Since I’ve been working full time at the Ministry of Natural Resources this past two months, I’ve had little time to do much else. One thing I have done though is visit many restaurants that I’ve never taken the time to experience before. It is a policy for our office staff to venture out for lunch every Friday and downtown Peterborough offers a vast array of culinary fare.
Yesterday, for example, we went to a little deli called Sam’s Place, on Hunter Street. It’s a very casual type of place with half a dozen tables and a high counter in front of the window. Once you’ve made your choice from the variety of sandwiches and side dishes available, and placed your order, you can sit down and enjoy the eclectic surroundings and, if you’re facing the street, observe some of the more colourful residents who are out and about. Your food will be delivered to your table.
A sign in the window declares something like this: “All of the meat used in our sandwiches is created from meat from Otonobee Packers”, in other words, locally produced and not processed.
I ordered the daily special, The Canadian Club. It came on bakeshop fresh rye bread and was piled high with thinly sliced turkey (fresh, not processed), Canadian pemeal bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo.I didn’t order a side dish and at first regretted it. While the others at my table were enjoying creamy macaroni salad, or Greek salad, or baked beans, my stomach was growling. But when my sandwich arrived, I knew I’d made the right decision. It was so thick that I could hardly get my mouth around it, and it was delicious! It’s a good thing that we had a several-block walk back to the office, because, as usual, I was feeling very stuffed.
Unfortunately, I don’t carry a camera to work, so I’ve been unable to take photos of the wonderful lunches I’ve enjoyed. I’ll just have to go back with camera, pen and paper, and time to take in all the details to share with you, at a later date.