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THIS IS BURGER CITY

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It’s very clear that the city of Toronto is obsessed with the hamburger. Granted, nothing else really compares to the satisfaction of eating a juicy burg topped with The Option (Priest fans you know wa’ I’m talking about) or a anything off the menu at Holy Chuck but another shop has opened up on Queen West and it has grabbed this Hamburgeller’s attention. During a menu tasting at Parts and Labour in Parkdale yesterday, we were informed of their new burger shop opening that will be some stiff competition to the other hot spots in the area. Under the same management as P&L, this malt shop is set up for success and with a minimalist menu in which they promise to do a few things really, really well. I’m really looking forward to trying this place out when it opens in a couple of days!

ELECTRIC MUD BBQ

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After falling in love with Grand Electric last fall, its no surprise that eating at sister Electric Mud was on the top of my bucket list. This tapas style, so-hip-it-hurts eatery served up some mean grub, and I can truly vouch that everything is good on the menu. **(If you want to eat anytime after 7, expect to wait at least 1/2 hour at this trendy Parkdale spot)

I highly suggest going with 3+ people so you can try some of everything and leave satisfied. I went with 6 people so we actually ordered 1 or everything on the menu (including the specials of the day… diet starts tomorrow?). We started with some beergaritas which really hit the spot on this hot hot day and then proceeded to indulge ourselves with all the tasty treats to follow. The highlights where the BBQ ribs, fried chicken and BBQ salad, oh, and if you are a fan of coleslaw, theirs is UNREAL! Watermelon & feta salad and crack rolls weren’t anything special however still nice to try. Finished everything with a mason jar filled with banana cream pie and I was one happy camper. I can’t wait to go back and try the duck (unfortunately they were out when I was there), and hopefully that happens soon!

COMMON SORT: PARKDALE

20130822-221225.jpgOne of the many joys of working on the boarder of Parkdale is all the fantastic shops that I can hit on my lunch break and Common Sort is by far one of my favourites. Don’t be deceived by it’s small entrance on Queen St., this place is huge and has so many treasures just waiting to be loved again. I’ve been looking for some causal walking boots for quite some time now so when I stumbled upon these Sendra boots (yah, the ones that are handmade in Italy) for a mere $40 I felt like I hit the jack pot and after putting them on, I would be happy if I never had to take them off my feet. I also picked up a cute top for work for $16 and can’t wait to work it into my fall wardrobe.

Fall is a great time to get creative with clothing and these prices and selection can’t be beat! One weekend soon, go and check out the store and if you’re in the neighborhood, might as well pick up a taco or two at Grand Electric if your intense shop-a-thon leaves you craving some good eats.