Hey – I totally forgot to mention yesterday that I finally got out to Paul Hardy and Heather Braaten’s restaurant Zócalo on Saturday night.
At some point during You Are Here, I posted a piece containing a link to a NOW Magazine article about the restaurant. Here it is again: http://www.nowtoronto.com/food/story.cfm?content=176323
Everything you’ve heard is true.
I went with Alum pal Martha Spence and we’d both narrowed our choices to the same two entrées but couldn’t decide which to go for, so our server suggested that they put it together on a platter for us to share. Best. Idea. Ever. We started with the sweet potato sage (purée) soup, shared the meatloaf and chicken/cauliflower stew pot entrées (which came with greens and artisan bread), all accompanied by a nice Chardonnay, then finished off with a piece of carrot cake (which we shared) and decaf Americano. Oh. My. God. So good. So reasonably priced. A really cozy atmosphere and the wait staff were lovely. Perfect oasis for this cold, damp time of year – comfy spot and comfort food. I must go back for brunch ‘cuz, as those of you who know me know, I’m a huge fan of brunch. And I’m officially a fan of Zócalo.
Zócalo is located at 1426 Bloor St. West, just west of Symington and a short walk east from the Dundas West subway station.