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Just A Quick Bite To Eat

So life has been hectic yet rewarding the past couple of weeks. Activities included 5 days in Las Vegas followed by 2 days moving/setting up a new apartment. Now that the dust has settled, I’m happily in my new apartment with a sweet tan and a not-so-sweet extra 5 pounds round my mid section. I haven’t had a lot of time to cook, so here are some photos of the meals I encountered.

Browns Social House

I go to Browns for their daily drink specials (on Monday it was a wicked spiced apple Whisky Sour). I’ve been for appetizers and drinks in the past, and those were alright (liked the chicken wings and dry ribs) but nothing has ever stood out. This was the first time I tried their entreés.

#28 Dragon Bowl

Surprisingly good, this dish came with choice of teriyaki chicken or tofu over coconut rice, vegetables, red cabbage and spicy yogurt sauce. Exactly what I wanted after stuffing my face with burgers and steaks in Vegas. Would have liked a few more vegetables but other than that no big complaints. I would order this again if I returned.


Fettuccine Carbonara , C

“alfredo sauce, smoked bacon, sweet peas, blackened chicken, garlic toast”

Sounds good, right? I was so torn between ordering this or the #28 Dragon bowl. Luckily I went with the dragon bowl because I didn’t like this dish at all. I thought there was nothing special about it, I could have made it at home the flavours were that bland. Phil liked the taste of the blackened chicken, and said it was exactly what he was looking for post-Vegas.

( Sorry for the horrible photo. I think it’s indicative of the quality, Phil says I’m dramatic and a picky eater)

Browns Social House (Point Grey) on Urbanspoon

EARL’S 

I’ve been to Earl’s for lunch and had their very well priced Soup-Salad-Sandwich combo. Loved it. I was very impressed with their dinner menu as well.

Dungeness Crab and Asparagus Linguini,

“saffron cream sauce, tomatoes, asparagus, lemon oil, prawns and Dungeness crab”

I’m obsessed with crab right now. I loved this dish because they cut up the prawns and crab meat so every bite with filled with seafoody goodness. This also meant I had to eat every bite in order to get all the seafoody goodness and I was quiet full by the end. The lemon oil was present without being overpowering or artificial.

7oz Certified Angus Beef Top Sirloin 

“Yukon Gold garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal fresh vegetables”

Good steak, slightly undercooked for what Phil asked (medium but it came medium rare). The seasoning was spot on though, and the mashed potatoes amazing. He wished he ordered the 9oz. They gave him a good handful of veggies though, unlike the Keg where your lucky to get more than a green bean and piece of red pepper.

The Gluten-Free Dom order the salmon feature and ate it all before a photo could be snapped. Hungry Girl.

Jeera Chicken Curry

 “authentic spicy Indian curry, tender chicken, coconut jasmine rice and fresh baked naan bread”

I really liked the presentation of this dish. The only complaint I heard (repeatedly) was that the spice level was too low. I’m not sure if this was directed towards the seasoning or the heat level, but everyone finished their plates regardless.


Earl's (Broadway & Fir) on Urbanspoon

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2 Comments

  1. Mom

    I loved this post with its chatty tone. And I want to try the Dragon Bowl!!! Looks and sounds yummy. So maybe we’ll go together one day, what do you think?
    love, Mom xxx

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