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Post-Marathon Indulgence Reccos

jamesm Sep 23, 2010 07:20 AM

My girlfriend is running the marathon this weekend and when she finishes she likes to go a little nuts with some indulgent food. Last year the run ended at College Park so we went to Caplanskys and had sandwiches and poutine. This year it ends at Nathan Phillips Square...any suggestions for some indulgent options within walking distance? If they serve beer that's a bonus.

Thanks in advance.

356 College Street, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

  1. t
    Toronto Fastfoodie Sep 28, 2010 06:10 PM

    So where did you end up?

    1. Rabbit Sep 23, 2010 12:51 PM

      What about the Queen & Beaver? They have a good beer selection (and cocktails!), better-than-average pub grub (although I'd stick with the classics... fish & chips, burger, etc.), and a surprisingly delicious list of "puddings" if she's really gonna go for it (the sticky toffee is classic). They also have comfy couches if she wants to spread out to relax and a patio in case you get a good end-of-summer day.

      And congrats to the ladyfriend on the marathoning... that's on my bucket list.

      Queen & Beaver
      35 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G, CA

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      1. re: Rabbit
        JennaBean Sep 23, 2010 12:53 PM

        I was just about to suggest that Rabbit! It seems that we are often on the same page. We should eat together sometime!!!

        1. re: JennaBean
          Rabbit Sep 23, 2010 01:06 PM

          Or drink at the Academy of Spherical Arts!

          We just moved to that nabe and I was interested in your rec on the "looking for a good bar" thread... gotta check it out soon.

          Academy of Spherical Arts
          38 Hanna Ave, Toronto, ON M6K, CA

          1. re: Rabbit
            JennaBean Sep 23, 2010 01:08 PM

            If you are a scotch drinker it is a great place. It is a little too old suit-ish for me and my SO but I've hosted many events there and have always been pleased as have my clients.

        2. re: Rabbit
          jamesm Sep 24, 2010 07:08 AM

          Rabbir - Thanks very much. That's a fantastic suggestion, I'll run it by her. Sometimes I think she runs marathons just for the lunch afterwards.

          1. re: jamesm
            jamesm Sep 25, 2010 01:44 PM

            So Grindhouse is closed Sundays. That sucks, other than Queen and Beaver which is where we're leaning any other suggestions? She's basically hell-bent on a burger at this point.

            1. re: jamesm
              ekim256 Sep 25, 2010 02:08 PM

              Beast Burger!! :P
              Otherwise...craft burger is the closest one I can think of to that area

              PS Good luck tomorrow!

              1. re: jamesm
                TorontoJo Sep 25, 2010 02:49 PM

                Beast is a great choice, and the burger comes with some rather addictive tater tots. Earlier review and fuzzy pic here:


                1. re: TorontoJo
                  ekim256 Sep 25, 2010 09:19 PM

                  actually that post is exactly why I chose Beast :)

                  1. re: TorontoJo
                    ekim256 Sep 27, 2010 01:01 AM

                    I went today - the burger was tasty, but it didn't come out nice and pink like yours! None of them did - wish I asked for it to come that way (but I didn't b/c you mentioned that it came without asking...that's what happens when I ASSume). Tater tots = win though

            2. ekim256 Sep 23, 2010 12:10 PM

              Keep running until you get to Hoof Cafe :P
              My friends and I are heading to Beast after the race (good luck!!) which is at King & Bathurst. We aren't doing the full marathon so we don't mind the walk...
              How about Grindhouse? You can probably polish off two well deserved burgers :-). I really love their bison burger


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              1. re: ekim256
                jamesm Sep 23, 2010 12:40 PM

                I actually thought about grindhouse, but Beast is a good suggestion too.

                1. re: jamesm
                  ekim256 Sep 23, 2010 01:27 PM

                  haha well if you end up going...maybe you'll spot us there! I'm super excited, this is my first race...and I can't think of a better way to end it than wild boar eggs benny

              2. haggisdragon Sep 23, 2010 11:37 AM

                Maybe over to Nota Bene for some Wagyu Brisket Burgers with shaved foie gras?

                Nota Bene
                180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA

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