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.
Any guesses on what a “flatizza” is? It’s Subway’s new flatbread pizza and they cost around $4.00-4.50. There were a couple of flavours to choose from such as pepperoni, cheese and BBQ chicken. I decided on the BBQ chicken. You can choose all the veggie toppings you want too and then they add the cheese on top and bake it.
The flatbread was really soft and it was too difficult to hold the flatbread slice since it was heavy with toppings that threatened to fall off. Or I was too ambitious with my toppings … haha I had tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, and banana peppers along with the chicken. Since I had the BBQ chicken flavour, there was waaay too much BBQ sauce which made it extremely sticky and difficult to eat as well and then it was just too overpowering and sweet.
I went to Me-n-Ed’s Pizza last summer and I was surprised at how thin their crust was! So my friend and I decided that it was time for another yearly visit. This time I wanted to try their breadsticks too. They offer cheese bread, garlic bread or Ed’s bread. We went with Ed’s breadwhich were soft and chewy breadsticks covered in Italian herbs and cheese. They were super soft and delightful to eat. I would be satisfied just eating their breadsticks! You also get a choice of Ranch dressing or tomato sauce for dipping. I’m a Ranch fan so I went with that.
One thing I like about Me-n-Ed’s is that they have mini sized pizzas! I think they’re about 6″ and since the crust is so thin it won’t be too filling either. We had a mini of the Soprano which had Boccocini cheese, tomatoes, capicollo and onions.
I was expecting the tomatoes to be a LOT smaller though. I obviously have no idea what Roma tomatoes are. I also thought the basil leaves should have been incorporated into the cheese and not just floating on top. Nonetheless it tasted alright. You can also ask for a whole wheat crust for a healthier pizza! By the way, capicollo is an Italian cold cut meat made from pork shoulder.
They also let you create your own pizza as well so we had a mini with Italian sausage, onions and spinach with sundried tomato sauce on a whole wheat crust. Mmm this was much better than the Soprano! I’m so proud of my little creation hehehe On the other hand, I realized how easy it is for spinach to get stuck in your teeth… good thing I don’t have braces anymore!
I enjoyed my visit here again and their restaurant is pretty quiet usually due to a lot of take out orders. See my last visit here! We also had a friendly server as well but you don’t really get much service here. This is the place to go for pizza with a non-traditional crust!
It’s not everyday that we decide to visit a pizza parlour, but when we do it’s all the way in Burnaby. T^T It took us a skytrain a bus another skytrain and another bus and 1.5hrs before we got there. >.> Ok if it was just skytrain to skytrain it would have been faster since a certain 41 bus failed to show up on time…
Since we went really late a la 2pm it was pretty much empty there and they only had 2 people working. On Monday’s there’s a large pepperoni special for $15.75.
The decor was sorta old and everything looked like it was made of wood. There were also 4 TV screens mounted on the wall so it might be a good place to watch sports games.
Since there were just two of us, we decided to order one small pizza and one mini pizza.
For our small pizza, we got two toppings. We asked to have half with bacon and Italian sausage and the other half with anchovies and spinach. The server said that they don’t usually do half and half toppings but since this was simple to make she’ll let us do it this time. Choosing your own toppings is much cheaper than ordering their special pizzas. This cost $12.10 as opposed to $15.20.
This was our mini pizza I chose the Thai chicken pizza. It had roast chicken, onions, carrots, noodles and green onions sprinkled on top. It also came with a sweet peanut sauce for dipping. This was probably one of the most “exotic” pizzas I’ve ever eaten. We only ended up using half the dip and I thought it was pretty interesting to have noodles on my pizza. The chicken might have been slightly dry though.
I was surprised that the crust of the pizza wasn’t soft and dough like it was more crunchy and crispy, almost like a soft cracker. I don’t mind though because I like thin crust pizzas and they’re less filling too (which may be good or bad depending on you).
When we got the bill they also gave us a bunch of candies. Overall, it was a satisfying meal since I don’t go out for pizza much and I was probably a little over excited for the Thai chicken pizza. ^^”