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PATIO LIT EATS: Cheesy baked oysters @ Pure Spirits

Now, I don’t always eat oysters, but when I do, they’ve gotta have cheese, and maybe some hot sauce. So when I heard that Pure Spirits, this funky oyster house in the Distillery District, was doing up oysters “cacio e pepe” style, you KNOW I had to come check it out, bro!

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Like the Italian pasta dish, you pretty much just add cheese and pepper… but there’s also some chopped herbs, and some lemon, which I squeezed overtop. OK, so I probably didn’t need the lemon — you definitely taste the cheese more than the oyster, but in my book, that’s not such a bad thing!

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Of course, those oysters were just a light snack in Flavourtown, son! We’re following it up with a seared steak sandwich, with mushrooms, onions and Gruyere, served on a panini with sides of fries and salad…and there was a lot more salad than fries, for some reason? Between all that salad and the arugula on top, I must have had at least 2-3 servings of veggies this month!!!

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Now, Pure Spirits is right across from the Mill St Brew Pub, so you know the beer is nice ‘n fresh! This here’s their West Coast IPA, which is a lot less hoppy than some of the IPAs I’ve had on the West Coast, so it’s got that added crushability factor. Plus, all the beers here are served in a 23 oz glass. Dude, all beer everywhere should come in a 23 oz glass, bro!!!

 

Toronto Christmas Market Beer @ Mill St Brew Pub

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…which means I’m diving head-first into the Stocking Stuffer Ale, son! We’re hanging out at the Mill St Brew Pub, right in the heart of the Distillery District, where the Toronto Christmas Market was kicking off last Friday. Don’t get me wrong, I might go for a mulled wine or a winter whiskey and save some room for a giant pretzel or two, but I’m mostly just here for the beer, bro!!!

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This bold and creamy Christmas ale is inspired by all your favourite holiday desserts. You’ve got caramel, nutmeg, with a bit of raisins and figs… It’s like a liquid Christmas pudding in Flavourtown! And of course, since the name of this blog isn’t Candy Canes, Mistletoe and Beer, you KNOW I gotta go for a bacon cheeseburger, bro!!!

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Now, the way they describe the Top Shelf Stout Burger on the menu sounds pretty amazeballs. Charbroiled chuck burger, Otttawa Valley vintage cheddar, double smoked pork belly and a Cobblestone Stout aioli!? Shut the back door! But objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are, Meat Broaf. The patty was a little too charred, that “double smoked pork belly” was really just two sad strips of bacon, and there were so many pickle spears on this thing that I had pickle breath for the rest of the night. But hey, I guess it drowns the beer?