This Toronto Restaurant Has All-Star Cocktails Based On Your Fav Raptors Players
A "Spicy P" please!
If you're still living the fan dream and basking in the championship hype, there's a restaurant for you that serves up some incredible Toronto Raptors cocktails. Pai Toronto is the mastermind behind the creative drink choices and has been serving similar drinks to the Toronto crowd for years. However, its current Starting Five lineup comes with drinks in honour of the current fan favourites.
The Thai restaurant is currently offering the Steady Freddy, Spicy P, The Lowry (ak.a. The Bulldog of Bay Street), Big Daddy Spain, and The Serge Protector.
We imagine you'll be able to work out which drink represents which player, but if you're struggling, that's Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry, Marc Gasol, and Serge Ibaka.
"We've been doing this since day one, years before the championship. I've always been a major fan of the Raptors and most of the management team is as well," Jeff Regular, co-owner, told Narcity.
What's more, each drink is carefully created to truly capture the essence of each player.
Both VanVleet's and, of course, Siakam's drinks seem to be on the more savoury side with a kick of spice.. Cute.
We're just surprised
The image of the menu was shared onto Reddit and highlights the current Starting Five lineup of drinks.
Eagle-eyed fans may notice the current quintet of beverages doesn't exactly match up to who's been on the court for the Raptors.
But, then again, an injury crisis is pretty hard to account for.
Regular says the drinks do rotate, though, albeit only once a year.
"Every Halloween, we have a staff party and a little cocktail competition," he told Narcity. "The winning cocktail(s) become our new drinks to honour the newest Raptors players."
So, which of the current selection is the most popular? Regular tells Narcity it's The Lowry right now, but it tends to change.
Which makes sense, we guess. After all,, but it can with the Philly native from time to time.
Regular adds that the idea all started with former Raptor Amir Johnson, who played in the 6ix from 2009 to 2014.
It seems Pai Toronto is such a notable place for its NBA love that even the league's leading stars occasionally rock up to try to food.
Just last month, on the eve of a game at Scotiabank Arena,, much to the delight of the staff.
These drinks aren't going anywhere — at least, not this season —so if you are itching to try them, Pai Toronto is located at 18 Duncan Street.
So, if you've ever wanted to get your hands on Lowry or Steady Freddy, here's your chance. Sort of.