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Wednesdays to Saturdays
10pm to Midnight
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or $5.00 shots of Cazadores Tequila
FYI to all you Rebulars: We're having a Rebellion Party today at the Rebel House!
$1.75 Rebel Bitter all day, musical entertainment by Mark Kersey, give-a-ways, all in honour of the 175th anniversary of the Rebellion.
Come on down and join us for a pint!*
*Or two, or three!
We're #7! We're #7! That's right, we made Blog.TO's list of Best Gastropubs in Toronto, settling in at a cozy 7th place. Nice! Thanks, guys!
In addition, the good people at Pub Magazine like our summer patio! See their quarterly issue for the deets.
We should note that, if you haven't come in for a pint in the last little bit, we're sure to have something new and exciting for you to try. And if you're peckish, why not grab a bite while you're here? The cheese pennies are to die for; so you'd better get in quick before the End of the World next month!
A message from Eglinton—Lawrence MPP Mike Colle:
On Sat, Sep 15th at 1pm the community will rally to help save Postal Station “K”, the site of Montgomery’s Tavern, where the Rebellion of 1837 was launched.
Come out to sign the petition, pick up an 11”x17” Save Station “K” poster, and hear musical performances.
Where: Postal Station “K”. Corner of Yonge St. & Montgomery Ave.
When: Saturday, September 15th, 2012, 1:00pm.
For info and to RSVP, contact 416-781-2395 or 416-314-6467
If you would like a poster, or you can help put them up in retail stores and/or community facilities, contact Sarah Teichman.
And, again, if you would like to help us in collecting signatures to save the historic Postal Station K, download the petition and start hoofin' it.
The Toronto Crown corporation is looking to sell the post office that sits on the historical land that once held Montgomery's Tavern—where the Rebellion of 1837 began in December of that year.
As Globe and Mail columist Jane Switzer explains:
Although the location was designated a National Historic Site in 1925 (protecting a five-metre radius around the flagstaff and a commemorative plaque on its base), the building has few safeguards under the law. The post office is listed as historic by the City of Toronto, but because federally owned buildings are excluded from the Ontario Heritage Act, it has no protective designation. [full article]
If you live in the Eglinton-Lawrence area and support the effort to save Post Station K, make sure that you contact Local MPP Mike Colle, who is heading a petition to save the site from being sold. (For the record, he's also written a letter to the Provincial Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, the person responsible for policy related to Canada Post.)
Afterward, come in to the Rebel, buy a pint, and lament with us the sorry state of contemporary provincial governance with us!
When it comes to going out at night, I’m really not a West-Queen-West kind of girl. Plonk me on a patio in a cosy neighbourhood pub, and I’m a happy kid.
That’s why I love The Rebel House in Rosedale. It’s a super-comfortable, casual pub with heaps of seating, a large patio, and friendly staff. And they have excellent beer!
Posted on April 16, 2012. Read the full review at EatDrinkToronto
We have a new wine coming this weekend from the folks at Henry of Pelham and Speck Bros: the 2011 White House Wine Vidal Moscato.
Pale yellow with green hues; floral, peach, pear and honey aromas; off-dry; sweet fruit flavours with lime and spice note to finish
Serve with Pad Thai or slightly spicy foods
According to our rep:
It’s perfect with wings, thai food, salads, fish etc. Or you could crush a bottle of this on the patio on a hot summer day (we’ve got lots of those).
We have a new Pinot noir in stock from Trumpour's Mill, for your sipping pleasure. It's a nice VQA from the LCBO.
The folks at Wine Current offer the following taste notes:
Garnet hued, this offers classic aromas of beetroot, red cherry, cranberry and smoky vegetal, herbal notes. Dry, light bodied and taut, the aromas replay on the palate riding a wave of vigorous acidity. Hints of roasted peppers and garden herbs persist on the dry finish. Decant prior to serving with herb-roasted lamb. (Susan Desjardins)
We tried it and liked it—and that's why it's on our shelf now!
If, for some reason, the news has passed you by, 2012 is bicentennial of the War of 1812. And while we don't have a Twitter account (
who has the time?—actually we do!), we've had some fine Rebulars™ inform us of some interesting Thwippers who have been reliving the war:
From @1812now: "Events as they happen two hundred years ago today."
And from the preeminent Steve Paikin:
200 years ago today, US general william hull led the first american attack across the detroit river into canada. #Warof1812— Steve Paikin (@spaikin) July 8, 2012
Be that as it may, the fine folks over at the Mackenzie House also remind us of Rebellion of 1837:
2012 is the 175th anniversary of the 1837 Rebellion.Over the next 6 months, we'll be "rebellion tweeting",to mark the occasion. #Rebellion— Mackenzie House (@MackenzieHouse) July 4, 2012
'Tis the season for (of) rebellion—because 175 years is nothing to sneeze at! So come on in, show us your Tweets, and join us in the celebration.