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What’s on the menu at Mascot Eatery, a restaurant and brewery with a rooftop beer garden

By Rebecca Fleming| Photography by Gabby Frank
What's on the menu at Mascot Eatery, a restaurant and brewery with a rooftop beer garden

Name: Mascot Eatery Neighbourhood: King West Contact: 31 Mercer St., 416-979-0131, mascotbrewery.com, @mascotbrewery
Owner: Aaron Prothro (Odd Thomas, Mascot Brewery) Chef: Rory McGouran (Scaramouche, The Drake Hotel, Crush Wine Bar, 416 Snack Bar)

The food

Comfort-food classics that go great with beer (burgers, mac and cheese, fried chicken), along with some lighter options like scallops, seared albacore tuna and a couple of salads (beet, soba noodle).

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The mac and cheese is made with a bone marrow–based béchamel sauce. $10.

 

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Seared albacore tuna with fresh peas, roasted cippolini onions and red kale, finished with a white balsamic gastrique. $14.

 

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Lamb Bacon and Egg: brined, smoked and roasted lamb belly on a purple potato latke, topped with a saffron-poached quail’s egg and pear hollandaise. $12.

 

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Jerk baby back pork ribs, served with a salad of red cabbage, red kale and brussels sprouts. $13.

 

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Buttermilk-fried chicken thighs with sautéed greens and wild mushrooms, dressed with house-made hot sauce and buttermilk ranch. $11.
The drinks

Fourteen local beers on tap including Mascot’s own (currently their pilsner and hefeweizen). All are available in pints, steins and flights. They also have a short list of bottled beer and tallboys, and cocktails, including two on tap. There are five-litre mini kegs, too—Mascot’s version of bottle service.

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Note the logo: Mascot’s own mascot is missing its lucky foot.

 

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A beer flight. $12.

 

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Daryl Strawberry: strawberry-infused gin with lemon, chamomile and cilantro. This is one of two cocktails on tap. $13.

 

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Jerk Off On Your Own Thyme: rum, Tia Maria, vanilla, jerk syrup, lime, thyme. $13.

 

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The Woodstock: gin, Aperol, grapefruit, lime, patchouli, Regan’s Bitters. $13.
The space

The main floor is Mascot’s third venue in the three-storey building (clubbier Odd Thomas lives on the second floor, and then there’s the rooftop beer garden). Right now, Mascot makes its beer at Duggan’s in Parkdale, but by the end of summer they’ll have tanks set up in the restaurant. Coming soon: a retail counter that sells Mascot’s brews to go.

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