Check out the great places I featured in my Lunch Rush column this past month!
Sushi is always a reliably quick lunch. Although, it’s hard to find really, really great sushi during a quick in and out business lunch. Regardless, sometimes, you just need that unagi fix, you know?
At Sushi Ichiban, I ordered the Tempura Udon for lunch ($8.50). The soup (udon) itself was fairly average and a little bit on the saltier side, but I appreciated the amount of tempura vegetables the restaurant served with the dish.
For under $9, that is one heck of a deal.
I am almost ashamed to say that I have never been to Montreal. Also, I am equally ashamed that I have never tried a Montreal Smoked Meat sandwich before. What is wrong with me? This week, I decided that this had to change.
I weighed my options. It was between flying out to Montreal to try the sandwich staple, or just finding one in Calgary and saving $700. Stay here it was!
Myhre’s Deli is located in a little strip of shops just a couple blocks north of 17th Ave. I stayed traditional with my choice and went with The Montreal Classic ($9). It was a sandwich that was loaded with smoked meat, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo.
I usually reserve my fondness of fish and chips for the east coast of Canada and visits to England, with one exception: Trawlers Seafood Kitchen, attached to Boyd’s fish shop on 14th St. S.W.
It definitely has that ‘hole-in-the-wall’ kind of look to it. It could be time for a renovation, but, regardless, it’s always lined up at lunchtime. To me, line-ups mean either the food is over-hyped, or just plain delicious. Let’s cross fingers for the latter.
The menu offers everything from fried oysters and scallop meals to fish sandwiches to, of course, the standard fish and chips.
There seems to be an eternal debate in this city over which specialty hot dog establishment boasts a better…can I say…wiener? In my opinion, they’re very different and I’ve come to love them both.
This week, I was strolling around Mission, so decided to swing by Fat City Franks for lunch.
The options all sound equally mouth-watering, but I had to go for the Mediterranean Dog ($5.99) with a side of home-made slaw ($2.50). A giant bun was filled with hummus, olives, artichoke hearts, feta and, of course, an all-beef hot dog.
Generally, I have a bit of an aversion to chain establishments. That being said, most times that I head to Brewsters, I am pleasantly surprised. One thing I especially love about this restaurant group is that it brews its own beer. I’m a sucker for a good microbrew.
As is typical with most chains, the menu offers an array of options from burgers to pizzas to sandwiches, etc. I was in the mood for something lighter this week, so I decided to try the Blackened Steak Salad ($15.99).
A sliced seven ounce flat iron steak with an intense marinade sits on top of a generous portion of fresh greens and vegetables…
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