No stall too small!
It was a pretty swanky looking clubhouse, like a place where you’d hold a wedding. Coincidentally, I think they divided the hall for that exact purpose, but anyways…the waitress that seated us was kind of odd. Not only did she bring like ONE menu for everybody, she completely neglected to take drink orders or anything like that until the very end…how strange. Onto the food now!
So after hearing nothing but good things about this place, finally decided to give Long’s Noodle House a shot. Little did I realize, it is situated RIGHT next to Au Petit Cafe, the Vietnamese restaurant I had visited with Easilyfull and Zeeg a year prior. The waitress who served us was very friendly and quick, off to a good start!
Apparently it was voted best patio around a few years back, I dunno about that, though it was situated in a pretty scenic locale though. The Flying Beaver’s located fairly close to the Airport, yet sits right on the river. It’s primarily a bar, though if you have kids, they do have seating areas for families with minors as well. There’s this one waitress though, word of advice to you, she’s quite a piece of work (and I don’t mean that in a good way), but onto the food!
So, after several terrible experiences at their location on Victoria Drive, I was a little hesitant to try another, but I heard this one was SLIGHTLY better, so meh, what kind of food blogger would I be if I didn’t give it a try, right? When we sat down, I found it kind of funny how it listed 3 other locations, but NOT the Victoria Drive one, heh maybe they want to distance themselves, anyways onto the food!
If you’ve ever visited one of the Vancouver Public Library’s branches and forgot to return borrowed materials on time, you probably know that they charge small fines on your tardiness. However, for a short duration in October, between the 21st and 27th, they’ll be accepting any LONG overdue materials with no penalty towards you! If you were ever hesitant towards returning something, for whatever reason (cough cheap to pay fines cough), then this is your time to capitalize! Apparently, they will also try to work things out with you too, if you’ve lost the original items that you borrowed.
For more information, head over to:
(Image Source: Wikipedia)
(Image Source: News1130)
When thieves are on the prowl, they often look for certain cues when deciding if it’s worth it to break into a car or not. Most often, this involves things like: the presence of a steering lock, are there belongings in view, is the door locked, etc. If you have a lock, or some sort of anti-theft device installed in your car, make sure it’s locked, and hide your belongings, you make your vehicle a lot less likely to be broken into.
(Image Source: CBC)
However, there’s also the issue of particular vehicles being popular targets. These primarily consist of older vehicles that are coincidentally some of the most common types you’d see on the street. Since many lack the sophisticated security systems of modern vehicles, they’re much easier targets for thieves to break into. As such, Vancouver Police Department has begun an initiative aimed at reducing at risk vehicles by offering to give you a free steering lock, if you bring in your registration papers, to one of their police stations. I highly encourage you to get one, especially if you own one of the vehicles on the top 10 most stolen list, and seriously…it’s free too, just get it!
For more information: http://mediareleases.vpd.ca/2013/10/10/operation-lock-up/
Located near what I think is the border between New West and Burnaby, Market Crossing (aka that shopping centre on Marine Way) boasts quite a few edible establishments for shoppers and the hungry alike. For today’s visit, we head off to the Cactus Club there because it was surprisingly nice out, and the patio looked relatively attractive from the outside. When we arrived, the greeter said she’d get an outside table for us, then shows us to a dining room table (Sigh…good help is hard to find).