A tip about Bert’s

This isn’t a review per se, but rather a recommendation with caveat – on Main Street, at 13th, is a decades old, Vancouver establishment, Bert’s Restaurant. Bert’s is a greasy spoon, with all the pluses and minuses that brings. Old, style-free setting, quick and no-nonsense staff, and average food. That is to say, if you go in expecting The Food Network for your six buck breakfast, you’re setting yourself up for failure – if you’re looking for a solid, basic breakfast – eggs, side breakfast meat, heavy pancakes, etc – this is the place. And that it’s hopping every Saturday and Sunday morning backs that up.

This is my recommendation – Vancouver has a number of inexpensive hash-slinging establishments, and if you’re looking for one in the Mount Pleasant area, Bert’s will do. The caveat? Don’t get the hash browns – the menus offers hash browns and fried potatoes, and after asking for clarification, we were told that the hash browns were grated potatoes pan friend, and the friend potato wedges were, well, wedges that are deep fried.

Twice now we’ve ordered the hash browns and gotten mash potatoes pan fried – presumably if you’re not there early, the shredded taters run out and they improvise with the day’s mash. Curious, I asked for a couple of the wedges. And they are great – thick cut potato slices deep fried, essentially the thickest fry cut ever. And a great deal more satisfying than the hash.

There you are – you’ve been advised. That’s right. You just read a blog post about a side order of potatos.

(photo by Roland)

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