Workplace Explorers: Setup at Save On Meats
This morning I spotted not one but two people wearing eye patches during my walk down Hastings, so let’s just launch right into the Workplace Explorers morning review with that exciting tidbit.
These men weren’t steampunk enthusiasts welcomed by Gastown’s gentrification efforts; these were Downtown Eastside veterans with stories to tell. The fact that it can be hard to distinguish the two characters is a newfound and unique Hastings quality captured and framed beautifully within this Friday’s temporary workspace, Save On Meats.
Just take a look at the Save On Meats music playlist; it’s as diverse as their clientele. Representing trendy hipsters and Jay-Z, hard-looking Downtown Eastside souls and Fleetwood Mac, sweet elderly ladies and Franz Ferdinand; the diner is a welcoming hub to our most colourful neighbourhood’s debatable contradictions.
They boast a menu full of comfortable classics loved by all, friendly staff and execute a sandwich token program to feed those in need. It’s a pretty rad situation. We walked away with an affordable breakfast, 3 bags of complimentary cookies and this advice: Come for the milkshakes stay for the music and put mashed potatoes in your grilled cheese sandwich.
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