My new job is proving to be appetizing. So delectable that the sleeves on my suit are starting to feel like sausage casings. For this post, let’s listen to “American Pie” by Don McLean.
The Edmonton, Calgary and Victoria offices ordered pies for their employees to celebrate Pi Day. Our social event leader, Miss K, drove to Pie Junkie to pick up our pies in Kensington. I asked her why she didn’t order delivery. She said Pie Junkie turned off the delivery option on Skip the Dishes. I reminded her that a dozen stores located below our floor sold desserts. Miss K responded that she knew we were foodies and wanted to ensure she got something special for us.
Miss K ordered Key Lime ($29) and Toffee Banana Pie ($29). I tried both and thought the toffee was the best of the bunch. The toffee filling was decadently satiny and buttery. I loved the contrast of the whip cream’s fluffiness against the pie crust’s hard crunch. One of the most satisfying things about Pie Junkie is the trademark thick crust, which is substantial enough to stand against the richness of the ingredients. I don’t eat dessert, but this was so good that I went for seconds the next day.
Two days later, our office held their monthly corporate lunch. We ordered chicken tenders from Strip Joint Chicken. I ordered Hotty Honey ($13.50). The batter was mouthwatering – I liked how it was crusty, with a heavy crunchy batter. The sweet fermented pepper honey and jalapenos were similar in flavour to ginger beef but with a heady cheesiness from the shaved parmigiano reggiano.
L would have appreciated the quality of the chicken, which was white breast meat. B ordered the Big Parma, and his chicken tenders looked even better, loaded with noodles, basil and mozzarella. He said it was delicious. M ordered the Chicken Tender Poutine ($12.75), which he enjoyed but mentioned the fries were too salty. I chatted with Video, and she commented her poutine was good but overly salted. I noticed both M and Video didn’t finish their food. I wanted to take pictures of everyone’s dish but thought it was too soon.
I haven’t worked out once since I started my new job, and I have to get back on it. I don’t want to stop eating all this delicious food. Hitting the Sauce gives her snugger-fitting clothes two phat thumbs down.