The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls, Canada

Before we headed out of Niagara Falls back to our hotel for the wedding, we needed to grab lunch to take away before our 2-hour long coach ride. Although it seems that everyone has a Hard Rock t-shirt (good marketing strategy - customers pay for merchandise and advertise for them), both Rob and I have never been to Hard Rock Cafe. From the main road, we spotted the sign to Hard Rock Cafe and thought we may as well take this opportunity to try the food. I've always thought it was a funny name to give to a cafe - aren't all rocks hard? Well, the mystery is solved when I realised that 'rock' refers to the music genre - kinda obvious with all the autographed electric guitars displayed everywhere, and even a display of Beatles memorabilia.

The sandwiches seemed like a healthy and sensible thing to order from the menu since we had to takeaway. Rob got the Hickory Smoked Pulled-Pork Sandwich (CAN$16.50 before tax) which came with fries, ranch beans and coleslaw. Mine was the Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Sandwich (CAN$14.50 before tax) and included bacon, lettuce, tomato and Jack cheese, also with fries and coleslaw. In a bid to stay healthy, we requested for no fries. When we opened the boxes, we realised that these sandwiches weren't really very healthy at all, and worse, the fries were included despite our request - it's not easy to resist them when it's there in front of you. The pork sandwich was very tasty, and we ate some of the fries with the ranch beans. The chicken sandwich was also sinfully delicious, and it was with great effort to throw out half the fries. We certainly felt like gluttons because we also had the 12-course wedding feast later that day.

Pulled-Pork Sandwich; and Grilled Chicken Sandwich

It was a rather expensive lunch, with the total coming to around CAN$36 (incl tax), but it was yummy.

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