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Dessert at Revolution Brewing

August 14th, 2013 · No Comments

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How long has Revolution Brewing been open? Three years? And how many times have we been there? A million? I FINALLY tried dessert: Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding (made with a touch of Eugene Porter and rich caramel sauce). I don’t know why I waited so long. It was SO good!

Oh. Also. I don’t eat the pizza very often, but I really liked this Fig & Pancetta pizza I had not too long ago (fig and goat cheese puree, house-cured pancetta, oyster mushroom, garlic ricotta, tarragon).

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Reno

July 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment

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One of our neighbors gave us a Reno gift certificate for housesitting and I finally got around to using it in March? Maybe? I just came back across the photos recently and remembered. Reno is in the spot that used to be Ciao Napoli. It was opened by the same guys that do Bluebird, Webster’s Wine Bar and the neighboring spot, Telegraph. I’ve enjoyed all of these places, so I had high hopes.

I walked over to Reno and got a takeout order of the cremini mushroom pizza with smoked onions and roasted garlic. I had a bit more on the gift certificate, so I also got the roasted broccoli side, which had this crispy pecorino cheese that was SO good. The pizza is wood-fired. I’m no pizza snob, but I thought it was pretty good. I was kind of annoyed that instead of putting the roasted garlic on the pizza they just gave me an entire bulb of roasted garlic. I squeezed it out and put some on the first slice, but then didn’t even bother with the rest.

Reno also makes wood-fired bagels in the morning and I really want to get over there to try those out one day. The things is, even though they’re in Logan Square, they’re just far enough away to be off my radar. Glad I found these photos to remind me to check them out again!

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Terroni on Adelaide Street, Toronto

February 7th, 2013 · No Comments

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Tagliere del Salumiere (selection of italian and local cured meats)

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Tagliere di Formaggi (selection of italian cheeses served with honey and homemade jam)

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Bekah & Marina

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Waleed

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Caprese (seasonal tomatoes, fior di latte, fresh basil, oregano with mozzarella di bufala)

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Santo Stefano (tomato, mozzarella di bufala, fresh arugola, prosciutto di parma)

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Ravioli di Zio Paperone (homemade ravioli stuffed with duck confit, fig, roasted butternut squash, sauteed with oyster, button mushrooms and parmigiano)

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Awesome sinks in the bathroom!

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On our first day of the IxDA conference, Becky sat next to a real Canadian (!) at lunch. Not only that, she was from Toronto and had dinner recommendations for us. Score! The suggestions was Terroni and told us not to go to the downtown location. We tried to call several suggested restaurants, then tried to call “not the downtown location” and couldn’t get in anywhere, but the kind folks at Terroni told us we could get a reservation at the Adelaide location, a.k.a “the downtown location.” I was sort of afraid because sometimes the more popular, newer, more touristy locations of restaurants can be washed out of any character, but this was not the case for Terroni.

We had nine people in our group and I think everyone was really pleased with their meals. I have not been eating carbs but I could not resist the Ravioli di Zio Paperone (homemade ravioli stuffed with duck confit, fig, roasted butternut squash, sauteed with oyster, button mushrooms and parmigiano). The table split cheese and charcuterie plates, Becky and I split a caprese salad and Mike and I shared a few carafes of wine. Very good meal. We were seated off in a private room, which was perfectly fine, but when I went out into the restaurant to use the restroom, I saw how awesome the decor was out there and wished we’d been seated by the 50 hanging meats!

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After dinner a few of us went to the conference opening party at The Hoxton. I’m not sure I would have liked this club with “fun dance music,” as described in the conference booklet, but since it was filled with friends and fellow attendees, it was fine. Plus? Lots of free drinks. I liked the Molson, but not the Steam Whistle.

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