Mahjong Bar is a “secret” bar that would be a secret if you didn’t know it was a bar. Behind the dimly lit pink storefront that sells snacks and drinks is another dimly lit cocktail bar slinging drinks and serving sharable plates of Chinese food.
Eggplant with mantou bun, crispy pork and preserved vegetables ($8). Can be made vegetarian. Apologies for terrible photos, it was pretty dark.
Overall, a nice place for drinks, but the food is quite pricey considering that I can make the wontons and smashed cucumbers at home. It’s not a place to get full at, but if you’re bar hopping then get a few bites and drinks before going to the next spot. Mahjong Bar does not take reservations.
1276 Dundas St. West
You may have seen some colossal ice cream “cones” around the city. Known as Kürtöskalács in Hungarian or Trdelník in Czech Republic, the cylindrical chimneys are bread-like baked Hungarian pastries. They are crunchy on the outside, but light and fluffy on the inside. At Eva’s Original Chimneys, they are made by hand and baked on a open gas rotisserie grill. Originally, Eva’s Original Chimneys were available via their food truck, but they have opened a standalone shop on Bloor, near Bathurst.
Last Summer, I had the opportunity to try the exclusive DonutDonut Cone that was only available at the CNE during the Food Truck Frenzy. The cone creation was also a partnership with a beloved doughnut shop, Glory Hole Doughnuts.
DonutDonut Cone – Glory Hole’s mini toast and butter yeast raised doughnut, brown butter frosting, sweet bread crumbs, caramel and cinnamon on top of Eva’s Original famous Chimney Cone. It was a massive cone that is best shared.
During the Holiday 2017 season, Eva’s launched a holiday menu the featured exclusive cones, drinks and chimney cakes.
Dark Chocolate Almond Cone
Dark Chocolate Chimney Cake.
Unfortunately, I only took a few bites of my chimney cake and took it home in hopes to finish it the next day because I wasn’t feeling well during the media event.
Eva’s Original Chimneys does have some vegan options.
Disclaimer: While the food and beverage were complimentary, the opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Eva’s Original Chimneys
454 Bloor St. West