Island Lake To Host. Island Lake To Host. They’ll Know How. Yeah They’ll Know How.

Written by Esquire
April 13, 2011

We recently went on a cat boarding trip to Island Lake Lodge.  The boarding was exceptional, but enough about that. What's most important was the amazing food we had. I am told we ate Duck, Salmon, Beef, and Pork. I couldn't tell the difference. It all tasted like glorious butter to me.  This was by far the best dinning I have encountered whilst on a trip. And the wine... It flowed like the Mississippi river. From this point on two things are clear. 1- I no longer ride chair lifts, only cats. 2- I no longer eat peasant food from crowded ski chalet cafeterias.

Note: I also learned it is entirely possible to gain weight while snowboarding. I'm just thrilled about that. Island Lake Lodge. Fernie, BC. ♬ Island on the coast. [audio:Island on the coast.mp3]

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Hey. Ho. Whineos. Hey. Ho. Whineos.

Written by Esquire
April 11, 2010

Whineos, where the wine flows  A great crew of peeps run this joint. Whether it be a birthday night, a date night, or a banished from El Furniture Warehouse night, Whineos caters to any affair.

Whineo's tapas menu is actually somewhat responsible for how Appies All The Time came to be. The constant snacking on small plates rather then eating a whole meal of food has proven to be very desirable, especially with wine and spirits. The Blue Plate Special as seen above is a drunken delight. These open face sliders are an innovative take on the classic mini burger. You won't use two types of aioli on the slider? That's right.  Two aioli, one cup.  If you go on Tuesday this very plate is only 4$. Although, use caution. Tuesday is also some sort of College night, filled with youths who spill draft all over my back. This sort activity will cause you to feel old, specifically 30ish. You may think to yourself : Dam son,  its only Tuesday. If I leave right now I can still catch the weigh-ins on BLC.

Note: Although a wine bar, Whineos mixes a Vodka Soda like no other. Also of note:  Sliders are the new black.

Whineos. Vancouver, BC. [audio:Blitzkrieg Bop.mp3]

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Appies All The Time. Snack well, friend.