The County General

On a Tuesday night back in October, we headed over to the County General after checking out the Showoff store fronts in the Junction. Settling into our recently vacated spot in an otherwise packed restaurant, we started with the Figgy Dew – because the components sounded interesting, and I found the name amusing. A found it tasted best with a bite of the dried fig garnish and a sip of the cocktail in the same mouthful.

The County General
Figgy Dew: Bulleit, Fig, Cucumber and Lemon Topped with Ginger Beer with a Dried Fig 16

As a lover of all non-puree soups (too often the only soup on the menu), ordering the white bean, ham & mustard was a no-brainer. Larger that I expected, the soup was delicious with tender pork and beans spiced with mustard and cilantro. The soup tasted vaguely Asian, but that’s likely due to my familiarity of the ingredients (cilantro, pork, clear broth) often used in Asian dishes.

The County General
White Bean, Ham & Mustard Soup $5

A ordered the burger, which was of the rounder/thicker variety, but quite small in size. The burger came with nicely spiced fries and home-made ketchup. A liked the burger but felt mislead that the burger was slider sized.

The County General
6oz County Burger: Milk Bun, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Pickle & Cheddar with Fries 14

The clear winner of the night was the fried chicken thigh sandwich. It arrived on a slice of bread rather than a bun (which I actually prefer) and was perfect. Fried Chicken. Guacamole. Cilantro. Onions. I love each individually and together they were an amazing few bites.

The County General
Fried Chicken Thigh Sandwich: Buttermilk Chicken, Milk Bun, Avocado Chutney, Coriander, Green Onion and Fries 14

We left quite happy with the meal but wishing we had ordered a few extra chicken sandwiches!


Tuesday Night, October 18, 2011
The County General
936 Queen St W, Toronto

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4 Responses to The County General

  1. How cool to serve fries in a glass!

  2. I was here a few weeks ago for brunch and also ordered the fried chicken sandwich. However, mine was served on a tiny slider-sized bun (like the one served with your burger)… guess they switched it up? Like you, I enjoyed the sandwich but the portion was just too small for my liking.

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