The Stalking Dead @ The Cellar

The Stalking Dead- Sin Peaks Presents

Watched this at the The Cellar last night.

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?

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FRAY on FRASER Closed

Fray On Fraser

FRAY on FRASER » Page not found. << Radio silence has begun.

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.

Bacon Bowl @ Adeline’s

Bacon Bowl at Adeline's on Commercial Drive
The Bowl is the Bacon. The Bacon is the Bowl. There is no Spoon.

I just want to say: If you’re going to have bacon, eggs, and home fries, why not add extra bacon by CONSTRUCTING THE INSTRUMENT OF DELIVERY OUT OF BACON?

It’s Genius, really. And not that fake kind of genius that Louis C.K. talks about. No. This is capital G Genius.

Adeline’s Cafe on Commercial Drive. They need no website, so check out their facebook page instead. And get a bowl made out of bacon.

Golden Plates 2013 | Georgia Straight

Golden Plates 2013 | Georgia Straight.

confusedman-mdLooking 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.

Or I could just be talking out of my ass again.

Bacon Bourbon

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.

Cooking Bacon for the fat
Bacon, Giving up the Fat

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2lb Burger @ Two Parrots

2 lb Burger @ Two Parrots Perch & Grill Burger Challenge
Dear God….

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.

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Festival de la Poutine 2.0

La Belle Patate Poutine
La Belle Patate Poutine – Festival De La Poutine

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.

Festival De La Poutine 2013
Why would I do this to myself…?

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…

La Belle Patat- Festival De La Poutine 2013
…but sooo goood.