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GRAND REOPENING: Great beef short rib @ The Gatsby

Back in 2018, when a pandemic was something that happened 100 years ago, we hit up the Windsor Arms Hotel for some delicious Summerlicious dishes. Since then, it looks like they renamed their dining space from The Living Room to The Gatsby — which might be a bit easier to Google, I guess? We weren’t in anybody’s living room this time, although their side patio was still pretty cozy.

Now, they actually had Cornish hen on the menu again, but when I saw the braised beef short rib, I knew it was gonna be love at first bite…

Meat was super-tender — not quite fork-tender, but they only gave you a butter knife, and I barely needed it. Some nice veggies, along with roast potatoes, and I like how they served the au jus on the side — I would put that on a flip-flop, bro! Now, this meal was pretty filling, but you KNOW I still had room for dessert…

Dude, this is body by warm chocolate cake! While it’s not much bigger than a brownie, it does come with Chantilly cream and some fruit on the side. And it definitely is warm — I almost burned myself when I touched the dish, bro!!!

Speaking of fruit, this St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale was probably the most interesting beer they had here. It’s only slightly fruity, but makes for a nice, crushable summer sipper — I think I had at least three of these…

SUMMERLICIOUS 2018: Why settle for hen one way when you can have it two ways?

So, we’re hanging out at The Living Room, this cozy, upscale, British-style pub inside the Windsor Arms hotel. Can’t say I’ve ever been here before, but when I heard they had duck confit spring rolls, I knew I was gonna shake, waddle and roll my ass up to Yorkville, bro!

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Y’know, my least favourite part of spring rolls is all the veggies they put inside…but you ain’t gotta worry ‘bout that here, cuz it’s pretty much all meat. You’ve got tender, shredded duck inside a wonton wrapper, with a ginger garlic glaze? Shut the quack door!

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But you know that ain’t the only bird that’s flying down my piehole this evening. Dude, this funky joint is serving up hen not one way, but two ways—stuffed AND deep-fried! Don’t get me wrong, I liked the thyme and apricot stuffed thigh on the right…but the buttermilk fried breast is what makes it!

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Of course, you know the drill. When it comes to Summerlicious, you gotta save room for dessert—cuz it’s included in the price, bro! This here’s a Turtle Brownie Cake with salted caramel ice cream. Ain’t nothing wrong with that at all!!!!