Food/drink reviews: Post #2

Since a lot of you enjoyed my previous post of detailed restaurant reviews, I thought I would continue with this series.

In the past month, I have tried several new menu items.

Pipe and Taps: Grilled turkey burger

Pipe and Taps’ grilled turkey burger- Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Photo credits: Cory Morrison.

I have never been a huge turkey person in the past. However, since my mother decided to move on to healthier meals earlier this decade, I’ve eaten it more often.

I was actually incredibly amazed at this burger, even with me rating Pipe and Taps 5/5 stars on my other blog post.

I obviously expected good food quality from this local pub, but wow, was this ever good.

Often with burgers, it can be hard to not get my hands messy from an excess of grease or ketchup. That wasn’t the case here. My burger wasn’t overly greasy at all.

The turkey was quite tender compared to normal, as well. It was easy to chew, and it tasted great. Yes, the entire burger was also easy to eat even with the thick (But spectacular) buns.

This meal definitely gets a 5/5.

Me eating Pipe and Taps’ grilled turkey burger- Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019.

East Side Mario’s meal

My East Side Mario’s meal on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.

East Side Mario’s has been one of my favourite restaurants ever since there used to be a location at Oakville Place over a decade ago. The food, in general, is super appetizing.

I ordered mozzarella sticks, penne Alfredo pasta, Caesar salad, and bread through UberEats.

Although the majority of us know what these foods taste like, East Side Mario’s did, in my honest opinion, have some anomalies.

Let’s start with the mozzarella sticks: They were the best part.

I love mozzarella sticks, but East Side Mario’s especially has great ones. They are big, extra cheesy, tender, and fresh. The sticks get 5/5.

The penne Alfredo was great, as well. It wasn’t exceptional, but it was still a solid 4.5/5. Nothing stood out other than that it was quite creamy.

The Caesar salad was average at best only because the bacon was overly salty. Don’t get me wrong, I love salt. However, I think most of us can tell when it is too much. I rate the salad a 3/5.

The bread was pretty good. A tad rock, solid hard, but good otherwise. The bread gets 4/5.

Marylebone Cafe & Creamery: Happy Kid freakshake

Marylebone Canada’s Happy Kid freakshake on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.

As I mentioned in my other blog post, this place has some of the most remarkable desserts you will ever find at a cafe/dessert place.

I think I’ve tried at least eight freakshakes but didn’t try the Happy Kid one until just a few weeks ago.

The Happy Kid has basically a lot of the “kid” sugary foods you can think of: Birthday cake ice cream, cotton candy, candies, and sprinkles. This sundae freakshake also has raspberry sauce in it, making it extra good.

It tasted great, obviously— a solid 5/5.

Beertown Public House: Carolina fried chicken sandwich and classic sangria

Beertown Public House’s Carolina fried chicken sandwich on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.

This past Monday was the first time I’ve tried Beertown in Oakville.

I was impressed with the atmosphere and service here, as well as the numerous drinks. Everyone was super friendly on my first visit. They were also extremely knowledgeable on their menu.

I ordered a Carolina fried chicken sandwich. My first thought when I saw the sandwich was that it looks similar to Harvey’s crispy chicken burger but better. This sandwich also has artisan buns.

The chicken was spicy, as advertised, but it wasn’t overly so. It wasn’t like those extra hot wings where one immediately rushes to get a bottle of water.

The sandwich also had mustard, dill ranch, pickles, and shredded lettuce.

The sandwich tasted similar to the chicken burgers at Harvey’s (Other than the spice), which I anticipated, but it was a lot fresher.

I rate the sandwich a 5/5.

Me eating Beertown Public House’s Carolina fried chicken sandwich on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.

I also ordered a classic sangria, which I won’t really get into much detail about since most of us know what white wine tastes like.

This sangria had lemon juice, raspberries, and blackberries. At first, I tasted the wine more, but as I got deeper into my drink, I could taste the fruit mixed with the white wine, and it was great.

I rate the sangria a 4.5/5

Beertown Public House’s classic sangria on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.

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One thought on “Food/drink reviews: Post #2

  1. Awesome reviews Cory. Now you just have to decide which restaurant you would like to go to to celebrate your graduation!!

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