|No secret Guy Fieri was here.|
As seen on the Food Network, we bring you Jethros Fine Grub.
Located in the outskirts of Vancouver's posh Point Grey neighbourhood at 3420 Dunbar St., we were first attracted to try out the small "dive" through its feature on Guy Fieri's November airing of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. As the first restaurant he introduced in our home city, it seemed like it couldn't possibly disappoint.
First, the place is small. Barely capable of handling 20 seats, it should have been no surprise that we faced a 40 minute wait on a regular Friday afternoon. But don't make the mistake of letting that push you away, the food is worth it.
|Pulled Pork Sandwich|
With menu prices ranging from $10 to $20, this little comfort food shack is affordable and generous, considering the unforgiving portions served. I ordered the Pulled Pork Sandwich ($10), which came with fresh greens or fries, and Allison had the Chicken Fried Steak ($12), served with gravy, hash browns and toast.
|Fried Chicken Steak|
My sandwich arrived separated on two bun halves, with BBQ sauce, apple fennel slaw, the piles of juicy, tender pork and a large sharing of caesar salad that covered the plate. The food wasn't the usual greasy affair I'd expect with comfort food, either. It was easy to digest, delicious and while very filling - I didn't feel stuffed afterward, and actually wanted more.
Allison had a hard time choosing. Her dish arrived as a breaded chicken breast topped with home-styled country gravy and garlic bits. On the side, two slices of whole-wheat toast with a thin trimming of butter and a serving of perfectly cooked egg whites. Add hash browns - really just cubed potatos - and the rest of the plate is filled.
In total with two sodas and tip, the bill came to $32. We're eager to return for more.
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