Sunday, March 1, 2015

Steak Sandwich at Hudsons

Lunchtime #yegfood

I ended up at the Whyte Avenue location of Hudsons Tap House by accident, after visiting about five brunch locations and finding all of them full with line ups. The steak sandwich is on special every day between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., so that is what I had, paired with the soup of the day, which was beef vegetable.

My steak was cooked to perfection: well done, but still juicy. The soup was rather bland, with lots of potato and hardly any meat, and a few raw green onions on top to garnish which did nothing except dominate the flavour in those spoonfuls. Good value though, and at least there was somewhere to sit down.

More Meat at MEAT (A Review in Verse)

Carnivorous supper. #yegfood

Last night I went to MEAT
Had lots of things to eat
Had the brisket again
And had some with a friend
The chicken was divine
Moist and juicy - it was fine!
Rosemary yam mash was sweet
A true delight to eat
With bread and a pickle
Since I am very fickle
Bourbon was my drink
Smooth and clean, I think
I look forward to my next visit at MEAT
Because the place is such a treat!

Breakfast for Lunch: Brunch at CRAFT

Brunch! #yegfood

On Saturday I had brunch for the second time at CRAFT Beer Market. I had the smoked salmon eggs benedict, sans hollandaise. I also asked if there was cheese on the bennies, and was told no. I ended up with a mouthful of cream cheese with my first bite. Fortunately, I don't mind cream cheese, but it wasn't listed on the menu and obviously the server did not know the menu well. The eggs were done to perfection and the smoked salmon was fresh and delicious. I also enjoyed the homemade biscuit upon which the eggs were served. The hash browns were well cooked and seasoned, while the skewer of fresh fruit made for a nice finish. I had a glass of Liefmans on the rocks, which is a fruit beer that almost tastes like a cranberry mimosa.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

More Brisket at MEAT

Bourbon, beans, and brisket. #yegfood

I was planning a return visit to MEAT since I went there for the first time over the weekend, but did not realize the opportunity would arise so quickly. Earlier this week I had supper there, and as I already decided, had the half pound of brisket with a small side of vegetarian baked beans. The meat was divine. I did not even need a fork to cut it. The beans were also excellent in texture and flavour in a rich, tomato sauce with beans that were firm - sort of like the bean equivalent to al dente pasta. However, the beans were also loaded with jalapenos and as such, were extremely spicy. Even with half the amount of jalapenos, it would have out my mouth on fire. It was spicier than the spicy barbecue sauce (which I quite liked). I have more plans to try menu items at MEAT, but I am thinking I may skip the side and just order more meat.