The World’s End and the Failed Cornetto Beer Float Experiment

The Cornetto (or Drumstick) Beer Float Experiment that went poorly.
Cornetto Beer Float Experiment

To say I was looking forward to the World’s End would be an understatement. Been rewatching Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and I’m getting excited to finally catch the capper to the Cornetto Trilogy (or is it the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy?)

Anyways, random food experiment:  I’ve heard a few people talk recently about making Beer Floats and this seemed like a decent enough time to try it out.

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Tasting Plates – East Van Edition

Tasting Plate Schedule-slightly used
Tasting Plate Schedule-slightly used

The other night, I had the pleasure of putting down a couple bucks (okay, I hit the magical ‘buy’ button on my phone) and grabbed some tix for Vancouver Foodster’s latest Tasting Plates crawl: East Van Edition (Actually, six of the seven participating restaurants were all on Commercial Drive (the one  exception being Via Tevere Pizzeria on Victoria). We had already been to most of the restaurants participating, but looking at the tasting menu involved, we thought this would be a good chance to check out some of the dishes we weren’t familiar with. Here is my very quick, brief, and poorly photographed version of the events that followed:

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Denny’s Baconalia

Or, The First Time I ever ate at a Denny’s Sober

Having time to kill before catching Iron Man Three (which is pretty damn awesome, you should see it, and Shane Black needs to write and direct more movies thank you), we grabbed lunch at Denny’s.

“Grabbing Lunch at Denny’s” is a pretty new experience for me to be honest. In the past, the only times I’ve ever really darkened the doorstep of the bright yellow franchise was late at night/early morning after a substantial quantity of alcohol was drunk.  Denny’s, to me, was a fluorescently lit landscape of sallow, pale faced customers and sad waitresses, seen through a slowly diminishing haze of alcoholic stupor.

Yay words.

So, lunch.  We saw this sign and decided that this was going to be way to go:

Baconalia sign
Beware All Ye Who Enter…

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Bogy’s Wall of Fame Challenge Burger

Bogy's Wall of Fame Challenge Burger
Bogy’s Wall of Fame Challenge Burger

Also known as:

the Biggest Burger I Ever Attempted to Fit in My Mouth

Bogy’s Gastropub is a pretty decent place to grab a beer after work or golf (it’s connected to the Sunrise Executive Golf Course in Cloverdale). Awesome during the spring and summer as they have a big old patio to drink and gorge.

However, it will always have a special place in my heart as the home of the Biggest Burger I Ever Attempted to Fit in My Mouth.  Yes, it is bigger than the 2lb Two Parrot Burger and Way Way bigger than the Quadruple Bypass Burger from the Heart Attack Grill.

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Street Eats- The Daily Catch

The Daily Catch

The Daily Catch is a pretty swell fish shop on Commercial Drive. They opened last year and have been the go to spot for picking up fresh sustainable ocean critters in East Van.  They also have a food truck that tends to be parked outside their shop (apparently, they were planning on being parked at Grandview Park, but there were some issues. Hopefully, those issues could be resolved soon-ish, as the park would probably be a better location for them).

As for the food:

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