Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring Fast Forward

Pulled Chicken Sandwich Platter
 Friday March 16, 5:10 p.m.

This may be the first Toronto Winter in my 46 years of life that plain wasn't. I can count on one hand the number of days that have been bitterly cold (below -10 C). And next week, we may be getting temps that would be normal for late May/early June...the low 20s!
  On Wednesday, I used my lone outing of the neighbourhood to meet up with The Wild Guy and The Egg for lunch at our usual haunt of The Memphis Smokehouse at Yonge & Sheppard. The last time we were up there was back in January when there was that one rare day of cold. Two days ago, it was a Spring stroll down Yonge. The restaurants, including the Smokehouse, were opening up their patios for lunch.

Instead of the Pulled Pork Lunch, I went with the Chicken platter instead. Still mighty good with the BBQ sauce slathered all over and through the meat. Of course, I had the artery-hardening gravy with my fries for an extra loonie. Our waitress was our usual one; she had me pegged immediately as soon as I came in and asked whether I was eating alone today or whether my buddies were showing up, too. That earned her the tip right away.
Yonge & Sheppard
  The three of us didn't get too political. Instead, we just went technical with the advent of the iPad 3 (more evolution than revolution we all agreed) and about getting that casino for Toronto (absolutely disagree). It was a short get-together since The Wild One had to return to work up the street. But for someone like me who now keeps things literally at home, I appreciated the short burst of parole.