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Kimchi quesadilla. Photo: The Brig Pub/Facebook.

Takeout Talk: What are you ordering this weekend?

By Apartment613 on June 18, 2021

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In this weekly feature, Apt613 asks blog contributors and local figures about their takeout habits and highlights—to help you find new tasty treats to discover or revisit when you’re just OVER IT with making dinner. We want to hear about the takeout you loved! Leave comments below and if you’d like to contribute to a future edition of Takeout Talk, email <editors@apt613.ca>.


Highlights this week


Name: Bruce Burwell
Day job: Itinerant Iconoclast
Lives in: Queensway Terrace North

When I went to the Ad Mare Seafood truck in Bells Corners, the walk up to the window was a bit depressing. I had to walk past rows and rows of caution-taped wooden picnic tables outside Kichesippi craft beer company. But this week the sun is out and the patio is open, so a craft beer with your fish and chips is possible once again! Like a lot of food trucks, Ad Mare has a limited menu posted on a board outside. The things that always seem to be available are fish and chips, fish tacos, shrimp tacos, lobster roll and key lime pie. We couldn’t try everything and ordered the fish tacos and lobster roll. The tacos had lovely crunchy fried fish with a very tasty sauce. The lobster roll was succulent and juicy. Both came with slaw and a choice of homemade veggie chips or fries. I’ll be back there on a sunny day for the clam chowder with a side of IPA at a picnic table.


Name: Artyom Zalutskiy
Lives in: Centretown
Day job: Barista

I first heard of The Brig when I started working in the city’s food industry. Known as a food worker hub, many of its customers are cooks and servers from neighbouring restaurants. The menu consists of elevated pub fare at affordable prices. They offer classics such as wings, poutines, burgers, and fish and chips, all of which are phenomenal and clearly utilize fresh ingredients. My personal favourite is the fried chicken sandwich: perfectly seasoned and just so crispy! It comes with an amazing chipotle and garlic aioli sauce and on a delicious brioche bun. My other favourites are the kimchi quesadilla and the chorizo pizza, great examples of fusion cuisine done right. The Brig has resisted implementing Uber Eats so place your order the old-fashioned way, by calling them. And with patios beginning to open, make sure to enjoy The Brig’s fantastic foliage-covered patio along with their delicious cocktails.

Not to be confused with the ByWard Market bakery with the nearly identical name, Le Moulin de Provence KD is a French-style Centretown bakery and sandwich shop. The pastries are baked fresh each morning and they are all delicious, but if you’re there early enough in the day, make sure to grab a Jesuite, a flaky pastry with a custard filling topped with almonds. The Jesuites don’t last long in the display, but there are many worthy alternatives like scones, danishes, eclairs, mille-feuilles, or opera cakes. If you aren’t in the mood for sweets, there is also a wide variety of sandwich options and some really tasty soups. With so many mouthwatering options, Le Moulin de Provence KD is perhaps the best bakery in the city and has been a near-constant presence in my dreams.