browned yet fluffy and topped with a delightful blueberry lemoncompote. It was definitely more blueberry than lemon, but there was enough for almost every bite. Yesssss...