RASHERS Makers of Quality Bacon Sandwiches
My blogger friend Vicky Weiss (MomWhoRuns) invited myself and a bunch of my other blogger pals to a blogger night of bacon of all sorts at Rashers on Ossington on a beautiful summer night.
Vickie's blogger dinners are always the best because she keeps it at about a dozen bloggers and most of us know each other because we are all out and about all the time so we all like to catch up and try new food. In this case it was the fastest dinner ever. We wolfed down sample sandwiches of the sandwiches below in about 15 minutes. The owners were super friendly and efficient and had everything ready for us to pig out on literally. They have 2 locations one in Leslieville and this one that we visited on Ossington south of Dundas.
Normally these dinners take a couple of hours but because it was so quick we had time to take a group photo outside of the restaurant and since it was such a lovely day and we are all fed bacon we were a really happy bunch of bloggers. Don't we look like a bunch of kids on the first day of school?
More importantly was the food. The owner hails from the UK and thought what was missing from the Toronto market was a good bacon sandwich so he did that and more by focusing on the best pork products and trying to source the best local products he could find. The sandwiches are simple but at the same time have developed flavour by using great ingredients. They also had some really great garlic wedges that I couldn't stop eating.
They use Canadian Back Bacon, classic Canadian smoked bacon and English style bacon and mix their bacon into their burger even. Served on white bread, brioche buns and ciabatta there is a bit of customization of the way you like your bacon in this bacon lovers shop.
Although I liked all of the sandwiches I think the Bacon and Brie was my favourite because I love gooey cheese and the caramelized onions really made it great.
There are a few more options but these are the ones we sampled:
Hogtown - Peameal bacon on a bun with ale mustard
Bacon Butty - British style bacon on white bread with brown sauce
Brie & Bacon - Smoked strip bacon with Brie and Caramelized onions, topped with garlic aioli
Apple & Maple Grilled Cheese - Maple glazed smoked strip bacon with cheddar and apple chutney on white bread
Bacon Caesar - Smoked strip bacon, romaine lettuce, caesar dressing and parmesan cheese on ciabatta bread
Bacon Burger - Ground beef & bacon patty with smoked strip bacon, lettuce tomato and chipotle mayo on a toasted bun
182 Ossington Ave - 647-346-8230
948 Queen St. E. - 416-710-8220
Rashers website: http://www.rashers.ca/
Thank you Vicky and the owners of Rashers for a fun night.