I’ll Stop The World Tuna Melt With You.

Written by Esquire
September 29, 2010

This was a nice looking sandwich. It had the look of a desert, perhaps like two scoops of ice cream. In fact all the sandwiches at Phat Deli are displayed nicely. This melt had various types of cheese on it. Mozza on top, and cheddar on the bottom. Nicely melted bro.

Speaking of ice cream, there are a bunch of Gelato spots around town that do every flavor you can think of. I wouldn't put it past these nut jobs to whip up tuna flavored ice cream. Roast. Actually, gross. That would be a real bummer dude. Although, no worse then Vegemite flavor which by the way is legitimately on the menu at one spot.

Phat Deli. Yaletown, Vancouver. Melt. [audio:Melt With You.mp3]

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Domo Arigato, Tuna Bintoro.

Written by Esquire
December 9, 2009

This place makes me feel like Ralph Macchio, specifically when he filmed Part 2 of the Karate kid. Much like the small village of Okinawa, at Hapa there is a plethora of beautiful asian women walking around, always carrying things. I often long to be like Daniel San. Perhaps one day I too will find love in the tiny village. The Bintoro tuna, the Ishi- Yaki rice bowl, and a Japanese Pizza are featured in this episode. Stay tuned, as there is no shortage of fine dishes at this wonderful establishment.

Note: Regrettably, they actually made a part 3 of the Karate Kid Saga. Never ever watch that film.

Hapa Izakaya. Vancouver.


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Written by Esquire
July 5, 2009


If you ever make it to Whistler, BC., then god have mercy on your soul. They say It's the best of times...... it was the worst of times. Here is a list of the top items you are likely to try while carrying on up there.

  1. A Zog's Dog. Hot dogs, yes, however they also serve late night poutine.
  2. An Australian. Usually sighted at Mo Jo's and/or the Staff housing district.
  3. The Scabie Mite. Also native to Staff Housing, but as of late have been spotted beyond it's boarders.
  4. Viewing a film at Whistler Balls Theatre.
  5. Ahi Poke. A fine bowl of Tuna.

The Ahi Poke, a famous dish that helped put Sushi Village on the map. It certainly is delightful. The marinade is one of those secret concoctions that only the head chef's know how to prepare.  The first time I ate raw tuna, it was this very dish. It has since sent me on a quest for only the finest cuts of fish that don't taste fishy.  It truly is the chicken of the sea. Sushi Village has a bunch of other innovative rolls and dishes that I will get to, but this one is a mandatory order.

Note: Regrettably, Whistler "balls" Theater is no more. Apparently it's been turned into a community center. It once smelt precisely of stale balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Sushi Village. Whistler, BC.

[audio:Poker Face.mp3]

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Appies All The Time. Snack well, friend.