Having gone to the James Street Market several weeks ago, friends and I stumbled upon At Sixes and Sevens, which is a popular pub in the area. With its outdoor and indoor seating, I noted a lot of people were chilling on the AstroTurf and soaking the afternoon sun, but of course, my readers will know, I opted for a seat indoors.
The menu consisted of a reasonably large selection of share plates, and mains, with an even larger selection of drinks.
We ordered at the counter, and were given a number.
Still needing to drive, we opted for two glasses of lemon life bitters instead of anything alcoholic.
After a wait that was a little longer than I would have liked, our shared plates came. Between the two of us, we shared some poutine, mac and cheese balls and chicken wings (a carb filled meal of comfort food).
The chicken wings were little packages of exploding flavour. Being topped with quite a large number of herbs and spices, they were also fried with a super crispy exterior which I loved. What we also found very captivating was the juicy interior meat. Given the amount of flavours the chicken had though, we found very little utility in the sauce, which only added more hotness to the dish.
The highlight of the meal was definitely the deep fried mac and cheese balls served with a side of coleslaw. What I particularly liked about it was the fact that the batter was super thin and crispy whilst being elastic enough as to not break in the process of being cooked and us moving it around to our plate. The macaroni was super soft and well seasoned on the inside, whilst maintaining a lot of creaminess. I also liked the coleslaw, which gave the dish a sense of balance in its refreshing crunchiness.
Lastly, we shared the gigantic bowl of poutine, which was also a rich comfort food that we are addicted to. The fries (which were not covered in gravy) were crunchy and lightly salted, whilst the gravy and cheese curds were quite salty, but also smooth and rich in taste.
Environment : 7/10