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August in Beamsville, About Thyme in Vineland - Anyone been lately?

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We're going to Fielding Estate & Good Earth winery next weekend for the Christmas Handmade Market:
http://www.handmademarket.ca/site/when
(El Gastronomo Vagabundo & Tide & Vine Food Trucks will be there!) Looking for somewhere to have dinner afterward (Saturday night) but don't want to drive all the way to the NOTL.
We were wondering about August or About Thyme; or are there any other suggestions in the area?
Thanks!

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  1. Not THAT recently, but in July we went to About thyme and had a lovely lunch. We had:
    Grilled Veggie Salad, with zucchini, peppers, tomato and eggplant in balsamic served with goat cheese crostini (large and fresh), Gazpacho with Grapefruit Sorbet ( far superior to the one I had had at Peller the night before)
    Grilled Pork sandwich on 9-grain ciabatta with green salad and fries ( the pork was a little drab, and the sandwich probably could have used a tangy or sweet element. The fries, however, were amazing. Crispy outside and fluffy inside, and delicious with their house made aioli.
    Bistro Hamburger (7 oz mixture of pork and beef) with cheddar, tomato, smoked bacon, lettuce, mayo and dijon with salad (We all agreed that this was a superior burger. It was incredibly juicy, and perfectly seasoned with lots of smokey pork flavour). Bill for all of the above, plus a pitcher of lemonade ($5 for fresh squeezed) and a pop, the total was about $75 including tax and tip- excellent meal for an excellent price.
    See here for photos: http://abbeyskitchenblog.blogspot.ca/...
    I went to August the year before, and also had a great time. We had:
    Reuben with housemade corn beef and a side salad of greens and peaches with a roasted onion vinaigrette (Delicious corn beef, thickly cut. The salad was really amazing too, with a deliciously sweet vinaigrette.
    )Whole roasted turkey sandwich with cherry jam, goats cheese, and lettuce on a sunflower seed baguette, served with a side of Pulled Pork Bean Soup (One of the best sandwiches I had had in a long time. I love the goats cheese with the cherry jam and the perfectly juicy turkey. I wish I had more cherry jam though because I loved it so much. I also was really impressed with the bread, because it was soft inside (not too seedy or heavy) with a sweet smooth exterior. The soup was delicious too and perfect for the windy chilly weather that day.
    Burger Duo: one with bacon and aged cheddar, and one with hummus, goats cheese and roasted red peppers, served with the Pulled Pork and Bean soup ( The burgers were a tad on the dry side, but the toppings were generous and tasty).
    Pictures here: http://abbeyskitchenblog.blogspot.ca/...
    I think I prefer the food at August, but they both were great and worth checking out for casual meals.

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    1. re: hungryabbey

      Thanks so much, Abbey! I'm getting hungry just reading about your meals!

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