Slickity Jim's: "Slickity Jim's" Top 5 Page for this destination Slickity Jim's Chat 'N Chew Tip by Carmanah

Where do you go specifically for breakfast that isn't generic? Where do you go when you want casual but not plain? When you want inventive meals, witty menus and bizarre decor? You go to Slickity Jim's Chat & Chew, that's where you go!

Seriously though, I stumbled into Slickity Jim's one morning after a serious party the night before. Not really knowing anything about it, I sat in one of Slickity Jim's old kitchen tables and gazed around until I noticed that the walls were decorated in kitchy grandma's garage style. Ugly picture frames with objects loosely placed inside. plastic fish. Doll heads. Broken clocks. Bad art and tacky all around... but it works. That was my first experience there. I've since been there twice.

Usually there's a line to get in at Slickity Jim's because, first, it's small, second, it's popular, but third and most importantly, the staff encourage their customers to sit and hang out as long as they want, regardless of how many people are waiting for a table... hence the "Chat & Chew" in their name.

My favourite part about Slickity Jim's, aside from their food, is the way they've labeled and described it in their menu. As one restaurant reviewer wrote, "spoofing the ever-more-complex art of food description, the menu at Slickity's describes its Salad of the Renaissance ($5.95) as "(a) soft, delicate poached pear guided by a most subtle and divine goat feta as they laze about a garden of wild greens, mingling with fresh herbs and sundried black olives with implied subtleties that only a lemon and olive oil vinagrette can provide."

Address: 2513 Main Street, Vancouver
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: On the west side of Main Street, directly south of Broadway.
Phone: 604 873 6760
Rating: 4
Theme: Breakfast

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 17, 2005
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