I’m an early riser.
I sometimes blame it on the three paper routes I had when I was a kid. I blame it on having to get up at five in the morning to deliver the Toronto Star – (in Capreol).
Other times I just figure I’m weird.
So – it wasn’t any surprise that I woke up Saturday morning – my first full day in Toronto – at about five in the morning. I didn’t intend to eat in the hotel. The restaurant here is WAY too expensive.
So I set out to check out a little eatery I saw that advertised a 24 hour breakfast.
At 7:30am I arrived at the Sunset Grill on the corner of Yonge Street and Richmond where I ate lightly. I had a fried egg sandwich accompanied by two sticks of carrot and two sticks of cucumber – each large enough to masquerade as a modest-sized nightstick.
The veggies were accompanied by a dish of ranch dip which I manfully spurned. Sometimes a fellow has to exercise a little willpower.
The egg was dry and I don’t believe I’ll eat there again – but a fellow has to start somewhere.
I made my way down Yonge Street until I came to Queen. Then I journeyed down Queen and eventually made my way to the Moonbeam Coffee Company (30 St. Andrew) – where I had a GREAT cup of dark coffee along with a cold portable chunk of bread pudding crammed with coconut and chocolate chips.
Coconut, coffee and chocolate chips.
This stuff doesn’t grow on trees, you know.
I made my way through Kensington and scoped out a few more places to eat and then made my way to TYPE BOOKS – (883 Queen St. W) – where, on Monday, I will be telling to a class of young students – and signing a few books.
In the evening I was surprised to find out that my brother Dan and his family had driven down from Capreol to visit for the weekend – and he was actually staying at the same hotel as I am. So he took me out to the Old Spaghetti Factory and then we made our way to the movie theatre to watch Iron Man 3 -which would have been better if Robert Downey could have stayed in his costume for longer than about ten percent of the movie.
Time for bed. Talk to you later.
yours in storytelling,