Monday, March 11, 2013

hanging out at Parts & Labour

So we went out to Parts & Labour on Toronto's Queen St. West last week - what a great find. Sitting at the bar, our dinner was so incredibly satisfying. The kind of food that warms you up, fills your soul, makes you happy. From the kale salad to the hanger steak to the sweetbread sliders - happiness.

I was watching the bartender make drinks all night, and man, could she move. So I asked her, do you do an Old Fashioned? Her reply? I'll make the best Old Fashioned you've ever had. Well, she wasn't lying. In a mixing glass, a sugar cube, a few dashes of bitters, and a splash of water, all muddled together. Then, slowly, half a measure of whiskey stirred in with ice - once she achieved the proper temperature and dilution, the other half a measure went in. Strained into a rocks glasses with one large ice cube, and garnished with an orange peel and brandied cherries. A perfect way to end dinner.

Went off into the night buzzing with inspiration.


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