Tag: greater vancouver

  • Babes On Babes Vancouver // FORTUNE SOUND CLUB

    Babes On Babes Vancouver // FORTUNE SOUND CLUB

    Let me review the venue first.  If you’ve ever heard of downtown Vancouver I supposed you’ve heard it’s dangerous; “a warzone” full of “the walking dead” and other such fashy, dehumanizing drivel. The people saying it’s dangerous are for-the-most-part totally ridiculous, when they’re middleclass tourists with cameras running through the clearly demarcated shooting galleries and…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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.…

  • Satan Wants You premiere (movie review)

    Satan Wants You premiere (movie review)

    A few weeks ago there was a piece on the local news about Satanic Panic in the 80’s and how it was related to the island.  That’s where this starts, in a way. Click here to skip directly to the review of the doc itself However, there’s some backstory on why this story was of…

  • The Best Grill in Langley BC [#live greasy spoon review]

    I scouted this place on gmaps shortly after relocating to Langley; greasy spoon diners are a minor passion of mine.  Love the food, the aesthetics, the general lack of pretension.  Love to compare them. So I had to come here: It looks like a car dealership office or something.  Vacuum repair place, even. Let me…

  • 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…

  • 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…