No stall too small!
Although I haven’t been, I’ve heard through the grapevine that the Pho Thai Son on Victoria blows donkey chunks. Although that one is part of the Pho Thai Son chain, I can tell you right now that the Marine Dr. location is probably leaps and bounds better in comparison. Not only are the servers quick and attentive, the place is very brightly lit, clean and nicely decorated!
What better place to grab some grub and watch the Olympics with pals than at a sports bar, right? Lil’ L proposed we hit up Original Joe’s because, as a repeat offender, she said they had really solid stuff, and is a pretty rad setting. When we got in, we were told the wait would be approximately 20 minutes max…but it veered more towards an hour….ANYWAYS…
Being relatively impressed with their Metrotown location, I decided to visit this one to see if there’s any consistency between locations. Much to my surprise, and slight dismay, they’re pretty close in every regard…right down to the robotic/expressionless demeanor of the servers.
So there’s been a lot of advertising lately about some big winter festival at Granville Island. Yet when I got there to check it out, maybe I missed the events, or locations altogether, but it just seemed to be business as usual…In any case, here’s some snippets from the adventure anyways!
Once you’ve had a taste of perfection, you’ll never settle for less! Seriously first it was HK BBQ Master, but now I think this little joint can safely claim the top podium for Bubble Tea. The fact that they use fresh fruit for most of their stuff is AMAZING but what’s even more so is the CHEAP CHEAP prices most of their stuff is! On a side note though, when there’s drinks to be made, I’d advise sitting farther away from the counter as listening to the blenders is like subjecting your precious, tender eardrums to a 150dB aircraft taking off.
In an attempt to broaden my repertoire of Richmond locales, I figured the best place to check out for some great gems would be in one of the city’s many malls. The subject of today’s visit is Joy’s Taiwanese Kitchen! I won’t lie to you…it was at the far end near one of the exists so I had to travel through the food court a few times before accidentally catching a glimpse of it.
This place has been on my hit list for FOREVER. It looks so absolutely divey on the outside so I mean come on…how can I resist? However, when you step inside, it’s got a nice warm, coziness to it! Feels like stepping into somebody’s home, with the old fashioned wall ornaments and stack of dvd’s spilling over the counter. The owner is REALLY friendly and smiley, such attentive, quick service!