Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Much Needed "Day-t" Day (+ 'Bamburger' Burgers!)

Last night I felt light headed, headachey, and nauseous.
Tonight I feel still a little headachey and tired, I won't lie, but much more refreshed and happy.
I got home this morning after a quick stop at McDonalds (I was convinced my nausea was actually the result of a lack of food and too much caffeine) and then quickly threw on my Hugh Hefner-esque red silk PJs and hopped into bed with John.
It was our planned "day-t" day as John called it.
I fell asleep and he watched Pawn shop shows on TV.
I woke up around 1 and we found a channel that was showing every Harry Potter movie in order. We caught the end of the first and started watching.
I made the much-craved eggs benedict and for a first attempt it turned out pretty well!
I will definitely go back and fine tune it a bit though.
Then I fell asleep again for a solid 2-3 hours.
When I roused around 6:30 pm we got up and with some gentle insistence on John's behalf (I was in a lazy, lazy mood) we went for a 6.25 km run around the neighbourhood.
His pace is similar to mine so I see this running partnership working out!
We took a nice long shower then got dressed to go out for dinner.
One of my foodie goals in life is to make my way around the city and find the best hamburgers.
Every year a list is published declaring certain restaurants the best with regards to burgers and I want to try them all.
After originally deciding to try a sandwich place called Boar Sandwiches (which closed at 8 pm and there was no way we would make it there before it closed), we walked to Bamburger (at 2112 Yonge Street, just north of Davisville).
I thought long and hard about getting a burger just to compare it to the others that I've had but my recent healthy-ish kick added to my desire to try specific toppings led me to the turkey burger.
My turkey burger came stacked with the standard lettuce, tomato and red onion, and then my personal choices of tzatziki, black olives, hot banana peppers, sauteed onions, and pickles.
John got a bison burger with maple bacon, goat cheese, sauteed onions, and spicy chipotle mayo.
Both were very good. The bison was a lot more tender than either of us were expecting. It had a melt in your mouth texture and coupled with the soft creamy goat cheese... he practically inhaled the burger.
John also got fries which are handcut at the restaurant along with their homemade gravy. Also well worth trying.
My burger was $8.95 plus $1 for the sauteed onions (John's bison burger was $14.95 plus the bacon and the cheese were an additional $1.50 each). It can be a bit pricier than your average burger but they were delicious and our server was fantastic.
I would definitely go back to this spot to try some of the other burgers and even just to re-order the exact same thing I had for dinner last night.
If you're interested, the website and menu can be found here.
All in all, yesterday was much needed. For my tired body, my sanity, and for John and I to just enjoy each other's company for an entire day.
I'm also thankful for my mom, who can give the best advice and put things into a better perspective.
She and I have a date this afternoon to do some shopping, perhaps a few more episodes of GoT, then turkey!

1 comment:

  1. Your day sounded wonderful, better than any flight catching and sun burn. Nothing beats day-t day or night. Never underestimate the wisdom of mom. :) We'll miss the two of you at Easter but have your masks and ears out for those inclined. Happy Easter.