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At this out-of-the-way diner on Vancouver’s underserved West Side (and in the burgeoning South Fraser ’hood), be prepared for three things: 1) LineupsÑcheap food + two dozen seats only works out one way 2) RegretÑthose mountainous banana pancakes stuffed with caramel, pecans, and streusel are deliciousÉfor the first half 3) PhotographsÑordering from affably no-nonsense owner Emily-Jane Stuart, and then receiving your Southern-tastic chicken-fried steak with gravy, hash browns, and toast sends everyoneÑhipsters, Dunbar moms, and seniors alikeÑreaching for the iPhone.

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