Category: brobro date spot

  • The Meg 2, but shrooming (movie review)

    Let me lead with this ⬇️ video by the most ferociously difficult-to-listen-to British person I know of (and still watch; like, I don’t count that annoying neocon guy from Top Gear or Piers Morgan or Carl Benjamin), because it gelled some shit for me, as Of Herbs And Altars occasionally does.  I really applaud their…

  • Samz Pub in Langley BC (#live happyhour review)

      2:27pm, Saturday, 9/23/23 At Samz with my fiancée and her roomie.  The roomie and I have both ordered the cheap-o 20oz glass of house beer.   Somewhere on maps or something my lady saw a $4.50 happy hour sleeve of lager.  They don’t do that anymore.  I was excited enough anyway, 20oz is four ounces…

  • Smuggler’s Cove Pub in Victoria BC (happyhour review)

    Smuggler’s Cove Pub in Victoria BC (happyhour review)

    Basically just came in so my gf could use the washroom and get a quick nibble, but I decided to check to see if predrinking dinner at Shiki made any sense (spoiler: it made sense enough). Picked it at random based off wanting to drive to/through the area playing pokemon go.  Wasn’t sure if I’d…

  • Date theme: ITS CHEAP [Uncle Willy’s, McFrugal’s, NoFrills]

    What does one say about the spendthrift? My parents tell me it’s in my Scottish DNA. This is perhaps why, in 1999, my Dad decided to go to Uncle Willy’s in Victoria for dinner once, as some kind of exercise in shared culture. I remember it vividly: a huge cafeteria style dining hall like a…

  • August 2023 Free Punk/Metal Fest in Centennial Square, Victoria BC

    Well, if you missed it, here’s the coverage. Kudos go to Andy Anderson for organizing such a perfect little fest.  First one of his I’ve been to and I don’t suppose it’ll be the last.  (On the flyer it notes the 11th year anniversary of his store cavity; the cofounder was a college buddy of…

  • Full bar ? with half price wings ?? in southshore grocery store??

    Hold the phone, south-island. Do you mean to tell me there’s a place to get a pound of wings for under $8 Wednesday nights, and it’s a really chill European style order-and-sit-down style pub in a Quality Foods in Colwood?! Get outta town! No really, you’ll have to. This place is crazy okay? Some friends…

  • Gus Tacos ? in Toronto ON

    Gus Tacos ? in Toronto ON

    Just stopped in here because it was the closest taco place to where I was meeting my friend who’s living in Parkdale…Beautiful mid-summer day, can’t go wrong with tacos, eh?  Who could ask for more. I love the Spartan aesthetic, it really gives anachronistic fixture, like very 20th century, very central american highway roadside. The…

  • Pheonix Bar show: Moonbather, Electric Druids, Wolf Venom (#live #local band & venue review)

    7:07pm – sitting at Phoenix Bar and Grill, one other metalhead type looking patron is here.  Love Is Like Oxygen by Sweet just started playing over the sound system.  I’m half a pitcher in already.  We’re locked and loaded. Fully gonzo.  Stand by. 7:33pm – Just stole a color show flyer off the wall while…

  • Big Fernwood show: AK47,  Neurospasm, Gnar Gnars, with Ripcordz (May 13/23)

    Big Fernwood show: AK47, Neurospasm, Gnar Gnars, with Ripcordz (May 13/23)

    So I caught this in local events on FB a few weeks before the showdate and talked myself in and out of going a bunch of times. Mostly I didn’t feel like busing or paying for two shows in a row but ended up getting a ride to the Kill Rats show the previous night…