by Lauren Mote
It’s a different world over in Kits Beach – t-shirts, shorts, patios and skateboards, but 10 minutes east in downtown Vancouver, heat lamps are blazing, people are bundled in big coats, and huddled in the small shred of sunlight while having their “brunch”.
Hell’s Kitchen is located in the Kits Beach area, but more centrally located on 4th st. and Yew, it is known as the spot for a quick brunch, or pizza later in the day; I suppose, like always, we would be the judge of that.
I had the eggs benedict, no surprise really, with over-salted-out-of-the-bag tater-tots, and the hollandaise on the side. It was ok, certainly better then my previous brunch experience at Elixir, but nothing really that special. John had steak and eggs. Accompanied by over-salted potato-like side dish, the same as I had, toast, “dijon aioli” which was actually just straight dijon mustard in a ramekin, and a slightly over-cooked steak.
The servers are somewhat negligible to customer needs, and seem to spend most of the time chatting and staring at their tables, rather then using their customer service skills. Sometimes it seems that at low-key dining places like Hell’s Kitchen, the staff do the typical “ring in the order” and do not go back to the table until “the food goes with you”. This is not a great routine to get into. We wanted more coffee, more water, in fact it took 20 minutes to be greeted after ice-less water was brought to the table.
Maybe dinner is executed better.
2041 West 4th St