Georges Burgers-Submarines, McPhillips


Today’s review has a bit of a connection to my past. One of my former places of employment was Watt Street Foods on the corner of Watt and Kimberley. Over the years we provided the hamburger meat for several George’s Burgers and Submarines, including the one on McPhllip’s. Recently I found myself traveling up McPhillip’s on a couple of occasions and decided to stop in and give George’s a try.

George's Burger & Submarines burger

The basic burger from George’s Burgers & Submarines.

Located in a strip mall, the restaurant is long and skinny. One side is given over to the kitchen, and there is a series of tables along the other wall, and out front. The decor could be best described as patchwork. There are a couple of Titanic related posters, an Elvis, Soft Drink Models, Greek Football(soccer) teams, and a few personal photos scattered all over the walls. There’s a picture for every mood.

Friendly Service, Good Burgers

My first visit there were a few customers, but I didn’t have to wait long at all at the counter. I was wanting something light, so I chose the plain burger(above), along with a salad. Continue reading

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Doner Delight from Iggy’s


Yesterday, I was wandering through downtown after meeting up for a quick coffee with a friend or two at Second Cup.  As I was approaching the Law Courts building I saw what appeared to be another new food truck.  I went over, and sure enough, it was.  This one is called Iggy’s Family Doner. (I realize there’s an umlaut, but it doesn’t translate well to the blog post).

Iggy's Family Döner truck

The phrase partly hidden by the menu says, German Döner makes you schöner (which I take it to be implying that it makes you better looking). I’m open to other, more correct, definitions.

Given that there was only one person in front of me, I thought that this would be a good time to place an order.  When I returned today, I was the only one at the truck.  This is the advantage to being able to go for lunch at quarter after 11.  So, here’s my observations.

Value:

The mains from this truck are all in the $8.00-10.00 dollar range.  The portion sizes are quite good for the dishes.  The doner kebap is well stuffed, and the doner salad was quite large, with more than just lettuce for its ingredients.  They serve a $4.00 almond croissant and a $10.00 dish of meatballs as well. They also have a $6.00 child’s portion. Drinks are $1.50 for canned, $2.50 for organic sodas.  4/5 Continue reading

Potluck on the Fly


I prefer to work from fresh ingredients when possible, but once in a while I need to get ingredients quick and put them together quick.  So, today, in advance of a potluck this evening, I hurried off to the food store in Zellers downtown and picked up the ingredients for this pasta salad.

Ingredients:

2-170 gram cans of flaked tuna (in water) drained

1 – 340g package Mann’s broccoli coleslaw

1 – 500g package of Pantanella’s spelt pasta

1/2 cup of Carver’s Greek salad dressing

I emptied the tuna and the coleslaw into a mixing bowl and added in about of the 1/4 cup of the dressing and stirred together.  I then cooked the pasta, drained and rinsed it and added it to the other ingredients.  When thoroughly mixed together and cooled, I covered the bowl and stuck it in the fridge.

Although I didn’t do it all at once, with the store nearby and a kitchen handy.  This whole operation could easily be done within an hour, and a tasty salad will result.