Wednesday we went to East of Main, a quiet joint located at 223 East Georgia Street in the heart of Chinatown. This little place has very tall ceilings, and modern fixtures all around, which we adore. This was our second time dinning for a quick lunch, and service is fairly fast, but not so much that you feel rushed to get out of the place either. We usually end up staying longer than expected, and the waitress doesn’t seem to mind of snapping photos of everything in the place, which was nice.
We shared the Fattoush with Za’atar which has nice chunks of cucumber, tomatoes, red bell peppers, parsley, mint, sesame, sumac, toasted flat bread and some lemony dressing. It had a very fresh taste with all the mint and fresh veggies.
Roasted Salmon Sandwich with Cream of Tomato (above) — Jeremy was expecting the sandwich to be hot, but it was in fact served cold. The Remoulade sauce gave it a nice tanginess, and the flatbread was fantastic. Jeremy ordered the soup but couldn’t finish because there was something about the recipe that his palate just didn’t agree with… Adrian loved it though, and had no problem eating his for him!!
Adrian ordered the Roast Beef & Blue which had plenty of thin sliced roast beef, blue cheese, roasted shallot demi, horseradish aioli, arugula and some garlic butter. Adrian enjoys blue cheese for the flavor, but Jeremy doesn’t really care for it.
Our first time dining here for lunch Adrian ordered the Spinach & Feta Quiche, which he didn’t enjoy that much, although the Cream of Mushroom soup was rich and creamy, a total winner. Jeremy ordered the Duck Confit sandwich, and for someone who hasn’t really had a duck meal before he is now officially converted.
The food at East of Main is tasty, reliable, and most of all it has character. The vibe of the space is super warm and friendly, and it’s the kind of spot you want to go with your laptop and work if you need somewhere quiet, or to have an after-work drink with co-workers — yes, they have a full bar, and reportedly make a wicked cocktail!
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