Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Kitchen - Misconduct Winery, Penticton BC

375 Upper Bench Rd N, Penticton,
BC V2A 8T2

What can I say about this place, absolutely loved it.
My girlfriend had been the previous year, and raved about the wines there. She
the restaurant was under construction or at least not open at that time.

We went for a wine tasting, and upon seeing the restaurant was open we decided
to have a late lunch.

They have a nice patio area set up to eat. Quite a laid back
atmosphere, very pleasant. The menu features a number of share plates
and bigger dishes. Being a party of four, we each ordered a number of plates.

Started off with some Paella, shrimp, mussels, clams,
goodness, does not get much better than this.

I am not a big white wine drinker, but they had two great whites,
a chardonnay, and a viognier blend, definitely worth a try.

More food, yum! Sliced ham with Dijon Mustard, Fried Smelts, and Beet salad,
all great.

A Mushroom and Truffle Oil Mac and Cheese, this was my favorite dish we

Big Old Sardine, always good with a taste
of lemon.

Mixed Olives, Chorizo, Spicy Prawns, and Beet Salad again.

We really enjoyed the food and wine here. I'd love to come back with some friends and
spend the afternoon eating and drinking.

We ended up bring back a few bottles to enjoy back home.
Have any favorite wineries in Penticton to share?

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Basil Pasta Bar - Kitsilano

Basil Pasta Bar:
1602 Yew Street

Basil Pasta Bar has opened a new location! With the original one on Davie Street, Kitsilano, Specifically Yew Street is the home of a new budget friendly pasta spot.

Create your own Pasta

If you are unfamiliar with Basil, they are known for their $7.95 create your own pasta menu. Of course there are up charges for special items like gnocchi, but for me, you can't beat the basics.

With choices like shrimp, smoked salmon, goats cheese, and asparagus, you can't go wrong. Dinner for two for under $20, makes me a very happy man. Click to add a blog post for Basil Pasta Bar on Zomato

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Kits Sushi (Kitsilano)

Kits Sushi,
1518 Yew Street, Vancouver

Sushi = Good
Beach= Good
Sushi + Beach = Good Good

Kits Sushi is just off of Cornwall on Yew street. A prime location right by Kits Beach surrounded
by good other establishments like Hapa, Nook, and Local.

I come here every now and then since I just work down the street and get
there 2 item + miso soup $6.95 special.

Miso Soup

Miso soup...what to say, it is good, that's it.

Spicy Tuna Roll, Salmon Tempura Roll

You have the option to choose from a number of menu items. I am a sucker for Spicy Tuna Rolls
so I naturally chose it. Spicy Tuna Roll is quite good here, the Salmon Tempura roll was kind of 'bleh' but otherwise good. I have no really tried much else off of the menu
so cannot comment on how other things are.

Good quick eats
Does not break the bank
Middle of the road Sushi Spot

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cactus Club - Coquitlam (Schoolhouse/Lougheed)

Cactus Club Cafe
101 Schoolhouse St, Coquitlam, BC

Quick post, been a, life, all that stuff got in the way. Today the lady and
I headed to Cactus Club in Coquitlam for a quick bite.

They have a decent patio to sit and relax in, we went around 4:30pm and
had the place pretty much all to ourselves.

The Brazilian - fresh muddled kiwi, lime, sugar cane, shaken with bacardi white rum and soda, on the rocks

Beer, it was on special, nice clean taste, easy to drink..too easy..

Rob's Goat Cheese Flatbread - camrelized onions, grape tomatoes, basil pesto, wild arugula, balsamic glaze
We usually order the same thing when we come here...if it has goat cheese on it, chances are we will get it. This is a nice start to the meal, the sweetness of the balsamic vinegar goes nicely with the goat cheese.

Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl - sauteed mixed vegetables, spicy yoghurt, braised red cabbage
We decided to share this. I'm not a fan of the water chestnuts but it is a pretty solid dish. Between the two of us the appy and entree were enough to leave us pleasantly satisfied.  Despite having a consistent income, I like to be cheap and share an entree.

Final Thoughts:
-I'm sure most people reading this have been to Cactus Club
so nothing new to report.
-Good food, good service, no surprises.
-They have some good drink specials throughout the week.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Boat House - White Rock, B.C.

4935 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC V4B 1C3

The Woman and I stopped by the Boat House in White Rock recently for some in between Wedding Ceremony & Reception eats.

Being that it was 4pm it was pretty quiet, so we grabbed a nice spot on the roof-top patio.

The Jalapeno Cesar $8.49 was great. Awesome drinks with a view...sometimes
life can be pretty tough.

We got a couple starters, one being the Ahi Tuna Tacos $13.99. These were great and thankfully it came with four so there was no resentment between how many we got to eat. They were not very filling but they tasted fantastic.

The Yam Fries $7.99 came with a masala curry ketchup and harissa mayo. I normally avoid ketchup
on everything but this stuff was good. A good value? Perhaps not, but my girlfriend and I both enjoyed them.

I feel like you could spend a lot of money here if you don't watch out. When I go out i'd prefer to just get a couple smaller items and share them so I was happy with what I got here.
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