It's my goal to get through all of my Toronto eats before the end of the year, so at least I can say it only took me 6 or so months. Ha. Anyway. Both Mitzi's Cafe and Mitzi's Sister was talked up greatly by Zuzu, who was very eager to make sure I got to try out everything she knew I'd enjoy. Wasting no time to whisk me off to their local favorites, G & Z took me to Mitzi's Sister on day two. Here is an excerpt from my travel journal on the day I ate at Mitzi's Sister:
3:30pm At Poutini's - trying very hard to resist poutine until I'm with Zooz. Having Boylan creme soda and trying not to listen to this bratty American girl bitch about Canada - weather, social services and how the government uses money. "Montreal is a dirty city." ( ... ) I'm going to steal their seats. OK, no. Lesbians did. And I don't thrown down with lesbians. All the Toronto chicks are smoking, and very unique in style. Z met up with me and we popped in and out of stores. There was a fab cheap store with cute clothes - I bought a long sleeve. We bought our Batman burlesque tix and then G picked up up to go to dinner.
Riveting stuff, this, don't you think Jack Keroauc would be pleased? Or am I not just not drinking enough?
Beer battered fish and chips for Mr. G
Sweet Potato Quesadilla for Zuzu
Hot roast beef sandwich for me
I'm usually a bit more daring, but for whatever reason I was just craving a classic. I think it was the promise of gravy; ever since I knew I was going to Canada I got a hankering for gravy (it goes with the lure of poutine). Whatever the case, this sandwich hit the comfort food spot just perfectly. The gravy on top of the sandwich? So simple a gesture absolutely made this. I appreciated the fresh steamed green beans & carrots and would not have complained if the garlic mashed potatoes had just a wee bit more garlic. Zuzu's sweet potato quesadilla equally frightened and intrigued me (as food ought to from time to time). It was sweet, savory and spicy all at once. Intensely delicious. G's beer battered Haddock was crispy and tasty and the Yukon gold potato fries were a nice change up from standard russet.
Would I recommend/return to Mitzi's Sister? Yes. It's a step up from standard pub grub but with a menu that has both challenging and familiar dishes. Doesn't push the envelop, just gently nudges it.
Mitzi's Sister 1554 Queen Street West Toronto website
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