Grand Electric around 6pm. Whoa!! There was already a lineup! Waiting time to get to a table in their patio was about 45 minutes – of course we preferred the outside because it was nice evening under the sunset in the late summer, with great smell from big charcoal BBQ grills (wait, this is a well-known taco place, not for BBQ!)
First, we ordered refreshing drinks: the Grand Electric Sour and bourbonade.
And then came the Spicy Squid topped with avocados and hot green pepper. Basically we devoured this dish within seconds! – yes, we were dying of hunger after the long wait!! Yummy but it definitely needed a kick to it, just like its name, SPICY SQUID!!! :P But it’s OK: my fave deep fried squid along with this nice color contrast will do :-)
Scrapple taco. Again, a rectangle piece of meat. This time we didn’t like it because of its gelatinous and fatty texture of the rectangular-shaped unknown meat mixture. So we kinda searched what scrapple was: (from Wikipedia ) “Scrapple … is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and wheat flour, often buckwheat flour, and spices.” Sorry, a mush of scraps and trimmings was not so appetizing for us! Anyone who enjoys this scrapple dish, please let us know how to enjoy it better please :-)
HAHA and dessert! Key lime and chocolate pecan pie in small mason jars. It is an interesting trend to make desserts in mason jars these days; in order to fully appreciate these little sweets, we just need to scoop harder all the way down to the bottom for everything sweet and delicious – but I still love more labor-intensive traditional pies ;) Candied pecans on top of the chocolate pecan “pie” were awesome as always roasted nuts make me nuts about them. Mmmmmm!! Love this place! :)
1330 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M6K1L4