Tuesday, July 14, 2009

It's too late to Brew

This weekend, my friends any I found ourselves wandering the streets of Yaletown, looking for something to quench our hunger. Our goal was Cactus club, but somehow found ourselves in the walls of Yaletown Brewery Inc. I have never been there, and this definately wasn't the 1st impression I was looking for.

Sometimes, service out rules good food.

Our server(who will remain nameless) was definitely not placed in the employment that played on her best qualities.

Occurrences that happened that would never make me go back again(all has to do with the server, not the restaurant itself):
1. Server claimed that the Backyard Burger was 'the best burger you'll ever try'.(That's one thing you should never do. If it really is the best burger, the customer will figure it out on their own.

2. When asked for a wine list, she listed out, "oh, we have really good Merlot, Cab Sav, Chardonnay etc etc...". All very vague. When asked for a wine menue, to get the specifics, all she got in immediate response was a dirty look.

3. I had to ask 4 times before recieving my requested straw.

4. When it was brought to the attention of the server that she forgot to add cheese to the burger, the server actually argued with my friend that she never ordered it, and left the plate at the table, and came back with a cold slice of cheese on a plate!

5. They busboy took away our dishes without asking if we were finished.

6. It let us sit waiting for 15min, after finishing and clearing out table to bring us our bill.

Food was good, but it sure left a bad taste in my mouth.Dix BBQ & Brewery on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

So Tasty, so good

Let's talk about Indian food. I have to say, I think it's one of the many forgotten foods that are delicious! I guess, you can say it doesn't sit well with everyone, but if it does, it can cause your taste buds to overflow with great flavor!
So, a couple weeks ago, a friend and I found ourselves in hunger mode at a wedding, and couldn't wait the 6hrs scheduled from the ceremony to the reception. We found ourselves at this almost hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurant, however, quite modern and clean inside, called Tasty Sweets Restaurant in Surrey.

My friend Jessica, who's a frequent customer of this restaurant gets the "usual" which I followed as well. The lunch special, which came with Butter chicken or Goat curry(we got the butter chicken), the daily vegetable dish, tandori chicken, rice and a dessert(which was some sort of rice pudding with almonds and cinnamon) and is served with a basket of naan(bread) all for $9.95 or you can order vegetarian for $8.95.

For this price, I must say it was definately worth it, and the flavors were authentic as well. I've been to many indian restaurants, and I've had the good and the bad. This right how, has to be sitting on the good charts.

To say the least, we were full and happy.

Tasty Sweets and Restaurant on Urbanspoon