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Best Friends, Beer, Boats and BBQ, the 4 B’s of Life

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564233_421218287901925_684208018_n My best friend whom I mentioned in a previous post came to visit for the weekend and of course we had an awesome time.  We always plan to go for random adventures and this time I wanted to do something she’d enjoy.  On a previous visit she had mentioned that she really enjoyed culinary trips which gave me an idea.  Toronto is known for it’s food trucks and what a better surprise than to take her on a food truck extravaganza.

On Saturday, we got ready and headed downtown.  Most of Toronto’s food trucks were at Echo Beach for the CBC Music 011Festival but Hogtown Smoke was at Leon’s in front of the Roundhouse.  Her and I both enjoy BBQ so this truck was a great choice.  Hogtown Smoke is Toronto’s mobile BBQ Smoke House and it far more than delivered on taste.  I ordered the Beef Brisket on a Bun and slathered it in the Hogtown Smoke Original Mild BBQ Sauce.  I instantly regretted my decision to wear a white top as the chances of making a mess grew exponentially.  The beef was tender, tasty and cooked to perfection.

After we let the food settle, we walked over to the Roundhouse which houses the Steam Whistle Brewery.  While I don’t drink beer even when not pregnant, my friend loves it.  They were handing our complementary beer which only added to the delicious BBQ we just finished.  We checked out the model train displays they had in the front and then were off to the Harbourfront.

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It was Doors Open Toronto and the water front was busy with boats.  Captain Flinders and his Pirates had invaded Toronto and I thought that her and I could enjoy a boat tour of Lake Ontario.  For only $15, we were able to check out the Toronto Islands, enjoy some quality time and chat.  Overall it was a wonderful afternoon downtown.  Later that evening, we went to the movies and saw The Hangover 3, which wasn’t as good as the previous two.

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It was an awesome weekend with a more awesome friend.

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