Oh dear – there go our lunch plans.
We’re dropping off some garments for alteration at Highpoint.
I know there’s places to get this work done that aren’t at Highpoint but I’ll be darned if I can recall where they are.
So here we are.
The wait time is an hour – and the idea of leaving and then returning to the shopping centre has no appeal at all.
So we better make the most of Highpoint time, as best we’re able.
Sox top-up from Harris Scarfe.
Routine eye furniture maintenance and screw-tightening at Specsavers.
We’re faced with the same choices as ever; some we even like but none appeal muchly today.
So we try one of the newer places, Schnitz, which is situated on the lower level and not far from the cinemas.
It may specialise in schnitzels and parmas but the vibe is all cheerful franchise fast-food, and the lineup of wraps, rolls and plates fits right in with that.
Bennie goes for the No.4 – American Dream – in roll form with a schnitzel with regular crumbs ($11.50), with the combo deal ($5.50) adding a small chips and a small fizzy drink.
Even while I’m still photographing my own meal, he’s enthusing: “The chips are really good, dad!”
He reckons his filled roll is good, with a nice chunk of nicely cooked chook, but he would’ve preferred the roll to be better toasted.
I get the same chips with my schnitzel and coleslaw ($14.50 all up).
I disagree, very much so, on the chips front.
Look, I can handle some chicken salt.
BUT NOT THIS MUCH.
This is chicken salt overkill and renders my chips inedible.
My plain and modestly proportioned schnitzel is rather good, with lovely crumbs and surprisingly tasty and juicy meat.
The coleslaw is fantastic, especially for a fast-food joint in a shopping centre.
Context is everything, I guess.
It’s finely chopped winner, fresh and not dressed to the point of gloopiness.
There are worse places to tuck in at Highpoint; but there’s better ones, too.