Things I love Thursday – Mostly Food, Sometimes Company.

Today was a great day. I discovered a way to streamline a process that had otherwise been taking hours to complete at work, and then the rest of the day’s good stuff happened. – Food Truck Eats – Sadie’s Diner and Juice bar (with Donuts from Rise Above) – Dufferin Farmers Market – the Lovemuffin Bakery delivery – PAX East Badges

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Staycation weekend. Soup Parties, Sadie’s Diner, and vegan donuts.

Another great weekend in Toronto! So great that it took me until Wednesday to talk about it! Friends had a Winter Soup Party (which I think is an awesome idea, and more inclusive than a lot of other events happening around this time of year.) It was such a fun event. They had it catered in part by a vegan caterer here in Toronto (Vegan Delights), who also makes bread, vegan and gluten free desserts. Yummy. I couldn’t get enough of these spicy fritters dipped in tamarind cilantro sauce, which is probably why I parked myself so near the food table. Best of all, one of my favourite people made delicious amazing chocolate peanut butter rice krispie squares again. I need the recipe. Badly. Mmm +1 Yummy. In the weeks before, I had surveyed people on what kind of soup was their favourite, and no two people responded the same. I wouldn’t be able to answer that question at all. If it’s not obvious, I love eating, and it’s hard to pick favourites. Though I think it might be easy to spot when I’m really ecstatic about a place. Sometime after seeing Tron: Legacy (and I have a confession, I’ve never seen the original Tron, and I probably never will. So there.) we went over to Sadie’s Diner(504 Adelaide Street West Toronto, ON), where it almost looks like they have a new menu… though it’s been ages (6 week…) since I was last there. I’m ashamed to admit this, but…

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Toronto: Poutini’s, FanExpo and Breakfast from Sadies

I did not come to Toronto for FanExpo, but it just happens to be serendipitously going on while I’m here. I waited in line for about an hour and a half to get a ticket for me and a friend. I had a wonderful time once I got in there, but there are few things I hate more than standing in lines. It was very cool to see Adam West, Felicia Day and Julie Newmar in the flesh though, I walked by as they were signing autographs yesterday. It’s such an interesting crowd, especially with so many different (somewhat) nerdy past times in one space. We went again today, but the lines were so ridiculous we ended up getting frustrated and went home. It was a true case of not being angry, just disappointed. Yesterday I went to Poutini’s (1112 Queen Street W) for Vegan Poutine! The poutine is made with white daiya cheese and a mushroom gravy, and dark fries. They even have a gluten free gravy. I walked in there and they were blaring some rap and eventually this dubstep remix. Vegan poutine and rap/dubstep meant I was extremely happy. They are cash only, so that was a little inconvenient but there was a bank machine with a nice old service fee(1.75) available in the front. I’m planning on heading back there before I leave, next time I’ll try the “layered” one, it’s a bit more expensive but involves more cheese.

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