Just got back to the office a few minutes ago from the Street Treats event, and I gotta say that I'm glad I work close to City Hall and showed up early (11:30), 'cause by 12:00, it was INSANE! First the lines were short, then they got longer (like, 100 people or more at some booths), then the lines just became this mass of people who probably didn't even know or care what line they were in, they just hoped they could get some food, ANY food, before it ran out.
Speaking of which - Colborne Lane ran out of their cereal before 12:00 even rolled around, and Cava ran out of tripe by 12:20, just when I was about to get some as my final dish. Damn! I'm sure a lot of other booths have run out by now, or will be soon.
Here's what the wife and I did manage to get and eat before everyone in Toronto descended on the place:
- Asparagus Quiche & Flamishe (leek quiche) from Didier
- Tsukune (grilled minced chicken balls on a stick) & Grilled Tofu from Izakaya
- 5 Spiced Chinese Melon Soup with Curried Shellfish from Rain
- Curried Vegetables with Rice Hopper & Blueberry Agua Fresca from Jamie Kennedy
The curry and soup were our faves, but the other stuff was pretty good as well. We were hoping to get a crepe at the Viva/Kali's booth for dessert, but the crowd was just getting out of hand, so we hit the road by 12:30.
Hope everyone else who made it down there was able to get something to eat!