Loose Moose Tapas Bar & Grill

I would never have come across this hidden gem if it wasn’t for JT! The plan that Sunday was actually brunch at the Twisted Fork, however we were told that we wouldn’t be able to get a table that day, so feeling dejected, we had to find another place to eat. Thankfully JT lives in downtown Vancouver, so when we came across Loose Moose, she told us that there were always long lineups at night because everything in the restaurant was $6. You can’t really find anywhere cheaper than that in downtown Vancouver (although there is The Famous Warehouse located right around the corner where everything on the menu is only $5).

Moose burger with fries $5.95

I ordered their Moose burger. It came with a side of fries as well. The portion size was on the smaller side, but it was perfect for me as I was able to finish everything without feeling too stuffed. As for the taste, there was nothing fancy about it; tastes like your average burger off the grill. I can see why it can get very busy at night though. It seems like a good place for people to watch a game together over a couple of beers and cheap food.

The Good
– Cheap eats (everything for $6)

The Bad
– Average tasting food
– Small portions (for those who are looking to get full, one order won’t be enough)

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White Spot

I have too many food posts to write and not enough time to do it! I’m going to the States (more specifically Seattle and Portland) in less than a week so I will have more yummy food posts coming your way very soon! :)

I went for lunch at White Spot in Oakridge mall two weeks ago with A and M. I’ve only been to White Spot one other time before but A has never been there to eat, so we decided to go there. There isn’t really anywhere else to eat in Oakridge anyway (aside from food court).

When we got to the restaurant, it was a bit past noon and the place was crowded with people. Even though it was a weekday, we still had to wait almost 10 minutes for a table to clear up. We got a nice little booth inside the restaurant and sat down. It was quite loud and lively in there and the servers were really friendly and helpful.

Pardon the blurry pictures in this post. I didn’t bring my camera so I had to resort to my cellphone instead.

M ordered a beer and a Bacon Cheddar Bigger Burger.

Nat Bailey Pale Ale/Lager (14.5 OZ)

The beer tasted refreshing and cool. I really liked the beer because I enjoyed the taste of the malt in it.

Bacon Cheddar Bigger Burger

I think it’s interesting how White Spot doesn’t put the pickle in the burger but rather on the bun itself. Maybe it’s for those who dislike pickles? Save them the trouble of having to peel apart the burger and picking it out! I am a big fan of pickles in burgers.

I ordered a blueberry shake and a Monty Mushroom Bigger Burger:

Blueberry Milkshake

The milkshakes at White Spot are so delicious! I got it both times I was here. Last time I had the strawberry, and today I wanted to try the blueberry. It came with a refill tin on the side as well. It tasted very thick and creamy and wasn’t too sweet. I can’t wait to go blueberry picking this summer!

Monty Mushroom Bigger Burger

This mushroom burger was delicious as well. The fries were a bit oily and salty. The ones at Red Robin tasted better though. I enjoyed the cole slaw salad that came on the side though! It was a refreshing addition to the hearty burger and fries.

Needless to say, I couldn’t finish everything on the plate. I have a big appetite, but it still wasn’t enough to finish the burger, milkshake, cole slaw salad and fries.

A ordered an Asian Chicken Salad:

Asian Chicken Salad

It came with a LOT of toasted almonds. I had a little bit and it tasted very healthy to me. I still prefer White Spot’s burgers over their salads though!

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Red Robin

Whenever I am craving burgers, the first place I think of is Red Robin’s. I always go there for the burgers and unlimited steak fries! It’s probably not the best idea to be writing a food post at midnight.. I am feeling the midnight munchies coming on!

Everytime I go to Red Robin’s for dinner, it is always packed. I usually have to wait for around 10 minutes for a table to clear up. I don’t mind waiting though. I think the food is well worth the wait! This restaurant is always loud and bustling with activity. It’s a nice place to go when it’s game night. (I went to watch one of the Canucks playoff games there. It was fun to cheer along with everyone!)

I always order the same drink at RR’s: freckled lemonade.

Freckled lemonade: Lemonade with crushed strawberries inside.

It’s a bottomless drink with unlimited refills. The sweet strawberries blend together really well with the tangy lemonade. I like this drink very much!

Next, the burgers. My favorite burger is the Whiskey River BBQ:

Whiskey River BBQ Burger with endless steak fries

A close-up:

Close-up of the Whiskey River BBQ

The crispy onion straws and BBQ sauce is what makes this popular burger so delicious.

Their number one burger though is the Royal Red Robin Burger:

Royal Red Robin Burger

This number one gourmet burger is topped off with a fried egg: the perfect finish to this delicious creation!

My sister’s favourite is the Gourmet Cheeseburger:

Gourmet Cheeseburger with Cheddar

They let you choose from a variety of different cheeses: cheddar, swiss, mozzarella…

Also, if you do not want to eat the fries, you can replace it with a salad instead! They have many different types of salad as well as salad dressings.

If you go on your birthday, you can get a free burger as well! :) A free sundae is also included if you let them sing you the Red Robin birthday song.

Overall I thought that the service was friendly and the food came really fast. I always leave here full and satisfied!

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