One of my favorite restaurants in the world for traditional steak, mashed potatoes, & Cesar salad is a little place out in Scarborough called T-Bones Steak House.
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One of my favorite restaurants in the world for traditional steak, mashed potatoes, & Cesar salad is a little place out in Scarborough called T-Bones Steak House. At first glance the place looks like a greasy diner and could use a new coat of paint. The smell of steak on an open fire grill can be smelled for blocks. As you walk in you notice a small older Trinidadian lady working behind the counter. My first time ever being there I was a bit skeptical, but never the less you can’t judge a book by its cover. So, I walked up to the counter to order, the cute lady burst’s out “what’s your name love” with an island accent, I say “Jean-Paul” she looks at me with this devilish smile and says “like the singer Sean Paul” and starts dancing in front of the cash register, I couldn’t help but burst out laughing. After ordering a 20 oz T-bone steak dinner for $20 dollars which is an amazing price she tells me “I will never forget your name, and I never forget a face.” With a huge smile, I grabbed a table and waited eagerly for my meal. A few minutes passed ding went the sound of a bell, and a voice shouted from behind the counter “20 OZ T-BONE HERE”, I quickly ran back to my table with my steak in hand. The steak was perfectly cooked, beside was two huge scoops of whipped mashed potatoes, gravy, and a mountain of cesar salad. Ha-ha I caught myself sucking on the bone at the end of the meal. This little experience took place a little over five years ago, and to this day I’m still a happy customer. There is something about that interaction that I will never forget. Oh, and that cute little lady never forgot my name and we have become quite good friends.
Welcome to my first ever blog hope you like it feel free to comment if you have had a similar situation happen to yourself. It was a cold and winter day the season was gearing up for Christmas and all through the malls people were scurrying about trying to get their last minute shopping done .
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Welcome to my first ever blog hope you like it feel free to comment if you have had a similar situation happen to yourself. It was a cold and winter day the season was gearing up for Christmas and all through the malls people were scurrying about trying to get their last minute shopping done . I was wearing a smile from ear to ear as I put the finishing touches on the girlfriends present. The bow was so big you could see it from space. I walked over to your local post office or should I say I skipped down to the post office gleaming with cheer. I asked the lovely lady behind the counter of the post office if she could help me send this package? She looked at the bow and agreed with a smile knowing it was for someone special. She proceeded to hand me a bill for a $180 dollars saying the package will be delivered in 5 days. My eye’s shot out of my head, so I opted out of the fast travel and decided to do the three month route for half the price $90 dollars no problem I thought . It would be spring when she got the package I thought haha as I chuckled to myself merry xmas haha. Three months rolled around and still no package. So I decided to call Canada post to figure out what was going on with the package I sent. I called customer service and was connected with the rudest customer service employee I have ever spoken with, not to make things worse but when I asked about my package and gave him my tracking number he had no idea what I was talking about. I just starred at the phone with amazement thinking am I really talking to Canada Post right now? And where if my package? After a brief moment, he puts me on hold for 15 minutes now I’m steaming mad. He says that he doesn’t know where my package is and he needs to open an investigation. He then apologises and say they will call me back with a result in 24 hrs. Ya five days go by no call of course. I call them back they then send me a letter via email stating they wont have an answer for another 30 – 60 days from the day I called. I am still waiting for my call from Canada Post. What bothers me is your Canada Post. Your not some fly by night small company your Canada Post you deal with everyone’s mail so tell me why you have not implicated a better way of tracking the package when it’s sent? I am so flabbergasted I can’t even think of a solution. If anyone has any ideas of a good solution for Canada Post please speak up or if you have had similar experiences please feel free to share.
It was Saturday morning I woke up early, called a few of the boys to go out for breakfast in downtown Toronto. I drove down and picked them up in my old beater of a car. I wanted ramen noodles for breakfast, I know I had a weird craving at the time but they wanted breakfast so I agreed. We ended up going to a greasy diner called lakeview in Toronto.
It was Saturday morning I woke up early, called a few of the boys to go out for breakfast in downtown Toronto. I drove down and picked them up in my old beater of a car. I wanted ramen noodles for breakfast, I know I had a weird craving at the time but they wanted breakfast so I agreed. We ended up going to a greasy diner called lakeview in Toronto. The three of us walked into the diner and I could feel the grease in the air as I entered, I already had a bad feeling about the restaurant. We sat down I ordered a cesear, the boys joined with a cesear of their own, not the salad but the drink. I figured it is the best way to start the morning ha ha. The cesears arrived quickly and was very tasty, so we decided to order breakfast. My one buddy ordered pancakes, and my other buddy and myself both ordered your traditional breakfast eggs, sausage, bacon, and toast. The waiter comes with our orders and the pancakes look fantastic but the breakfast we had ordered on the other hand looked over cooked, rubbery, and the sausages looked like dried little prunes. We tried to keep our mouths shut but honestly, we couldn’t. I spoke up and asked first some new sausages to be polite and at least just finish my breakfast and never come back, the waiter rudely agreed and came back slammed the plate of the table with three more sausages that were ten times worse. I shot out of my seat and said that’s it I want the bill. She threw the bill at us, we paid with no tip and stormed out of the restaurant hungry and left with the feeling of disgrace. We are surely never to return to that grease pit and will be getting a bad review if I am ever asked about the restaurant. Thanks Lakeview for the worst breakfast ever.