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Jimmy’s lamb dinner is my go-to Greek comfort food!

So, I was super-stoked when the Urban Eatery opened back in the day. You’ve got like, 27 different places to chow down, son! But my number one has gotta be Jimmy the Greek, and it’s all because of this roast lamb dinner:

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Dude, I love lamb! It’s super-tender, falls off the bone, with a great chewy texture and some nice flavour from the Greek spices. But I would be remiss not to mention all you get with this dish—it’s a whole lotta food for $10.99!

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So, you’ve got a yuuuge Greek salad, with onions, tomatoes and olives, a fistful of feta and a super-creamy dressing. Some yellow rice with peas and carrots, a whole buncha potaters, with a little tzatziki and hot sauce for that extra kick. Bro, my breath is gonna smell terrible for the next little bit, but I’m gonna be in a great mood all day, cuz I’ll be lambing my troubles away with this lamb chop!

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Top 10 places to eat in the Urban Eatery

(Originally written November 11, 2011)

Having made my way through the massive Urban Eatery, I thought I’d take a look back at some of the places worth revisiting.  Here are what I would consider to be the top 10 stops in the cavernous food court:

10. Mucho Burrito: On a scale from one to 10, I’d give this place 15.  Fifteen inches of extra-large burrito, that is!

9. Szechuan Express: Seemed to be the best of the “pick two/three items” Chinese food stalls.  Then again, I couldn’t remember what I ordered without looking it up–haven’t been there since October 4th!

8. Crêpe de licious: I like how they added the space between de and licious to make it seem French.  That said, they kinda half-assed it.  Shoulda called the place Crêpe dé licieuse if they wanted to go the full nine yards (although the accent aigu kinda ruins the joke…)

7. Fast Fresh Foods: This place makes a mean sandwich.  It’s also the only stall whose UK ownership left a strange, cryptic comment on my review…

6. Liberty Noodle: Probably the best of the stir-fry shops.  And while they supposedly serve sushi, it seems their sushi chef doesn’t start until after lunch.  (I guess the man needs to eat, too!)

5. Villa Madina: For the best shawarma in the Urban Eatery, Villa Madina wins by default.  Which isn’t to say it’s not good–just that it’s the only place that serves shawarma in the Urban Eatery.

4. Aroma Cafe: Funny, I used to live down the street from one of these places, but it took them opening in the Urban Eatery for me to actually go there.  Yeah, I guess I missed out.

3. Big Smoke Burger: I gotta say, it was a real toss-up for the number two spot.  Although Big Smoke lost out, my mouth still wins!

2. Rare: When I die, I hope I end up in a place that offers a wide variety of roast beef sandwiches.  Mind you, there is such a place.  It’s called Alberta, and I left there in 2005… 😉

1. Jimmy the Greek: Though the lamb wasn’t as good the second time around (yes, I’ve already been back!), I will always remember the way it tasted the first time.  Love at first bite…

So there you go.  If you don’t plan on visiting all 27 stalls at the Urban Eatery, try to check out these ones, at least.

UPDATE: Rare has since shut down, and been replaced by a Tim Hortons. Aaaaand that’s why I don’t eat at the Urban Eatery anymore!