Hope everyone is enjoying their Summer so far. On Saturday August 11th, we’ll be having our 5th anniversary of opening the restaurant! We’d like to reward all of our customers over the years that have helped make our place a success, even if in a small way. On that day, we’ll be giving out free 4oz. samples of Four All ice cream with all purchases. Come celebrate with us for lunch if you’re passing by.
We’re doing the usual thing around here and taking a bit of a break from the shop mid-August. After Saturday the 11th, we’ll be taking two weeks off, Saturdays inclusive, for some family/vacation time. We’ll be back at it on Tuesday, August 28th. Have a great summer and see you on the flip!
Summer 2018 is here and we’re looking forward to all the awesome produce that will become available at the market. We’re going to do two small menu changes throughout the Summer months to reflect the quickly passing vegetable seasons. The first iteration sees the Ms. Piggy yield to the new BLTC and the Brit to the new Tom-yum chicken. These new items aren’t so new for us, they’re tried and tested, but they do reflect the early Summer months very well. Look for another change-up coming in late July or early August.
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.
Bacon orders are all in, curing and cooking this week. The first samples are tasting great!
Our winter menu sees the departure of the more warm-weathered Tom-Yum and the Feta, and heralds the return of the Baroness and the Julius. Respectively, they are a black bean and roasted vegetable burger and a chicken Caesar salad sandwich. Both items are back by popular demand, and even us non-vegetarians love this veggie burger. Winter sandwich selections can be tough to keep in season, but these ones are looking great.
We’ll be open on Saturday, December 23rd and then closed for the following week. We’ll be open again Saturday, December 30th and then re-opening on Wednesday, January 3rd.
Wishing you a great end to the year and an easy ramp into the Holiday season.
We’re bringing back some big hitters for our fall menu this year. Rotating on to the menu we have some customer favourites – the brown butter squash, the pulled brisket reuben, and the ms. piggy. We’re instituting a delivery menu which curates delivery-friendly sandwiches year-round.
Some awesome events coming up – Taste Local, Taste Fresh, Craftoberfest, Taps and Apps, and more. Details coming soon.
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’re changing up our menu for October and November. Gone are the TLC and the El Granjero, due to tomatoes and corn respectively rotating out of season. Our new offerings in their place are as follows. A fall-inspired bacon sandwich called ‘The Crandaddy’ garnished with an apple and cranberry chutney, spinach and cheddar cheese. For the vegetarians we’re going with a veggie burger called ‘The Baroness’ made from black beans and roasted vegetables – this cooks on our grill and sits on a toasted whole wheat kaiser with crisp lettuce, roasted garlic mayonnaise, and pickled red onions.
The Oktoberfest Festhalle this year will be at our home turf in the Kitchener Market as a substitute for the usual Frederick and King location. We’re leaving the O-Fest menu selections to the experts, but please do stop on by for lunch sometime while the the ceremonies are on – the building will be licensed for this occasion. Prost!