"We're having Dim Sum with my mom again", Viv quietly said in passing. What? Again??? No. No way. I have endured too much screaming and yelling this year already. I finally put my foot down and decided no food adventure was worth it. So she went with the kids for another messed-up meal. For me, I accepted the fact it would be leftovers for lunch by myself. Ah, the quietness of being alone at home. Yet, in the back of my mind, I thought this was a wasted eating opportunity. Lo and behold, JuJu to the rescue. While checking out Facebook, I noticed his status update. He wanted to go for breakfast, but he had no one to eat with... Well, what a convenient coincidence! So we ended up meeting at something local which was Jimmy's Place on North Road.
Essentially a diner located amongst Korean restaurants, it serves up breakfast and other North American favourites. For very reasonable prices, there is decent food to be had. For myself, I ended up with the Pancake Breakfast which included 2 eggs, 2 meats, toast and of course, pancakes. The eggs were done nicely sunny-side up while the sausages were fried up dark (yet were moist inside). The pancakes were so-so, neither being fluffy nor rubbery. JuJu had the Fried Egg BLT with a Chicken Noodle Soup. The sammie was carefully prepared with lots of tomato and probably in need of a bit more lettuce. No matter, it did the job. The soup was of the home-made variety with the usual ingredients in a light broth.
I returned once more to try their claim of "best burger in the West" with the Jimmy's Special (bacon & cheddar with fries). I liked the house-made patty as it was moist and packed loosely. There was an immediate hit of onion in the meat that went well with the salty pieces of bacon. I liked their choice of bun as it was light, yet still held up. The steak fries were pretty generic though. Overall, nothing amazing at Jimmy's, but it serves up predictable and solid eats for very little change.
- Food does the job
- Friendly people
- Food is basic, but good for the price