Tag: cheap eats

  • 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…

  • 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. …

  • Langley Buffet (spoiler: it’s incredible)

    Langley Buffet (spoiler: it’s incredible)

    Holy shit I was just complaining about how Mandarin doesnt charge $13 for lunch anymore and then I move walking distance of this place.  How fucking incredible is that?  Maybe it tells you something about the relative cultures of outlying Vancouver VS outlying Toronto; the wild west rises again, or something.  (We’re on the frontier,…

  • 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…

  • Sushi Legend is the best AYCE Japanese in the GTA

    Have you ever wanted to feel like noh face gorging itself at the bath-house in Spirited Away, eating a panoramic panoply of succulent meals? I can think of no better place than an All You Can Eat (AYCE) restautant chain in the GTA known to this day as Sushi Legend. Ten years ago when I…

  • 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…

  • Chef Sushi in Langley BC (japanese restaurant #live review)

    12:16pm 열정  by KOYOTE is playing.  I pregamed the restaurant by a few lagers.  I’ve just discovered that the smart money is on the mens room: it’s single occupant, as opposed to the ladies, which has stalls. Also, this place doesn’t do tempura batter style deepfried rolls (which is how I like them); they do…

  • Poseidon in Langley BC (restaurant review)

    Poseidon in Langley BC (restaurant review)

    This place is open Mondays and the sushi place next to it isn’t.  Indeed, this place is open 7 days a week.  That’s so anachronistic lately, they must be lowkey hot shit; An Institution.  Any Langleyites want to leave a comment explaining the local lore surrounding the old location? I’m enchanted by the way it’s…

  • 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…