It’s been more than a week since a massive snowstorm swept through Toronto. It covered most of the province, delaying a return to personal learning in schools and forcing businesses to close. The roads were filled with cars and transit buses getting stuck as the GTA spent the good part of a week digging itself out under the mess that the snow had created.
It’s also been a week since one loyal customer of Nicey’s Eatery in Scarborough decided to brave the storm and make the snow pull, to get a hot meal at the popular Caribbean restaurant.
Security video, now widely shared on the restaurant’s Instagram account, showed the person plodding through knee-deep snow to get to the doors only to realize the restaurant was locked. The person can be seen descending disappointed on their knees, sinking waist-deep into the snow, before getting up discouraged and sinking away.
Neil Tlummer, Assistant Manager of Nicey’s Eatery, said they still had not found their mysterious client. Tlummer was “so shocked” after seeing the security footage.
In an Instagram Post, the restaurant posted a “wanted” sign, looking for a mysterious customer “who was last seen very disappointed during the blizzard.”
“We have some tough locals who have been following us for years now since we’ve been to this place,” Tlummer said.
The place to which he was referred in the Markham Road and Finch Avenue East area of Scarborough. Nicey has been at this place for almost six years. But the restaurant has had roots in Scarborough for over 30 years. Their previous location was in Victoria Park Avenue.
“We would even like to find out exactly what drew him here, as his order is going to be?” says Tlummer. Tlummer made some guesses, including their soup, jerk chicken and jerk pulled pork.
“We try our best to give back and to maintain that quality that everyone holds on to,” Tlummer added.
Nicey’s comment section was filled with people from Japan, Sweden, India, UK, curious and invested after this local story made international news.
“We would very much like to find him and show our appreciation,” Tlummer said. “We set up a very nice package for him. “The immediate one will be a meal of his choice, plus a nice hot cup of soup, and a nice cold Red Stripe (Jamaican lager) at the end to wash it all off,” Tlummer told the Star.
So if you’re Nicey’s mysterious “angel” and reading this, you might want to try making that move again.
Call ahead this time to make sure they are open.
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