This evening, the ever-loving and I went for dinner to Tom & Jerry’s on Hastings by Slocan. I used to go there almost every Saturday morning for breakfast when I did my weekly laundry in a place that used to be on that block in the 1990s. Herself and I even had a Christmas dinner there about a dozen years ago .
It hasn’t changed much since I was last there, though I think they name may have changed to “Moulin Rouge”. It is a family oriented restaurant that specializes in roadhouse-fare such as breaded veal cutlets, baby back liver, and Salisbury steak. It is clean and friendly and extraordinarily value-oriented. The boss had the salmon special, while I had a schnitzel. The servings were enormous (neither of us managed to finish our plates) and the food was certainly a lot more than adequate. With a (good-sized) glass of wine, we spent less than $30 and both of us are complaining about how full we feel!
This is not a multi-star restaurant with a huge reputation, but I enjoyed my dinner more than I have in many establishments ten times the price and with gourmet stars. Good for them!