As promised, I ventured into Sully’s today. I brought my good friend MGyver, so that we could go splits on the smoked meat and the roast beef. This no frills restaurant is brightly lit and has only counter space for eating. The one man show behind the counter is friendly, conversational, and slices our meat to order. Meanwhile, we sit on the cherished old stools of the late Ginger’s tavern and watch some tennis on the telly. The beef is roasted to a pinky medium at Certainly Cinnamon, and is handed over to Sully’s for sandwich glory. It is toasted in a sub bun, and then topped with tomato, pickle, onions, lettuce and banana peppers: $6 for 6 inches and $11 for a foot long. Props to you if you can eat a foot long! The meat is really tender and plentiful, and the condiments were flavourful. I was happy with this sandwich, until suddenly I heard moans of delight from my pal MGyver. I looked over and he was already into his first bite of his smoked meat sandwich.
Yay! What a sandwich! Oh, and ignore the slice of cheese. I ordered that as an afterthought but it was completely unnecessary. The meat is shipped in from Montreal and is piled high and sliced thin. The rye bread is from the Fancy Lebanese Bakery, and is steamed before performing its sandwich duties. The steaming seems to make the bread more elastic and durable, helping it to hold the sandwich together rather than being spiteful and dry and falling apart under the harassment of several inches of meat. It is served with a modest side of potato chips, and a good brand of pickle spear, all for $7.50.
Sully’s also serves Nathan’s hot dogs (authentic NYC) and imports pulled pork from the southern states. More importantly, they have a beverage fridge full of the aloe vera drink to which I am hopelessly addicted! There is talk of setting up a beer tap and maybe serving some Granite beer… maybe… hopefully…? There is also talk of renovations to open up more seating and better kitchen/storage. In time we will see the progression of this business, but for now you might as well go try a sandwich. You won’t be disappointed.
Sully’s Roast Beef & Smoked Meat
3548 Novalea Dr.