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Firdous Classic Persian Grill – September 10, 2012

Last night, we took another foodie adventure, with a deal voucher. You all know by now, I’m a deal voucher junkie, and will try anywhere with one!! Since my hubby came home late, and we ended up walking late, we decided to go to Firdous to grab dinner. If you’ve ever had Mediterranean style food at all, you’ll like Firdous as well. Lots of grilled meats to choose from…beef kebobs, beef kaufte (ground meat), chicken kebobs,  and lamb chops. We chose to get the chicken kebobs, with rice, salad and whole wheat naan. The food was good, and wasn’t super salty, like the last place that was in their location – with similar food. But they didn’t stay open very long, so that should say something about them. We brought our food home, but they do have some seating, if you want to eat-in. We’ll definitely go back, as you get a good amount for $10/pp. We only ate half, and will have the second half on another day, with a salad made at home to go with it.

Firdous Classic Persian Grill

Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂

Mambo Lounge Summerlicious Menu – July 14, 2012

So, my hubby and I chose to try out Mambo Lounge, for Summerlicious. The menu looked pretty good, and we had never had Cuban food before. It was a quaint little restuarant, near the beginning of Greektown, on the Danforth.

WOW was it ever hot that night though!! They didn’t have their A/C on, for whatever reason, so I asked to be moved to the patio – in hopes of a little relief. Unfortunately there wasn’t much relief outside, though the minty fresh mojitos we ordered helped a little!! 🙂

I ordered the Ensalada de Chef, consisting of  baby spinach with pears, walnuts, roasted red peppers, and blue cheese, dressed with lemon vinaigrette. My hubby ordered the Tropical Salad, consisting of seasonal mixed greens, tomato, avocado, and fresh mango tossed in a sweet mango-balsamic dressing. Both were tasty, and a good way to begin our evening. I love, love, love blue cheese so it really hit the spot 🙂

For our main course we both chose the Mero Antártico, consisting of filet of sea bass served with coconut rice and salsa tropical with vegetables. Though, there was nothing ‘tropical’ on our plates when they came, so I assume the they ran out of the salsa or just never made it for that evening. The sea bass was perfectly fried though, with a nice crispy skin underneath…omnomnom!! Also, the vegetables were sauteed nicely, and the coconut rice was nummy.

For dessert I chose the Torta de Chocolate, which was a chocolate mousse cake. My hubby chose the Flan de Coco, which was a Cuban crème caramel with coconut. The mousse cake was nice and light, with lots of chocolately goodness, and my hubby’s flan wasn’t too sweet and creamy.

Other then the crazy heat that night, it was a pretty nice dinner out with my hubby. Not sure I’d go there and pay full price though, but that’s just me. To be honest, I’m all about the hole in the walls and little Bob’s shack types of places, with simple yummy food at decent prices…

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Kensington Burger Bar – Sunday June 17th 2012

So, Hubby and I went to the Kensington Burger Bar, this past Saturday. We used a deal voucher I had bought, and it was the last weekend to do so.  I had been there before with my BFF, and we had the Market Burger. Unfortunately, it was a bit too salty for my liking, but I was willing to give them another try anyway.

We decided to have, the Rapini with toasted garlic, lemon and olive oil. It was simple and really good. I’ll definitely be making it at home 🙂

We then decided on sharing the ‘Lyon’ Burger, with goats cheese, arugula and dijon – with a side of sweet potato fries. It was REALLY good. The patty wasn’t salty at all, and it just tasted of pure beef – the way I like it 🙂 The creaminess of the goats cheese, the peppery goodness of the arugala and the spicy tang of the dijon all came together really well. Would definitely have that burger again for sure!!

The sweet potato fries were all right and my GOD you got a lot!! We left half of it, since there was so much LOL Unfortunately, they had salted them too much, for my liking. It seems, it’s hit and miss, when it comes to salt at the Burger Bar. The homemade chipotle ketchup wasn’t bad either. You could tell it was made in house, as it wasn’t super sweet like commercial ketchup, and the chipotle gave a nice little kick to it 🙂

All in all, it was a pretty decent experience. I’d recommend you check them out, the next time you’re in the Kensington area, as you never know – there may be something on their menu you enjoy!!

The Burger Bar

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