Gearing up for Steps for Kids again this year, we’ll be there providing fresh chicken and veggie wraps for participants and volunteers. Hoping for some great weather this year and even better fundraising results. The bar keeps getting higher and higher in terms of pledges and goals – a good thing to be sure.
We’re working out the kinks for our Summer menu as well, which will be going into effect at the beginning of June, with some prototyping sure to happen in May. We’re getting busier with lunch deliveries as well so make sure to give us a good heads-up if you’re hoping to order for you and yours.
We’re gearing into spring despite some still-snowy days with a menu change! We’ve ousted the wintery likes of the Reuben, the B.B. Squash, and the Julius sandwich. Moving on to the menu are a few spring favourites. We’ve got the roast beef sandwich with house-roasted medium rare Ontario eye of round with a tangy horseradish mayo. The Brit is back for the spring as well, a portable take on a British favourite, butter chicken curry with a complex house-made sauce – pictured, searing spices. Rounding out the menu changes is the Med – grilled marinated vegetables served warm on toasted bread with a generous slap of our lemony hummus.
We’re moving from a bi-monthly menu change to a quarterly one now. It gives us a chance to explicitly state the season on the menu as well as better rotate our menu to reflect what’s going on. We’ll be doing some feature sandwiches as smaller vegetable seasons occur before a change-point in our menu. Up and coming is a tomato and chevre sandwich as well as an old favourite featuring chorizo and corn. Stay tuned for menu change at the start of next week. We’re starting to book up for weekday and event catering, which is fantastic news. Hope your Summer plans are shaping up!
In addition to having busy Saturdays over the counter at the Kitchener Market, we’ve been expanding our weekday catering to offices in the region. To that effect, we’ve introduced a couple of better-travelling sandwiches to the menu this time around.
First off, the Reuben is taking a break until fall of 2017 to make room for our new roast beef sandwich – Medium-rare roasted Ontario eye of round is sliced thinly and piled between toasted rye with a crunchy cabbage slaw and a tangy horseradish mayonnaise we make in-house. We’re really happy with the results and think you’ll notice a difference in quality from your typical roast beef sandwich.
Our barbecue chicken sandwich was inspired by southern ingredients, and our green tomato harvest for the year. We made a bright relish from the unripe tomatoes, apples, and bell peppers – of which we have run out. Time for a change of the chicken guard! Popular demand has brought back the Tom-Yum chicken salad sandwich – inspired by the Thai soup of the same name, we make a savoury chicken salad from roasted whole chickens with lemongrass, galangal, chili, bell pepper, and celery.
It’s been a while since we’ve found the time for a blog post on here, but we’ve got a few newsworthy items to discuss so it’s about time!
We’ve recently entered into a partnership agreement with Epicater, a small Toronto-based company that helps small restaurants link up with larger catering clients. We’re excited about the possibility of serving more lunches to clients in larger offices.
a mean, clean machine
In other news, we’ve upgraded from our limited fryer set-up to a full-on industrial gas fryer. The results are great! We’ve got cleaner french-fries that cook faster, which will reduce our wait times over the counter – news we’re sure you’ll appreciate if you’re a Saturday visitor.
Moving into the holiday season, we’ll have our pre-order form up for our holiday bacon soon. If you need a reminder, that’s our usual Ontario pork belly, but cured a little differently – with warm spices and orange. We sell it vacuum-sealed. Makes a great gift!
We had a blast this past weekend at Steel Rails 2016. The event was, for the first time, not on a train, but instead emulated the train feel with a series of rented shipping containers plonked down around a factory, which all contained art of all forms – a food/celebrity pun series of printed art, live performances both acrobatic and acoustic, and a tarot reader were among some of the attractions.
We pumped out 600 sandwiches, most of which contained a delicious batch of braised pork shoulder and a house made barbecue sauce. We’ll likely have these little babies on our menu soon. We’re looking forward to Steel Rails 2017, whether we provide delicious food or just attend the event ourselves.
It’s been a whirlwind week coming back from the holiday break. Due to deliveries, prep, sign changes, and some unexpected equipment failure, it took us until Friday to complete our menu change for January!
We’re introducing the Tex-Hen, so far to a warm reception – a fajita-like chicken sandwich with black beans, peppers, chipotle and sour cream on toasted whole wheat.
Due to popular demand, and its wonderful appropriateness for the winter months, our Reuben has also found its way back to our menu. It’ll likely be for a while this time – this one is famous for causing an uproar when it leaves the menu. If you haven’t tried one of these, do so, it’s a little different from your traditional Reuben, but in a good way!
Due to continued interest in delivery orders which include side options, We’ve incorporated our most popular off-menu sides for advance ordering into our order form on our delivery page. We’re hoping this makes things easier on our clients that use the order form on a regular basis.
Please let us know if there are any appropriate changes or suggestions that come to mind.
We’re proud to be sponsoring Lutherwood’s annual Steps for Kids this summer on May 3rd. The walk is a 3-5 km walk through scenic North Waterloo, starting and ending at the Lutherwood Children’s Mental Health Centre, for which participants are fundraising. We’ll be on-site at the event, grilling up wraps made from our ever-changing menu (TBA by the way) and handing them out to participants. To learn more about participation or donation to this wonderful event, please visit lutherwoodstepsforkids.ca.
On Saturday January 10th we’ll be rockin’ out to some fabulous 80′s tunes while catering a laser dance party at the MUSEUM. We’ll be making reubens and veggie sandwiches fresh to order for party-goers. Check out the event page here if you’re interested in attending. There are still a few tickets available!