Friday, April 18, 2014

Of course I had to share fish for today's #FoodPornFriday

Seeing as it's Good Friday I figured I had to share some fish for today's #FoodPornFriday. The problem with this is that I don't generally like fish. I'll have the occasional tuna sandwich but I don't like cod, haddock or perch. I don't even like it beer battered and deep fried. 

At first I was thinking I was going to have to share one of my wife's pictures. She's a huge fish fan and I'm pretty sure I've got a picture of the Perch lunch from The Twisted Apron. It was while I was looking for that picture that I noticed all the pictures of all of the awesome Sushi we've gotten around town. Hey! Sushi has lots of fish!

I don't really get it myself. How I can loath most fish and fish meals but love Sushi. I don't like most of the other stuff that goes in sushi either. Cucumber, blech. Avocado, no way. Salmon Roe, fish eggs, come on!?! But put all together with some rice and I love it.

This particularly awesome fishy platter full of fishy sushi comes from The Sushi California.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Today's #FoodPornFriday post comes from Russia, right here in Windsor

There was a Groupon out recently for a new place in town called Matryoshka the Taste of Russia. I'm of Ukrainian descent and for the very early years of my life I ate a lot of Ukrainian food. Things like Pirogi, Cabbage Rolls, lots of beats and even Borscht soup. These foods are still comfort foods for me and probably always will be. So after checking out the menu on their facebook page, I just had to try Matryoshka.

I made sure to bring my parents as they were obviously a big part of those early memories and I thought my Dad especially would like some food like his mom used to make.

The place is small, right off of Maiden Lane downtown. There is only one staff member, or at least there was only one when we were there. She sat us, took our order, brought us our drinks and cooked our meals. From scratch. Seriously from scratch. Like she made the dough for the Pirogi while we were waiting. It was somewhat odd and took a very long time (which wasn't so hot with the kids) but the food was rather good.

I haven't had fresh made Pirogi like this in years. Sure I can get 'fresh' ones from the European Deli on Walker but they aren't fresh like this. I just had to share these for #FoodPornFriday

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Thanks to Twitter I found Vesta #FoodPornFriday

This weeks #FoodPornFriday picture comes from Vesta Pizzeria & Antipasto Bar (sorry no link, they don't seem to get social media or the modern need for a web presence).

Just about two weeks ago my wife and I were blessed with a kid free night. Our first impulse was to book a night at Jack's Gastropub. That place is awesome, one of my favourite (semi-)local places to eat. So I shouldn't have been surprised that they were booked up.

With Jack's not an option. I wasn't sure what to do. So I did what every modern social media user would do: I posted on twitter.  I asked "Have a kid free night. What should we do for dinner?"

I got a bunch of great suggestions including Twisted Apron and Motor Burger. Included with the replies was one from @PearlShandy, who suggested Vesta and noted it was a personal favourite. I've never heard of Vesta. There aren't many places in the city I haven't heard of so I did what every modern internet user would do: to the Googles! 

A short search showed me that Vesta was known as one of the best places in the city to get pizza. How the heck did I not know about some place that supposedly has the best pizza in the city? Well I couldn't let that stand. We had to check this place out.

This right here was the amazing Carne pizza I had. The perfectly cooked crust we covered in sauce, mozzarella, sopressata, panchetta and Itallian sausage. I don't know about the best pizza in the city claim. There's a ton of great pizza here, but it was very good. Will definitely be going back sometime.

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