Remember how I said I was uber busy last week and that’s why you haven’t seen me online? Well, here’s what I did! I usually don’t post personal photos up but they’re kind of food-related so I will show it to you. My cousins (Jacob, 15 and Matthew, 16) came to visit from LA and we haven’t seen each other for a good 3-4 years – we’ve lost count! On Thursday, we had a “Cousins Day”… I got the rights to name the day – creative, huh?
We started off at Smokes Poutinerie on Adelaide and ordered a Philly Cheesesteak Poutine and a Pulled Pork Poutine. There was a lot of hype around the Pulled Pork Poutine so I wanted to see for myself if it was just hype or if it was a hidden gem. It was DELICIOUS! Of course I only got two bites but those two bites were heavenly. It was their first POUTINE EXPERIENCE and they loved it!
Then we went to Blue Banana Market, a cutesy shop at Kensington with lots of goodies. I bought a few bangles which discoloured my skin because of the dye (boo!) but I still love it. Jacob bought a cool build-it-yourself lantern comprised of many puzzle pieces. En route there, we stopped and had some noodles. Tee hee
Then we went to The Grilled Cheese, also in Kensington and ordered two “Pizza Grill” sandwiches. My tastebuds were so excited! It had pepperoni, pesto, spinach, cheese and something else (can’t remember). IT WAS SO GOOD! Probably the best meal we had that day.
We then hopped on a streetcar and headed to the Distillery District for a Segway tour. The boys LOVED it! I was too chicken to go on it so Jess and I went to Soma instead. Jess and I had green apple sorbet – their newest flavour. It was… green appley
En route to our “special dinner” (which we kept a secret from the boys), we went to Tim Hortons for an ice capp fix. Our surprise was that we were going to take them to the CN Tower and then have dinner there as well. The boys kept asking what the big surprise was and Jess said that it was the “great Canadian adventure”. They kept pestering us so we said we were taking them to Tim Hortons. It’s Canadian! It’s sort of (?) adventurous? So when we got to Tim’s, Jacob wanted to order food thinking
that we were having dinner there. I told them we were going to a bigger, nicer location… aiya #fail (I should really practice thinking quickly)
This is how you know someone’s a tourist – they’re drinking a hot Tim’s beverage and an ice capp at the same time… he just couldn’t decide! Haha j/k. It’s actually Arizona green tea in the Tim’s cup, but I thought I’d post this cause it’s cute.
And finally, we made it to our destination and all the puzzle pieces made sense. We waited an hour and 20 minutes in line to get up the CN Tower and it was worth it. Horizons restaurant was HORRIBLE but it was really about spending time together. Maybe I’ll post about that another day. Afterwards, we got a private tour of 360 Restaurant’s wine cellar – which isn’t opened to the public. I was so paranoid my purse was going to knock over one of their $35,000 bottle of wines. OH MY GOSH. Could you imagine? I rather not!
Here’s a picture of everyone outside the CN Tower. It was super windy that day, as you can see. We had a fun day and I can’t wait until the next time we see each other!
We are very blessed!