Were your holidays full of feasting and fatness? I hope so. I don't want to be the only one who ate a family. I kid, I kid. After eating at friends' I got back to true form last week. I spent most of it eating out, starting with one of my all-time favourites, Splendido. I hope to post that within a week or so.
For now, guess what I ate yesterday? The same thing I had the day before. That's right - two days in a row!?!
Late Sunday afternoon I was running errands along Bloor, near Spadina, when I realized I was starving because I hadn't had time to eat all day. Then I remembered that my dear Jimmy Neutron likes Pita Q. I had never gone in because of their signage. It's horrific.
But I trust Jimmy, and he likes it. Chicken shawarmas are 1 for $5 or 2 for $9. I had one on Sunday (and then two on Monday...). It's simple, flavourful, and garlicky. Four sauces - hummus, tahini, hot sauce and some other garlic infused goodness – shaved chicken, turnips, pickles, fresh lettuce and tomatoes. I prefer to skip the onions and parsley.
Then they toast it. Not everyone does that. Everyone really should.
It was delicious. Cheap and cheerful. I really need that right now. I spent the last two-and-a-half weeks having way too much fun. Too much fun means my pants don’t fit and I'm haemorrhaging money.
But good times are priceless, aren't they?