Tuesday, April 15, 2014

You Take the Hylands...

Hyland's Fish and Chips
10153 Resthaven Dr.
Sidney, BC
(250) 656-4435

E: Sometimes a random trip to the middle of nowhere in the town of Sidney is good. James was given a tip about where to find some good seafood chowder, and we had a bit of a problem finding Hyland's Fish and Chips.

Fortunately, in this township, the free Wifi along the main strip made our hunt easier. We are not excellent trackers by any means, so one Google Maps search later, we located our destination and it was only a couple of blocks away from the main drag.

J: Ed could've fooled me with the way he kept asking me if we were there yet. 

I should have left him cold and hungry on a Sidney street corner, for some granny on a scooter to drive over him. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Your West Coast Events: April 7 - April 13, 2014

Just some of the events happening among British Columbia's Gulf Islands this week.

Monday, April 7th

The Legacy Series: Yoon Plays Schumann - In his first concerto with the Victoria Symphony, Principal Cellist Brian Yoon will perform Schumann's soulful Cello Concerto. Near the end of the evening, Maestra Tania Miller will conduct Brahm's magnificent and haunting Third Symphony. Performance is 8pm at Victoria's Royal Theatre.

Wednesday, April 9th

Jeeves In Bloom - P.G. Wodehouse's portrayal of daft yet likeable characters from British upper class society continues on Chemainus Theatre's stage. Adapted by Margaret Raether and directed by Mark DuMez, this version sees Bernard Cuffling as respected gentleman's gentleman Jeeves and Warren Bain as young playboy Bertie Wooster. If you are a fan of the Richard Briers and Michael Hordern BBC radio plays or the Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie television series then this play might be a must see. The story is set in late June 1931 in Brinkley Court in Worcestershire. The show runs March 21 - April 26. Check the Chemainus Theatre's official website for show times.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Going Back in Time with 1550's

1550 Cedar Hill Cross Rd
Gordon Head
Saanich, BC 
(250) 472-0047

E: 1550's is one of those cozy bistros which will send diners back in time and if Back to the Future fans will recall, that's where George McFly met his son, Marty, and he would not attempt to date Lorraine Baines until Marty dressed up as a nuclear suited version of Darth Vader. Interestingly enough, on the drinks list was a drink of the same name. Coincidence?

J: At first I thought it was an alcoholic drink so strong that it would give you a force choke. But there is no such luck because it doesn't contain any alcohol. It's similar to a Shirley Temple and has fruity ingredients, hardly a drink for a Sith Lord and more suitable for a Hollywood child star with curls.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A GottaCon Diner's Guide to the Inner Harbour (Part Two)

With Gottacon, the ultimate gamer's convention, about to happen this coming weekend, every gamer may well stick with what the Fairmont Empress has to offer (at the Ivy Ballroom) or dine out just for a change of scenery.

If what the hotel is selling seems limited, presented here is part two of the guide to the local eateries within a one block walking distance from the Victoria Conference Centre that the Two Hungry Blokes have sought out for the discriminating eater.

A GottaCon Diner's Guide to the Inner Harbour (Part One)

With Gottacon, the ultimate gamer's convention, about to happen this coming weekend, every gamer may well stick with what the Fairmont Empress has to offer (at the Ivy Ballroom) or dine out just for a change of scenery.

Sadly, due to contractual obligations, no outside food is allowed to be taken into the conference center, but that should not stop people from looking outside for something different to eat. No matter where one goes to dine, the prices will vary and the type of the food will be based on what a person likes.

If what the hotel is selling seems limited, presented here (in no particular order) is a guide to the local eateries within a one block walking distance from the Victoria Conference Centre that the Two Hungry Blokes have sought out for the discriminating eater. Yes even foodie gamer nerds can be picky too.