Sin Peaks- An ongoing Comedic Soap Opera Improv group (actually, it’s a little difficult finding info on them. Their webpage has them still performing a different theme at the Waldorf from last year) that is currently playing every night downtown at the Cellar.
Completely improvised, the show consists of short vignettes featuring the cast of a Zombie Apocalypse Soap Opera. I’d say more, but honestly, I don’t want to ruin the surprise. It’s a helluva lotta fun.
Admission is only 10 bucks and the bar runs a few good drink specials ($3.75 Pilsners!). They’re apparently only running with this theme for the next 3 Mondays. After that, they’ll be going with a Mobster Soap theme.
Highly recommend. Go support some Vancouver talent. What else are you going to do on a Monday night?
Really sad. Only had a chance to eat there the once, but loved it a lot. Excellent, fun food with a good atmosphere. Spent most of the evening playing movie trivia, drawing tattoos on the Henry Rollin’s place mat, and eating a damn fine burger.
According to a message on their facebook page (which now appears to be taken down), the closure is due to a ‘partnership dispute’.
Hopefully, whatever the issues are, they can be settled amicably and get the restaurant opened again.
Looking at this exhaustive list, all I can say is: Really?
Earl’s is on that list a whole lotta times, along with Cactus Club (Best Salad and Appetizer?) and the Boathouse. Really?
Granville Island for best local microbrewery and beer. REALLY?
Best Burger is Vera’s, Fatburger, White Spot? REALLY? (Ok, I’ll give them Romer’s, as they are pretty damn good. No Splitz or Cannibal Cafe though?)
Best Chicken is Nando’s? WTF?
I mean, some of the calls I get and make sense. There are some seriously good restaurants and pubs on the list and I’m happy for them (Yay St.Augistine’s, Biercraft, and Havana’s), but holy shit. In a food centric town like Vancouver, there is some seriously weak ass bullshit on this list.
A while back, I attempted some Bacon Bourbon. These pictures show the attempt:
First- Slowly fry up 4 to 5 slices of bacon. You’re looking to get about 2 ounces of rendered bacon fat. I would using quality bacon. The stuff below is some nasty President’s Choice Smoked stuff that I had in the fridge. You will really notice a difference in the quality depending on the bacon you use.
A rainy, pissy day in Vancouver. Took shelter in Two Parrots and ordered the 2lb Burger (probably closer to 5lbs if you include all the accoutrements).
Two Parrots Perch & Grill (their website appears to be down. You can check out their Yelp page here) is located on the corner of Granville and Davie. I’ve know them mostly for karaoke and quick drinks in the afternoon, but I was curious about their 2lb burger. It’s sorta advertised on their front door, but not listed at all on their menu.
So, through a comedy of errors, I accidentally ended up with an extra ticket to the Festival de la Poutine last Saturday. Normally, not an issue, but with each ticket, you also get a free serving of poutine from La Belle Patate.
Most normal people would shrug this off. Me, being an idiot, thought it was a good idea to try to eat both servings.
Like I said: I’m not very smart.
The Festival, held at Heritage Hall on Main Street, is split into time periods: Day and Night. I was there for the daytime stretch, which was pretty low-key. Besides the serving from La Belle Patate, there wasn’t much else going on. Just many friendly staffers, a long line of poutine hungry festival goers, and a t-shirt/tattoo stand.
The Night shift apparently has the live music and ‘alternative’ poutine tastings. This is all stated very clearly on all of the Festival’s literature, so I really don’t have any one to blame except myself.
Overall, the poutine was excellent. They had a Build Your Own table staffed by super friendly volunteers. (For my first serving, I went with Poutine plus Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions. Second serving was Green Peppers, Onions, and Jalapenos.)
Will happily return next year, but maybe I’ll have to make sure to check out the evening’s festivities instead…