I never knew that sloppy joe referred to food. Â Growing up, a sloppy joe was always an item of clothing. Â I think it was only a few years ago that I discovered it’s also something you eat. Â I always meant to try the food version but it’s not the sort of thing my family go for, so I never bothered. Â And to be honest, the idea of a kind of bolognese sauce in a bread bun didn’t appeal much to me either.
Well, the other day I had some business to do in Collingwood and Las Vegan was very closeby so that’s where I went to eat, being a hungry vegan and all. Â I’ve been there before and enjoyed my nachos but this time I saw the sloppy joe and knew right away that’s what I’d get.
The cafe was quite full with only one person serving but the atmosphere was laid back. Â To be honest though, I was starting to get a little peeved after half an hour when my meal still hadn’t arrived. Â It arrived bang on the forty minute mark, with an apology for the delay which was appreciated. I was in a hurry that day too, hence feeling a bit frustrated at the wait. Â Behold:
My sloppy joe and chips sure looked great (in person, not so much in this photo). Â Unfortunately the sloppy joe itself was cold. Â Now, maybe it’s supposed to be that way, I don’t know. Â In which case, I’d prefer the meal be warm. Â If it’s supposed to be cold, it’s not something I’d order again. Â I’m just not a cold meal person but hey, I put my salads and icecream in the microwave so feel free to ignore me.
Welll. Â The sloppy joe tasted awesome. Â The mushroom mince was great and the bun, although a bit too cold compared to the mince, was good and thick and chewy. Â The chips were just right too although I’m not a fussy chip person these days. Â I was absolutely stuffed.
A word of caution: ask for extra paper napkins. Â It’s called sloppy for a reason. Â The sauce was running down my hands and one napkin wasn’t enough. Â Hell, take a packet of baby wipes or something! Â Or maybe it’s just because I’m a sloppy eater.
Despite the delay in getting my order (on a day when I was already frazzled and in a sooky mood I admit) and the temperature of the meal, I’d definitely return. Â Las Vegan have some great food and I look forward to trying other items. Â When I left, I realised I was charged less than what the menu stated. Â Perhaps this was because of the delay? Â I don’t know, but I’m definitely going back!
Here are some pics of the drive back home:
Las Vegan Cafe is located at 22 Smith Street in Collingwood.Â http://www.lasvegan.com.au/