When it comes to Asian food Toronto has a serious variety. One of my favorites (although there are many) is Vietnamese Banh Mi buns.
Banh Mi sandwiches can be found all over the city whether in Asian grocery stores, restaurants or sandwich shop once place that I like going to is Banh Mi Boys. With 2 downtown locations (392 Queen St W. and 399 Yonge St) you can’t go wrong with these guys.
Last time I went there a couple weeks back I had the Five Spice Pork Belly Banh Mi. Full disclosure it isn’t the healthiest sandwich out there…by far…But it was a cheat day (Superbowl Sunday)so I indulged and was not let down! It was soooo good from first bite to last morsel. Every bite had some pork belly in it and was just a guilty pleasure!
You can’t tell me that doesn’t look fabulous! They also have tacos, steamed bao and salads in case banh mi isn’t your thing. One reason why I enjoy Banh Mi Boys, aside from the food, is the atmosphere because they are always playing good ol’ classic hip hop! I have been frequenting there for about 2 years now and I can’t recall a time where I was underwhelmed. Just looking at these pictures makes me want to head back over now.
Plenty of people out there LOVEEE their board games and hot drinks. So what could be better than that? How about board games and BOOZE! The creators of the popular Snakes & Lattes near, Bathurst and Bloor have spawned this new concept located in Little Italy. Sure it was cold and windy on the weekend, but would that stop me from indulging in some board games and adult beverages? …Of course not!
Two floors of games and seating to choose from and you just pay $5 to play your heart out. The place does really fill up so I would suggest either coming early or be prepared to wait 30-40 minutes for seats.
Feeling hungry? They got a menu of apps to choose from along with a lovely collection of beers on tap which revolves from time to time. The staff was friendly, quite helpful and even chimed in on our illegal Jenga stacking.
The night wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t morph back into our 8 year old selves and played a round of Trouble!
All in all, despite the weather I got to kick back and enjoy good company, good games and had a blast in the process. While the food could be considered kind of pricey, my friends and I are definitely planning to return there sometime in the near future. It is a charming edition to Toronto’s eclectic bar scene and from personal experience it can even warm up your coldest nights!
If you need info for Snakes & Lagers: The Board Game Bar CLICK HERE!