Wvrst to open on King West in TO

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Wvrst to open on King West in TO

Postby zane9 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:51 am

According to Toronto Life, Wvrst, a sausage-and-craft-beer resto will be opening in May. Indoor seating for 140, with a boulevard patio.

I have clients nearby, so I'm looking forward to their opening.
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Postby Belgian » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:43 am

Usually it's guys from Italy or Germany who realize what's missing and try to make the real stuff here. Even some sausage they sell at the Healthy Butcher, OK maybe the meat's good but those guys are still far from accomplished sausage-makers. I think doing it well takes a cultural familiarity.
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Postby Torontoblue » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:50 am

Let's hope it does better than the Bavarian hall that was on Richmond, or was it Wellington? Great big space, good sausage and 'kraut, half decent pilsner selection but the place just never took off.
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Postby lister » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:54 am

Torontoblue wrote:Let's hope it does better than the Bavarian hall that was on Richmond, or was it Wellington? Great big space, good sausage and 'kraut, half decent pilsner selection but the place just never took off.


Richmond & just east of York.
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Postby biegaman » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:04 am

lister wrote:
Torontoblue wrote:Let's hope it does better than the Bavarian hall that was on Richmond, or was it Wellington? Great big space, good sausage and 'kraut, half decent pilsner selection but the place just never took off.


Richmond & just east of York.


Is that still open? I always meant to stop in for a pint because I remember them having a few decent German draughts you couldn't get in bottle around here. Anybody know the name/website?
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Postby jcc » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:06 am

biegaman wrote:
lister wrote:
Torontoblue wrote:Let's hope it does better than the Bavarian hall that was on Richmond, or was it Wellington? Great big space, good sausage and 'kraut, half decent pilsner selection but the place just never took off.


Richmond & just east of York.


Is that still open? I always meant to stop in for a pint because I remember them having a few decent German draughts you couldn't get in bottle around here. Anybody know the name/website?

It's been gone for a couple years now.
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Postby GregClow » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:07 am

I've been in touch with the owner/chef, and it sounds very promising.

They will be sourcing the sausages from a couple of solid suppliers using prime quality ingredients, and Stephen Beaumont is consulting on the beer list.

Plus they'll be making Belgian-style frites, double-dipped in duck fat. *drool*
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Postby zane9 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:30 am

GregClow wrote:...Plus they'll be making Belgian-style frites, double-dipped in duck fat. *drool*


^ +1 !!!
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Postby Philip1 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:27 pm

that somewhat-baffling German favourite, currywurst.


I'm not sure what is baffling, even somewhat, about currywurst but I'm looking forward to it. It's so popular in Berlin there's even a currywurst museum:

http://www.currywurstmuseum.de/en/
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Postby Philip1 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:38 pm

GregClow wrote:Plus they'll be making Belgian-style frites, double-dipped in duck fat. *drool*


Not enough places in Canada take fries seriously. It's as if serving non-frozen fries is an accomplishment in and of itself.
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Postby matt7215 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:36 pm

was there today, the place is really coming together
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Postby Belgian » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:18 pm

Philip1 wrote:
that somewhat-baffling German favourite, currywurst.


I'm not sure what is baffling, even somewhat, about currywurst but I'm looking forward to it.


Memories of the harbor in Hamburg years back (Fish market and Reeperbahn), but certainly not the greatest thing outta Germany.

The peak of the art form (at least extremely popular) is fatty Nurnburger Brats (preferably with loads of marjoram) and Thüringer Brats (similar, but sometimes more caraway and leaner.) Fresh Weisswurst are more a local Bavarian specialty and right up there as well. Forget major brand 'Weisswurst" sold here.

Tonight I'm grilling up some sheep sausage made by a really good artisan from Germany. They are similar style to (and just as good as) the Berkshire-pork 'Nurnburger' ones he also makes (very 'meaty' sausages with no fillers or nasty bits thrown in.)

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Postby aser » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:12 pm

Belgian wrote: Even some sausage they sell at the Healthy Butcher, OK maybe the meat's good but those guys are still far from accomplished sausage-makers. I think doing it well takes a cultural familiarity.


Go to Segovia in Kensington Market for snausages, cultural level 10 there.

Let's hope they know what they're doing, minimum we have to see Delirium Tremens there since they can just buy kegs from the beer store.
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Postby JesseMcG » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:33 pm

aser wrote:Let's hope they know what they're doing, minimum we have to see Delirium Tremens there since they can just buy kegs from the beer store.


What?
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Postby aser » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:34 pm

JesseMcG wrote:
aser wrote:Let's hope they know what they're doing, minimum we have to see Delirium Tremens there since they can just buy kegs from the beer store.


What?


umm talking about the beer hall, they can stock DT via Beer Store.

http://www.thebeerstore.ca/Beers/brandd ... sp?id=2163

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