Saturday 12 March 2016

The Thirsty Duck, Toronto, ON

The Thirsty Duck (on Queen Street E at Carlaw) opened in the fall.  It's named for a Halifax (Nova Scotia) bar that the owners/spouses, Joey Skeir and Cherie Stinson, used to go to.  I'm originally from Nova Scotia and it's been on my radar.

Gord and I had supper there this evening.

On tap

The place was jammed when we got there so we sat at the bar.  One of the owners, Joey Skeir, was there for a while and we had a nice chat.  I also chatted with the bartender, Andrew.  He looked really familiar to me and it turns out he and I went to high school together in Cape Breton.  Small world!

Gord and I started with Fried Pepperoni.  It had a nice spice.

We both ordered Joey's Fish and Chips. Skeir's dad previously owned a fish and chip shop in Halifax.  The batter was light and crisy and wasn't greasy at all.  It was a big portion of fish and it was delicious.  Neither of us were able to finish our fries since we focused on the fish.  We'd get it again.

It's a cute pub and we wish it was in our 'hood ... alas, it's a 45 minute streetcar ride away from home.  As a head's up, they only accept cash or debit.

The Thirsty Duck Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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