Boot shakers and melamine tables give this a "your mom's kitchen" look

When going out to eat, I usually love to order different dishes and try new things. But as I mentioned in my last post, there are certain items that I always order – or regret not ordering. Suffice it to say, I haven’t explored Lady Marmalade‘s menu very much, despite the numerous visits I’ve paid them.

With the mish-mash of mis-matched chairs, melamine tables, and kitschy shakers, you can’t help but feel that you’ve sat down in someone’s kitchen. From the 70’s. All entirely apropos for the kind of comfort food served to packed tables and a waiting line.

Brown Rice Bowl, “Baja Style” topped with black beans, aged white cheddar, pico de gallo salsa, avocado, sour cream, scallions, & cilantro. Someone inevitably orders the Baja bowl when we go. Sometimes more than one someone. A really wonderful mix of texture and taste, for me, it’s the cilantro that makes this dish, so don’t push it off to the side. A great filling meal that just happens to also be vegetarian.

The Real Club Sandwich consists of bacon, chicken, avocado, tomato, red onions, & chipotle mayo. Really quite tasty. Good mix of flavours and a tasty hit from the mayo. Sometimes, I split a sandwich and the Baja bowl with someone. That way I can have both.

Yes, it’s a very short list. I might try other dishes some day – but I’d probably regret it.

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