Dining in Vancouver

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Re: Dining in Vancouver

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:26 pm

Potatoe1 wrote:

Since Topper taught me how to properly cook a steak I have been incredibly disappointed with anything from a restaurant.

the Kegs has always been crap, but I wouldn't wipe my ass with their food now.


Yes he taught you to remove that nice piece of red meat from the George Foremen grill to the barbecue. :lol:

the Foreman grill could turn the best steak into a fucking catchers mitt. Steaks are pretty easy to not screw up as long as you don't keep flipping them every 90 seconds. I swear I want to rip the flipper out of buddy's hands when I'm at a friends for dinner. :twisted:

As an asside I have a couple hundred in gift certificates to the Keg. While it isn't a great place to eat something tells me i should be able to get a decent meal for the wife and I ......either that or I load up on overpriced booze.

I have had shitty steaks at the keg but I have also had good ones as well. I mean how hard is it to fuck up a nice NY steak or a rib eye ?
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Re: Dining in Vancouver

Postby Strangelove » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:35 pm

The Foreman Grill!! :lol:

Seriously I've never understood why folks flock to The Keg.

Well at least the one in Abby is nicer since they reno-ed it.

And dimmed the lights.

Although I'm pretty sure they did that make it harder to see the rats.

That's right: RATS!! :shock:

Big ones, I have friends who there when a stampede occured.

Seriously, if you ever eat at The Keg in Abby and don't feel like paying, just climb up on your chair and scream "RAT!!! oh my GAWD i just saw a RAT!!!". They will NOT question it.

:roll:

Or better yet, just don't eat there....
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Re: Dining in Vancouver

Postby rats19 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:51 am

Never been there......
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Re: Dining in Vancouver

Postby Topper » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:02 am

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Re: Dining in Vancouver

Postby Potatoe1 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:32 am

Yes he taught you to remove that nice piece of red meat from the George Foremen grill to the barbecue.


Heh, something like that.

To be honest I became a bit obsessed with cooking steaks. I tried a ton of different butchers, a ton of different cuts, different rubs, different flavours of butter on top.

I learned about marbling, I learned how to trim and cut full tenderloins and rib roasts.

And Blob it is easy to fuck up steak.

Most people don't know the different cuts. They don't know the grading systems. They don't know what a good steak looks like when it isn't cooked. They don't know how to properly season it.

Most of all they have no clue how to cook it. The chances of going to a friends house, ordering a medium rare steak and actually getting something even close to that seems very slim in my experience.

Normally what you get when you have a friend cook you a steak is a mediocre cut of meat that has almost no sear on the outside, almost no pink in the middle and not even close to enough salt on it.

The 8$ steak specials at most of the local pubs around here a typically miles better then what most people chrun out in their own home.


Blob Mckenzie wrote:
I have had shifty steaks at the keg but I have also had good ones as well. I mean how hard is it to funk up a nice NY steak or a rib eye ?


I have had every cut of meat there at one point or another and the only edible one is the tenderloin.

The sirloins take a week to chew through, and the other cuts are only marginally better.

Personally I think they start with crazy cheap meat and just dress it up with some nice fixings.

As far as the gift certificates go, I would suggests the prime rib, I have heard good things.

I actually like going to the Keg, they are usually nice inside and the service is generally exceptional. I just can believe that a fairly expensive steakhouse serves such poor quality meat.
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Re: Dining in Vancouver

Postby Cornuck » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:14 am

I used to enjoy the Keg when I lived in the lower mainland, but then I had a string of bad meals. Each time, I'd complain to the manager > get a gift certificate > get another bad meal > complain [repeat]

I agree with Pot's comments about friends' bbq'ing attempts. The worst part is that you can't send it back...
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Re: Dining in Vancouver

Postby LotusBlossom » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:37 am

Hank wrote:
LotusBlossom wrote:As for the Morton's thing, I've never really been all that impressed. I could probably get the same fare at the Keg Caesars.


Really LB? No offense to anyone but Keg is the crappiest steak for the amount of money paid. Prime rib is edible though.

Now I don't know a darn thing about what a good steak is, but my memory recalls the best steak I ever eaten at a restaurant in Vancity was the $50 aged porterhouse at Morton's. I doggy-bagged the New York side home, reheated it in the microwave (blasphemy!) the next day and it was STILL the best most tenderest steak I ever had. I guess I need to eat more red meat.

I hate to say anything good about Cowtown but their steakhouses are WAY better than here.


