Category: date spot

  • Beltane Rave @ MORTUARY in Olympia, WA

    So this is what I get for being single, psychotic and fancy-free on FB in April 2023: only the greatest indoor rave ever. Put bluntly, I’m trying to go to every event I can get to at this venue.  Incredible. Allow me to elaborate: I couldn’t resist finding out more about the venue when the…

  • open:ended’s Friday The 13th party (Victoria BC) part 2 ✌️

    {Just so you know I wasn’t kidding about the goth dommy mommy, here’s an almost-audio-only sample.? And a still image. ?} Now, I would like, if I may, to take you on a rather wild journey…   The promo poster, I should have tried to snag one, maybe I’ll get it printed ?Let’s just rattle…

  • open:ended’s Friday The 13th party (Victoria BC) part 1

    Well, I said I’d be back (unlike the Babes On Babes events) and I damn-well meant it! THEY FIXED THE LIFT!!  A COUPLE PEOPLE CAME WITH THEIR 4-WHEEL WALKER/CHAIRS! This party was ✌️?✌️ I feel myself breaking into Songtefon… [TBC in Part 2]

  • Surly Mermaid in Sidney BC (happyhour/restaurant review)

    Surly Mermaid in Sidney BC (happyhour/restaurant review)

    My go-to place to stop in for a quick drink in Sidney.  Feels like I’ve been in close to a dozen times in the past 12 months, now.  Mostly this summer. The initial hook was it’s the only place on the peninsula that has a peanut butter burger on the menu.  (No one else I’ve…

  • ?️‍? Friends of Dorothy cocktail lounge in Victoria BC highkey SUCKS ngl

    So this was a destination outing for my girlfriend’s slightly normier married friends who live in the outer burbs, and looking back at the photos on Gmaps that I screenshotted for reference before going, I should have realized that that’s the whole vibe.  This isn’t a queer bar, this isn’t even a gay bar.  It’s…

  • Oldschool V.I. Chinese Restaurant Battle: Wing’s VS Jack’s

    Oldschool V.I. Chinese Restaurant Battle: Wing’s VS Jack’s

    You know when you see one of those Chinese restaurants that hasn’t changed in your (my*) entire life/*the past 40 years at least, and you assume it’s pretty much exactly like whichever specific one you grew up closest to, but you never really know.  You just cruise past when you’re in the area and speculate. …

  • Travelodge in Langley BC

    Travelodge in Langley BC

    Apparently shitty-altho-clean hotel rooms are $200 now? Jesus, this place would have been $85 in Campbell River as recently as you like. That’s the whole review.  My friend read somewhere that there was a pool which is why a room was booked at all for the visit, and this place takes full payment with the…

  • Me-n-Ed’s (pizza place review)

    Me-n-Ed’s (pizza place review)

    I have been wanting to go to this place since spotting it in August.  It absolutely looks like my idea of a “hub of Langley” so the intrigue was high: That’s the side patio.  Kind of rinkydink innit, apart from the signage.  A little user-hostile, even.  Cement, bare-bones table/chair sitch, and more cement.  Oof! I…

  • Om Chicken (korean fried chicken place review)

    So when you tell gmaps to take you to “Ladner” it leads you to a stripmall called Ladner Centre. If you decide to eat there instead of driving somewhere else, you’ll probably be eating at Om. It’s pretty nice, it’s got a few things going for it.  I have a general gripe though. Decent ambiance.…

  • Mandarin ? restaurant chain in the GTA

    This article begins in Toronto a few months ago, when I dragged the friends I was staying with into a Mandarin with me for old time’s sake (mine, not theirs; they all seemed unclear on what Mandarin is, despite all being from Toronto).  But before I can explain what happened then that precipitated us leaving…