Squeezed in around work, we’ve had a nice relaxing weekend. If a little fattening.
I’ve already written about our Friday night adventure in beer, coffee, and bourbon tasting.
On Saturday we decided to finally visit the Left Field brewery with the intention of buying some bottles, sampling some different beers, and showing our support in the face of whining neighbours. We might’ve chosen the wrong travel route on one of the warmest days of the year so far: taking the streetcar across Queen and walking up Greenwood proved to be…a little sweaty. Plus, the tasting room is attached to a (naturally very warm) brewing, so according to their own thermostat the tasting room was 91°F — or 33°C in the modern world. Either way, much too warm. I didn’t enjoy my Prospect: Simcoe (maybe the first Left Field I’ve ever had which I didn’t love) but I had a sample of Eephus to make up for it.
Later, Nellie made dinner: watermelon, cucumber, and sheep’s milk cheese salad with a balsamic reduction (paired with another disappointing wine club white from Benjamin Bridge) followed by grilled steaks and asparagus (paired with a simple Wynn’s Coonawarra cab sauv). We ate while watching nearly the entire last season of Nurse Jackie.
On Sunday we attended the rescheduled Northern BBQ event, just down the street from our place. We were barely there for an hour, but we managed to taste at least one thing from all six vendors, and left extremely full. This is what we tried:
- a FishEYE PA (her) and an Augusta Ale (me) from Kensington Brewing
- two smoked lobster rolls from Buster Rhino’s
- ribs from Triple A (obviously)
- a pulled-meat (chicken, pork, beef) sandwich from Bespoke Butchers
- three pulled pork wontons from The Dirty South food truck
- a jacked-up maple bacon donut from The Rolling Pin, which comes with its own syringe of maple syrup meant to be poured over the donut
And now I’m supposed to work for the next six hours. We’ll see how that goes.