When traveling somewhere, I always carry images in my mind, clichés of things I expect to see. While in North America, there is a certain type of brick house, a certain type of road, of architecture, a certain type of coffee place or restaurant I’m not surprised to encounter in my walk around. Because of the movies I watch, a certain visual universe is often present in my head, and a typical diner is part of it.
It’s strange to enter a place for the first time, thinking you will not be surprised and still being very positively excited about it. That’s what happened to me when joining friends at the Green Spot. First you sit at the super comfortable booth, look around, want to play with the too-old jukebox and want to try everything on the menu.
A typical meal for me will include smoked meat, probably a beer and a nice discussion with friends. Also the staff is super nice and if you come regularly enough they will remember your favorite order for sure. Bonus track, the portions are gigantic and you can always ask them to pack your left over in a box for later, so if you are reasonable then the small poutine is enough, but why do you need to be?