A Day Out to Don Mills

Today I rejoined civilization from my week of being a hermit inside my apartment! The weather didn’t really help to be honest. It’s been an on-off switch like yesterday was windy, stormy that continued through the morning but then…THE SUN CAME BACK! 

And it felt like Spring for once!

It’s probably not gonna last very long!

So, once the bi-polar weather decide to be sunny, my friend Kell and I decided to go out for Joey’s at Shops at Don Mills. It was her intitially needing a time out from life which everyone needs once in a while. Being cooped up in whatever keeps you down, afloat or up can be quite daunting. 

For our relaxation day of eating, Joey’s was our target. It’s a nice, spruced up place with comfy chairs that had a bit of depression at the end. It was like a wooden, modern themed place with a bit of rustic look but had that business/casual people vibe around the place. Servers were really nice too! 

Didn’t really take shot of any foods as I immediately devoured everything. I was hungry, okay! The BBQ Salmon Rice Bowl was good but it had too much sauce which made the rice and veggies too salty for my liking. I had the Somersby Cider while Kell had the fancy Summer Sangria. She also had the Ahi Tuna Burger with Yam Fries and it looked delicious! Next time, I’m definitely going to get a burger…or a steak. I can’t resist good steak!

After the meal, we just walked around and talked about life, work, school and why this bag should be bought. It was a relaxing day that I enjoyed. It brought a bit peace in my chaotic mind. Being outside can bring joy even if briefly. I welcome it! Especially since I’m moving further east. It may not matter in the future but my heart still feels heavy for now. Who knows what life got in store for us?

Dinner Time: Winterlicious

Yesterday was a fun day even though some stranger took my expired TTC pass ID thingy that’s next to useless. Anyway! 

My friend, let’s call her ‘Kell’, and I decided to celebrate my birthday a day before since she had work so we reserved a table at Bannock’s! It seemed fancy with its special menu called ‘Winterlicious’ which was a three-course dinner for $28. I ordered mostly fish related items except the mushroom pasta, which for some reason I thought was fish pasta, and Screeched Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert! Our lady waiter also wished me a happy birthday as she overheard Kell wishing me one. 

The food was amazing! I had doubts of it being good because of its looks and portions. I’m used to greasy type foods or big portion size meals. Even with snacks but I try to cut back. So, the food was tasty with the appetizer tasting like sweet lemon fish with shrimp on top and some bread chips. 

This is the appetizer we had but I had forgotten the name of:

Now, for the main dish that I dub ‘mushroom pasta’ had bacon in it but it tasted really strong flavour meat, almost raw-ish but it’s not raw. It’s kind of like prosciutto. Maybe it is that. Here’s ghe delicious cheese mushroom pasta that’s very delightful:

For our dessert, our lady waiter put a candle on mine and I was touched by the gesture! The dessert was really sweet considering its toffee. It’s like a cinnamon roll drizzled with toffee but the desserts body is a muffin with nuts and almonds on top!

I like the picture I took for the dessert! 

It was overall a nice experience if it wasn’t for my aching shoulder trying to debut that night. We finished our meals then head off to the Lights Festival at the Distillery District. It was a cold day though despite that, I still had a lot of fun!

(The nice TTC man who took my expired card, why do you even need that thing i dont even use it, was nice enough to inform me about where to get a newer one but I’m getting my Presto soon so…😅)