We started at the bright and cheery Trafiq Café & Bakery, which registers strong on the cool o'meter, with a glass of wine and a tasty app before moving on to Quejos, a delicious Brazilian gluten-free bakery. We ended up basically buying out the bakery even though we don’t follow a gluten-free diet. (We apologize to anyone who came in after us.)
Next, head down to Locus Restaurant for a main dish before ducking into the dark environs of the exotically swanky Shameful Tiki Room. Rather than end the tour with some dessert at Sweet Revenge like we were supposed to, we kinda got immersed in tasting the Tiki Room’s various Mai Tais in order to determine the best one (it’s a tough job but, you know, somebody’s got to do it).
Because there’s alcohol involved, the Main Street Restaurant & Cocktail Tour is a bit more expensive than the rest of Off the Eaten Track’s tours (including the nifty Downtown Food Carts Tour) at $65 CAD, but it's still a good price for what you get. We found this to be a great way to roam through this Main Street neighborhood and scout out where else we’d like to make a stop.
You can get in touch with the Off the Eaten Track crew through their website. Some of the stops have changed since we took the tour, but we’re happy to see The Shameful Tiki Room is still on it!
[Photos: Janice Tober]