Salty’s Beach House – Penticton, BC

After a day of wine tasting, we headed to Penticton for dinner at Salty’s Beach House.  Salty’s Beach House is located directly across from Lake Okanagan in Downtown Penticton and if you get a patio seat you have great views of the lake and beach.  As the weather forecasted rain that day, we had reserved […]

Cannery Brewing Beer Flight

Cannery Brewing – Penticton, BC

Since we already have vacation time booked and BC has been doing pretty well, we decided to go with some friends to Naramata.   On the way we stopped by Cannery Brewing in Penticton for a break and a bite.  And also a drink. We started with a flight ($8) as usual.  I really like their Sunblink […]

Parallel 49 Brewing Street Kitchen

Parallel 49 Brewing Street Kitchen

PrettySis was in town to visit with the kiddos and she had been cycling around my parent’s part of town for cool places to eat.  One of these places was the Parallel 49 Brewing Street Kitchen, and she quickly made a date with me and the rest of the family to have lunch there. The Parallel […]

John B. Pub - Egg-cellent Burger

John B. Pub

AngryRussian had been dying to take me to John B. Pub, a place he’s been going to for years, and one night we finally had the chance. John B is a casual pub restaurant in Coquitlam with an attached liquor store.  It is super roomy with plenty of tvs to watch the games from.  There’s […]

Pumphouse Taproom

Update:  This restaurant has closed. After a raving review from The Awkward Diner about Pumphouse Taproom, especially that they have a huge beer list (and a yummy fruity one to boot), I enlisted Six to accompany me to Richmond for a taste. The place has a full-on pub vibe for sure.  In fact, when we […]

Karl Strauss Brewery – Sorrento Valley, San Diego

After a week of Latin festivities…back to our regular programming!  Specifically…my coverage of San Diego! San Diego is full of local craft breweries, and on the third night, I was taken to one of these – the Karl Strauss Brewery in Sorrento Valley. Karl Strauss Brewery actually has a few different locations.  This particular one […]

The Copper Pig BBQ and Social House

During the month of July I went to Prince George to visit Pretty Sis.  She’s been there for about a year and this is the first time I’ve been there. What the HELL is she doing in PG you ask?  Well, TedBear stole her away that’s why.  DAMN YOU TEDBEAR! Just kidding.  TedBear’s awesome.  He […]

Irish Heather: Lamb Papardelle

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 […]

Fanny Bay Inn

Over the May long weekend Hitman and I went to the island for a mini vacation.  He’s lived his childhood here so he was a great tour guide, showing me his childhood hangouts and whatnot, and telling me all about the shenanigans he’s caused with his friends back then ;P Along the way to his […]