Parts & Labour

Sunday = Brunchday. On June 8th we ventured all the way to West Queen West to munch at Parts & Labour. We had been to Parts & Labour once before, for the Le Faz‘s birthday and fell in love. We had cocktails with bite and danced the night away in the simple, industrial interior. We knew we had to come back for brunch.

GC ordered the P&L Burger.

IMG_0674 The P&L Burger with 7oz of Canadian brisket, dill mayo, bacon-onion jam, Monterey-jack, iceberg lettuce, on a toasted egg bun and served with fries.

I ordered the P&L Full Monte.

IMG_0675 IMG_0676IMG_0678The P&L Full Monte on an egg bun, with country ham, turkey, onion jam, aged cheddar, and a fried egg, served home fries.

When I ordered this, it didn’t occur to me that this was a breakfast sandwich. I thought it was going to be a big-breakfast style meal with a side bun. In retrospect, that makes no sense. A breakfast sandwich makes more sense and was better.

The bun was soft and sweet, almost donut-like. The meats were fresh, thick and salty. All sandwiches should have at least two types of meat, this gives them substance and richness. The country ham tasted as if it had been roasted over a fire at a local fair. The onion jam added a slight sweetness but wasn’t overly apparent. The egg oozed and poured over the bun and the meats. I love, loved, loved the fresh onion on top of the sandwich. It added to fresh, crispness that tasted like spring. It was delicious.

Parts & Labour, although basically in the middle of nowhere Toronto, is worth the hike. And they take reservations, so you know you won’t be wasting your time. Definitely come here for a munch and a cocktail.

Happy munching!

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