Has anyone tries this new diner in the Yonge and Eglinton area where Lolo used to be? Driven by a couple of times and noticed Lolo painted all baby blue and realized it wasn't Lolo
anymore...found this review online of it from Post City local paper but wondered if anyone here had tries. http://www.postcity.com/Eat-Shop-Do/E...
2590 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P2J3, CA
i so so so wanted to like this place as it's right across the street from where i live.
it was disappointing on many levels. it began with the inexperience (i'm trying not to use the word incompetence) of our sever.
as a non-meat eater who has never had a problem eating at steakhouses, i had a problem chosing something to eat off the menu.
i was moderately hopeful when i saw salmon 'hotdogs' on the menu. i asked our waitress what kind of salmon they were made of (won't eat atlantic salmon) but they were out.
i settle on the 'blt' salad without the bacon. i asked for the dressing and aioli on the side.
it was a meager/patheic salad. the arugula leaves were mixed with romaine leaves, my dressingless salad came with dressing and the avocado were hard as rocks (i informed the waitress and my response was 'oh, really?' and that was it).
my friend and decided to share a (famous) donut and their version of a 'twinkie'...they had no twinkies.
settled on 2 donuts that clearly had been sitting around for a while...dry, brutal texture, gummy and flavourles...they shouldn't be selling these unless they are right out of the fryer.
i suggested to the waitress that they provide more vegetarian/less meat options on the menu and i was basically met with a blank stare.
i will give this place one more chance because i so want it to be even 'half decent'...i'll cross my fingers for better luck next time.
here is my review
My husband and I went to Uncle Betty's today for lunch. The place is cute! They have lots of different ideas wrapped up into one place. They have a ice cream parlor. They have a donut making machine. They serve gluten free gourmet hot dogs. They have unique food options I have never had before. We each got their Grilled Cheese sandwich. It is a grilled cheese with mac and cheese and either pulled pork or meatloaf in it. To Die For! I would not think of this combo myself but I guess the owner made it one day at home and, it stuck. We split a ice cream stuffed donut topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Heaven. The owner stopped by our table. The fries are made by hand with a press. The donuts are made fresh daily. The pulled pork is made daily or overnight. I think this place is here to stay. This will be our once a month diner treat for sure.
I've taken the family to Uncle Betty's a few times now and have been happy every time! My husband in is love with the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich and I've the mac and cheese and their hotdogs and enjoyed everything. Our server was also warm, friendly and very patient with my 2 boys (ages 2 & 4)
My partner and I were there recently for a meal. Cute decor, very perky servers, but disappointing food. The pulled pork sandwich was dry - dry to the point I couldn't swallow the meat. No sauce, dry slightly stale bun, and the coleslaw (piled on the meat) was just shredded cabbage in some sort of beet-coloured sweetish dressing. My partner's sandwich (sloppy betty) was slightly better but nothing "wow" about it. Good sweet potato fries. The onion rings were tasty but were a very small serving, 5 I think, and not big ones either.
So almost $50 bought... 2 sandwiches/sides and 2 sodas - that's a lot of moola!
We've been curious about this place for a while since we live in the neighborhood. Finally got a chance to try it out and all I can say is "where is the love?". Now, I'm not asking for a Michelin 5 star experience- just some good home style food in the 'hood. We felt rushed (and I'm not the kind of person that sits there for an hour after the meal has finished). It wasn't that late and there were still people milling around chatting. The only good thing I have to say about the place was the mashed potatoes were pretty good- the real deal -not some instant facsimile. Other than that this place needs some tweaking if it wants to be a neighborhood fixture.
I'll give this thread a bit of a bump.
Had lunch with a buddy on Friday and we loved it. The Dreesen's donuts are great. I like that they're not stupidly sweet but much more savory. That was perfect for the donut ice cream sandwich.
We split an Uncle Betty dog and thought it fantastic. First off, a Nathan's dog so top marks there. I'd never, EVER put mushrooms on a dog but they worked perfectly well here. I thought it was a nice combination with the onions and aioli.
The big home run was the Ultimate Grilled Cheese. We went with the meatloaf variety and simply loved the bejesus out of it. I'd wondered if the sort of novelty aspect would over shadow the grilled cheese aspect but it didn't. I thought the sandwich was made better with the stuffing. Not drowned out.