Weekly Lunch Pick: the sumptuous tawük lunch plate at Tabülè
This Middle Eastern restaurant is a midtown favourite—the room is already packed when we arrive for lunch. Our order of tawük ($8.95), recommended by an attentive server, features grilled nuggets of naturally raised Mennonite chicken parked next to a mountain of fluffy rice studded with vermicelli and fried onions. Like an ode to the perfect summer barbecue, the breast meat is moist under its light, charred crust and acts as the perfect foil to a large side of fattoush ($1.50 extra)—a refreshing salad of rough-chopped cucumber and tomatoes, sliced red onion and torn, toasted pita chips doused with a tart sumac dressing. We wash everything down with a tall tumbler of orange blossom-spiked lemonade ($3.95) and think of the warm weather to come.
The cost: $19, not including tax and tip
The time: 37 minutes
Tabülè, 2009 Yonge St. (at Glebe Rd. E.), 416-483-3747, tabule.ca.
8 thoughts on “Weekly Lunch Pick: the sumptuous tawük lunch plate at Tabülè”
Y&E is not midtown. It’s uptown. Midtown is Y&B. Downtown is Y&D.
Actually, the author isn’t wrong. Downtown Toronto starts at the water and Uptown Toronto ends officially at Steeles. By that convention Bloor is still downtown as it is still well in the bottom 1/3rd of the city (take a look at a map and measure it out if you want), while Yonge and Eglinton would fall smack in the middle 1/3rd of the city’s cross-section, hence making it midtown.
maps are sometimes wrong
Unsurprisingly, more often are people.
My point exactly.
Let’s comment on the food….and stop this hogwash of maps/locations!
Sorry number 1 is right. I’m on Bloor street. I don’t even know where Glebe road is. Definitely uptown. I would say mid-town ends somewhere around St. Clair. For the weekly lunch spot I want to know if its somewhere I would go to for lunch, so location does matter.
I agree location is important. When I want to know if something is within a reasonable distance to my location, I google map it. I don’t rely on vague descriptions such “midtown” or “west end.”
That said, Y&E is considered, and referred to, as midtown. Street signs and establishments all over the area indicate this.
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