Sunday, July 15, 2018

Weekend Eighty-Four: Beacon Drive In

Victorians and visitors may have differing opinions on many things - the quality of the maple syrup available on Government Street, the suitability of running into traffic to get the perfect photo of the Empress - but we can all agree that the ice cream at the Beacon Drive-In is pretty fantastic. But have you ever eaten their non-ice-cream-based dishes? Catie and I left our secret location, accompanied by our trusty canine companion, and headed out to find a table. The Beacon Drive-In, 126 Douglas, right across from the park.

The menu is a trip back in time. Sundaes, hamburgers, hotdogs, and floats; each of them a diner favourite. However, a corner of the menu caught our respective eyes. Brunch! Catie selected the Egg, Cheese, and Bacon Sandwich ($5.25 + $1.95 for hash browns), and I the Cana-Mex ($9.95). As usual, a coffee and an orange juice too.

So, you may ask, what is the Cana-Mex? The menu explained it as a combination of Canada and Mexico, with potatoes, bacon, chipotle mayo, eggs, lettuce, and pico de gallo. I was excited, and it did look tasty. A sort of a twist on breakfast hash. However, it was missing something. Maybe I'm too fussy, but it was kind of bland. A splash of hot sauce would have livened it up well.

Catie's breakfast sandwich was delicious! A totally cheap, fast, and yummy breakfast solution. The hash browns were a lot like tater-tots, but she enjoyed them anyway. Catie totally recommends the breakfast sandwich, especially if you are on the run.

Charlie enjoyed the pieces of bacon his humans saved for him.

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