77 10th Street
New Westminster, BC
East side, West side? What does it all matter when we all live a thug’s life.
Foodosophy reader Tee and I often joke about the reputation that certain places in the GVRD hold and New West is sometimes the target of our remarks about the madness that occupies some young people’s lives in their quest to get rich quick, and how sadly they end up living that lifestyle for only a very short time before they are “eliminated”.
Overcoming any “fears” we have of traveling out to this place via the sometimes sketchy Skytrain, we ended up at this mecca for burgers, otherwise known as Burger Heaven. With a long tradition of serving up this North American classic – I recall our server saying they’ve been at it for 26 years – we knew that it was worth checking out. Open at 11am daily, it was the early afternoon when we stepped inside and several tables were occupied.
3079 Main Street
Are you ready for another round of deep fried goodness? Oh, and I shouldn’t forget the pints of beer to go with it. Ah, life’s simple pleasures…
Despite the name that would suggest otherwise, the Windjammer Inn in Vancouver is no place to rest your weary head and bunk down in a strange bed for the night. Its a straight up pub, of the British persuasion (well a Canadian representation of which at least), located right down there on Main Street. So yes, this is another in the “Tasting with Tee” series.
Immediately seduced by the sandwich board outside that trumpeted a special on their 2pc. fish and chips, along with a wheat ale of sorts, our minds were easily made up. That was until the cheery server passed by our table with a plate of something that smelled very good and so we had to ask, “what’s that?”. A batch of slightly fiery, battered shrimp she replied, and our volley of “we’ll have that too”, was easily obliged.
3911 Knight Street
This marks the beginning of a new series, which I am dubbing “Tasting with Tee“. It will involve various outings and eating/drinking experiences with the man known as Tee.
Who’s Tee you ask? Well, he’s a regular reader of Foodosophy, who’s been gracious enough to show me some new spots out of my usual range when it comes to Vancouver proper. We all have our haunts and neighborhoods of comfort, and for me that means that I’m willing and able to go as “distant” as Main Street. Anything beyond that towards the boundary of Burnaby has been a truly foreign territory for me. Plus, I hate the drive. Even the names of the intersecting roads along East Broadway and/or Kingsway are a mystery. Tee’s been gracious to be my guide to the “far east”…
So with that, Tee suggested an outing for “meat on rice”. Saying, “let’s go to Knight”, that instruction basically meant nothing to me. It wasn’t until I saw a previously visited place nearby, that I sort of knew where I was. Cuu Long (minus the funky accent mark) is a Vietnamese restaurant that is nothing flashy from the outside. Parking right in front is limited to a precious few spots, otherwise its best to find a place in the side street just up the block.