Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Real OJ

Original Joe's
109 - 8th Ave SW

I meet up with some of the old Coop crew (Cole, Denny, Gina and Kathy) last week for lunch at Orginal Joe's on Stephen Avenue. We've all moved on to bigger and better things now but it was good to catch up and reminisce on the good and simple times. Special thanks to Kathy for taking the time to organize the event!

On a dare by Denny, I ordered the double dog. I've had pig head. What's a couple of hot dogs? Two pepperoni sticks... I mean charbroiled european wieners, were stuffed into a toasted baguette. To make it a little more interesting, I ordered it with cheddar cheese and bacon for an extra ninety nine cents each. Arteries clogged up. The life of a food blogger I guess. Who wants to read posts on garden salads? I can't say that it was super tasty. I used to be a huge fan of Original Joe's but this outing was pretty mediocre. Fairly average in terms of taste. My double dog, like the other burgers and sandwiches, came with two sides. I ordered fries and a caesar salad which remained mostly untouched the whole time. Not because it wasn't tasty but due to the lack of time since we waited over 45 minutes for our food to arrive. It was pretty ridiculous since it wasn't even THAT busy. 

The scores:
Atmosphere: 6 out of 10. The venue did not stand out.
Food: 6 out of 10. Mediocre food. 
Service: 3 out of 10. Food took forever. Not the first time. 
Price: 7 out of 10. Decent prices though. Comes with two sides. 
Presentation: 5 out of 10. Appears to be slapped together. Typical of pub fare. 
Overall: 6 out of 10. Fairly average. It certainly helps to be with awesome company though! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi David,

    Thanks for the post. We certainly see a lot of value in reading comments from our guests, both positive and negative. It sounds like we have a bit of work to do with this menu item, and just as importantly, find out what the delay in the kitchen was during your visit.

    We will definitely be looking into it, and appreciate you taking the time to post this. Without this kind of feedback, it can be difficult to pinpoint specific problems.

    Thanks again for the review. We’ll be in touch.

    Original Joe's Head Office