Introducing: The Sterling Social, a pretty new sandwich shop in the Junction Triangle
Name: The Sterling Social
Neighbourhood: Junction Triangle
Contact Info: 1421 Bloor St. W.,647-978-3977
Owner/Chef: Shauna Jones
The Food: Chef and owner Shauna Jones is excited to share her homey dishes with the Toronto public (they’re already a hit with her son, who always orders the tilapia tacos). Her sandwiches are stuffed with slow-cooked meats, like braised barbecue chicken piled high on a crispy Kaiser, or Dr. Pepper–glazed beef brisket on buttery brioche. Almost everything is made in-house, including a thick Greek yogurt, which is served with granola, and chewy double-chocolate cookies, which can be ordered plain or as part of an ice-cream sandwich.
The Drinks: Freshly pressed espresso, coconut-milk lattes and, for summertime, house-steeped iced tea.
The Place: Since replacing the Good Times Bad Times Café at the corner of Bloor and Sterling, The Sterling Social has picked up a bunch of the former local’s regulars. It probably helps that Jones didn’t change very much about the space. She added a long wooden harvest table (built by her grandfather) and brightened things up with splashes of turquoise and other pretty pastels.