Lazy Owl’s new menu 

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A photo of the double doors to the Lazy Owl at the University of Regina. The doors are made of glass and stainless steel. Above the doors there is a white banner containing a line art image of an owl in a shield and “LazyOwl” in bold, black lettering. Beneath the lettering is “EST. 1967” and the Lazy Owl’s website link: lazyowlyqr.ca.
These doors are open until 10 p.m. on Friday, but not Saturday or Sunday. Lee Lim

A new installation to the menu reviews series and Owl theories!

It’s that time of year again, happy Lazy Owl menu update! This is my fourth time around the block with reviewing the Owl’s menu, I’ve seen the ups and downs, the highs and lows, and this food menu is the highest high I’ve reviewed. This is the best menu I’ve seen from the Owl yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s without its flaws. 

Let’s go over our disclaimers first. This review is only based on information given from the Owl’s website, thelazyowlyqr.ca, and I have not tried any of the food on the menu, thus I will not give any comments about the taste or presentation of the food. 

Secondly, the review on the menu is based on information present on the website as of writing the article. By the time it gets published, or by the time you read this, there’s a chance changes will have been made to the menu or the website.  

Third, the definition of slander as a verb is to make false and damaging statements about someone. If you’re telling the truth, with present evidence and a dollop of precedence, it certainly cannot be slander.  

Disclaimers over, time for reviewing! 

The first thing you see when you open the website is some people partying in a place that could be the Owl (I haven’t seen it that full to be able to confirm or deny). The photo is blurrier than Magneto’s moral compass in the X-Men movies. The people in the back are more pixel than Adam Sandler in that movie Pixels. It makes the website look unprofessional (if you look at the website, look to the far left and there’s a dude in a green suit standing awkwardly, look to the far right and there’s a dude holding a clothes hanger that looks photoshopped in). 

The Owl still isn’t open on Saturday and Sunday. It’s open until 10 p.m. on Fridays which is a huge bonus, but nothing on Saturday. Plus, no Sunday brunch which makes no sense; you need those brunch mimosas to recover from your Saturday night hangover, which you won’t even get because it’s not open on Saturdays. 

This menu has some old features from the winter semester, and some new friends to join in. In the mains section, we have an answered question from a previous review of mine, The Lazy Owl 3: Tokyo Drift (go read it), and the poutine is actually listed as having vegetarian gravy.  

In Things ‘N Fries, more of my questions were answered. We actually know what the sauces are! What confuses me in this section is that the cauliflower bites aren’t vegan or vegetarian. Part of me wonders if they’re breaded and fried in the same place as the chicken fingers, and the cross-contamination makes it not vegan or vegetarian, which makes me consider if they’re prepped ahead of time and then frozen if they’re being breaded and fried in the same place, but those are just theories. Owl theories! 

Why isn’t cheese pizza vegetarian? But, somehow, it can be made vegan. Veggie burger, also not vegetarian, but it’s in the name. Weird. 

The sweet potato fries confuse me. When I was talking about the new menu with friends they said a dish wasn’t vegan because it had mayo in it, which makes sense, as mayo is made with eggs. The sweet potato fries have a side of chipotle mayo, yet they’re labelled vegan. 

At least I finally know what’s in the buffalo and caesar wraps, even if I don’t know why the veggie tofu wrap isn’t vegetarian. Veggie tofu is practically the definition of vegetarian. It’s not vegan either, which could be the mayo, yet we’ve been told earlier in this menu that the mayo can be vegan? 

Let’s pop on over to the drink menu. There are only three drinks on the menu with descriptions, and 11 that I have no clue what they are. 

Overall, their food menu looks much better, and I applaud the Lazy Owl for that. Seriously, good job folks. There are fewer food items on the menu, every item has a description, and there’s more vegan and vegetarian options than the first menu I reviewed. I wish there was still a halal marker, and it seems a little off with the vegan and vegetarian markings, though now there’s a dish on the menu I actually want to try.  

But, it is with a heavy heart that I announce clamato is back. Not on tap, thank god, but it’s back. And it still haunts me.  

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