Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Lyon's Den Spud Hut

When: June 5th, 5:43pm

Where: Just off Hwy 7. at Marmora and Lakes (Map)

Exterior: A permanent trailer with a porch and five picnic tables. The trailer is painted with pictures of food and lions and sports an electric 'open' sign. The porch has three flags (British, American and 'Welcome'). The chip truck itself is located at an Econo gas station (91.9 cents/litre). The gas station parking lot also had a small flea market running, with several tables of knickknacks. When I arrived there was a middle-aged couple eating dinner at one of the picnic tables, and two dads, each picking up food to take to their families. Over the course of my visit, a woman came and ordered milkshakes.

Menu: Fries, poutine, burgers, fish, ice cream, milkshakes and an assortment of teas ('no caffeine free' options according to the sign).

Condiments: Ketchup, salt (coarse and regular), vinegar in spray bottles (malt and regular), pepper (chili and regular).

The Chips: I got a small fries and a Diet Coke ($4.00). It took about 15 minutes for my order, and the fries definitely tasted fresh-cut. They were overflowing from the rectangular cardboard container, and came with a small red plastic fork neatly folded into a napkin. The fries themselves were hot, oily and a bit chewy. They were light brown in colour and medium-sized cut. They weren't very salty, so I added coarse salt on my second trip to the condiment bar. The container was a good shape for storing ketchup down the side so as to enjoy the condiment throughout the full serving of fries. They left my hands greasy desipte the red plastic fork, so I was glad for the napkin!

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