“It is with sadness that we announce that as of October 27, 2019, The Spatula Diner will be closing its doors.”
Sadness? For the staff, surely. For us, it’s more like mixed emotions. Yes, the Sausagefest crew has enjoyed breakfast there for almost two decades. We hadn’t planned on returning in 2020 even before the closure. A shrunken menu and poor service made up our minds for us. Our favourite meal was the breakfast monstrosity known as the Flesherton Fillup. Under new management, it ceased to exist. Remember when Uncle Meat had this conversation in July with the server?
“When did you get rid of the Flesherton Fillup?” he asked.
“Oh, we haven’t had that in a long time,” she responded.
“We were here last year and you had it then, I’m just surprised,” said Meat.
Condescendingly she answered, “Isn’t a year a long time?”
Relatively, but when you’re in a location like Flesherton Ontario where the business is seasonal, expect to be asked that question more than once.
Admittedly, we could have been…more considerate as customers. We could have called in advance to let them know they were about to be slammed by 30 hungry, sweaty guys. I would have preferred to do it that way, but was shot down every time!
Goodbye, Flying Spatula. Many a good steak-n-eggs and Flesherton Fillups were enjoyed there. But your time had come and parting isn’t always such sweet sorrow.