Come and Get It


Come and Get It is a small sandwich shop located conveniently on Queen & Spadina. The restaurant offers five options which are available in three different varieties (sandwich, salad and poutine):

chipotle braised beef short rib
hawaiian pork belly
granny smith's chicken caesar
herbed crunchy green bean
spicy mango jerk chicken 


I went with a friend for dinner, and I opted for the Chipotle Beef Short Rib Sandwich combo ($11.00). The combo comes with a choice of sandwich, fries and drink. The sandwich was filled with tender pieces of short rib, and dressed in ancho chili bbq sauce, crispy onions, sweet/sour coleslaw and Chipotle aioli. My sandwich was served on a ciabatta bun with generous portions. The meat was both tender and moist, but a little cold. The Chipotle sauce provided a little spicy kick and a lot of flavor, and the topped onions provided a good crunch.

My friend ordered the Hawaiian pork belly sandwich combo which came with the sandwich, poutine, and drink ($13.00). According to him, the pork belly was soft and tender as expected for the fatty treat. However, the crackling was rock hard and he found it impossible to chew. The hoisin and pineapple sauce did add a really good tang to the sandwich though.

The guy who took our orders was friendly, and the service was quick and efficient. The only minor problem that I encountered was that he had forgotten my fries. I brought it up and he apologized and brought the fries to our table. So the problem was quickly fixed :)

RATINGS:

Quality of Food: 4/5
Service: 3.8/5
Overall Dining Experience: 4/5
Price: $$

Address: 170 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, M5T2C2 

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SongCook's Authentic Korean Restaurant


After reading many positive reviews on SongCook's Authentic Korean Restaurant; I decided to come here for dinner with a friend about 3 weeks ago. The restaurant was spacious, and designed with decorative wooden pieces. What sets apart SongCook's from nearby Korean establishments was that there are two different sections; regular dining room (tables/chairs) or heated floors. We opted for the dining room.

We were seated, and our server brought small dishes of bachan; which are side dishes that are to be eaten with your main meal. The selection of bachan at SongCook's Authentic Korean Restaurant was rather lackluster; we got kimchi, pickled radishes, nokdumuk (green bean jelly) and japchae. 


One of their most recommended items would be the jajangmyun (black bean noodle sauce) ($7.50), which I ordered. This dish consists of a mixture of noodles, black bean sauce, and ground beef. Honestly, I was surprisingly underwhelmed by this dish and didn't like the taste of it too much. The noodles were fine with its chewy texture, but the paste was just too salty and I barely had any beef in my bowl.


The LA kalbi ($10.00) on the other hand was absolutely delicious and tender. The dish came with four long pieces of kalbi and a scissor was provided so that it could be cut into smaller pieces.

SongCook's does have a decent selection of dishes to choose from and their menu was pretty colorful with pictures. Overall, I thought that the service was excellent as our server was very attentive and did check up on us from time to time.

RATINGS:

Quality of Food: 3.6/5
Service: 4/5
Overall Dining Experience: 4/5
Price: $

Address: 72 Steeles Avenue W, Unit 6, Vaughan, ON L4J 1V7

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