Congrats all, we’ve ploughed through another week! I’m personally thrilled that it’s Friday. Whether you’ve got actual plans this weekend, or just plans to relax, one thing you should do is make sure you get a good meal in there somewhere.
Luckily, I’ve got another recommendation for you.
Native Tongues opened up a few months back, and it’s been highly ranked on Cole’s list of must-try’s. Unfortunately, they don’t take reservations, which is a pretty big hindrance in our attendance.
Anyway, a few weekends back we took advantage of the sunny (but cold) weather and headed on down for brunch. Having woken up around noon, we missed a bit of the rush and were able to snag a wide open booth.
Sitting near the window, we relaxed to the casual beachy-groove tunes, as Cole grabbed a margherita. Mexican restaurants are his favourite, maybe even for that reason, and I think he was eager to test the NT concoctions versus Anejo’s chilli coconut one.
The brunch menu is a little more limited than their everyday dinner one, but it’s still got all the taco essentials you need.
Knowing that I’m a bit of a wimp in the spice department, I took my time selecting an option.
Landing, on a big plate of Enmoladas Verdes.
Basically, a plate of the softest house-made tortilla shells, wrapped around juicy, shredded chicken, and dripping in a mole verde sauce with bits of sour cream.
Topped with paprika, chili powder, and fresh cilantro.
I won’t lie to you, it had quite the kick to it so if you’re into spicy food, it won’t disappoint. For me, however, I rotated between bites with a big gulps of water and trying to pick up as much of the sour cream bits as I could.
Cole had a little tougher decision, plagued between Heuvos Rancheros and a set of tacos.
So, what did I convince him to do?
Order both of course.
Two sloppy eggs, piled onto warm tortillas, and mixed into a bed of salsa, avocado, and queso. A bit of a lighter take on the common brunch fave.
And, one single carnitas – stuffed with confit pork, white onion, and cilantro, just begging to get wrapped up and chowed down on.
It’s easy to say that if you’re looking for good Mexican cooking, Native Tongues should be on that list of yours. I personally would like to try the family style grill dishes, so I’ll keep that in my mind for next time.
With a burning mouth, however, I started to fear the long, dreadful walk home. But first, I needed to try a house-made donut. Having seen a chocolate one through Instagram, I knew it was something not to miss.
Similar to a krispy-kreme, today’s donut was melt-in-your-mouth soft, with a simple honey/vanilla bean glaze. I don’t know how, but almost immediately after I devoured it, all was well and I was no longer begging for more water.
So, all I can say is that if you’re like me and spicy food isn’t your thing, order the donut – it’s a saviour.
Grab some friends and pop in after work, or head on down with your date for a lazy morning brunch.
But, if waiting for a table isn’t your thing, they also do take out.