After two years of laidback planning, a lunch appointment with a long-time pal finally took place. The setting was rather unexpected: two friends, both hailing from the suburbs, met up at Queen Street Warehouse, a restaurant/pub situated between the Entertainment District and The Grange.
With the exception of alcoholic beverages and a few specified items, each and every item on their clipboard-backed paper menu was priced just under five dollars (or $5.59 including tax).
The Union Street Noodle Salad and Chorizo-Queso dip with chips and baked bread eventually made their way to the table after a painstakingly prolonged duration of time.
Overall, the dip was overly rich for lunchtime fare, incapable of being alleviated by the crispiness of the chips.
It supplied more than enough energy as a meal, though wasn't particularly enjoyable to consume. Satisfying yet by no means incredible, this would likely be the student pick on the menu for small eaters. (I do commend their appropriate usage of partially ripened avocado though.)
Mediocre offerings and inattentive service are common things to experience while dining in the Downtown Core scene (even though they really shouldn't be), but tardiness, forgetfulness, and a stingy attitude are factors capable of depressing such food affairs to shockingly new depths. Our bills came approximately fifteen minutes after we requested them, and the takeout boxes were disregarded at least twice. The grimace I received from the waitress after she scanned the receipt for her tip was undoubtedly the most unrefined aspect of it all. And the mindblowing part was that the restaurant was half empty. There shouldn't have been any excuses.