When deprived of flavourful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of home-cooked fare and drinks at Haywood's Grill.
Casual eatery Haywood's Grill festoons plates with an eclectic menu of made-from-scratch fare. A pleasant alternative to angry phone calls from roosters, the breakfast menu wakes up bodies with hearty skillets of scrambled eggs and hash browns ($8.95–$9.95). Dinner invites guests to delve into the crispy, golden realms of beer-battered cod ($13.95 for two pieces; $15.95 for three pieces), or divvy up slices of homemade Red Devil pizza, fortified with a spicy shield of pepperoni, sausage, and banana peppers ($15.95–$23.95). Additionally, scaled-down dishes avail themselves to diminutive diners, obviating the need for tableside shrink rays. For dessert, the popular banoffee delicacy loads down banana bread with fresh bananas, caramel, and whipped cream ($4.95). Black tables, booth seating, and cool blue walls create a casual, fun ambience, akin to a court jester in pajamas.
In her more than 20 years of restaurant experience, Haywood Grill owner Roxy has learned a thing or two about what makes a good neighbourhood eatery. Good food is only one part of it—a restaurant should also be a place that makes people want to linger, meet with friends, and start a food-themed musical if the mood strikes. That's why Roxy pays as much attention to Haywood Grill's atmosphere as she does to its menu of pizzas, burgers, sub sandwiches, and breakfast specialties. Beginning with appetizers of tricoloured nachos and boneless chicken wings in one of four sauces, diners can mingle over housemade pizzas topped with classic and creative topping combinations, or burgers built on ground-beef, buffalo, chicken, or veggie patties.