I’ve never watched I Love Lucy’s. However, I can say that I love Lucy’s Eastside Diner. The latter is a casual, 24-hour joint located on Main Street, not far from Broadway that serves up a menu of casual diner breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. During my visit, I had their Pulled Pork Pancakes and Mac N Cheese with Bacon.
P.S. They also have a pretty epic and tasty-looking eating challenge (Uncle Grant).
Pulled Pork Pancakes ($10):
This came with three pancakes, a small dollop of pulled pork, a side of hashbrowns, and an egg. The pancakes were a tad flat and chewy, but still tasty, and contained some pulled pork baked in the middle. The pulled pork was quite tender and flavourful, with a nice sweetness that I really enjoyed – I did find it to have a slightly pungent spice that I didn’t particularly care for. I really enjoyed the hashbrowns, which were like small diced fries, and were very crispy on the outside while tender on the inside.
Mac N Cheese + Bacon ($9.25 + $3):
The noodles were well-coated in a rich, creamy sauce, as well as a good amount of cheese. I did find the noodles themselves to be a bit too soft. The dish on its own was also a bit on the bland side and could use more salt/seasoning. However, the addition of the bacon really helped add flavour to the dish.
The quite enjoyed the food at Lucy’s Eastside Diner. Service was casual but friendly. All in all, after my visit, I can say that I left saying “I Love Lucy”. I highly recomend checking this joint out if you are in the mood for some hearty comfort food at bargain prices.