Toronto Bites: The Good Fork

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Dani: For me, The Good Fork will always be the restaurant that I associate with the sensation of starting to feel like a grown up. I got us a lunch reservation as soon as we discovered this place, and remember feeling exuberant when I got the confirmation. I was so excited! This date was also a pleasant moment to look forward to for us both, since we’re in the middle of a crazy hard semester. I think the only downside to The Good Fork is how out of the way it is for us -Bloor Street West was an hour and fifteen minutes of commuting from North York.

Mikaius: Despite the commute, it was absolutely great going to The Good Fork. What a feeling of “realness,” to have a reservation, and keep it! Not just keep it, but be an hour early!

Dani: The service was great! We were seated immediately at a window spot, where we could look out at the slushy Toronto sidewalks. Don’t get me wrong, I love window tables even on slushy Toronto days: basking in sunshine while eating delicious food is one of my ideas of heaven. The décor was beautiful, the interior was spotless, and our server was super attentive.

Mikaius: Dani’s right! We walked in, and we were seated right away. This nice little cozy spot, right at the front window. I felt so comfy looking at our slushy Toronto, with the sunlight pouring in on us. I can’t speak much to the aesthetic, as I spent my time ogling at Dani and gazing out the window.

Dani: For myself, I got a cup of coffee and the Good Forkin’ Morning with peameal bacon, which included: two eggs any way you liked them, which I ordered poached; home fries; a slice of Fred’s bread, blood orange sections, and of course the peameal bacon. The coffee was alright (the chocolate caramel cookie flavoured brew I have at home might be affecting my judgement), but it was the meal that really stood out. OH. GOD. The eggs were so beautiful I Snapchatted the moment I broke open the ooey-gooey golden yolk goodness, and how I wish I had saved that little four-second video. The bread was tasty, and the little tots were so flavourful I ate all of them even though my tummy was begging me not to finish my plate. The peameal bacon was also so tasty, and went so well with the rest of that beautiful plate.

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Mikaius: Every. Damn. Thing. That I could have wanted from “Spanish Hash” is what I got. Absolutely delicious chorizo with a little bit of spice, poached eggs to pop with gooey-goodness, tiny little home fry-tater-tot-things and roasted red peppers. Absolutely delicious, and piled on top of that black bread, was indescribably fulfilling. I couldn’t even finish the whole thing, and had to take it home to finish off. Adding bits of Dani’s peameal bacon to it all was just the icing on the cake. I recently “discovered” pea meal from a sandwich at St. Lawrence Market, otherwise I’d never really paid attention to it before. Pea meal bacon is a godsend!

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Dani: I would happily recommend this to anybody who was thinking of doing it. Just be mindful of how far the place is, especially if you need to be somewhere else right after

Mikaius: Recommend, recommend, recommend! The cost of a meal at Cora’s basically, except with a focus on more savoury foods, more unique dishes than you’d receive at Cora’s. I still prefer Cora’s, but the savoury goodness at The Good Fork has to be tried at least once!

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