I signed Emile and I up for an “underground dinner party”. This is an event where you go to a mysterious location and eat dinner and then donate to the chef. Which is really just a way to get around the legalities of paying for a dinner that isn’t totally sanctioned.
We are going to one that is a “social” dinner which means unlike many of the these type of events, it isn’t just for your group, there are a whole bunch of strangers. I thought it would be a good way to meet people. Most are BYOB, which really is okay with me. We are going with The Endless Meal which we only know is it is located in Gastown – we’ll be told where to go the night before.
So, I must admit, I am a bit nervous about it, but worst, it will be an excellent blog won’t it? But more than likely, it will be a fun night out that we can spent with strangers to have a good time and expand our social circle.
March 22nd, 2013 Extra-Ordinary: Feeling good and engaged when I do this kind of thing!
Dine Out Vancouver is on. For Ontarians, this is similar to Winterlicious with many restaurants featuring prix fixe menus. There are 3 different levels of $18, $28, and $38. And each features an appetizer, dessert and entrée. We went last week to Blarney Stone’s $18 dinner and it was pretty good volume and food for $18.
Tonight we went to Wild Rice – also at the $18 level – and found that the food was excellent, the service was friendly, but a little mistake prone. But they fixed their mistakes and were quick about it. Probably because the place was sold out for due to Dine Out Vancouver!
In general, Emile and I are pretty cheap and watch calories, so we don’t eat out much. But somehow, we got ourselves this schedule:
Jan 30th: Wild Rice (just the two of us)
Feb 1st: Crepe Cafe (7 of us for post activity refueling)
Feb 2nd: The Boathouse (Grandpa taking us for dinner)
Feb 3rd: Salt Tasting Room AND The Pourhouse (friends in from Ontario)
I also received a coupon from Incendio – great pizza place now doing brunch – to offer us 2 for 1 brunch.
I miss Huntsville sometimes, but man do I love the restaurant scene here – especially those places within walking distance to our house!
January 30th, 2013 Extra-Ordinary: Somehow I think all of this is going to derail Cliche January.
Emile and I rarely go out for dinner as of late. We are on a loose budget and we are working hard to make April as Fit as possible. In general, those two things do not mesh well with dining out. After work today, Emile and I met up at the Summit Center for a run. I had already done two – TWO! – bouts of exercise that day for a total of 1 hour and 40 minutes, plus working around the house (painting and sanding, etc). So, then on top of that I went running for 3k.
My shins hurt, I was tired and I simply could not face going home to have a vegetable stir fry with riced cauliflower and meatless crispy tenders. Emile said he would make it, but I wasn’t buying. I wanted to go out for dinner and I had the calories to spare!
I suggested we head to 3 Guys and a Stove. Emile agreed as he hadn’t been there in years. Off we went – but he turned left when he should have turned right. Turns out what I say out loud and what I am thinking are two different things. So, we ended up at Tall Trees instead – because that is what I said – even if it wasn’t what I was thinking.
It was no sacrifice – believe me.
April 20th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: Some else made me a perfect Filet Mignon with delightfully cooked vegetables. Presumably they even washed up.