Cool New Diner “The Red Wagon” Opening Soon On East Hastings

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Interior shot of construction inside 2296 East Hastings, the soon-to-be site of Brad Miller's diner, The Red Wagon

by Andrew Morrison | Restaurant veteran Brad Miller, who cut his teeth at Au Petit Chavignol, West and Bistro Pastis, is on the verge of going solo with The Red Wagon, a new 35 seat diner serving breakfast and lunch (and possibly dinner) in the old King’s Cafe location at 2296 East Hastings (at Nanaimo). It will be, as he describes it, “a joint”. Full stop. I take that as meaning super casual. As for the food, he says we can expect “down home cooking”: sandwiches, good burgers, salads and such – stuff that is “approachable and reflective of the neighbourhood.” Opening day is slated for later in October.


7 Responses to “Cool New Diner “The Red Wagon” Opening Soon On East Hastings”

  1. AT on October 2nd, 2010 12:22 pm

    This place seems like it’s going to be great!

    Does anyone know if he’s done the hiring for it yet? I’d love to work there!!!

  2. ryo on October 3rd, 2010 2:00 pm

    this is going to be my next breakfast hangout. will try to bring all my hooooomies.

  3. mohawk on October 5th, 2010 3:46 pm

    It’s been a couple months since King’s shut her drafty door, so I hope this place can pick up the slack. I tried the Templeton down the street, but I’ll ne’er go back: small portions; steep prices (in *this* economy, on *my* fixed income?!); phonies with their fancy haircuts and devil-may-care slouching. Will there be a $2.85 breakfast special???

  4. Scout Magazine on October 5th, 2010 4:00 pm

    Damn slouchers and their damn fancy haircuts. They really do ruin everything, don’t they.

  5. Dave on October 10th, 2010 9:39 pm

    The king of breakfast has returned!!!

  6. Nick on October 10th, 2010 10:24 pm

    Nothing ruins breakfast more than fancy haircuts and devil-may-care slouching! I hate that shit!

  7. Kelly santag on November 2nd, 2010 5:44 pm

    Had lunch here today the soup was great very inportant. To me I love soup and the rubin Was good to great litte place hope they do dinner soon

    Good luck