Bamos a la Playa…Cabana

Hola! Feliz Viernes! Como esta senors y senoritas? Three months of spanish lessons and that’s about the extent of my learning. Oh well, that’s better than Carla I guess…she’s Mexican and can’t even speak a single word of her native tongue!

I have a flight to Florida that leaves in 7 hours so let’s not waste time. While you’re reading this I’ll be playing golf in 40 degree heat and suffering from a severe condition with an unfortunate name. But I digress. How about we talk tacos? That’s right this week Snarls and I are posting about Barrio Coreano – one of the Playa Cabana restaurants.

Carla and I were both pumped because we’re on the same page when it comes to Mexican food. Except for one thing…cilantro. Pardon my Spanish but el cilantro es el DIABLO! I FUCKIN HATE IT! This is when all you jackasses who love it jump in with your fancy “oh my goodness how can you hate it, cilantro accentuates the flavours and…” blah blah blah shut up. You’re dumb. It makes everything taste like soap and I wish I had my own country that I ruled with an iron fist, where people would do my bidding while I sat on a great throne and just laughed and laughed all day long. Oh and cilantro would be banned.

So I told our waitress I didn’t like cilantro. She said no problem. Here’s the food!

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Swine & Cheese

Good morning! Before we start I’d just like to apologize for not posting last week. Time got the best of me and before I knew it I was snoring away at a cottage in Beaverton, Ontario, and spooning with 10 other early 30’s males at a bachelor party for my ol’ pal Nick.

Ok on to more important business. Bacon. Yeah I said it. Charla and I decided to hit up “Bacon Nation” at Queen and Spadina. They got their start as a popular food truck and blended into a restaurant as well.
Now as we all know, Snarla is an unrelenting eating machine sent back in time from the year 2029 to help rid the world of their rice overpopulation problem. However when it comes to bacon she’s not gaga. But I am. I’ve used this link before but I love it and it’s so damn applicable. Bacon is incredible on its own, plus when it’s combined with pretty much any other food you see a significant improvement. But I’m not telling you anything you don’t know, so let’s get to the food.
Here’s what we got:
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Reign of Fryer

Oh haaaaaaaay! Happy Friday everyone…you voted for it, so here it is. Our Groupon Gastronomy poll winner – Pearl King. Now I’m not the brightest bulb in the socket so I’ll be the first to admit I was under the impression Dim Sum was basically just dumplings. Turns out it’s Cantonese style food in small portions designed for sharing. Snarla knew already because she’s asian, therefore wise.

We had the day off work so we headed down to King and John in the mid-afternoon and grabbed a spot on the patio. Just some dim young man and his 4’11” gal pal going for Dim Sum. We got the menu and a pencil and I started to coo with delight. “Oooohhh that sounds lovely!” “Oh my we simply must try that!” Carla looked at me with contempt and cleared some room.

Here are the items we ticked off: (we didn’t make them mad, we just ordered them)
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Short Thursday mid-day post folks. As you can see there’s a “recipes” section in the menu bar. It was empty before and we thought that’s just not right. You see over the last couple of years both Carla and I have become interested in cooking. Am I any good at it? No…not really. But it’s tough for me so BACK OFF! 
But Carla is actually a pretty damn good cook when she’s not adding too much soy sauce to the adobo… So we teamed up last week and made some Chicken Souvlaki and tzatziki.
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