I ended up at The Charlatan on a whim.
My father wanted his favourite, Howe Sound 4 Fruit Ale at Biercraft, but to our dismay they were out. The last few times in this neighborhood, I’ve been royally fisted with the hand of calamity. I think they should re-name Commercial Dr. to Condescending Drive.
The food at the Charlatan was very good. We started off with a basket of yam fries, roasted garlic aoli sauce was divine. I had the Grilled Chicken & Pancetta Burger (Grilled marinated chicken breast, red wine poached bosc pear, crispy pancetta, melted Camembert cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion) The sweet pear offset the savory of the chicken and saltiness of the pancetta to a tee. Pumpkin Thai Coconut soup had good flavour but lacking a dollop of sour cream.
I discovered a new favouite beer. Delirium Tremens. I was having a conversation with the pink elephant by the end of the evening.
My camera was having an off day.
Went for a spin around Mundy Park. Forgot to track my route as usual.
What an epic event! Felix Baumgartner Jumped from 128,000ft! OffTheGlobe
Made it to Food Cart Fest, on the last day. I’m disappointed in myself for not attending earlier. I came on an empty stomach and ended up stuffed for the ride home. Here’s some photos of my eats of the day…
Holy Perogy: Italian Perogies- Stuffed with mozza and potato, topped with fresh tomato’s, parmesan and pesto sauce.
Mogu Japanese Street Eats – Sweet Japanese squash croquette, katsu sauce, avocado, lettuce.
Pho Tam is my go-to place in Surrey. In the heart of Whalley, the location is something to be desired. Surrey jocks and their hooker girlfriends are a common sight here, but good pho doesn’t discriminate (unlike me.)
Special A is a large soup and spring roll for $9. There not stingy with the essentials either; lots of tripe and tendon.
We were debating if we should go to the Tandoori Raj, The Original or Tandoori King they were beside each other last time I checked. When arriving, our choice was obvious, Tandoori Raj because Tandoori King was burnt to the ground. Perhaps to eliminate the competition….
On the table: Butter chicken (lighter coloured dish), Lamb Tikka Masala, Naan, and rice. Not pictured was the spinach stuffed naan. One of the better Indian meals I’ve eaten. Quite spicy, just the way I like it. Would be returning again.
2 weekend’s ago I tried to come here but ended up getting shafted with the late night menu, at 6:30pm. Made it this weekend, and was able to order off the regular menu (Yay?) First fuck-up of the night was our appetizer platter. They were out of riblets so they substituted a second flavour of wings, fair enough. When our plate showed up, it was extra sausage. The waitress offered to re-make it for us. When we get it second time, it was extra wings but all the same flavour. Fuck it, by now were hungry.
Later when our entrees come, I had a Yucatan Chicken sausage wrap with a West Coast salad. Got a Caesar salad instead.
Seriously not impressed with the food or service. This place is run by hipsters for hipsters. Slight redeeming factor was the roof top patio. Take your money elsewhere.
All my regular places I’ve been to over the past week. Just sharing some pics.
-Xu’s Wonton House ( I ate one before a pic was taken~!)
Sushi Cali- Chopped Scallop roll + Spicy tuna don.
My favourite burger in the Tri-City’s. Everything about it is top-notch, handmade patty with chopped bacon and real cheese melted over. Fresh kiaser bun and veggies, generous portion of steak cut fries. They also give you Sriracha sauce. Fucking delicious.
There claim to fame, it’s actually valid