January 05, 2009
(Directly from the press release.)
"It’s inspired by family history you might say" comments Educated Palate partner Tyson Reimer on their latest venture, Deacon’s Corner on the edgy edge of historic Gastown that opened today, Monday, January 5th. A classic diner in every sense, Deacon’s Corner pays homage to an Imperial Oil station and truck stop diner built by Mr. Reimer’s grandfather and great uncle in the early 1950’s on the Trans Canada Highway outside of Winnipeg.
Seating 65 people, Deacon’s Corner offers honest, home-made food. "Everything is made from scratch – including the biscuits." Like diners of the past, this is unpretentious fare – hearty Soups, Chili, Meatloaf, Mac ‘n Cheese and Fried Chicken as well as classic sandwiches – Open-face turkey, Reuben, Grilled Cheese and Club House are found on the lunch menu along with burgers and house-made hotdogs with all the fixin’s. (See complete menus below.)
Breakfast sees eggs served in a variety of ways with accompaniments such as Corned Beef Hash, Chicken-fried Steak, Hickory-smoked Ham and Biscuits with Gravy. Omelettes abound along with other standard items including Buttermilk Pancakes, French Toast, Hot Oatmeal and Baked Beans.
In these times of economic uncertainty, patrons will be pleased at Deacon’s value pricing. Breakfast mains average well under $10 with the Hungry Man Steak and Eggs (three eggs, 5oz. strip steak, hash browns and toast) topping the menu at $13.50. At lunch, only the Pulled Pork Sandwich and the Chicken-fried Steak are priced more than $10 at $10.25.
With prices like these, Deacon’s Corner is sure to become a mainstay of the neighbourhood and the business crowd. Back in the 30’s, way before there was a Timmy’s, the local police always ate in diners. They knew good food and good value when they saw it. Keeping this in mind, Mr. Reimer’s diner is conveniently located next to East Vancouver’s main police depot. So you’ll be sure to see some of Vancouver’s finest appreciating Deacon’s honest fare and endless coffee.
101 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 2S5 604-684-1555