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http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/a/b/1/a/event_202723802.jpegThe Rakia Bar is bar dedicated to the Bulkan drink Rakia, which is a fruit brandy, and produces dishes with a Eastern European flair. The restaurant is in a beautiful loft space right below Queen Margarita Pizza in Leslieville. Rakia Bar actually has its own distillery in Europe, and serves many of its proprietary brandies in the bar. Their delicious dishes have a Bulkan twist to them. Although their brunch menu may not be online, below is a sample of dishes that were on the brunch menu in December when I went by to visit the restaurant. Please note that this is NOT their current menu, but will give you an idea of the type of dishes they’ll have when we go.

Sample Dishes from previous brunch menu at Rakia Bar:

The Portobello Benny roasted portobello / house-made rye / hollandaise / sauteed spinach / poached egg

The Hungarian Benny smoked lamb neck / house-made rye / hollandaise / poached egg

The Sausage & Mash carpatian liver and rice sausage / mashed potato / balkan beans

2 Eggs Any Style choice of cured meats & seasonal veggies

The Daily Pancake or French Toast served with fresh fruit

Brunch dishes there are usually in the $11-12 range.

This will be a truly Balkan experience.

The address of the restaurant is:
Rakia Bar
1402 Queen Street East, Unit B
Toronto, ON M4L 1C9
PH: (416)[masked]http://www.rakiabar.com/

TTC Directions:
Subway to Greenwood. Then take the #31 Greenwood bus south to Queen Street. Walk east on Queen Street to the restaurant. The #31 bus runs at :00, :20, and :40 past the hour from Greenwood subway station.
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Subway to Queen. Then take the #501 Queen streetcar east to the restaurant.

Meetup Fee:
There is a $2 per person Meetup fee for this event.

Meetup Etiquette:
If you RSVP “yes” and change your mind about attending, please update your RSVP.
Those who RSVP “yes” are expected to show up.
You are expected to be at the event on time. In situations where you are late and the restaurant is full, your seat will be given away and not held, so please be on-time.
Attendance will be taken at all events and “no shows” will be tracked.
A person may be removed from the group for repeatedly being a “no show”.
A person who changes their RSVP to “no” with less than 3 hours before the start of an event without a good reason will be considered a “no show”.
A person who just briefly shows up at the event but does not stay at the restaurant for the meal will still be considered a “no show”.

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