That's the thing I would rather eat at the Keg than I would at Morton's. Also, unfortunate for me, the Morton's in Vancouver was one of the worst experiences I've had with steak. Odd right? Well, it just was.

Actually the best steak I had ever was in St. Louis in a place called Carmine's. I was out there working and we had a few of the locals recommend the place and we weren't disappointed. I'd have to say the second best steak was in Albuquerque, New Mexico at a place called Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse. It was set up like a speak-easy through a back door of a liquor store. The phrase to get in was "Joe sent me." Very cool place and I enjoyed the food thoroughly.

As far as steak goes, I hardly go out for it, because growing up, I had a chef at home cooking for my sisters and myself. Nowadays, I have this awesome grill master and I am pretty proficient in the kitchen myself.

Hank, you're so right about the steakhouses in Cowtown...much better than anything out here...God that hurt to say..lol
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Re: Dining in Vancouver

Postby Hank » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:27 am

LotusBlossom wrote:That's the thing I would rather eat at the Keg than I would at Morton's. Also, unfortunate for me, the Morton's in Vancouver was one of the worst experiences I've had with steak. Odd right? Well, it just was.

Actually the best steak I had ever was in St. Louis in a place called Carmine's. I was out there working and we had a few of the locals recommend the place and we weren't disappointed. I'd have to say the second best steak was in Albuquerque, New Mexico at a place called Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse. It was set up like a speak-easy through a back door of a liquor store. The phrase to get in was "Joe sent me." Very cool place and I enjoyed the food thoroughly.

As far as steak goes, I hardly go out for it, because growing up, I had a chef at home cooking for my sisters and myself. Nowadays, I have this awesome grill master and I am pretty proficient in the kitchen myself.

Hank, you're so right about the steakhouses in Cowtown...much better than anything out here...God that hurt to say..lol


You got some good stories to tell! Unfortunately I can't leave the country every time I want to orgasm while eating steak. The worst part about places like Morton's and Got Ham is paying the bill.

In my opinion, Vancity is great for ethnic cuisine, but north american? Mostly pretty meh.

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Re: Dining in Vancouver

Postby RoyalDude » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:01 pm

Is Lotus Blossum like and Uptown Girl or something? A high roller on high heels?
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Re: Dining in Vancouver

Postby Eddy Punch Clock » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:05 pm

Hank wrote:Hey Eddy, I just got un-revoked and my permanent BC Resident status back! Stamped by LB. Also, as a special bonus, a 3-month no-ban membership to the Bountiful boards to torment the special kidz. How you like that?


In the future just make sure to keep your meat away from the microwave.

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Re: Dining in Vancouver

Postby Strangelove » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:36 pm

Topper wrote:Exterminate

With extreme prejudice.


Once upon a time in a world far away, those were words to live by eh Toppy? ;)

The problem with The Keg is the location near the tracks, by the greenbelt.
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Re: Dining in Vancouver

Postby Rumsfeld » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:45 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Topper wrote:Exterminate

With extreme prejudice.


Once upon a time in a world far away, those were words to live by eh Toppy? ;)

The problem with The Keg is the location near the tracks, by the greenbelt.


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Re: Dining in Vancouver

Postby Rumsfeld » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:50 pm

Trying out Topper's famous steak recipe tonight with a nice fat ribeye on a charcoal grill. Plan on washing it down with fifteen Coronas, three fatties and a trip to the drunk tank.

I'll let y'all know how it turns out.
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Re: Dining in Vancouver

Postby LotusBlossom » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:45 am

RoyalDude wrote:Is Lotus Blossum like and Uptown Girl or something? A high roller on high heels?


I'd rather spend the $$ on better places to eat Dude. My dad taught me if I am going to spend money to eat out, pick a worthy place (he was a chef). The other half and I cook quite a bit at home, but when we do go out, we'll find a place to eat that's a little better than your average Cactus Club or Earl's etc. That's all.

I also have an expense account when I do work out of town, so I can experience what other cities have to offer. I make lunch most days, I make breakfast most days, and about 5-6 days a week, dinner is at home. It's just when we go out, we'd rather hit up a good place than hit up generic fare.

Let's just say the past 2 years, since I dropped the attitude of hitting up small businesses to solicit mine, it's been easier to have a 'snack' at Rodney's than it has been in the past.
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Re: Dining in Vancouver

Postby Topper » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:53 pm

Rumsfeld wrote: Plan on washing it down with fifteen Coronas

Beer so bad you have to add lime juice to make it palatable.
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