We stopped in to try the very down-market K&S Family Restaurant in Leslieville today, on the theory that it's hard to go wrong with eggs and toast. It's an old, somewhat rundown diner populated with neighborhood characters who all seem to know one another. Not somewhere the average chow hound would go for atmosphere unless maybe making some sort of documentary.
So we were intrigued by a note on the menu that the eggs benedict ($7.99) comes with home made hollandaise "(not when busy)". When the food arrived, it was clear that the hollandaise had literally been made for us. It came on the side in a metal bowl, ready to put on the eggs to our taste. It wasn't the best hollandaise ever but a darned sight better than the mass-produced stuff that so many restaurants serve.
Here's a picture.
Just goes to show, you never know what you'll find when you go out exploring. Makes me consider going back tonight for today's special - salmon steak, fried or poached - $6.00. Who knows, could be great...
K & S Family Restaurant
893 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M1J4, CA