Tag: vancouver island

  • ❄️? Victoria’s coolest & most lit winter ticket is ? Butchart Gardens after dark

    ❄️? Victoria’s coolest & most lit winter ticket is ? Butchart Gardens after dark

    What can I say, this is ITTTTT. I can’t recommend something more highly than this. It’s worth every penny of $35. We got in for free because the newspaper did a free ticket advent calendar promo.  (If they do it next year the same, you have to get 10 days of discarded papers in a…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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. …

  • FREQUINOX end-of-summer party (Victoria BC)

    FREQUINOX end-of-summer party (Victoria BC)

    First order of business: this shit is not accessible.  The elevator is broken, it’s a steep staircase and it’s a fairsize flight to get up if you’re on wheels etc etc. I would hate to read this review if I had a prohibitive mobility issue or whathaveyou and very minimal desire to live vicariously through…

  • Royal BC Museum, summer 2023; Angkor and T. Rex

    Royal BC Museum, summer 2023; Angkor and T. Rex

    These are the current main exhibits at the RBCM through the fall, and here is the review: 1) the Angkor exhibit is very long and beautiful but only worth seeing if 2D images really do nothing for you, and 2) the T. rex exhibit is very short and lackluster but very worth seeing if you…

  • 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…