Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it makes the stomach grow restless and start cultivating any undigested watermelon seeds. Keep your organs happy with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of eclectic fare and drinks at The Beaver.
The Beaver combines a contemporary menu with a lively atmosphere congenial to local artists, musicians, and otherwise creative souls. Paninis please sundry palates with sprightly taste coalitions such as grilled bocconcini with sundried tomato and pesto ($8) and vegetable and sunflower-seed pâté ($9). Amiable pairings heat things up with baked mac 'n' cheese, whose cheeses are swirled with seasonal offerings ($10) and with the lamb and chevre burger, served with mixed greens or a potato salad ($13). The Beaver’s chefs make steering clear of meat as easy as defriending your butcher with a multitude of vegetarian and vegan options, such as the dinner-hour bean and beet burger ($11).
The cafe’s nightly music and other events keep pulses purring with DJs adept at gramophone-winding and disc-rotating. Patrons can also sip the elusive 49th Parallel coffee at one of the only Toronto locales that serves it.