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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby napoleon » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:01 am

Belgian wrote:Rogue 7 Hop on draught at La Palette, extremely nice place to chill, drink and ppl watch.

It looks like a nice restaurant. Is it a place where you can just grab a pint, or is it a place where you're kind of expected to order a full meal?
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby sprague11 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:10 pm

In VT earlier in the week:

Hill Farmstead Edward
Hill Farmstead Conduct of Life
Hermit Thrust Brattlebeer
Rock Art Wine barrel aged stout (Quite good!)
Lost Nation Gose
Lawsons Sip of Sunshine
De Garde Cherry Raz Bu
De Garde Imperial Blu Bu
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby cratez » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:09 pm

Yesterday at Bellwoods Brewery, Thirsty & Miserable, and Bar Hop:
Bellwoods Wizard Wolf Session Ale (draft)
Bellwoods Farmageddon (draft)
Le Castor Yakima IPA (bottle)
Dieu du Ciel! Disco Soleil (bottle)
Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner (draft)
Indie Alehouse Couch Surfer IPA (draft)
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Belgian » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:39 pm

cratez wrote:
Belgian wrote:Rogue 7 Hop on draught at La Palette, extremely nice place to chill, drink and ppl watch.

Thanks for the tip, Belgian. Based on your comments, the ostensibly stellar draft list, and the bar pic on their website, it seems like my type of place. I'm gonna make an effort to get over there soon. How's the food, BTW?

napoleon wrote:It looks like a nice restaurant. Is it a place where you can just grab a pint, or is it a place where you're kind of expected to order a full meal?

Didn't eat there yet, though the menu looks impressive. Yelp reviews are not consistently positive for every dish, but I might get a small bite there for fun. Draught lines were pristine! I would at least tip nicely if only having beer and not bison tenderloin. They do a Prix Fixe too...
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Craig » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:39 am

La Palette, formerly of Kensington Market and now of Queen West, is a place I would go for a good meal. They're famous in Toronto foodie circles for being the place to go in town for a good horse steak.
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idealogically confused carnivorism protests

Postby Belgian » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:24 pm

Craig wrote:La Palette, formerly of Kensington Market and now of Queen West, is a place I would go for a good meal. They're famous in Toronto foodie circles for being the place to go in town for a good horse steak.

Infamous for the horse steak you mean. Orval is supposedly a good pairing!

The steak frites looks enticing. Tenderloin isn't my thing unless you do something more than grill it (I recommend it seared rare and served with shallots, port wine deglaze and cream - basic French way.)
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Re: idealogically confused carnivorism protests

Postby Craig » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:10 pm

Belgian wrote:
Craig wrote:La Palette, formerly of Kensington Market and now of Queen West, is a place I would go for a good meal. They're famous in Toronto foodie circles for being the place to go in town for a good horse steak.

Infamous for the horse steak you mean. Orval is supposedly a good pairing!

The steak frites looks enticing. Tenderloin isn't my thing unless you do something more than grill it (I recommend it seared rare and served with shallots, port wine deglaze and cream - basic French way.)


I haven't tried it personally to say if it's famous or infamous. I've heard it's quite delicious though. One of those things I've been meaning to try for like 5 years now, but never seem to get around to it.
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Postby Belgian » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:28 pm

Craig wrote:I haven't tried (the horse steak) personally to say if it's famous or infamous.

By infamous I mean it was in the news, protesters outside there being a real pain in the top round. I guess anything you do in Toronto outside the usual will attract a fringe response.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Rob Creighton » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:45 pm

Craig wrote:They're famous in Toronto foodie circles for being the place to go in town for a good horse steak.


Having been regularly exposed to the Royal which clearly illustrates the relationship between horse flesh and wealth, I have often made the observation that since the demise of the horse as the primary means of transport and its diminished role in gaming, the beast really only serves two roles in North American society:

1. A protein source
2. Sex aids for rich women

As a content carnivore, it's good to see #1 coming into vogue. :wink:
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby skootles » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:40 am

cratez wrote:Le Castor Yakima IPA (bottle)

Are those bottles of Yakima still running $20+ in local bars?

Sigh, should have just checked an extra bag the last time I was in QC, bottles were $6.99.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Coronaeus » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:44 am

Last night:

DDC Solctice D'Hiver (excellent)
Founders Blushing Monk 2015 (I can't remember a beer with a stronger raspberry taste. I liked it, but it is a little over the top).
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby cratez » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:24 pm

skootles wrote:
cratez wrote:Le Castor Yakima IPA (bottle)

Are those bottles of Yakima still running $20+ in local bars? Sigh, should have just checked an extra bag the last time I was in QC, bottles were $6.99.

It was $16 at Thirsty tax in, and we split it among four people, so not too bad.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Belgian » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:03 pm

Goose Island IPA from the bottle.

2013 Rochefort 10 from a Chimay glass, a nice sipper with dinner.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Soods » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:07 pm

In the Pacific North West:

Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
Rueben's Crickey IPA
Alesmith BA Numbskull
Oud Beersel Still Gueze
Alesmith Speedway Stout
Bellwood's Barn Owl (I might have brought that one with me)
Trinity Brewing 7 Day Golden Sour
Alpine Duet
Walking Man Brewing Black Cherry Stout
Deschutes The Abyss
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Soods » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:09 pm

10 Barrel Apocolypse IPA
Cascade Brewing Blackcap Raspberry Sour
Cascade Brewing Honeycot (Apricot and Honey sour)
Cascade Brewing Blackberry Sour
De Garde Blu Bu
De Garde Citra Hose
De Garde Spruce Desay
De Garde Cherry Raz Bu

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