Back in December 2012 a new restaurant opened on Victoria Street downtown - Jay's Good Eats. It was a small place in a little food court, and served mostly sandwiches, and also dogs and ribs.
Sadly and shockingly, the owner Jay passed away in April 2013. I ate there once, and below is a photo of my beef dip sandwich.
I was served by Jay, a very friendly guy, and I enjoyed my meal very much. I had planned to go back with Scott and Paxton one Saturday but, just a couple of weeks later, they were closed.
We went to Calgary in May. Just a 5 day trip including travel days, so not much time for anything. We had an early family party for my Brother in Law's 40th birthday, did some shopping at stores we don't have here in Kamloops (I love you, Ikea and Old Navy!) and spent time with family. I also caught a cold and got sick. Quite sick.
We (Scott and I and Paxton for one meal) got out for 2 lunches. The first was for Vietnamese food, which is one of my very favorite cuisines of all time, for ever and ever. It wasn't one of my favorite restaurants in Calgary; this was more of an emergency lunch to make sure I got some Vietnamese food on the trip so Scott wouldn't have to listen to me complain until the next time we went out of town and there was a possibility of Vietnamese food for me.
Anyhoo, the food was fine. I've had better, but beggars can't be choosers.
Then the next day we left Paxton with his grandmother and cousins and went and did some shopping. We ended up at Chinook Center at lunch time. I had done some googling on my phone and discovered that on Sundays all the Vietnamese restaurants in the area were closed. So we ate at the mall, at Chachi's Sandwich Bar.
I love pickles, so we had a great big pickle.
This was pastrami or corned beef.
And this was bulgogi or something similar.
They were good.
Also on the trip, the family took us to Crossiron Mall just outside of Calgary. We ate lunch in the food court and I had Lebanese food. In a food court!!!! Here at our "best" mall you can walk by the empty spots in the food court and have a burger, or Chinese food, or a hot dog.
My parents came over for Mother`s Day dinner this year, and I made a turkey burger from Bobby Flay. It had a vinaigrette and bacon and blue cheese, and was delicious.
I forgot to take a photo of an actual burger, but here`s the table all set up so everyone could top their burger as the liked.
I bought a pack of portobello mushrooms and had planned to grill them and serve them on buns. But my evil husband decided they should be pan fried, perhaps with a breading, so they would be crispy.
So we did the flour, egg, breadcrumb, pan fry in oil routine, then sliced them and piled them on a bun with mayo, cheese and tomato and oh my GOD. This very poor photo does it no justice.
I NEED the weather to cool down so I can make this recipe. I am obsessed.