We woke up and focused on packing up the rest of our things and getting ready. Scruffy called Avis to pick us up since that is what they guaranteed to do but when we did, they said that they will see if they can. We were literally a few blocks away.
Instead, we had to call our own Uber to get there, because of their horrible service. Once we got our car, we started our drive to Vancouver, Canada.
3703 116th St NE
Marysville, WA 98271
We stopped by for brunch and ended up with horrible service like we did at Avis. The burger I ordered was wrong and when we went and told them, they insisted that they were correct and wouldn’t do anything about it even after I pointed out the picture on the board showed something different. Sigh … what happened to “the customer is always right?”
We stopped by the gas station while on our drive for some lotto and scratch offs. I did a few in the car to pass the time and won a little bit of cash.
We finally arrived at the border and the waiting game to get in began.
After crossing the border and a bit more driving, we were greeted with this view. Sigh … so gorgeous. We got to our AirBnb and after much confusion, we finally settled in and headed out to stuff our faces.
Steamworks Brewing Company
375 Water Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5C6 Canada
He ordered the Empress IPA which was pretty strong and hoppy.
And ordered a flight to share where we each picked two flavours:
- Killer Cucumber Ale that tasted like cucumber water.
- Grapefruit Radler that tasted like straight up grapefruit juice, which is a given since that is what it’s mixed with.
- Cranbeerium that tasted tart and crisp.
- Smokey Milk Porter that tasted like chocolate and caramel smoke.
We also shared the Baked Spinach & Crab Dip [crab, Parmesan, mozzarella & cheddar cheese, toasted bagel chips] | $14.99. The dip itself was good but we didn’t feel bagel chips was the right way to go.
One of the reasons we went here was for the view suggested by one of our coworkers. But when we got there, this is what we saw. A gorgeous view blocked by railroads and storage containers. It was still gorgeous nonetheless.
131 Water Kitchen & Bar
131 Water Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1B2 Canda
Scruffy was still on his ribs high from the night before so when he saw the Dry Garlic Ribs [hickory apple bbq sauce] | $5 he ordered it. It was so horrible we only shared one as a taster and didn’t eat the rest. I also found it funny that there was a dip section for the plate but they didn’t use it.
I opted for the Panko Prawns [spicy mayo and fries] | $4.50 which wasn’t too bad. The shrimp actually hit the spot for me but the fries could be better.
We didn’t go in here but thought it was adorable since his puppy’s name is Luna.
The Flying Pig
102 Water Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2K8 Canada
He ordered a beer here while I got a water and scratched a couple more lotto tickets before moving on to the next place.
The Lamplighter Public House
92 Water St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2K8 Canda
He ordered a beer and we people watched. We both agreed the people here who have big muscles are less threatening than the ones in the states because Canadians are so nice.
162 Water Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1B2 Canada
We both got beers since it was a more upscale place.
And we each enjoyed a Scotch Egg [spicy mayonnaise] | $8. I’ve never had one before and he insisted that they have to taste great here and they sure did. I craved this the next day and wished we got some. I want to try making this at home.
203 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 Canada
The lady who served us at the Lamplighter guided us here since we just wanted drinks. A Sour Ale beer for him and a wine for me. We had a great time here and even struck up a conversation with the ladies next to us.
This cutie enjoying his beer. He was in love with the bottle design.
41 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1E9 Canada
I like going into gift shops because they have the funniest and cutest things like these pictures above.
The Irish Heather
210 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 Canada
We made reservations for L’Abattoir so while we waited, we grabbed more drinks. (I’m starting to realize that this is the reason I didn’t lose any weight.)
We got lost searching for L’Abattoir but found a convenience store and bought some scratch offs. We didn’t win anything from Canada.
We saw that the ladies from Six Acres was still there so we asked them for guidance and we finally made it to our destination.
217 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1 Canada
He ordered some fancy drink – pretty much a girly version of an old fashioned.
They gave us Bread | free. I loved the little rolls and sticks but not so much the flat ones.
We had decided to order only the Foie Gras Torchon [warm brioche, fresh yogurt, figs]. It was my first time trying this dish and all I could think about was how it tasted like butter. I’m hoping he’ll try the pate next time. Not as buttery but the flavours … oy.
We headed home earlier than all the previous nights since we were out so late the night before and from the long drive. And we knew we would want to try to hit more things the next day.