Hi folks! Another brief recap and summaries of re-visits to previously written about locations here on foodosophy. This one has a distinct Burnaby feel to it, so hope you enjoy…
77 10th Street
New Westminster, BC
East side, West side? What does it all matter when we all live a thug’s life.
Foodosophy reader Tee and I often joke about the reputation that certain places in the GVRD hold and New West is sometimes the target of our remarks about the madness that occupies some young people’s lives in their quest to get rich quick, and how sadly they end up living that lifestyle for only a very short time before they are “eliminated”.
Overcoming any “fears” we have of traveling out to this place via the sometimes sketchy Skytrain, we ended up at this mecca for burgers, otherwise known as Burger Heaven. With a long tradition of serving up this North American classic – I recall our server saying they’ve been at it for 26 years – we knew that it was worth checking out. Open at 11am daily, it was the early afternoon when we stepped inside and several tables were occupied.
Lost in the 50’s Drive-in
7741 Edmonds Street
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Lost in the 50’s, indeed. That was my initial thought as I zipped past this lot that housed what appeared to be – in a brief, nonchalant sideways glance out of my moving car – an old school diner. Without giving it any much thought, I continued on my way out of town and didn’t really think about it again until I came across it this week while out in the area again, now several months later. In actuality I passed it completely, despite the fact that this time I actually concentrated on locating a visible sign for the business. As I made my way further northeast and began heading down eastward into New Westminster, I was positive it couldn’t have been this far down Edmonds Street and made a swift u-turn. As I slowed down to the intersection at Canada Way, this is what I saw (coming from the other direction of course)….
Exactly. I know what you’re thinking – no more sign! Or was there one to begin with? And was this place even open? A small commercial neon OPEN sign suggested it was still truly in business, and I pulled into the nearby parking lot, albeit from the wrong direction (I think I drove right into the ‘going out’ side of their drive-in lane). Lucky for me, I was the only customer. 🙂