TORONTO, Ontario -- "You've got to try the boiled beef and cabbage!"
Well, I did want to get the flavor of Toronto on a recent weekend trip to the cosmopolitan city 300 miles to our northeast. But did I want to get the literal flavor -- from this "very Canadian meal" recommended by the server at Canadian comfort cuisine bistro Bannock (401 Bay St.) in the bustling financial district?
The heavy meal seemed too daunting, with a Friday evening of pub-and-club hopping planned. So I asked for some lighter, but still authentic, options. Continue reading: How do you know you're in Toronto?