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November 21, 2013


Beef wellington is a rare food to find in restaurants here in the GTA. This is, after all, the land that flavour forgot.

I understand a beef wellington is a difficult to prepare dish and it isn’t the trendiest of entrees. But it tastes good.

Yes, that’s right. Beef wellington tastes good. Do you know how I know that? I found the one place left that still serves it.

In truth, a couple of places in downtown Toronto serve a beef wellington. The first being a hoidy-toidy hotel that doesn’t advertise their restaurant so how am I to know if they still serve the dish, or even still have a restaurant? The second being a bar downtown that only makes the wellington, once a week on Sundays, for reserved parties of five or more. In other words, I have to drag my ass downtown and four of my friends so I can preorder a meal for all five of us. That’s just rude.

But there’s a diner, yes a diner, in Vaughan. Wait a second… I live in Vaughan, that serves a beef wellington. At Gordo’s Diner, the Friday special, beef wellington with soup, potato and veggies. Twelve dollars and ninety-nine cents. Served with a smile.

Yo, Guy Fieri, ya missed a spot.

I ordered the beef wellington with a turkey noodle soup, mashed potatoes and a corn pea mix.

The soup and mashed potatoes tasted homemade. Not that either was the best I’ve ever had, but it tasted like it was made in my kitchen from real ingredients. That’s food.

I left Gordo’s with a smile and a full belly. It felt like I just ate a Christmas dinner. Except for the, well, you know, crazy antics from my family. All of the food, none of the bullshit.

And now for today’s Idiot of the Day.

Has anybody heard of this lady in Florida who is married to a ferris wheel?

I just read a story about this woman on Yahoo News. She’s been married to the ferris wheel for a year now and has just recently renewed her vows.

I want to be today’s idiot for believing this story because I want it to be a trick story. I don’t want this to be real. I don’t want to be a human in a world where a woman can marry a ferris wheel.

But, if bit is real, then lady, you the idiot of the day.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Bob permalink
    November 21, 2013 11:17 am

    Fun Fact: Gordo’s Diner is owned by Andy’s (from my baseball team) uncle. We went in there for lunch a few times and ordered stuff that wasn’t on the menu. The food tasted great. I haven’t been there in a long time. Great place.


    We must go again.

  2. November 21, 2013 9:33 pm

    Wow, that Beef Wellington…it sounded so good I went and looked up a recipe. And let me tell ya, it’s NOT easy to make!



    But for professional chefs who think they’re hot shit, it should be a snap.

  3. November 24, 2013 12:24 am

    It’s been a long time since I’ve heard anyone even mention Beef Wellington, so I had to look it up to see if I remembered it right.

    It sounds delicious!

    I haven’t heard of Mrs Ferris Wheel, but I have heard of Mr Car. Guy married a VW, and even talked about having sex with it. *shudder*

  4. November 24, 2013 10:06 am

    Let’s hear it for the diner! Or if it’s a ‘dive’ and a ‘diner’, it is a ‘diver’?



  5. November 25, 2013 5:11 am

    My daughter wants us to make Beef Wellington this Christmas!

    Married to a ferris wheel? Trying not to believe this one…


    Sounds like a tasty Christmas coming your way.

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