4.18.2015

Pepper Lunch

Hey Everyone,

So after driving by this restaurant for a while now, I've finally decided to try it out! Since the name is Pepper "Lunch", we decided to have lunch here!

I heard this was just like Teppan Kitchen at Aberdeen so I wanted to see what made this special enough to need a sit in restaurant as opposed to a food court stall. 

When we got in, there was a desk at the front with a menu board behind them, meaning you order and pay for your food up front, then you get seated by a server. The servers bring your order to you when it is ready.

The decor of the restaurant was pretty cool with brick walls.




4.16.2015

Flying Pig in Gastown

Hey everyone!

After a long day of work, me & my co-workers decided to head down to Gastown to get some food to release some stress. We were planning to try out "Ask for Luigi" but it was over an hour wait, therefore our second choice was "The Flying Pig" in Gastown. I've never been to the Gastown location before and I absolutely love this location way more than the one in Yaletown. This location is bigger in space, a two floor dining restaurant and its a corner location with high length windows allowing lots of natural lighting in to the space.





4.10.2015

Soft Peaks Ice Cream

Hello everyone!

We are officially back from our trip from Dominican Republic and we are more than happy to come back to beautiful BC. I will soon post a blog regarding our trip and our thoughts on the food there, so stay tuned!

Yesterday I finally got to try out Soft Peaks Ice Cream in Gastown. Its a two level story ice cream store. I don't know full details about their ice cream but on the walls inside it does indicate they are handmade, gluten free & 100% natural. The interior is very simple, they have a full wallpaper of simple milk bottles & ice cream cones along the side of the staircase, which I thought was cute.



3.30.2015

PappaRoti

Hey everyone!

After a wonderful dinner with friends, we where thinking of a dessert restaurant to just chill and chit chat. My friend Suggested PappaRoti in Downtown. I've never heard of this place before but Apparently it's really popular. I've skimmed-through several blogs on the way there and Apparently They first started in Asia and finally expanded to North America. Some people say it's a lot cheaper in Asia. I do not know the background history of this restaurant but I'll just review about my first time experience. 

When you first step in, They Have ceilings exposed at the front of the restaurant and at the bar there is a drop down ceiling with recessed lights. They had a lot of wood features,: such as the counter Where They Have wood paneling along the front. They Also use wooden tables along the restaurant with different looking chairs. Overall the space Gave me a very comfortable, warm feeling. The circulation path to order is on the edge near the windows and I thought it was rather tight for people to line up Because there was people passing by to enter the back of the restaurant Where seats are located.

If you did not order a drink, They Provide cups and water along the front of the counter. They cucumbers and lime added in to the water. I thought the cucumber soaked in the water for too long and the flavor was way too much for my liking. Phil on the other hand thought the water was very refreshing and enjoyed it a lot.



For drinks, I ordered an Americano (approx. $ 3.00).

3.28.2015

Pacifico Pizzeria Ristorante

Hello everyone!

The other day we went to Pacifico Pizzeria Ristorante with our friend. We actually wanted to try this place for the longest time but never got around to it. Our friend tried the desserts from this place before but never main course so he suggested to come here for dinner.

Parking is such a pain in this particular area. The easiest way is to park right below Scotiabank theatre but it's extremely expensive. The first hour was $5.00 and then after the first hour, every 12 mins was a dollar. I highly suggest just skytraining to this location because it is not worth it to park your car there.

When you first step in, there's high ceilings, long windows, & colorful red, yellow walls. Definitely has a very Italian feel to the whole interior. The whole interior made it very comfortable and you would just want to sit there, chit chat and have a glass of wine.


Our friend ordered the "Caprese Pizza" ($17.00) which contains sliced tomatoes, bocconcini, red onions, capers, mozzarella cheese with fresh pesto & basil on a garlic brushed crust.

Friends Comments: Love the thin crust, very soft but yet crispy. I love the fact it has simple ingredients but still comes off extremely flavorful and delicious.
 

3.24.2015

Revisit- Earls on Kingsway

Hey Everyone,

After an exhausting football practice with my new team, some of us decided to grab a bite and happened upon Earls at their Kingsway location.

It happened to be Happy Hour when we were there, but for drinks I still stuck with my go to drink: Mojito. 



Now this wasn't an original mojito like I usually get, but rather a Cucumber Mojito $8.50! There were 3 choices, lime, raspberry or cucumber, and I decided on this one as I felt the cucumber would compliment a mojito well and I was not disappointed. You can definitely taste the subtle cucumber flavour in the midst of this refreshingly delicious mojito made with Appleton White Rum, mint, and fresh lime! Just what I needed after practice in the rain on a Sunday afternoon! Highly recommend this one!

We then ordered food and since it was happy hour, all of us ordered at least one item off their happy hour menu.

Personally, I ordered a plate of salt and pepper Chicken Wings $6.00 with Celery and Grana Padano Parmesan Ranch Dip $1.00.


3.22.2015

Tap & Barrel


Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!

I started off my weekend going to Tap & Barrel with Phil on Friday. At first we were seated on the second floor middle section table, which was slightly TOO centre of attention for us so we decided to move ourselves up to the bar section. The first floor was already packed full of people so I was pretty glad we got seated on the second floor, so I can actually have clear conversations with Phil and still enjoy the ambience of the space and the food.

We got there a bit past 5pm so it was still pretty bright outside. Full length windows bringing LOTS of natural light in to the space and I love the interior with barrel decors and wooden bar tables. The Village buildings were built to LEED Platinum standards which was indicated in the bathroom stalls. There were signage indicating that they use rain water for toilets, therefore the toilet water may not always be clear. So if you end up using the washrooms in the area, you'll notice that all the toilet water is yellowish color, so don't freak out!




Phil ordered "Phillips-Blue Buck Ale" $7.00.
His thoughts: "Great taste, great beer! Will definitely order this again"

For me, obviously I ordered a Sangria (White Wine) $7.75.