Monday, July 1, 2013

JOEY Eaton Centre, Downtown/Ryerson University

I am going to post shortly after I go to a place - the amount of food I have yet to blog about is at 22 (And 34 from Australia.... yes I should definitely get around to it quicker).

Flooded in Uni work, I quickly got my chapter reading completed during class and rushed out an hour early to meet my sister at Eatons (who also left work early, *giggles*). A few hours of shopping, there wasn't much for my frugal self to look twice at except for a pair of shoes from J. Crew which I've been eyeing for so long... (purchased for $40, down from $150!). 

We finished up our shopping, exiting Eaton Centre and it was a short turn that we arrived infront of JOEY.
I just wanted food in my stomach!  Far from expecting anything, I expected the food at this place (judging from the title) to be like a bistro. All female hostesses and servers in uniform, all tall and gorgeous! It definitely suited the feel to this restaurant. 

 It was a 20 minute wait on a Thursday evening to be seated, outdoor seating is always a winner for me!

Craving for a lemony, fizzy alcoholic drink, I looked over the drink menu for lemon lime bitters. What? There's no lemon lime bitters! I asked my sister if she has ever tried it before... She had no idea what it was... Disappointed in Canada (strike 598394), my sister suggested that I ordered a 'Bellini' I shrugged, looking over the unfamiliar ingredients, and agreed.

So this Bellini....
This has got to be one of the best alcoholic drinks I've ever tried. It was amazing! 
Real Peach Bellini ($6.75) Appleton X/V Jamaica rum, real peach, sparkling wine and sangria 
I don't even know what Appleton is - but this is incredible! It was alcohol with shaved ice (like a slushie) and a frozen peach slice acting as the 'ice' - my drink stayed cold for the whole hour - amazing!

Joey definitely had my tastebuds in a good mood.

We ordered four dishes.
1. Rainbow Sushi Roll ($13.50)
Absolute melt in your mouth... Incredible!
2. Cheeseburger Sliders with Secret sauce ($12.50)
Everything you want from a slider, pickles, cheese, nicely seasoned beef - but this bread definitely took it way beyond the finish line - it was soft and sweet, perfect for the burger. It also came with a small side of - I'm pretty sure, handmade chips - literally sliced thin and deepfried! 
3. Lobster Grilled Brie & Cheddar Cheese with Cocktail sauce ($15.50)
Ordering from the menu, I suspected this dish to be the highlight of our entire meal - not so much - with lobster you could barely recognise in each bite... But the cheese was fantastic along with the classic inside and out buttered bread.

I loved how the ketchup on side had a little home for it to sit in!
This slider. Absolutely godly.

So, 3/4 of the orders were success - I am so happy we walked into this place! I definitely want to try other parts of their menu next time. The sliders and rainbow roll will be all time definite orders on my list.

Must eats:
- Rainbow Sushi Roll ($13.50)
- Real Peach Bellini ($6.75)
- Cheeseburger Sliders with Secret sauce ($12.50)
Eh, it can pass...:
- Lobster Grilled Brie & Cheddar Cheese with Cocktail sauce ($15.50)


JOEY Eaton Centre
1 Dundas St West
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1Z3 Canada
(647) 352-5639

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2 comments:

  1. The rainbow sushi rolls and the sliders look amazing T___T

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    1. IT WAS. OH MY GOD. I need it again. The sushi roll was absolute melt in your mouth, and the sliders were perfect!

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