Astronaut cooks have made numerous attempts to wrangle hamburgers into space-ready meals, from dehydrated-pickle disks to vacuum-sealed burger bottles. Enjoy what our starry-eyed brethren never can with today’s Groupon to Tony's Place. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get the signature Tony's Canuck burger (a $9.99 value).
- For $10, you get $20 worth of homemade Canadian fare.
The several generations of family restaurateurs behind Tony's Place craft fresh, homemade diner-style fare served amid the soft yellow walls of the eatery's inviting dining room. Insert incisors into the venerable Canuck burger's beef patty, bacon, ham, and cheese, all dressed in a jaunty cape of house sauce and mustard. Diners may also opt for a variety of other fare, sampling the friendly land-sea relations of chicken fingers and fish 'n' chips with coleslaw ($8.79) or the fork-wrestling prowess of spaghetti with farmer sausage and garlic toast ($8.99). Before leaving, bask in the comforting farewell of apple, blueberry, or rhubarb pie entertaining as solo acts ($3.89/slice) or à la mode (one scoop, $1 extra). Like a marriage proposal from a deli clerk, all burgers and sandwiches are accompanied by a choice of fries, potato salad, or pasta salad.
Tony's Place Abbotsford
Married couple Tony and Jean founded Tony's Place in 1989, and they've been doling out hearty helpings of house-made comfort food ever since. In the morning, their grills sizzle with omelettes and pancakes, which are available any time of day and pave the way for lunches of hot sandwiches, country specialties, and signature wonton soup. Their kitchen crew sculpts half-pound beef patties into house-made burgers or the diners' favourite Rodin sculptures before garnishing them with gourmet toppings such as jalapeno havarti cheese, fried eggs, or shrimp and crab. Meanwhile, pastries and fresh-baked pumpkin, apple, and rhubarb pies rise in the oven, anticipating their future unions with scoops of ice cream.