Law & Orders — A Little Slice of Heaven on The Side of the Road


Law and order exists in life for the purpose of establishing justice. Law & Orders on the fringe of Carleton Place exists for the purpose of feeding the masses quality food. Tucked on the Carleton Place side of the Innisville Bridge on Hwy 7 lies memories of what the iconic Mr. Norm once built. Anyone that dares to even open up a business in that spot is going to have to fill some mighty big shoes. After eating at Law & Orders I would say they not only filled it- they needed a bigger size!

After hearing the rumour that Jamie Law had a Harvard degree in Burgerology I decided to check it out. The burgers and fries were flying out the door when I went in there a few Saturdays ago, but I decided to really throw them a curve ball. Often the veggie/vegan burger gets overlooked. Nine out of ten it is some frozen Morningstar veggie burger thrown on the grill. Since they don’t cook any frozen meat patties, would this be any different? It wasn’t– the quality rocked the house as well as the fries. I was even served a Diet Coke in an old fashioned glass bottle.

The burgers and pizza are fresh (local butcher and no filler) and home made. Even the veggie burgers are hand made by a woman “up the line” that wants to open a vegetarian restaurant. The fries are hot, crisp. and fresh cut – none of that frozen bagged nonsense Jamie says.

I honestly don’t think a bag of frozen-anything would mess with Jamie Law. He is determined, focused, and thinks of every palette, as he also offers gluten free and vegan options.Once upon a time he was in banking and restaurant management. He began at the bottom of the grease pit and worked his way up. There is no doubt that Jamie is establishing his own roots with his creative choices. He has no fear in getting dirty to get the job done right for his restaurant.

Like the successful In-N-Out Burger chain in the US, Law & Orders is back to basics and doing it right. Pride and dedication go into the hand made foods available (grilled BLT, The Barnyard, the pizza’s and of course the fries that bring people back at least once a week!) Other notable menu items include: deep-fried pickles, chicken wings, and for the winter season, chili and soup. Don’t forget the WCF -What Came First burger (a chicken burger with a fried egg, bacon and cheese).

In his quest to get people to taste his food Jamie even delivered to the ice shacks on Mississippi Lake this winter. The snowmobiles were always lined up front to taste the best gravy in town on his popular Poutines and Poutine Pizza. Tater Tot Poutine is coming up on the menu as well as home made frozen lemonade, sausages, and funnel fries, for the summer customers. Plus, Jamie assures you there is consistency in his food no matter who is cooking.

If you have a big appetite don’t forget the Rhippo Challenge! When Jamie Law opened his restaurant in February 2014, he set out a challenge that he knew would make his Dad proud.The Rhippo Burger was named after Jamie’s late father’s nickname. The Rhippo Challenge includes two, one-pound Rhippo burgers and a full pound of Poutine. It only comes to those willing to test the depth of their hunger. All participants must completely consume the three items in 20 minutes or less. The successful few will earn bragging rights, get their meal for free, go home with a t-shirt, and their photo will be hung on the Rhippo Challenge Wall of Fame.

As of February 2015, over 90 challengers have attempted the feat. They have only had one winner. Bobby Roy from Metcalfe completed it in 13 minutes! Where are our Carleton Place challengers? C’mon guys!

Aside from the phenomenal food, and great selection on their menu, the staff are very personable, friendly, and helpful. Not only that, Law & Orders  are on a used cooking oil recycling program. If not properly treated, used cooking grease can pose a serious threat to the community. Using an environmentally responsible pick up and waste oil disposal service prevents thousands of tonnes of restaurant trap grease from clogging sewer systems, polluting waterways and contaminating landfills. Way to go guys!

Jamie will be competing with the other burger professionals at The Man Cave Show coming up in Carleton PlaceThe family run business is open 7 days a week from 11-7pm. You can call ahead and your order will be ready for you to eat in or take out when you arrive!  It’s right across the street from the Ultramar gas station in Innisville, and only ten minutes from Perth and Carleton Place! No matter who you are, you’ll feel like a part of the Law and Orders family when you leave.




About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

2 responses »

  1. Law & Orders is a slice of culinary heaven tucked away in the valley. A must stop on the way to anywhere you’re going!!!

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