When hunger strikes but you just can’t put your finger on what will hit the spot, Lunchography is there to help.
The Tumblr blog, started about a month ago by three unnamed Saskatoon residents, documents restaurants around the city’s central downtown area.
“This journey consists of enjoying a meal at every establishment in the downtown core area of our city that will be kind enough to feed us,” the bloggers write in the site’s mission statement. This area is bordered by Queen Street, Idylwyld, and the bend of the river.”
The self-described “lunch enthusiasts” visit and review restaurants ranging from food court vendors and McDonald’s Express to upscale eateries like Samurai and Mediterranno. So far they’ve reviewed 15 different locations and plan to visit around three eateries each week.
Every review is accompanied by table shots of the entire meal, individual photos of each dish and a few brief paragraphs describing the diners’ experience with the staff, food, location and pricing. Stand-out restaurants include the Sawaddee Bistro, Tusq and The Golden Pagoda. Breakfast spot Poached is one the crew says “does not get as much lunch love as it probably deserves.”
The bloggers shoot down McDonald’s, of course, and write that the food at Vanellis is “all style, no substance, unfortunately.”
Fortunately for some, they add that “Vanellis also boasts some of the skinniest straws in Saskatoon, if that’s your sort of thing.”
You don’t have to take the blog’s word for it. Make a goal for yourself to try out more local food. We’re lucky enough to have an amazing selection of eateries in Saskatoon. While Lunchography draws attention to some of the lesser-known spots, it’s far more satisfying venturing out and grabbing a bite for yourself than just staring at fancy photos.
Graphic: Jared Beattie
Lunchography Website: www.lunchography.com