Monday, April 23, 2012

Snacks at Fuel House

I lost my foursquare mayorship probably a week after bragging about it on my previous Fuel House post. Doesn't matter, I still consider Fuel House (@FuelHouseTO) my second home (actually Toronto Temperance Society is creeping up there; I just can't say no to their live music and exceptional cocktails!) But no, in all seriousness, when it comes to sandwiches and casual snacks, nothing beats Fuel House. Nothing.

There are a lot of exciting things happening in the summer for Fuel House, actually even earlier than summer. First and foremost, if you love food trucks, you will love what Fuel House has to offer at Toronto's 'Next Food Truck Event' happening today! From 7pm to 10pm at Steam Whistle Brewing Co., Fuel House will be offering tasty eats along side vendors such as Fidel Gastro's, Ninja Piggies, The Tempered Chef, Rock Lobster Foods, and many more. Aside from that, starting in May, Fuel House will be offering BRUNCH on weekends (from 10:30AM to 3PM), a WHOLE PIG ROAST (reserve 72 hours in advance, minimum 8 people, recommended for 8-10 people, $45 pp including sides such as mac & cheese, slaw, corn on the cob, bread) and SEAFOOD BUCKETS (they are still ironing out the details so follow them on Twitter and/or Facebook for updates). Now that I think about it, I may just win my Fuel House mayorship back next month =D

I've been chilling on Fuel House's patio the last few times I was there. It is quiet and serene, a perfect place to relax and enjoy a pint. The cherry tree in the middle has now fully blossomed since this picture; it is absolutely gorgeous :)

My last post on was all about Fuel House's sandwiches and burgers. This time, I want to exclusively feature Peter Pietruniak's (@food_nirvana) snacks at Fuel House. Although I didn't have the whole snack menu at Fuel House that day, it was pretty close (missing were the Mussels in XO Sauce, Fried Calamari, and Pork Belly Cubes).

Chickpea Fritters

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

Octopus Crostinis

Mushroom with Garlic Toast

Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp

Deep Fried Pickles

Chicken Hearts

Fried Quail

These are definitely not your average bar snacks! Yes, I admit, there's always a place and time for spinach & artichoke dips, bruschetta and nachos, but at the same time it is so refreshing to see snacks that are different, unique and....adventurous =D From octopus crostinis, bacon wrapped jalapenos, pork belly confit cubes, mussels in XO sauce to chicken hearts, munching on snacks is so exciting to the palette (not to mention they are all extremely tasty). Props to Peter for thinking outside the box and offering such an interesting snack menu at Fuel House. Keep it up.

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