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Boston Pizza at Metrotown

Boston Pizza Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoWe had about 15 people and we reserved only when a bunch of us after a big BBQ decided to eat more (I guess we didn’t have enough!), at Boston, and called in 20 minutes before arriving, but they were able to accommodate us.

Most people wanted a drink, rather than binge eat, and for some like myself who didn’t drink, their extensive selection made it a good choice.idearabbit_bostonpizza_metrotown1 idearabbit_bostonpizza_metrotown2

idearabbit_bostonpizza_metrotown3Sheepie ordered the Mediterranean Salad $7.49 with garden greens, cucumbers, red onions, red peppers, tomatoes, feta and Kalamata olives topped with tomato tarragon dressing. It looked pretty tasty.

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I ordered the Boston Pizza’s House Salad $6.99 with garden greens, red peppers, red onions, carrot ribbons, julienned beets in their citrus vinaigrette dressing. Being it their ‘house salad’, I was a bit disappointed in seeing that Sheepie’s Mediterranean seemed fancier. However, it was an alright salad.

idearabbit_bostonpizza_metrotown5 People at the table ordered Cheesesteak Cactus Cut Nachos $14.99 which we had a few bites of. It was tasty and addictive! Smoked Applewood seasoned Cactus Cut chips covered in mozzarella, cheddar, sliced BBQ steak, red peppers and red onions drizzled with horseradish mayo and green onions. Served with salsa and our signature cactus dip. As this is best served right out of the kitchen, it is not available for take-out. As this is best served right out of the kitchen, it is not available for take-out.

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People who were more interested in drinking sitting on the other end of the table ordered the BP’s Fully Loaded Nachos (Serves 3-5) $18.99. For the size and just $3 more than the Cheesesteak Cactus Cut Nachos, this is a better deal! It’s got chili lime dusted tortilla chips, pizza mozzarella, cheddar, nacho cheese sauce, banana peppers, tomatoes, red onions and a cilantro lime lettuce mix. Topped with your choice of chorizo sausage, seasoned beef, BBQ chicken or spicy chicken. Comes with salsa and sour cream. Again, this is not available for take-out.

Service was great. The restaurant had a lively atmosphere, but not sports-bar rowdy. Great place for large groups!

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Aphrodite’s Organic Cafe

Aphrodite's Organic Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoWe had driven by this cafe a few times, and seen the nice interior and charming character of the cafe, so we finally decided to check it out.

The cafe is very spacious, with lots of space in between the tables, so you get some privacy.

idearabbit_aphrodite1 idearabbit_aphrodite5 idearabbit_aphrodite4 idearabbit_aphrodite3 idearabbit_aphrodite2idearabbit_aphrodite6I ordered the Vegetarian Chili $16 which came with whole wheat bread, a side of salad and a bowl of chill. For a ‘healthy’ dish, I was surprised at the huge block of butter. After I switched to a healthier diet, I stopped buying butter, but I do have a bit when I do dine out (indulgence! lol). There wasn’t anything extraordinary with the dish.

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Sheepie ordered the Chicken Quesadilla $18. The tortilla was super thin and a bit burnt. It was too crispy and brittle that it was impossible to eat without the thing falling apart.

I would say that it’s on the pricier end, but then again, they use local Oceanwise fish, organic poultry and vegan and offer vegetarian and gluten-free options. They aim to work directly with local organic farms to ensure that their menu has the smallest ecological footprint possible.

We weren’t ‘wow-ed’ by it to think of coming back again, but maybe it needs a second assessment.

Satisfactory service.

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Loafe Cafe

Loafe Café Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoMy friend and I were attending free lectures at UBC, celebrating their centennial year. For lunch, we went to Loafe Cafe which was conveniently located in the same building as the lecture hall. It’s a modern, slick cafe with a touch of hipsterish feel from the blackboard/chalk menu.

idearabbit_loafe_ubc1 idearabbit_loafe_ubc3I had a bowl of soup $4.95 and a side order of salad $4.95 of Coconut Quinoa. I wasn’t expecting such a large portion, so my friend and I were quite surprised. The quinoa salad had a hint of sweetness from the coconut, but a refreshing zesty flavour from the squeezed lime. It was so delcious. I loved it. Felt healthy too.

idearabbit_loafe_ubc4 idearabbit_loafe_ubc6The soup was nice and hot of tomato. There weren’t much chunks of ingredients in it, but I didn’t mind. It was also good.

idearabbit_loafe_ubc8 idearabbit_loafe_ubc7My friend had the Smashed Avo Toast $7.95 with avocado, garlic oil, alfalfa sprouts, cranberry, all on top of walnut loaves. It was beautifully presented, and also looked healthy too. Though she couldn’t resist the loaf breads, and she had a slice.

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Service was satisfactory. The food was great. Prices are fair. I wished we had these kinds of cafes when I went to university! (not UBC)

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