Chillin’ by the Seawall at Tap Shack

The Tap Shack is like a smaller version of Tap and Barrel located along the seawall by the new convention centre. It’s counterpart Tap and Barrel is literally steps away but if you want to be closer to the seawall you can stop by at the Tap Shack instead. They also have a location by the Burrard Bridge. Tap Shack

Happy hour is between 3-6pm everyday. My co-workers and I came here last week to enjoy the last bits of summer and patio weather. Their patio area overlooks Coal Harbour and they also have indoor seating for the cold, winter days.

Featured above is the virgin Raspberry Crush with raspberries, soda and lemonade. It was refreshing and I’m sure the alcoholic version would’ve been great as well. I don’t really drink so I can’t comment on the drink selection!  Continue reading →

Earl’s Test Kitchen-Happy Hour Cheap Eats

My BFF was visiting from Toronto last month and we decided to go to Earl’s Test Kitchen to grab some food before watching a movie. It’s located down the block from the Scotiabank theatre on Hornby and Smithe. It’s so convenient there’s no way you can be late for the movie! We watched Guardians of the Galaxy which was pretty funny. This was my first time at this Earl’s. In fact, I think this is the first time I’ve been to any Earl’s in ages! Earl's Test Kitchen Continue reading →

Pizzeria Ludica-Board Games and Pizza

My friends and I were in need of something to do for Easter Weekend and someone brought up Pizzeria Ludica. I’ve been there before but never blogged about it. They are known for their extensive board game selection. We are talking about hundreds of games!

They are located right outside Stadium-Chinatown Station, beside T&T. On the day we went, they were having plumbing issues and had to close early (hence the plumbing truck outside). I remembered that their pizza wasn’t so great before so I had low expectations.  Continue reading →

Fable Diner-Take me Back for Milkshakes

A few years ago I went to Fable Kitchen for dinner and I was impressed with their food but it’s not a place I can visit often. I was delighted to hear that they were going to take over the space where Reno’s diner used to be and turn it into a more casual and affordable version of Fable Kitchen but with a diner feel. After trying out a free yoga class nearby, I headed over for dinner. Fable Diner is conveniently located on Main and Broadway.

FYI, the yoga class was really low level and felt more like a stretching class. It felt like I spent the whole time waiting for the “real yoga” to happen but it never did… It was my second time trying yoga and needless to say, I don’t think I burned any calories.

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Stormcrow Alehouse-Impressive Ambiance, Sub-par Brunch

My friends and I gathered at Stormcrow Alehouse for brunch because we wanted to play board games. They are located on Broadway and Fir St., next to Earl’s.

Stormcrow AlehouseWe had passed by before and thought that we should return. It was really bumpin’ at night! This place looks cool inside and they put in a lot of effort to include fantasy themed decorations!

Stormcrow Alehouse

Sadly brunch was terrible and only one item was good.

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Chewies-Lunch and Happy Hour Time!

I don’t do happy hour often, but when I do it’s at Chewies! They have buck a shuck oysters! Need I say more?
Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar

Okay to be honest it’s only been in the last 2 years that I’ve started eating oysters and boy was I glad that I started! They have a new rule here where each person is only allowed to order 6 oysters at a time per order because sometimes one table will order a lot and then the person shucking oysters won’t be able to move onto the next order for a long time. However, you can order many times! They have $1 oysters as well as $2 premium oysters. I personally can’t tell the difference so it doesn’t matter to me! Continue reading →

Chachi’s-Sandwich Mania!

Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own

Sherman (Sherman’s Food Adventures) was organizing a tasting for Chachi’s at Metrotown and kindly invited me to come along. =)

Chachi's Metrotown

Chachi’s is a chain restaurant from Calgary and the Metrotown location is their first location in BC. They are located in the food court and the sandwiches are better than expected considering that they’re in the food court! Keep reading to find out which ones were my favourite! Continue reading →

Pizza Carano

After our juice tasting at Commodity Juicery, we decided to head to Pizza Carano for real food! I’ve read some good reviews and it was only a block away. We were there around 6pm and no one was there but us. It was also a Tuesday evening so that could explain it.

The interior is dimly lit and there’s a long bar-height communal table in the middle and a few seats along the front and side of the restaurant. The menu is written on large mirrors on one wall but paper menus are also available.

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Milestones-Broadway

I’ve passed by Milestones on Broadway and Cambie a lot and it always looked nice but I’d never been inside before. Okay to be fair I haven’t been in a few years anyway. The restaurant is on the second floor and It’s actually really open and spacious inside with the usual dim lighting and many TV’s with sports games on. My friend had a gift card that she needed to use so she invited me to come along with her.

Milestones

I went on a Tuesday and Original Bellini’s are 50% off! A classic, sweet girly drink for me with not much alcohol! They also have an Ultimate Bellini which is 3 ounces instead of 2. Continue reading →