Earlier in the week Dad and I travelled to The Big Smoke for the afternoon. His fancy watch was ready for pick up and I had the day off. We picked up the watch, bought some smelly stuff at Lush and had a terrifying 25 minutes where I (yes, I will admit it was me) lost Dad’s iPhone and found it again thanks to a good samaritan.
From here we got in the car at The Eaton Centre and drove to M’s school to pick her up…what should have been a 10 minute drive was closer to 30. Thanks, rush hour.
After picking up M she took us to a Canadian pub for dinner. I enjoyed it.
It’s called “The Rebel House” and it’s on Yonge St., just North of the Rosedale subway station. Yes, because of it’s location I would dare say it’s a pub for the yuppies of Rosedale, but I didn’t mind. They seemed to have a great selection of beer, however I did not try. Which earned me a “wuss” from Dad.
We were seated next to a group of young chefs who were doing what young chefs do best; talk shit about other chefs’ fare. Apparently another’s leg of lamb was “ok” and their perogies would have been better if “they didn’t call them perogies”. Jesus. And as one guy couldn’t stop himself, he stopped by our table and recommended the cheese pennies. Apparently they were so good he stole to recipe when he opened his own restaurant. Ohh. Aren’t you fancy.
We were told that the poutine was pretty good and instead of using fries, they use homemade potato chips. And it seemed like the majority (or even all?) of the menu was made in house, no bringing in outside food and selling it. They did boast on their menu that their desserts are made right there at the pub, this makes me want to go back and try their dessert. I’m not much of a dessert at a restaurant kind of person (saufe creme brulee) because it’s usually a big disappointment. This Monday they had a coconut cheesecake featured.
We shared a plate of poutine to start, and then I followed it by their famous mac ‘n’ cheese with salad. Check out the video and pictures before.
M let us know that The Rebel House has a great patio that is shaded by a parachute…perhaps a Weyward Sisters visit needs to happen this summer???
4 stars (out of a possible 5).
Maybe then I’ll try one of their many beers.