The moment you get to Fresh Corner, downtown, near the old park, you will be hit by memories of yesterday lingering all along the tiny room.
On one side of the hot and always crowded room are five pictures of President Museveni, three of them are different official portraits, while the other two are campaign posters from 1996 and 2001, while on one side, there are two Coca Cola advert posters baring old campaign slogans like Coca Cola Enjoy and Life Tastes Good.
But that’s not all, even outside the restaurant, you will be faced by a neighboring saloon operated by a number of old men, in this saloon, all the barbers use scissors.
The room still has the vintage restaurant feel of low living room tables, sitting booths that most of the times never enough for the patrons.
In fact, most of the times, one has to wait for one customer to leave to replace them.
Much as many people come to eat at Fresh Corner for the first time, the eatery has been around for ages, in fact, it is famous for a dish no one serves in the city – chips, bread and offal.
It is an offering that many that come to the place for the first time indeed come for but at times don’t even know how to place the order – served with a loaf of brown bread, chips and offal is a madness that hits you without noticing.
The calculated seasoning in the gravy, roasted offal create a journey in your mouth -and it’s not a bad one; they easily remind you of the days when ‘katogo ka byenda’ was a stable breakfast food just that this time it’s posh and with fried potatoes.
And the always hot meal leaves up to its billing, from the presentation that has a chuck of chips on one side and offal gravy, bread slice and fresh cabbage placed carefully on the other side.
But since Fresh Corner fills to maximum, such things like food photography and selfies are almost unheard of, in fact, even using a table in front of you while eating is more than far fetched.
Thus most of the times you will see patrons with their plates on their laps, peacefully munching the organ meat.
Much as Fresh Corner serves other kinds of foods like matooke, chips and chicken or meat, it is the offal combo that people know the place for, almost half or more of the clientele eating there at a particular time is always eating that.
The famous dish goes for shs8000/= and being generous than any restaurant in town, a soda at Fresh Corner goes for shs1000/=.
Thus, for many that are still chasing the January blues and thus afraid of attacking any restaurant, Fresh Corner could be something you should give a try……. talk about a new meal in your grandfather’s sitting room.