Posted on October 15, 2013 by Wendy
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 yet- a ¾ lb burger made with triple beef patties, triple cheese, lettuce, tomato and Triple “O” sauce topped with triple dills.”
We’ve recently received some vouchers to try them out (normally $14.95 for the combo) and here’s our opinion:
It was one humongous burger for sure. I had to take out one patty and leave it aside. In the end, we both thought there was way too much meat and cheese. It made the burger overbearing and not really enjoyable to be honest. The patties themselves were also extremely salty. Hitman had the urge to drink water the rest of the night because of it.
I’ll stick to my Monty Mushroom.
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Posted on November 6, 2011 by Hitman Howdy
Wendy and I had a WagJag deal for Eh! Restaurant so we decided to head down to the Alberni & Thurlow location to check it out. Prices seemed quite reasonable for this area with many entrees on the rather sparse menu under $10 before the discount.
The decor was kind of a cafe meets japanese restaurant vibe with a good mix of electro-house playing on the sound system at a reasonable volume. The staff seemed to have been plucked from the ESL school down the hall; when I ordered my main dish I had great difficulty conveying my request for a whole wheat tortilla with the waitress questioning me about whether it was a type of sauce :P Despite communication barriers they were very friendly however noone came around to ask if our food or drinks were ok except to warn us when the kitchen was about to close.
To start we tried the Vegetarian Spring Rolls. The shell was nicely crisp and they were twice the size of your usual spring roll. The mango chili sauce wasn’t bad, basically a sweet & sour sauce with a mild kick to it. The pickled ginger didn’t add anything to the flavour so after trying a piece of the ginger we left the rest untouched. Overall fairly satisfying but a bit steep at $7.95 considering it’s a meat free dish and when compared to the pricing for the rest of the menu.
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Posted on July 6, 2010 by Wendy
The King’s Head Pub really isn’t a place I would’ve chosen to go to, based on how it looks. It looks really dingy and dark and dirty. However the reviews mostly seem to be good, citing good food, good drinks, good atmosphere. Plus, the new friend that I made suggested we go there as it’s one of his favorite haunts, so there I was as an adventure~
It’s your basic pub restaurant with the usual types of food- steak, burgers, fish & chips, pizza, beer, etc.
It was actually $6.99 pizza night, so we both ordered one. My choice was the Steak & Mushroom. It was decent. It had a thin crust, but the middle part seemed to be soggy. There was an abundance of topping though, with lots of mushrooms and steak pieces. It was very tasty despite the soggy parts.
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Posted on March 16, 2010 by Wendy
The night we had dinner at Pinky’s was during the Olympics. As expected, anywhere else from the Downtown core has very little business during those two weeks, doesn’t matter what day of the week.
Pinky’s, being in Kitsilano, was no exception. We were probably the 3rd table there that whole night.
Which was fine with us.
It’s actually a very nicely decorated restaurant. Very modern, albeit a bit dark. I imagine it can get quite noisy here since it is still kind of small, and the bar is right in the middle of it all.
I started off with the Yazuka ($9), which is a Sake blended drink with lychee and peach schnapps.
It came smaller than I already expected. The glass doesn’t even look full. Oh well. It was refreshing and of course, peachy. I did have to savor every drop though.
We ordered two appetizers to start. We figured that since we’re at a steakhouse (this was one of those steakhouses where when you order a steak, it ONLY comes with that steak, plus an onion ring), we need to get some fiber intake somewhere. So one of our appies was a salad.
Mom and PS originally wanted the Caesar salad, but I voted against it since it’s actually not very healthy for you. I asked that we had the House Salad instead which was served with blue cheese, pecans and cranberries. I love any salad with cranberries. And blue cheese. This was very good.
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Posted on October 17, 2009 by Wendy
Wendy and I have been in Washington State quite a bit this year. We usually stay the night at her relative’s home and then roam the highways of the I5. The funny thing is that we usually end up at Alderwood Mall. Wendy loves her Sephora and I like sitting in that one shop with all the massage chairs and devices. One thing we did this time but never before was to visit Ruby’s Diner. It is basically at one end of the food court. You really can’t miss it.
We didn’t really plan to come here, but we knew it would a place to blog about. It has a 1950-60s decorum and all the waitresses were dressed similarly.
As evidence of my above statement regarding the waitresses.
Yum. First meal of the day for us were milkshakes! Wendy chose the Vanilla Blackcherry while I got the Butterfinger. Both were definitely sweet as expected. I REALLY enjoyed the Butterfinger bits and loves chewing on them. The Vanilla Blackcherry shake had bits of cherry pieces in there as well. A nice start to our meals.
