Joe: So you didn't like Red Wagon at all?Matt: It was ok.
Joe: It reminded me of places we used to go to in Calgary.
The mismatched plates, furniture...It's odd because, on one hand, it seems like they don't care. But on the other hand, it takes a lot of conscious effort to purposely find mismatched plates, etc
Matt: It felt like a Chinese diner.
Joe: Was the pork belly good?
Matt: It was ok, part of it was really fatty, like 3/4 fat.
Actually it was decent.
Lots of fat but tender, and a little crispy.
Potatoes werent too flavourful nor was the soup.
Joe: What soup was that?
Joe: I had the pulled pork benny. The eggs were well-cooked, but I suppose you're supposed to assume that people will poach eggs properly. The pork was alright, definitely slow-cooked for a long time, but not nearly as good as Re Up's.
Same with the smoked salmon benny. You don't really ever expect people to mess that up, and they didn't. But the potatoes were bland.
Matt: Potatoes were bland.
My pork belly was ok.
Joe: Did you have problems with the server?
Matt: Service was great.
Joe: When we went, at the end the server asked if we wanted to break any bills for change...like, for her tip.
Matt: Our server kept us in the loop when tables were becoming available and was very informative.
I liked her.
Joe: So, overall it sounds like you didn't have many problems with Red Wagon, but you still wouldn't go back?
Matt: The food was not good enough to make me return.
I love my potatoes and they were bland
It was an ok experience, just not fantastic as I was hoping
Joe: Yeah, it was pretty meh for me.
I was expecting to be blown out of my mind after all that hype.
Matt: I was hoping it would be good, it was just all right.
Red Wagon Cafe
2296 East Hastings Street