Last Saturday the Hubs and I went out for dinner and to the Leafs game (Toronto 4, Detroit 3). What once was just another night out, is now “date night”. Anyway, we had dinner at The County General and it WAY exceeded my expectations. The menu is very casual and it’s the perfect spot to go if you’re heading somewhere afterwards or if you’re just looking for a quick and dirty, but good meal. Oh and the cocktails are awesome (I indulged in a couple).
So first, the drinks! I honestly could have just sat and drank there all night, but we had a game to catch and thank God for that (I would have regretted it with L’il E’s 6:30 am wake up call). They are stacked with a selection of aged rums and small batch bourbons and the bartender knows how to mix a good sipper. They also have microbrews and local Ontario wines, but I would stick with the hard stuff if you’re going to check this place out. I had the Sunday Picnic (El Dorado 5 yr, Averna Cinnamon, Vanilla and Jones Root Beer) and the Private’s Order (Havana 7 yr, Basil, Pomegranate, Lemon and Angostura over ice). What can I say I’m a sucker for some good rum.
For dinner I had The General’s Reuben. I broke my gluten-free rules and paid for it the next day, but man it was a good sammy! The Hubs tried their Fried Chicken Thigh Sandwich and it looked deelish, but he wasn’t sharing. After all of that we were still hungry so we ordered a Big Salad and capped it off with a couple of espressos.Yum!
I will definitely be going back, not just for the food and drinks but for the good vibe. It totally reminded me of a cozy bar at a ski hill. But just so you know they don’t take reservations so get there early!