Place: Albert’s Family Diner
October 5th, 2016
This entry is brought to you by the brevity of Critical Bill:
Kudos to the $5 egg special. Very crisp bacon. Competent and professional waitressing complete with jokes.
The waffle needed more crisp. I’m a big fan of the whipped butter. Waffle inner consistency was fluffy, though a touch under-done.
Unanimous 3.5/5 from brief Bill and Silent Sly.
Final remarks: It just didn’t kick no ass.
Yours in waffles.
Place: Albert’s on 99th Street (again)
When: Summer 2015
The International Supreme Council of Waffles (ISCoW) believes in the quest for the best waffle but as we are only human we acknowledge, for the love of waffles, that sometimes when the craving strikes it is best to satisfy the craving with a reliable source.
Sly and Bill returned to Albert’s on 99th in hope of recreating the simple golden crisp yet fluffy waffle they enjoyed before (with generous serving of bacon). However, Bill and Sly were left somewhat disappointed. The Council recognizes these collective comments, “the inside was soft, too moist.” An important lesson was gleaned; consistency is an essential attribute in the quest for the best waffle.
And Critical Bill made the closing remarks,
“why is the middle of my waffle so soft when the rest of my life is so hard.”
Bill & Sly agreed: 3/5
The Founding Council Reconvenes and Commits
Place: Albert’s on 99th Street, Edmonton AB
Wafflers: founding members Critical Bill and Sly
When: Mid-March 2015
Sly and Bill met during Sly’s staycation for a much deserved mid-week-waffle-Wednesday meeting of the International Supreme Council of Waffles. The experience opened with classic diner décor, the ironic impersonal but friendly wait staff, and shitty drip coffee that no diner should be without. Based on the agreed merits of the waffle*, this meeting of the council was simple, quiet, and pleasant. Critical Bill reports, “no complaints, light and crispy waffle” and Sly’s remarks were, “whipped butter is always a bonus.” (note: the waffle was served plain, to the council’s approval, with butter and syrup, not as picture above). It was at this meeting that the side of bacon was added to the Waffle order. Though, no proclamation was decreed it was silently understood that the side of bacon would accompany future waffles, permitted by availability. The council would like to note that given the simplicity of the Albert’s waffle it was a bit pricey but the bacon helping was plentiful.
This waffle experience might be reminiscent of the simpler time that Bill longs for.
Critical Bill: 4.5/5