Whiskey Six BBQ (Re-Visit)

Whiskey Six BBQ, an organic BBQ joint located on 826 Renfrew Street in East Vancouver, opened in the summer of 2017. I have been there regularly during the summer of 2018. This is a post about a visit from May 2018.

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I know that was from months ago, but what can I say? I’d been busy… On vacation now (I’m in Korea at the moment) and just taking a few minutes to post it now. ūüėČ

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It was a night of ribs and wings. The¬†Johnston’s Farm Back Ribs¬†are¬†served with a choice of two sides – with wings being $2 extra – and also sliced bread, Whiskey Mustard and Dill Pickle.

Obviously, I went with the Wings for one of my sides. I also had the Smokey Beans as the other side.

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Pink Elephant Thai

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One Wednesday evening in December, I stopped by Pink Elephant Thai by the Marine Drive SkyTrain Station for dinner.

It was fairly busy on this evening, but the waitresses were quick. I was seated almost immediately and had a lot of time to scan through the menu.

Initially, I wanted the Calamari but changed my mind because, c’mon, I’d had that dish so many times in my life. Instead, I picked the¬†Thai Style Pork Cheek¬†(C$10.95), which was grilled and marinated pork pieces with Thai herbs and spices.

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I also had the Matsaman, which was simmered coconut curry with onions, potatoes, and cashew nuts. There was a choice of meats that came with this dish, and I chose Oxtail AAA Grade (C$17.95). The other choices were chicken, beef, tofu, veggies, and prawns.

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For the pork cheek, the sauce was a tad spicy – for me anyway – even though on the menu it gave just a one-chili rating. The pork cheek was tender.

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The curry dish was delicious. The oxtail was very tender, obviously more so than the pork cheek. This dish didn’t come with rice, but I didn’t want rice anyway.

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Because it was near Christmastime, the flatscreen was showing some Christmas movie featuring Mickey Mouse Рobviously on one of the American channels. And then after that, it was showing Home Alone 2.

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Overall, a good dinner. One downside was that the tables were so close together that I could hear the conversation at the table to my right. Didn’t want to, but I heard everything they were saying.

By the way, there’s a second location of Pink Elephant Thai, on Alberni Street in downtown Vancouver.

Where: Pink Elephant Thai, 434 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5X 2R9
Website: http://thaihouse.com/pink-elephant-thai/

Moxie’s Grill & Bar (Davie Street)

During a little party recently at¬†Moxie’s Grill & Bar¬†on Davie (1160 Davie Street, Vancouver), I had the opportunity to try one of their steak dishes.

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I opted for the Sirloin & Prawns (C$34), which was a 7-oz sirloin steak with garlic butter prawns and served with potatoes.

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Personally, I thought the service was excellent. I often got iced tea refills, and the servers were friendly.

The steak and potatoes were very filling – especially since I had shared a few appetizers (calamari and dry ribs). I wished the dry ribs had been boneless, but oh well – they were decent enough for me to keep eating them.

I must say I regretted getting the prawns – ST beside me had gotten the Mushroom Sirloin and I must say those mushrooms looked more appetizing than my prawns!!

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Overall, I would say the atmosphere was awesome. Lots of laughter at this little party. The food was great. Same with the service. And oh, from our table I could see the Canucks-Predators NHL game on the big screens. Haha – the Canucks got their butts kicked on this night! Oh yeah!!

Siena Kitchen + Bar (Re-Visit)

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I was in the South Granville area again in Vancouver, and stopped by Siena Kitchen + Bar on West 12th and Granville for a second time.

According to its website, Siena won was a recipient of the 2017 Georgia Straight GOLDEN PLATE AWARD in the Best Mediterranean Category. It’s a small restaurant with a very cozy feel to it. I was seated at the bar area this time because the place was packed.

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On this visit, I had their Chicken & Leek Soup and their Pasta of the day.

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Both were excellent – simply fantastic. The servers were friendly and chatty too, which makes the meal more pleasant.

Boteco Brasil (Re-Visit)

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On another trip to Boteco Basil on Nanaimo Street and Broadway, I ordered the traditional Brazilian dishes.

First up, the¬†Coxinhas, which is a popular Brazilian snack: crispy potato-based dough pockets stuffed with shredded chicken and spices. I couldn’t finish because I’m a small eater – this appetizer was very filling.

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Next up was the¬†Picanha, which is Brazilian sirloin steak. It’s a dish served with basmati rice, brown beans, and fried banana, among other things.

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Very filling – both dishes – but at least it was a chance to try out the popular Brazilian dishes.

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