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Entries from August 2007

Savary Island Pie Company – West Vancouver

August 31st, 2007 · No Comments

T: We happened to be in West Vancouver after picking up D from the ferry terminal and so decided to drop in and see if the pie was worth all the hype. The result? This is easily the best pie that I have ever had. End of story. Best crust, best filling. The crust is […]

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Rodney’s Oyster House

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Out shopping – felt peckish in Yaletown. Dropped by Rodney’s for the Happy Hour – 1.50 raw oysters plus a small selection of other foods – mussels, scallops, etc. The oysters were fresh, tasty and accompanied by a plethora of sauces. Although sometimes less is more and a little bit of lemon with fresh horseradish […]

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Finch’s Tea and Coffee House

August 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Funky and popular Gastown lunch spot – excellent sandwiches on french baguettes quaintly wrapped in butcher paper. Skip the gypsy salami and hit up the blue brie, pear and proscuitto sandwich. Heard the salads are great. Expect line-ups. Friendly staff in a casual eclectic antique atmosphere. Free lemon or cucumber-infused water. Lunch for two with […]

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McFlurry vs Fix ‘n Mix Frosty

August 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Definitely the McFlurry. Tried the swamp sludge McFlurry – sucker for the advertisements. Thankfully the green was really some sort of green smartie rather than mint with the brown being chocolate chips. Not bad. Just a bit more expensive than the mix/n/match Frosty which was half-the size and not very good . Caveat the frosty […]

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Nanaimo bread

August 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Just visited the local market with my sister in Cedar. Awesome bread. Love the black olive bread. Get there early though – he runs out quickly. No sign on his local bread stall but I think the guy’s business name is Flour, Water and Salt or something along that line. When someone asked him if […]

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(Current) Favorite Thing: Gold Budgy Smugglers

August 5th, 2007 · No Comments

These were recommended (as a joke) by a friend for a ‘something to bring to the cottage’. But then, we remembered that we have a family member who would probably love to own a pair. That is, a family member with an upcoming birthday. Budgy Smuggler – Australian Swimwear for Cheeky Blokes Birthday + VISA […]

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