At this is the time of year, food tips around the Pride route come in handy. Here are two.
Long a village fave, the Garage Sandwich Company (509 Church, 929-7575) dishes up hearty homo-themed takeout grub seven days a week. He-men -- and the rest of us -- chow down on two-fisted sandwiches like meatloaf-stuffed Paradise By The Dashboard Light ($6.50) and Kraftwerk-homage Auto Reubahn ($6.75). Vegetarians adore their spicy three-bean chili ($3 to $5) and corn-studded veggie pie ($6.50), while others swear by their fabulous soups -- licorice vichyssoise-like potato-fennel or sweet potato puree ($2.25 to $3.75) -- that taste even better the next day cold. Coupled with an auto-erotic decor (hubcaps, licence plates), the Garage wins a checkered rainbow flag.
Youki (4 Dundonald, 924-2925), one of the best eateries along the Pride parade route, salutes Imelda Marcos with its Southeast Asian tapas fare. And we're not talking shoe leather, toots. The special Bakia (Filipino slang for faggot) menu includes islands-style sushi, sashimi, noodle dishes and eggy lumpia crepes. Dinner only on Saturday and Sunday. SD
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