Wednesday, April 29, 2009
This is one of those topics that some might be embarassed to post on their food blogs: guilty pleasures. I have many, but as I slowly move from the land of the non-eating into the land of cravings, this topic has begun to take up a lot more of my brain space. Now, I don't generally advocate hitting up chain restaurant establishments, but it is an inevitable part of most people's culinary lives. For example, both Earl's and Joey's are frequent stops for most Edmonton diners. A good while back the Western Canada Chowhound board had a good thread about what is worth eating at each of these establishments. It seems that I am not alone in my love (yes LOVE) of the grilled chicken breast, melted brie, roasted apples and spinach with sweet fig jam and garlic mayonnaise on toasted ciabatta (I have a fav. at Joey's too, but that will wait for another day). The gooey brie! The Sweet roasted apple and fig jam! The savory garlic mayonnaise! Together this sandwich combines to create a symphony in my mouth. I kid you not, it is one of my favorite foods ever. Give it a try the next time you find yourself at Earl's for yet another round of after work drinks or dinner with friends.