After watching John Catucci eat huge portions of delicious-looking food at the Two Dishes Cookshop in You've Gotta Eat Here - we wanted to try it out. So we went to Peterborough (it was on our way east of Toronto).
Pimento Patty Melt
(As seen on You've Gotta Eat Here! It's a sirloin patty with pimento cheese and a side of salad)
It was huge and really very yummy! It had the right proportion of toasted bread, oozy cheese and meat with a really delicious and bright salad on the side.
Po' Boy with shrimp, coleslaw and chips
It was pretty good with lots of sauce and very tasty shrimp. The chips had their own onion dip which was kinda nice, but it was a little too onion-y.
Cookshop Classic with bacon, crispy potatoes, toast and an egg
The potatoes were pretty good and the bacon was crispy.
Carrot Cake on the top and a Lime Bar
The side view
The carrot cake was pretty good, but I wasn't really a fan of the toasted coconut topping on top. The lime bar was the BEST lime bar I've ever had - the lime custard wasn't too sweet and it had a great balance of the meringue without overwhelming the entire bar and the crust was really yummy. I would drive back to Peterborough just for this lime bar.
Overall: It was a good meal at Two Dishes Cookshop, but it was kind of far from Toronto. I'd make the trip for the Lime Bar because it was that stellar.