Hot buttered rye breakfast cocktail

After much experimentation, I have come close to replicating the deliciousness that is the Hot Buttered Rye breakfast cocktail from one of my favourite brunch joints in Brooklyn, Rye.

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • generous dash of ground cloves
  • 1.5 tsp of molasses
  • earl grey tea packet
  • rye (any whiskey) to taste

Melt the butter in your mug, add in the cloves and mix em up good. Stir in the molasses. Take a big whiff–it should smell good. If it doesn’t, you screwed something up.

Make the tea in this same mug, and let it sit for a little while. There should be white foamy stuff on top. If not, you screwed something up, but it’ll probably still taste decent.

Add in an ounce or two of the whiskey.

Imbibe and rejoice.

Beer in America

Some amazing, good, and not so good beers I’ve tried in my first two weeks in the US

One of my favourite things about living in the States so far is that the bountiful presence of micro-brew beer, and the ease with which it can be obtained. A three-minute walk puts me in the front door of a neighbourhood deli offering some decent standards like Guinness, Red Stripe, and Corona. For a only a slightly longer walk or bike ride, I can be treated to a bamboozling beernocopia the likes of which I have only ever seen approximated when I lived in Chicoutimi, Continue reading “Beer in America”

Delicious brunch on Bloor

Went to the newly opened (1month.5 ago according to our server) Disgraceland, located at 965 Bloor W for some delicious brunch. I had their presumably-Elvis-inspired french toast that was stuffed with peanut butter and banana ($12), while my accomplice had the veggie eggs bennie ($10). Both were effing fantastic. The pancakes didn’t even need syrup and the the eggs bennie, which came on fried tomato, was also one of the best I’ve ever had. Service was great and, perhaps most importantly, the coffee didn’t suck. I so rarely have a coffee with breakfast that doesn’t suck and this was damn good coffee.

I thoroughly recommend the place, and disagree in the strongest terms possible with this NOW review.