We arrived at the Red Wagon and, after putting our name on the wait-list, strolled a bit of East Hastings to bide some time - and it's an interesting area - great stores and food shops abound. On our return (and hearing our name called), we saddled up to two stools at the counter (and a front row seat to the bustling kitchen)…
|Chia latte and the All Day menu|
Before 11am, there's a breakfast menu and after that, an all-day menu. For those seeking Red Wagon's signature dishes - don't worry, they're on both. And when in Rome….
So we ordered a plate of the pulled pork pancakes. Three buttermilk pancakes (large, but not obscene) with pulled pork in-between and topped with….drumroll, please…Jack Daniels spiked maple syrup. Oh yeah. And darn these were great. Sweet/fluffy/bbq/tangy all in a single bite. And having recently re-watched the TV episode (isn't youtube great?)….they were exactly as pictured. And yes, you could smell the JD in the syrup before you even tasted it.
|Pulled pork buttermilk pancakes with JD spiked syrup|
I ordered an omelette with smoked brie, mushroom and arugula. I really loved this omelette - it was more of a french style, with the double fold and still a touch runny in the middle. A perfect amount of brie, quartered mushrooms and fresh arugula. Served with great home fries (the nice pan-fried potato style with crispy bits).
The Red Wagon Restaurant
2296 East Hastings St, Vancouver
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