My favourite eats of 2013

2013 was a good year for my taste buds, maybe not so much for my pant size. Here’s some of my favourite meals from 2013!

Sous Vide Lamb
Sous Vide Lamb – Mosaic Bar and Grill
Cauliflower steak
Cauliflower steak – Mosaic Bar and Grill
Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter.
Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter – Edith and Arthur Public House
Nigiri
Nigiri – Noma Sushi
Chipotle Braised Pork Belly
Chipotle Braised Pork Belly – Sharkey’s Seafood Bar and Grille
Queso Fundido
Queso Fundido – La Mezcaleria
Peace Country Lamb Chop
Peace Country Lamb Chop – Cache Bistro
Sexy sexy cheese skirt
Sexy sexy cheese skirt – Gordy’s Cafe
Fantastic risotto and another great wine pairing.
Risotto – Mosaic Bar and Grill
Tuna Tataki
Tuna Tataki – Rajio Public House
Mini carpaccio
Mini Seafood Carpaccio – Rajio Public House
Tacos, so hot right now. Tacos.
Tacos, so hot right now. Tacos – The Taco Shack
Albacore Tuna Nicoise Salad
Albacore Tuna Nicoise Salad – Grain Tasting Bar
3 piece snack pack
Fried Chicken – Mags 99 Fried Chicken and Mexican Cantina
The Brownstone Burger
The Brownstone Burger – Mr. Brownstone
Lobster Mac and Cheese
Lobster Mac and Cheese – Mr. Brownstone
Buffalo Brats
Buffalo Brats – Beast and Brine
Amazing Avonlea clothbound cheddar
Amazing Avonlea clothbound cheddar – Beast and Brine
Heritage Bacon (The BEST)
Heritage Bacon (The BEST) – Beast and Brine
Nat's Pizza
Mac and Cheese pizza (and pepperoni but…) – Nat’s New York Pizzeria
Porchetta goodness
Porchetta goodness – Meat and Bread
Crab Cakes
Crab Cakes – Eight and a Half Resto-lounge
Chacuterie Board - Alta Bistro
Chacuterie Board – Alta Bistro
Chili Prawns - Tap Restaurant
Chili Prawns – Tap Restaurant
Braised Beef Cheek with Risotto - Goodwolfe Kitchen and Bar
Braised Beef Cheek with Risotto – Goodwolfe Kitchen and Bar
No WFLBC list would be complete without BBQ! - Hog Shack Cook House
No WFLBC list would be complete without BBQ! – Hog Shack Cook House

Let’s see what 2014 puts on my plate!

Scott.

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Quick bite – Gordy’s Cafe in North Delta

Gordy's Cafe
Gordy’s Cafe

Every now and then I stumble across a hidden gem. Gordy’s Cafe in North Delta is a classic Dive Diner serving up all day breakfast, hot and cold subs, house made burgers and shakes, a classic diner menu from start to finish. The thing about Gordy’s is…well it’s not going to win any interior design awards. It looks old but in a comfortable, lived in way that I love. No pretension whatsoever, just nice people making good food.

The burger menu is particularly interesting so I decided to dive in head first and try the Cheddar Craze burger. The menu describes it as a single (house made) pure beef patty with 1/4 pound of cheese… That’s a lot of cheese. It comes with lettuce, tomato and mayo on a fresh baked bun. I was curious what a burger with a 1/4 pound of cheese would look like and when it arrived I was super happy to see a cheese skirt!

Sexy sexy cheese skirt
Sexy sexy cheese skirt

A cheese skirt is a ring of fried cheese that is one of the greatest things ever made (that’s probably an exaggeration). First made popular by the Squeeze Inn in Sacramento, California and featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives it has become something that other restaurants are trying to replicate. The burger on it’s own is fantastic. Juicy, fresh, high quality beef on a fresh bun with quality produce and real mayo. Add the cheese skirt and this burger becomes a contender for best burger in Vancouver. Pro tip, take half the cheese from the cheese skirt and put it back in the burger, eat the other half on it’s own.

Gordy’s also has REAL milkshakes made with ice cream and they make Screamers, a slurpee with soft serve in it. If you’ve never had one you’re missing out on a classic.

Check out Gordy’s Cafe at 9535 Scott Road in Delta.

Facebook – Gordys-cafe

Interwebz – Gordyscafe.com

Scott.