Tag Archives: great food

Carlos O’Bryan’s Neighborhood Pub

Sometimes it is such fun to change dinner plans at the last moment and decide to go out instead of cooking. Last night was one of those nights. We took off and I suggested we go to this Pub again. We were here for Valentine’s and I wanted to try it again. This time it was even better.

We were seated in booth (#13) and were blessed with a super great server, Courtney, who was such a delight. I was reading their cocktail list (several pages), when she popped in and asked if she could get us a drink. I told I was still reading and she said she would come back. We started to joke with her and the fun began.

The food was out of this world. We opted for two appetizers and then we would share. Fine. We do this more often now being of the blue-haired set. I ordered the stuffed mushrooms and Don ordered the Asian Chili Tiger Prawns. I had a glass of wine and Don ordered his beer.

If I could have licked the mushroom plate, I would have. OMG! It was sooooooooooo delicious. Don’s prawns were also as good. They have a little bite to them but still good.

We loved this so much, we made reservations to return with my daughter on Sunday before she has to return home.

Don’t miss this establishment. It is one place I will return over and over again. Always with Booth #13 and our server, Courtney.

Leave a Comment

Filed under Restaurant blog, Reviews

Cactus Club, Nanaimo

Yesterday, Don kept telling me we were going out for dinner but after looking outside, it was pouring rain. I suggested to him we go another time but he insisted that I wasn’t made of sugar, so get your coat on, we’re going. Suzanne kept teasing me about my “hot date” and now I am really worried. The first thought is “what did I do?”.

Off we went and were seated by the fireplace, which was roaring  and was most comfortable. Rain? What rain?

I ordered my usual glass of wine and Don ordered his beer and then we perused the menu. It didn’t take me long to decide but Don usually takes a bit longer. He doesn’t just choose the same thing over and over like I normally do; he is much more selective.

Our delightful server, Kimeesha, came to take our order and even offered the choices of the day. We decided to go with our choices. Don ordered the Shrimp Spaghettini and I ordered the Feenie Burger, sans the onion and relish. Don loved his choice. I sampled it but found it far too spicy for me. I really like my burger. Don sampled it as agreed as well. So, after ALMOST finishing our choices, Don asked for Crème Brulee for dessert. (Our favourite choice anywhere) We were told they don’t have it but have Key Lime Pie, and two other choices. We picked the pie and two forks. Yup, we did and groaned all the way home. We have been so good since Christmas at what we ate and this was a real blow out. Now, today, we are back at being good.

The memory of last night’s treat will stay with my memory bank for a long time. Going out for a impromptu dinner with your bestest guy in the world, makes it truly a special time.

To tell you something cute…we had a lady here this morning measuring for new blinds. I offered up coffee and cupcakes for us. She refused and I told Don,’ your treat is in the kitchen Darling’.  He doesn’t like icing.

She said to me “how long have you been married?” I told her and she said ‘and you still like each other?” I thought that was really strange but shows just how lucky I am. True story.

1 Comment

Filed under Restaurant blog