Submitted Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 4:13pm [Dine in]
Went there for the first time several days ago and had brunch. I had the pork belly with scrambled eggs. Their scrambled eggs are the fluffiest I've ever had! The pork belly was really flavourful and really tasty. My meal also came with potatoes (meh for me but enjoyed by my dining companion) and toast (choice of sourdough, multigrain, or rye -- go for the sourdough!!). I found the portion size to be a little big -- would have been fine without the potatoes.
Service was attentive and friendly even though the place was packed!
I would definitely eat there again.
Just a warning...although I don't know if they will always give out gummy cola candy with your bill...don't eat it unless you don't mind the server using her hands to grab them out of the jar. (Of the two servers working, only one of them did that.)
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Submitted Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 2:23pm [Dine in]
Went to Tomato for brunch on the weekend. Both my dining companion and I had the Eggs Benny "Tomato style". Not quite sure what made it Tomato style -- was it the browned hollandaise that tasted more like mayo? The eggs were cooked perfectly though.
I had some greens on the side with my brunch. There was way too much dressing, and the Asian flair to the "vinaigrette" seemed a little weird with eggs benny. The vinaigrette was really thick and gloopy.
Our waitress seemed over her head with serving everyone compared to her colleague. It is unfortunate she was not able to be more attentive. It took our food a long time to come, too.
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Submitted Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 10:20am [Dine in]
Went here for brunch recently. I ordered the Croque Monsieur and Pommes Frites. My dining companion ordered the Shinkenspeck Eggs Benedict and an Americano.
I was really looking forward to eating the Croque Monsier, but was disappointed by it. The bechamel sauce was gritty, and there wasn't enough ham. The pommes frites were really good though.
The eggs on the eggs bennie were way overcooked to the point of rubberiness (definitely no flowing yolks), and the hollandaise sauce was more like a lemon sauce. The Americano was good though.
The servers were friendly even if they weren't very attentive. The server who said she would come back to refill our water glasses never did. Dishes were cleared only for me even though the both of us were done eating.
Was planning on returning before our first visit based on the menu, but eating there changed my mind.
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Submitted Monday, January 24, 2011 - 11:24am [Dine in]
Went to The Greedy Pig for dinner on Saturday night. It was relatively quiet at 6 pm. We ordered the grilled cheese and pulled pork sandwiches. Both came with a side of coleslaw.
Best grilled cheese sandwich EVER. The pulled pork sandwich was pretty good in that the pork was moist. The sauce was a little too tangy for my taste. I'm not a fan of coleslaw, but apparently it was good.
The service was efficient, too.
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Submitted Monday, January 17, 2011 - 11:09am [Take-out]
I'm a huge cupcake fan and maybe I'm even a little picky. There are no cupcake places in the Lower Mainland that I like.
I finally made a trip to Bell's and had heard good things from others. The store was clean, and the decor was pretty bare. I tried four cupcakes: vanilla, devil's food, red velvet, and chocolate with peanut butter frosting.
The vanilla cupcake was really dry. The chocolate frosting on the devil's food was more fruity tasting than chocolatey. The red velvet was also dry, and cream cheese frosting didn't have much cream cheese flavour to it.
The only good one of the bunch was the chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting. The cake was moist, and the peanut butter flavour was really nice. And the crushed Reese's Pieces were a nice touch.
What I do like about her cupcakes is that they're not overly sweet. The ratio of frosting to cupcake is perfect. But I wonder if there is shortening in the frosting? When I rinsed my chocolate frosting covered plate with hot water, the frosting wasn't melting.
I do intend on going back to try the other flavours! I was looking forward to trying the maple bacon cupcake, but that one is only available during the week. Not so convenient for people like me who work 9 - 5 outside of Richmond.
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