Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: a western omelette stacked on toast at Bellwood Bar & Grill
By Karolyne Ellacott
Omelette tower (Image: Karolyne Ellacott)
Not many businesses can say they’ve been around since 1972 — especially those in the food industry. Bellwood Bar & Grill, however, can claim such longevity. Perched on a busy strip just east of Trinity Bellwoods park, this divey bar is the perfect place to sneak off to when the thought of making small talk with local hipsters brings on a sudden bout of the flu.
Chatty co-owner Paul Kiriakoulis — or perhaps his dad, Tom — will eagerly whip up their inexpensive eats (likely while indulging in some gentle mockery). While the sandwich board outside pushes the diner’s 16 oz burger, we opted for the western sammy instead ($5.95). Featuring an omelette jacked up with ham, tomato, green pepper and onion, the goods are stacked high amidst two slices of toasted whole wheat bread (for your health). It comes with dill pickle slices on the side.
With a trio of old timers eternally stationed at the bar, yakking away, entertainment is an added bonus.
Bellwood Bar & Grill, 756 Queen St. W., 416-504-8855
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