Hello, Goodbye

And the cycle of restaurant life continues with old friends: a permanent closure, and a reopening. The South End Diner, haven to cabbies and students and a great all day breakfast, closed after a fire late last year, and any faint hope of it reopening was quashed when the building came down today. If only... Continue Reading →


It’s all about the company, part II

One of my favourite haunts for consistency and value is the True North Diner in Bedford, and the turkey pot pie with handcut fries was my go-to comfort dish. Imagine my disappointment when, upon a recent visit, I noted the turkey pot pie was no longer offered, along with a few other things; in fact,... Continue Reading →

Favourite Diners

From meatloaf and chicken pot pie to all day breakfast to rice pudding, diners serve the comfort food that warms our souls as much as our bellies. These are my favourites: 1. Westcliffe (Oxford & Young) 2. Jim's (Bedford Highway) 3. Tom's (Sackville Drive) 4. True North (Bedford) 5. South End (Barrington Street)

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