Affordability - 6
Romance - 7.5
Taste - 8
- Her Top Tips
2. Be adventurous with your order. Even if you haven’t tried kangaroo or wild boar before, push outside of your comfort zone and try something new.
3. For beer I recommend anything from Bellwoods Brewery or the Weihenstephan from Germany.
One of my main complaints about Toronto always revolves around how hard it is to meet people, but the German-style beer hall WVRST completely dispels this sour taste about Canada’s largest metropolis. WVRST consists of large, communal wooden tables, making it easy to turn around and talk to your neighbour. We even had the entire bar chanting at one point, a feat that’s difficult to achieve even at the rowdiest places in the city.
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Apart from the atmosphere (which is a huge selling point), the menu at WVRST consists of sausages, including kangaroo, wild boar, guinea fowl and venison. My personal favorite is the kangaroo, although try to avoid looking at any photos of these cute creatures before diving in. Complete your order with a side of dirty duck fries, which are fried in duck fat and topped with peppers, jalapenos, sautéed onions and the WVRST special sauce. They have a spicy kick but nothing too excessive to knock your socks off.
While the menu is slightly limited, the beer selection is extensive. My favorite is the Weihenstephan beer from Germany, a company with one of the oldest breweries in the world. Once you take a sip you’ll understand why this business has stood the test of time. If foreign brews aren’t your thing, head over on Monday night for $5 pints on all Ontario craft beer.