January 24, 2012

Brunch @ Goody's Diner

This post documents two meals that I had at Goody's diner in a span of 3 days. Because I loved my first experience at Goody's Diner so much, I dragged a couple of friends back here to enjoy a leisurely brunch. And two days later, I came back with my family for lunch to try more of their fabulous burgers. For our brunch, Sandy started with a lobster bisque, which arrived smelling tantalizingly good! Since she was sick, I couldn't mooch off her soup (how unfortunate). She did say that it was very creamy and thick, which was perfect for the cold weather. I wanted to order one for my second meal, but to my dismay it was sold out!
James was the only that ordered from the lunch menu. He opted for a southwest chicken chipotle wrap- BBQ chicken, lettuce, salsa, corn, black bean, and red onion sauce and monterey jack cheese, with a side of sweet potato fries. I didn't try any of the wrap, but it certainly looked very well-stuffed.  
Mel had a Monte Cristo sandwich-ham, egg, swiss cheese, mushroom on French toast with spicy potato wedges. She gave a generous portion for me to try, and I loved it! I'm a big fan of the sweet and the savoury combination, and I liked that the French toast wasn't sickeningly sweet. My favourite part, however, was the mushroom, which added a great earthiness to the sandwich. It was the perfect brunch sandwich! I loved it so much that I got it again when I came back two days later. On a side note, those spicy potato wedges were also really tasty as well!
I ordered a Breakfast club with bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato, and cheddar cheese on rosemary focaccia. I substituted the default peameal bacon for the regular kind, as well as swapped my spiced potato wedges for sweet potato fries. The staff graciously accommodated all of my requests. The sandwich was quite delicious and moist, though not as good as the Monte Cristo, in my opinion. I particularly enjoyed the focaccia and the sweet potato fries.
Here are a few other dishes that I didn't try. Sandy got steak and eggs- 6 oz sirloin steak with scrambled eggs. I must say, it was very reasonably priced at $9.
Mona created her own omelette, but I can't remember what she put in it. She barely touched her crisp potato wedges, so I packed most of it home.
Timmy also got steak and eggs, but he had his eggs sunny side up. At the end of our brunch, we were all very satisfied and full, and I had two boxes of leftovers to take home and enjoy (consisting mostly of fries and potato wedges).
Two days later, I came back with my family to try more burgers! Our first choice is the much lauded Highwayman, featuring zucchini corn relish, 8 ounce burger patty, cheddar cheese, onion rings stuffed with homemade pastrami, Jack Daniels BBQ sauce, a fried egg, Swiss and Havarti cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion, garlic mayo. I've heard rave reviews about the burger, but from the small portion that I had, I wasn't really wowed. For me, there was a little too much going on, and everything together was a little too salty, especially the pastrami. I think the burger would've worked better if I was able to eat all the components together, but this was an impossible feat given the size. Nevertheless, everyone was still quite impressed with the burger.
I urged my sister to order the burger special of the week- The Orchard- with grilled apples and pears, bacon, apple butter bbq sauce, provolone cheese, and the usual lettuce, tomato, and onion. This was, to date, my favourite burger from Goody's Diner! The grilled apples and pears, in combination with the bbq sauce, were fabulous because they added that bright and sweet balance to the beef. As I said, I'm a huge fan of the sweet and the savoury, so this burger was the perfect for me. Even though the Orchard had less components than the Highwayman, I think everyone agreed that in terms of flavours, this burger was more sophisticated and interesting than the Highwayman. All in all, I loved both of my meals at Goody's, and I'm really hoping that they will extend operating hours! At least now that I'm back in school, I'll be able to make it on Fridays!
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  1. let's go back. i want one of their burgers

  2. Wow, those burgers look pretty awesome :D

  3. I want my Monte Cristo!!!!!



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