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Shady Tree on New Years Eve

Shady Tree Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sheepie and I and a couple of friends wanted to check out the fireworks in Whistler for New Year’s Eve. Not surprisingly, all the restaurants in Whistler were fully booked out, or were charging outrageous amounts for a NYE dinner. We decided to stop by Squamish for dinner instead, but it was still hard to find one that had tables available and weren’t doing a NYE course dinner special. We finally came to Shady Tree pub which we have gone to previously and had a pretty good experience.

Their NYE special dish was the Steak and Lobster Tail for $18.95. Everyone one of us ended up ordering it – with a different rareness to their steak. It was a fabulous deal – who could resist?

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The portions were pretty decent for the price, and we were pretty full by the end. The lobster, unlike many lobster you may have wasn’t chewy. Instead, it was plump, juicy and flavourful. I wish I could swap out my steak for another lobster, as I’m not much of a steak eater. My meat was more raw than what I imagined a ‘well done’ to be. Later on, we figured that maybe one of my friends got my well done, and I had her medium rare.

Some of us dessert, they had Kahul, Lava Cake and Tiramisu. We all got to try a bit of everything. Everyone said they liked the Kahul the best, but I enjoyed the Tiramisu the best. I guess I’m just more into creamy desserts.

The service was pretty good despite being NYE. I think this will become our regular stop if we want a nice sit-down meal between trips to/from Vancouver and Whistler. It’s easy to find, right of the highway.

 

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Bon Bon Bakery

Bon Bon Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoA little bakery in North Burnaby. They have a variety of breads, cakes and pastries. They all looked good, so we decided to give the pastries a try.

Unfortunately, it’s the worst pastries ever. It was hard, dry, and tasted unnatural. There was nothing good about it except for the aesthetics. I barely ate them, and gave the rest to Sheepie. Despite him eating it all, he wasn’t pleased with them either.

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The cafe part seems to be bare, but customers after customers do come by to pick up their special occasion cake. I would not want a cake from here.

 

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Tio Pepe

Tio Pepe's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoWe were walking up and down for a place to grab a bite when we came upon this place. The sandwich board promoting their Burrito Special $9.95 which included a large burrito, salad and pop drew us in.

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When we walked in, there was nobody inside except for what seemed like the manager. Sheepie asked if the restaurant was even open as all the lights were off, and it was a bit dark, despite sunlight coming in from the window. The fans mounted on the walls weren’t on, so the place was pretty warm. For Sheepie, he was dying from the heat.

idearabbit_tiopepe2The table’s surface had tiles, and there was a small bouque of flowers in a bottle.

 

idearabbit_tiopepe3He ordered the Burrito Special, and I ordered the Chips and Guacamole $4.95. The chips were super crispy, and the guacamole seemed fresh. Sheepie commented that neither was salted, but that was perfectly fine with me. Less sodium!

idearabbit_tiopepe4Sheepie got his wish for more salt. The burrito was extremely salty. The sauce on the top was pretty much red, ketchupy salt on top. Sheepie scraped that off. One end of the burrito where he started which had cheese and beans were salty. When I had a few bites from the other end, it just had dry tasteless chicken. I could say it’s one of the worst burrito we’ve tried. Might as well go for Taco Time instead for better and cheaper burritos.

idearabbit_tiopepe5 The salad had a lot of chopped up leaf that were brown (some even black) on the edges. Blah.

Can’t go wrong with the diet coke…came from a can.

Service was ok.

Not sure if us sitting at the table by the window draw more customers in, but by the end of our meal, there were about 3 other tables occupied.

Will I return? Likely not.

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