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TORONTO’S TOP TAKEOUT: Bacon and egg and cheese…and beer!!!

The George Street Diner, this funky little joint in Corktown, is the kinda place that puts the Diner in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. OK, so Guy Fieri has never been here — but as a matter of fact, Harry Potter actually has. We also hit this place up a couple years back for an Irish take on an English breakfast, so when I found out they were doing the Eggs Anytime deal on Skip the Dishes, you KNOW I had to check it out!!!!

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This Egg in a Hole sandwich has just about everything I want for breakfast. We’re talkin’ grilled cheese on challah bread, with Irish rashers (British style-bacon) and an egg in the middle! Now, you can eat this sandwich with your hands, although it gets a bit messy once you break the yoke…

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Served with your choice of seasonal salad or homemade coleslaw. Me, I couldda gone for some hash browns or potato wedges, but I guess I’ll settle for coleslaw…

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This slaw is a little stringier and more peppery than what you’d get in a container, which gives it a little more flavour, and a not-unpleasant aftertaste. Man, this would go really good with some fried chicken, or some BBQ, bro!!!

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And, because it’s Beer O’Clock somewhere, we’re washing this down with a Blueberry Blonde from Ottawa’s Broadhead Brewery. Now, some of the other blueberry beer I’ve had was pretty much purple, but this one has a nice blueberry aroma while still looking like an ordinary beer. And its nice, smooth taste goes good in the morning when we could all use a little Hair of the Dog after that Leafs loss in OT last night, am I right????

Double bacon breakfast club at a real-deal downtown deli!

Last week, I said we needed to get more diners right here, right now on Triple B. And while the George Street Diner is pretty legit, I just found this funky little joint that’s too legit, too legit to quit, bro! Situated on a small side street just offa Spadina, Avenue Open Kitchen + Deli is serving up classic diner comfort food in a space that seats maybe 20 people…if half of them eat at the counter.

Man, this joint is so old-school that they don’t even have a website, but if you’re headed down the west side of Spadina, between Richmond and Adelaide, you might see a sandwich board with their special of the day. And as much as I’m down with bacon-wrapped meatloaf–dude, this is body by bacon-wrapped meatloaf!–there was something on the breakfast menu that really caught my eye. Say hello to my (not so) little friend, the Avenue Breakfast Clubhouse:

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Dude, this super-stacked brekkie sammy is honky-tonk redonkadonk! You’ve got a nice, thick slab of back bacon, fried egg, lettuce, tomato, and then to top it all off, bacon strips served extra crispy. And you get not one, not two, not three, but four sections to an order, served up with a side of hash browns! It’s like breakfast for lunch AND dinner, bro!!!!

And here’s the crazy part: This massive helping of bacon-y goodness will only set ya back 13 bucks after tax–and that’s almost the most you’ll pay for anything here! Bring your whole family, and come hungry…but you might hafta take the kids outta school, cuz they’re only open from 7 till 4!