Boy it sure has been a while since we’ve posted anything on the blog! Unfortunately Queenie has been busy with studying (Queenie: WHEN WILL IT BE OVER?!) and I’ve been busy with work and sports that we haven’t had many chances to eat out.
We did get a chance last week though, and we found a new little gem on Main street that might pique the interest of some people. A new diner that goes by the name of Lucy’s Eastside Diner just opened up and we happened to come across their grand opening. It’s located in the Mount Pleasant area around Main and 11th street. Their semi-launch was during the Autumn Shift Festival.
Their main selling point would definitely have to be the fact that they’re open 24hours and is located very close to the 24hour Waves and other coffeeshops; hungry students can just walk a block and find some delicious comfort food!
The fries were pretty good and were $4 I think. Very fresh and crispy. They were advertised as being handcut, and I think it’s true as I could taste a nice rich potato flavour. They weren’t very heavy on the salt nor were they very oily so that’s pretty good too. Much better than Mcdonalds! (Queenie: the fries was quite a pleasant surprise! I find that most hand-made fries are often drenched in oil, making it so greasy to eat. These were light and crispy without heavy heavy seasoning salt! But for $4, the size is quite small…and nothing too special)
As it was a lunch meal for us, we I wanted something that would be more filling and less of a snack. As such I ordered the Chilli. I absolutely LOVE chilli. Unfortunately Tim Hortons is mostly the place I satisfy that craving. If anyone knows of a place that serves really good chilli, please do let me know. I believe this was $5 plus $1 for the beef.
It was a lot more chunky than I expected, but it had a rich taste to it. I would love to have one of these after an intense late night or all-nighter of cramming for MTs/final exams. They didn’t skimp on the beef either (Queenie: really? You must’ve eaten most of the beef!), with some pretty big chunks in that chilli. I think it consisted of corn, carrots, mushrooms, black beans, and the additional beef. (Queenie: For me, I didn’t like the chili as much. It is very chunky…I like my chili more stew like. This chili, as you can see, you can pick out every single ingredients. I was so excited about putting some chili on my fries but i can’t really do that with this chunky, solid chili)
Next time I hope to get a chance to try some of the items on their full menu as well as their burgers. The burgers seem to be around $8 before adding extras like bacon so it’s pretty reasonable. I think this place will become a hit with the late night community pretty quickly as long as they are able to keep up the quality throughout the day and get word out about their presence.