As previously chronicled, I had a very tough week of travel a few weeks back. I was in NYC over the weekend, then went to Minneapolis and Toronto during the week on business. The flights for each of these trips was delayed, between 5 hours and an hour each. Talk about bad luck.
My brother-in-law and sister-in-law and their young child recently moved to Toronto and we had been up to visit them just 3 weeks before. Since I knew I would be arriving early enough to catch a meal we decided to check out WVRST in Queens West. It was featured on Layover by Anthony Bourdain and well reviewed on Yelp. Since my sister-in-law had to work that evening, it turned out to be just the boys.
My nephew is quite a handful, but he is cute as a button, and generally a good kid. He was very interested with the food. My brother-in-law and I can both eat and drink, and we did a good amount of that. We each had two sausages, I had elk and a traditional bratwurst, he had a rabbit and german sausage as well. My nephew had himself a chicken sausage, unfortunately there was a bit of spice to it, which he abhored. We shared an order of fries cooked in duck fat that were divine. We both washed that down with 2-3 beers each and had a great time. I had a Dieu du Ciel Peche Mortel and a couple of local IPAs.
The tables are set up communal, beer hall style and the place was packed for a Wednesday night. We quickly found a table and were fine though. I highly recommend checking this place out if you are from Toronto or find yourself there with a hankering for sausage and beer. Americans, take advantage now as the CAD is quite weak versus the USD. Prost!
Me and him.