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.
I went on a Tuesday and OriginalBellini’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 →
My co-workers were craving burgers so we decided to hit up Romer’s Burger Bar in Yaletown. They have three locations: River District, Kitsilano and Yaletown. The burgers at Romer’s do not come with fries so you will have to add them separately to your order. The fries come in an individual size or in a shareable size.
This was the Monty Mushroom Burger made with a hand-crafted patty, carmelized onions, sauteed portobello mushrooms, her garlic Boursin, and baby arugula. Each burger is also accompanied with a banana pepper if you want to add some spice to your burger. Continue reading →
A while back I happened to end up going to Tap and Barrel twice in the same week so I got to try their brunch and dinner. For both visit I went to the Olympic Village location. It has a really nice view of False Creek! Recently Tap and Barrel also opened their third location in Lonsdale Quay.
My friends were craving fish and chips so we decided to go to Pajo’s in Steveston. They actually have two locations in Steveston, one is on the wharf on Bayview street and one is at Garry Point Park. We went to the Garry Point Park location.
I like how they give you these trays to carry your food to your table! Sadly this was not our order. Continue reading →
I haven’t been to IKEA since their strike was over and I keep hearing about their meatballs so now was my chance to try them! The restaurant is on the second floor and it is a cafeteria style dining area.
Argo Cafe was featured in the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here. The outside looks pretty run down and the inside is similar but it’s a busy local diner. Their daily specials change everyday and you can find them on their website.
There weren’t any booth seats left so we sat at this counter here. The diner is small so there were a lot of things stashed at the counter. Continue reading →
Big Rock Urban Eatery is the newest brewery to join the Olympic Village area. They started out in Alberta and now they have a BC location.
We were here for the food though since I am still acquiring the taste for beer. The building doesn’t look like much from the outside but the inside looked industrial hip. It was really loud inside even though there weren’t that many people or loud music playing but it was hard to hear people from across the table or even beside you. Maybe it was just the way the building was constructed.
The Flying Pig opened up their third location in Olympic Village recently which is right in ma hood. So of course we had to go for lunch on Friday! The interior looks really nice with a wood theme going on and the wall behind our booth was lined with wine bottles.
We started off with some Complimentary Bread served with EVOO on a large plate convenient for dipping. Probably a little too convenient since I accidentally drenched my slice of bread. Not sure what kind of bread this was but it was really soft and served at room temperature.
We shared the Devilled Jumbo Chicken Drumettesserved with a side of parmesan basil sour cream. As you can see, they gave us two huge celery stalks for the garnish which was really weird. Usually they cut it up into pieces for you! Not sure why they didn’t do it here… The drumettes were glazed with a sweet sriracha BBQ sauce and there was suppose to be sriracha sauce in there but I couldn’t taste any. The meat was very tender though but besides the BBQ sauce on top the meat had no other flavour so it felt like it wasn’t seasoned/marinated enough. The parmesan basil sour cream helped though!
This was one of the specials of the day. JumboMacaroni with cheesy garlic bread, chicken breast, bacon and a 3 cheese cream sauce. I was debating between this or the braised short rib jumbo macaroni. Despite how good it sounded on paper (or their chalkboard), we felt that the dish fell short of our expectations. It wasn’t bad per se but it could’ve been a bit cheesier or more flavourful. The chicken breast wasn’t dry though and the cheesy garlic bread was really good!
For our side dish, we ordered the Truffled Cauliflower Gratin. When we received it, we complained that it was too watery and our server overheard us and offered to replace it for us! My foodie friend suspects that it was frozen before so that’s why there was so much water.
This was the replacement and it looked much better. It was less watery and more cheesy but we still thought the 4 cheese cream sauce could’ve been creamier and thicker in consistency but it was an improvement. The service was great! They even took it off the bill for us.
Maybe my expectations were too high since I’ve been wanting to try the Flying Pig for a while but our experience wasn’t as exciting as we hoped for. I would still like to try them again for dinner or happy hour though.