Handi Cuisine of India (Burnaby)

Update: This restaurant has closed. Before we get to Handi Cuisine of India I’d like to say a few words about lazymeal.  For those of you not yet familiar with lazymeal, it’s an online food ordering platform that is focused on recommending the tastiest meals in greater Vancouver.  It’s simple, just punch in your postal […]

New menu items at A & W (New Westminster)

A & W has been slowly revamping their menu at certain locations with slightly more “upscale” fast food offerings like yam fries and veggie burgers as well as adding actual dishware for dine-in to compliment their traditional frosted glass mugs.  Their latest additions are various grilled cheese sandwiches and poutines which I set out to […]

The Ascot – Restaurant Review

Update: This restaurant has closed. For our monthly gossip session, Fannypack and I visited The Ascot with a Groupon in hand.  As we approached the restaurant we were impressed by the swanky hipster-looking storefront.  However it did look out of place for its location, as it’s near Richards and W. Pender. Stepping in the hipster-factor […]

Secret item “Triple Triple” at Triple O’s

For White Spot’s 85th anniversary, Triple O’s offered a secret menu item called the Triple Triple.  Why is it secret?  Because it’s not mentioned on their menu board…you have to be in the know to know to order it 😉 This is what they have to say about it: It is “Triple Os biggest burger […]

L’Abattoir

Wendy had heard good things about L’Abattoir, a French/West Coast restaurant so we trekked to Gastown to try it out. It was amazing! I had planned to take a shot of the signage when we left but forgot so this one’s stolen from the restaurant’s website. Once inside our jackets were hung and we were led […]

Brunch at The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

There comes a time in your life when it really dawns on you that you’re growing up.  Or old.  This is that year for my high school friends and I as we’re all turning 30 this year.  “Luckily”, my birthday isn’t until the end of the year so as of now I’m still the youngest […]

El Pulgarcito

We were on the block of Hastings which El Pulgarcito inhabits because we were trying to get into Bo Laksa King for a late lunch, another authentic foreign food experience that we reviewed.  You can read our review of Bo Laksa here.  Alas, that day we arrived during Bo Laksa’s mid-afternoon closing period in the […]

Irish Heather

Woohoo!!! Mr. ESL is getting married!!! To commemorate his last days as a bachelor Ms. Awkward Diner organized a fantastical and super fun stag for him. It all started with dinner at The Irish Heather. Or was it the Salty Tongue??  I say this because although we had reservations at The Irish Heather, we were […]

The Sandwich Nazi @ La Charcuterie Delicatessen

After months and months of pestering I finally agreed to take the drive down to Port Kells (Surrey area) to visit the notorious Sandwich Nazi at La Charcuterie Deli.  Hitman’s been there multiple times before and raved of the humor and amount of food you get for less than $10.  Less than $8 to be […]

Frostbites at the Farmers Market

T-dog and I have been frequenting the Royal City Farmers Market this summer. The last time we went we had the best snow cones ever from Frostbites. It has still been pretty hot lately so it was the best type of weather to have one. Now these are not your kiddie snow cones from yesteryear […]