For Christmas last year, my partner and I gave our boys tickets to one of the biggest events in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) calendar – Summer Slam. But we didn’t just get them tickets to the one pay-per-view event – we signed them up for the whole kit and caboodle, which was four (yep 4!) nights of wrestling events. It was going to be all wrestling, all the time… but not for me.
Sure, I enjoy the WWE on a soap opera level, but it’s not one of my favourite things in the world. On the contrary, one of my favourite things in the world is to eat out!
So instead of staying home in Ottawa while all the boys in my house left, I decided to join them on their Toronto adventure, but not for the wrestling activities. When they would head out to the Scotiabank Arena for their daily dose of choke slams and suplexes, I would head out to a different restaurant in a different part of Toronto to eat as many of the things as I could!
I live in a small town outside Ottawa and my kids are not culinary adventurers so this was my summer vacation!
- I ate at the Irish Embassy on Yonge Street – classic Guinness and pub grub.
- I ate at Rickshaw Bar on Queen Street – an Indian/Pakistani/African fusion restaurant, which was amazingly fabulous. The head chef escaped from an arranged marriage, and eventually made her way to Toronto. She’s only in her 30s and her “to-be” wedding dress is hung on the wall!
- I ate at Banjara on Bloor Street West – a decades-only classic Indian restaurant where you could have your own private buffet at your table!
- I ate at Chula Taberna on Dundas Street East – a Mexican restaurant that featured $5 margaritas and had the most delicious guacamole and burritos.
Yes, I ate it all. At the end of our four days, my boys were very full of wresting and I was very full of food. A win-win for everyone!
Enjoy food as much as I do? Where’s the best place you’ve eaten? What’s your favourite type of food?