10 April, 2012
Queen West sandwich vs. Entertainment District soup and salad
First round (The County General): Signature fried chicken thigh sandwich with avocado in one corner, grilled cheese and pear sandwich in the other corner. We shared platters and all the elements were gone in the time it took the streetcar to pass outside the window. Bib lettuce is my new favourite salad green. Velvety!
Second round (O&B's Canteen): (I actually ordered french onion soup and a green salad but was tempted by the Fresh Tagliatelle description on the menu. Took ingredient list home to try later. I used to pick wild chanterelle mushrooms in cape breton, sidestepping moss covered logs, and who could go wrong with kale, cheese, and fresh pasta?) rk ordered the beet salad and french onion soup. Our soup was bang on, nicely salted broth, tangy gruyere but the beet salad was too much of a good thing and my salad called for 'preserved tomatoes' but they barely made it in the bowl, and unfortunately are not a taste I want to return to.
Verdict: The County General for its fried chicken sandwich and Canteen for French Onion Soup