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Thanksgiving turkey dinner… @ STK steakhouse???

Now, I don’t always celebrate Thanksgiving — I’m thankful for bacon every day, bro! But when I heard that STK, this fancy steakhouse in Yorkville, was serving up turkey and all the trimmings, I figured I would come and check it out:

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Now, they actually sous-vide the turkey, so it comes out nice and tender, with three equally sized slices. Then they smother it in gravy, with some green beans, mashed potaters, stuffing and a sweet potato puree. This was all pretty tasty, even though it only took up like a quarter of the plate — at my place, that plate is always full, bro!!!

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While I stuck to beer the last time I was here, this joint does have some pretty funky cocktails (and also a pretty boring beer list). This here’s the Strawberry Cobbler, a festive special in Flavourtown with Belvedere vodka, muddled strawberries and a Graham cracker crust. It tastes kinda like a strawberry daiquiri, but with more cookies!!!

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Of course, it’s safe to say that after such small servings, I’ve still got room for dessert. We’re talking apple pie, pumpkin pie, sticky toffee pudding and a whole bagga mini donuts… Good thing I wear stretchy pants every day of the week!!!

 

Why settle for turkey dinner when you can have turkey, ham and beef for brunch?

Now, when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, I’m not really a turkey guy. I figure that anything you hafta spend a whole day cooking better have some bacon, burgers and beer in it. And it turns out you can’t cook a turkey over a tallboy of Old Style Pilsner–not without a massive oven, anyways. So this year, I headed out to the Old Mill Inn, a rustic, homely hotel in Etobicoke just a Josh Donaldson headfirst slide away from the subway…where they’re serving up a real-deal Thanksgiving Day buffet, bro!

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So, we’re starting off with a salad and seafood plate. We’ve got potato salad, coleslaw, cold tortellinis, smoked mackerel and a seafood mix of shrimp, scallops and clams, along with some sun-dried peppers or tomatoes or whatever those red things are.

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This plate is equal parts breakfast and lunch, son. We’ve got bacon and eggs, raviolis, Greek salad, and a nice garlic herb chicken. We kept the green salad is in the background where it belongs, not on my plate, bro!!!

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And that brings us to the main feast, friends. We’ve got fresh-carved roast beef, hand-carved ham, and a side of turkey, with some stuffing and garlic mashed potatoes underneath. The turkey was nice and tender, the ham had a good crispy chew, but the beef is what really makes it. And if you’re asking, “Did he shove all this meat down his piehole and still have room for dessert,” well, I’ve got three words for you, bro:

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CHOCOLATE FONDUE FOUNTAIN, DUDE! (Oh wait, I guess that’s four words…)