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Because I take the Canada Line to work everyday, as I exit the Waterfront station I would see the banner sign of the Cannibal Cafe. It’s been a couple of months now and I’ve been expecting a somewhat more permanent fixture by this point. Nonetheless, when they’re selling a Groupon, I bought one to give it a try.

Food

As we sat down, the menu cover said it’s soft opening, and the menu seemed to mirror what’s at the Commercial Drive location. I guess it’s not a temporary pop-up?

It was a Thursday evening and wings were on special for $5, so we ordered a pound of Cannibal Wings. They offer a few choices of flavour, and we went for the less typical Black Dragon wings. The Black Dragon is their version of a sweet & spicy sauce. I was expecting something like Thai chili sauce, but it had more heat to it. The wings were of decent size, crispy on the outside and moist inside. They weren’t heavily sauced but just enough to coat every bit of the wings. Flavours were really good. For $5 (originally $10.95), this was a very good deal.

Cannibal Wings

For our mains, of course we went for the burgers. I was bad; I was Bacon Bad. I mean, how can you not go for this burger?! Bacon & cheddar stuffed patty, applewood smoked bacon, Canadian cheddar, maple bacon bourbon jam, roasted garlic mayo, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickle — it has my name written all over it! The Bacon Bad burger was just as good as the description sounded.
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Taking PaPa Lam to a Canucks game on one Saturday brought us to downtown for a quick bite. We wanted something closer to the stadium so we ended up at Jimmy’s Tap House. I have only been there once for a power lunch and I thought its fish tacos weren’t too bad.

Food

Turns out everyday (yes, including weekends) between 3pm and 6pm is half-priced appies at Jimmy’s. All it requires is purchase of a drink. And guess what, they have daily drink specials and on that day, house lager was only $3 per sleeve. Not to be too cheap, we grabbed a house lager and a Stanley Park Amber Ale ($6) for drinks.

We could have just feasted on appies but dad prefers something more substantial. Therefore, I only ordered a couple of things to try — something commonly found so I could relate to.

You have a number of options for Chicken Wings: salt & pepper, dry rub, JD BBQ, butter hot, sweet chili and Jimmy’s hot. I picked one of my favourite flavours, the Sweet Chili. It’s nothing crazy or innovative, but the wings were well coated with the sweet chili sauce, while still crispy and hot. The sauce did have a bit of heat to it. And I like that they didn’t give us the tiny wings that you usually get on wing nights. Not too bad for $5 (originally at $10).

Sweet Chili Wings

Yam Fries weren’t great. (more…)

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Continuing the theme of craft beer, just this past week a new craft beer restaurant has officially opened its door in the Olympic Village — CRAFT Beer Market. I know, what a fitting name. This chain restaurant started out in Alberta with two locations in Calgary and Edmonton; this is the 3rd location.

Craft Beer Market at Olympic Village

The restaurant prides itself for having more than 100 kinds of craft beer on tap, and only on tap, including local BC craft beer and imports from the U.S. and beyond. Just before its grand opening day, I invited Bryan to join me at their sneak preview event to check out the space.

100+ beer on tap at Craft Beer Market

Food

In addition to the two free beers we received, we also tried a few menu items:

  • Hawaiian Ahi Poke
  • Crab cake slider
  • Coconut Curry Steamed Mussels
  • Miso Marinated Tuna
  • Prosciutto Arugula Flatbread

Overall I thought the food quality was pretty good, which would be beneficial because they don’t necessarily want to be just the beer place (a food primary needs to sell its food too). (more…)

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Overview

Mid-twenties is kind of a funny age; it’s when you realize you, along with all your friends are getting old, but you won’t admit it even if it kills you. It’s when you start to consider a salad instead of a cheeseburger, and a ritual like wings night starts to become a massive coronary waiting to happen rather than pounds of delicious deep fried meat.

Anyways, back to the denial thing; a couple weeks ago the guys and I went down to The Thirsty Duck Pub in New Westminster for their 25cent wings special (Wednesdays). I’ve always liked pubs in New West—they remind you of the bars you see in movies and TV shows, instead of the yuppie joints in Gastown that charges 10 bucks for a beer you’ve never heard of.

What went in

1lb of each flavour

I’ll start by saying the wings there were absolutely delicious, better than Wings wings. At a quarter a piece, you won’t find better wings for less around Vancouver. They are cooked just right, and are decent sized as well so they are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. We went ahead and ordered a pound of each flavour, 7 in total, honey garlic, sweet and spicy, thai, teriyaki, hot, BBQ, and salt and pepper.  (more…)

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