De Kalb Avenue has fast become a culinary mecca thanks to neighbourhood hot spots like Colonia Verde. Here husband and wife team Felipe Donnelly and Tamy Rofe draw the crowds with their signature Latin American-inspired farm-to-table cooking and their legendary asados that take place out in the back yard on the last Sunday of every month*.
Grilled meat is a thing here. Sure, there’s hanger steak, grass-fed sirloin and bone-in ribeyes as big as your head, but it’s when Donnelly goes back to his Mexican roots that things start to get really interesting. Think ‘Lomo al Trapo’ (beef tenderloin, covered with salt and wrapped in a wet cloth before an appointment with the wood-fired grill) or his melt in your mouth ‘confit duck tacos’, accompanied by crunchy yucca and tangy Catupiry cheese. Their dessert game is equally on point too with ‘banana cake with asado-smoked pecan frosting’ the order of the day. Come hungry, because these guys live to feed you.