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Posted on September 1, 2009 by Wendy
Back again to the Burger King! After our positive reviews the last couple of times have encouraged us to return once more! This time the new promotion is the ANGRY SPICY CHICKEN! There’s an Angry Whopper too! But tonight, Wendy and I were not too hungry so we just shared one Angry Chicken Sandwich. Needless to say, we ordered Iced Mochas to chase down the “angryness”.
Oh yeah! Look at that yumminess! Basically, it’s just a standard original chicken sandwich with bacon and special sauce on top (we could not find the anger, btw). The chicken seemed to have been freshly prepared and the bun was fresh as well (there were a couple of experience far back when I was served a bun that was stale).
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Posted on July 24, 2009 by Wendy
G’s birthday was yesterday and to celebrate we all went out for lunch at work. He didn’t have a particular place in mind but he chose Wendy’s in the end ‘cuz he felt like having a Frosty.
In the end I chose the Spicy Chicken Sandwich Combo ($7.02 with tax) even though I was weary that it’ll be over spicy.
It wasn’t. There was a kick to it but I could handle it. It was really good. The bun was fresh and soft. The patty was fresh. I like how they use large leaves of lettuce instead of the shredded stuff.
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Posted on July 5, 2009 by Wendy
Wendy and I are in Obama-land again! We were in search of July 4th savings at Bellis Fair and the Chelsea Premium Outlet (shameless plugs, I know). Wendy had planned it that we visit Carl’s Jr that was located beside my beloved Taco Bell. It was a really hot day (32C) when we got there during the late afternoon and it seemed the like perfect weather to pig out with burgers, fries and soft drinks.
One of the prettiest photos of a burger I have EVER seen. OMG, *mouth watering*. It was without a shadow of a doubt that we will order this burger.
We were very surprised as to the variety of burgers available. We knew for certain that we will return again to test out these creations. Perhaps our readers can leave comments as to what to try next!
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Posted on June 27, 2009 by Wendy
We planned to have dinner in Downtown after our trip to the Aquarium since we were going to be in the neighbourhood anyways. We chose Zin Restaurant Lounge because I’ve heard of their $2 appys from 4-7pm. They’re also a participant of the letsgofordinner.com “promotion”.
It’s located on the corner of Jervis and Robson, so quite to the quieter side of Robson. As you can see, they have a sidewalk chalkboard promoting their appy special.
Upon entering we were told that as it wasn’t going to be a busy night, we had a choice of either…
the dining area,
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Posted on May 20, 2009 by Wendy
Welcome to the first of three posts of our day trip to Washington State. Wendy and I decided to go down there and see what we can pick up before the Memorial Day weekend. We rushed to the border, but hopelessly knew that we couldn’t last the trip without a good breakfast to power the drive. Heading towards the southbound entrance to Hwy 99, we quickly dropped by the Burger King located in Ironwood Mall. The drive-thru was our preference this time. Wendy has never tried Burger King (not that she remembers) breakfast before, so I thought this was a perfect chance for her to try it. FYI, it is definitely better than M’s stuff.
The Double Croissan’wich – the star of the meal. It consists of eggs, sausage, bacon and that melted, stretchy cheese you see in the picture. The “croissant” part of the sandwich was quite warm which made it taste even better. The reason why I particular prefer BK breakfast sandwiches over M’s is that BK makes an effort to make and keep it hot when they serve it.
Hashbrowns, the quintessential part of a western breakfast, are loved by everyone I know. I prefer these over fries any time of the day. BK does it a bit differently that M’s as they created bite size hashbrown ‘pucks”. Wendy loved them as they were very “cute”. It’s easy to eat, althought I must say that the hashbrowns from M’s do taste better. Since we were on the road, I didn’t bother to use the ketchup provided and ate it all up as is. So satisfying…
Another BK Promotional item: The Mocha BK Joe Ice Coffee. This was definitely the surprise item for the week for me. I expected some bland mix with ice and was pushed as part of a promo. I was dead wrong. The Mocha BK Joe Iced Coffee was just the right amount of sweetness, strong enough coffee flavor and it came in a very big cup! I was expecting the small cups that accompany M’s attempt at iced coffee in the recent months. I am too pleasantly surprised and I give this item a big thumbs up! Good job, BK!
All in all, a very satisfying breakfast to lead off the day. Wendy was very content with the meal as well. She also digs the Mocha BK Joe Iced Coffee. So please, if you guys ever wake up early and don’t know what to do (breakfast ends at 11am at BK), then go on ahead to BK to give it a try.
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