Hana’s Place Restaurant | Home Style Cooking

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hanas corned beef sandwich - chicken wings

It’s always a great day when we start by eating breakfast with friends and family in Thorold.
As a first-timer, I was impressed on first-sight to discover Hana’s Place Restaurant as a folksy eatery to start my day where Rudy was sipping a coffee.
With such a wide variety on their menu, Hana’s can serve as a breakfast, lunch or my favourite – brunch.

Jon-Paul Carfagnini – Food Writer

“I could see myself swinging by Hana’s for breakfast after a midnight shift or long night downtown. Located at 8 Front St S, the family owned and operated eatery is a good-natured, place for shoppers or Brock students on the go in downtown Thorold. Affordable prices and comfort foods add to a cozy dining atmosphere with homey vibes complimented by friendly service.”

For this review, my Dad and I had the pleasure of being served by Hana, the restaurant owner and operator who told us they focus on a selection of home-made ethnic foods including Eastern European specialities (Pierogies,Cabbage Rolls)

CREPES FOR STARTERS

We hear good reviews on Hana’s Crepes, so we figured it would be an interesting starter. We shared the Black Forest Ham with Mozzarella Cheese Crepes and a Fruit Cup. (side options Home Fries, English Muffin or Fruit Cup). We should have chosen the home fries instead of the healthy fruit cup. $10.95.

The three crepes were delicious; soft and moist, filled to satisfaction. The presentation was bare and it could be enhanced with a topping, or splash of sauce or syrup to jazz up the plate. Overall, the crepes were very good!

CREPES TASTE VERY GOOD – BUT PRESENTATION NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

CHICKEN WINGS FOR LUNCH

It’s never too early to eat Chicken Wings. So I tried 10 Wings for lunch. These beauties were meaty and pleased to get nine drumsticks and only one flat piece. I ordered the medium sauce, which was not too hot but the spicy flavour was tasty.

MEATY WINGS

CORNED BEEF SANDWICH & MINESTRONE SOUP

My Dad ordered the daily lunch special for $8.95. The Corned Beef Sandwich on Rye Bread with Minestrone Soup satisfied the appetite.

My Dad ordered the daily lunch special for $8.95. The Corned Beef Sandwich on Rye Bread with Minestrone Soup satisfied the appetite.
The Minestrone was full of chunky vegetables and pasta noodles in a tasty and perfectly seasoned tomato broth. It was not served hot to table as he prefers, but warm enough because the bowl was emptied.
The rye bread was fresh and the hearty slices of tender and juicy meat with a swab of mustard, topped with a tomato slice and lettuce was a big hit. The pickle and coleslaw on the side added a little extra for a great finish.

FRIENDLY NOT FANCY

Nothing is pretentious or fancy at Hana’s, which makes it unique with fair prices and authentic home-style foods. Hana has the ingredients for a uniquely distinct brand in Thorold, and I would be happy to return.

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Jon-Paul Carfagnini is a Media Communications student at Brock University and lifetime resident of Thorold, Ontario. As an avid food and culture write, J.P. contributes monthly restaurant reviews for the MY Thorold community newsletter. Supervisors and teachers who have worked with Jon-Paul say that he is a caring and responsible person who tries hard to satisfy the needs of other people. Enthusiasm is a part of his personality that comes out when dealing with people from customers to members of community groups. As a volunteer for numerous charities, J.P. truly believes in the idea of personal improvement through community betterment. A graduate of Denis Morris High School in St. Catharines feels it is important to give back to the community and help people in need. Coaches and players who know J.P. say he is strong on teamwork, on the field, in the classroom, and on the job. He believes that Together Everyone Achieves More by working as a team, and that has showed in the academics and athletics in his career. Co-workers can feel confident that he will bring a positive attitude, a loyal commitment to the workplace, and take instructions to get the job done right.