Posted on 11 / 20 / 2009
Before you think this might be a 5-star restaurant, think again... really really think again. This place does not look fancy or even like a regular sit-down, table service eatery. Hillside Quickie's can probably be considered comparable in ambiance and decor to a large version of a "hole-in-the-wall." It has scratched display cases, which may or may not have food in them. The menu may have many items, but they may have run out of some things. There may be some posted "specials," which they may or may not have. Worst of all, they may not be open when you try to go!
HOWEVER, please keep reading!
If you know what you're going in for, you won't be disappointed. This place uses a lot of oil and/or fat, so if you are afraid of greasy food or fat calories, don't go!
OK, now the goods. YUM. Once in a while, it seems like most people are willing to eat greasy food. The comfort from this may bring us back to care-free childhood days where we ate things off of the grill, sugary substances, and deep-fried golden nuggets without thinking twice. Of course, as we are older, it's a different feel: we know the repercussions of eating greasy food all the time. Still, if you want some comforting food of the above characteristics, go here!
The sandwiches are deliciously spiced and have such a wonderful selection of toppings on them. I've never had a bad sandwich here. Never! Anything with plantains on it is divine (crazy jamaican burger). Cole slaw (usually red cabbage based) too, adds a nice contrast to the greasy protein patty (soy-based product like tofu or pastrami, tempeh, seitan). Some even have yams on it! The grilled onions add a crowning finish that provides a smoky rich flavor. Oh, and don't forget sandwiches that have the potato salad inside (like the new york deli sub)! Yes! All in one, thank you.
If you're really worried about overdoing it or having a bloated belly, try eating just half now and half later. Trust me, it'll still be fantastic later!
Sometimes they have cookies on site, which I believe are housemade. They are pretty good. Standard fare, if you ask me, but satisfying because they wrap up a quick meal nicely.
Nothing fancy, but just some home-style soul-style cooking. Prepare yourself for what to expect and you won't be disappointed.
potato salad in sandwich, jamaican spices, fried plantains
ambiance, food not always in stock, hours