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TORONTO’S TOP TAKEOUT: Roast beef dinner from The Portuguese Chicken Guys!

Now, I know what you’re thinking: isn’t ordering roast beef from a place called The Portuguese Chicken Guys kinda like getting a burger at Swiss Chalet? Well, you may be right, I may be crazy, but this just may be the piece of beef you’re looking for, Billy Bro-el!!!!

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OK, now let’s break it down. We’ve actually got two large pieces and a couple smaller slices of oven-roasted beef, which is cooked well done but still pretty tender, served atop a pile of Portuguese rice with about a pound of potatoes on the side — and these taters are face-meltingly hot, bro! Hot sauce on the side gives it a little extra kick, and of course, I couldn’t order Portuguese beef without a Portuguese bun, son!

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This super-sized dinner roll was nice ‘n flaky, with a crusty outside and a soft, chewy centre. This would make for the perfect sandwich, if I had any leftovers — but when do I ever have any leftovers, bro???

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Even after scaling that Portuguese meat mountain, I still had some room for dessert — but one of these flaky, creamy, custard-y Portuguese tarts oughtta do’er!!!

Sunday roast beef dinner @ The Queen and Beaver

Now, The Queen and Beaver might not be the best British pub in Toronto, but it’s probably got the best name of any British pub in town. Just a couple weeks ago, we were here for some real-deal fish ‘n chips… so when I saw they were serving up a Sunday roast beef dinner, I knew that I’d be back, Gubernator!!!

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OK, now let’s break it down. The meat is nice and tender, the roast potatoes are seasoned to perfection, you’ve got some crisp green beans and some crunchy carrots, all smothered in gravy. Dude, Smother Me in Gravy is like my favourite Def Leppard song, bro! But what makes it is the Yorkshire pudding:

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Man, I loves me some Yorkshire pudding. It’s fluffy on the outside, chewy on the inside, soaks up the gravy like a sponge! If I ever knew how to make this stuff at home, I’d never go out to eat…

But yeah, that’s probably not happening anytime soon. 😉