Tag: restaurant review

  • 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…

  • Riva restaurant in Sidney BC lunch review

    4:27pm, Sun Oct 1 Debating the menu with myself now that my lunching friend has agreed to Riva tomorrow. At the moment I’m looking at the cauliflower fritters, the brussel sprouts, and the squid is a debate.  Calamari strips sounds delectable.  Maybe I’ll abstain from drinking to cut the budget, and also seem like less…

  • ?️‍? 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…