SMAK Fast Food on West Pender Street, Vancouver

Sometimes, Nanzaro will go for his run along the seawall in Vancouver. After his run, he will go for a healthy brunch.

One of Nanzaro’s healthy brunch destination is SMAK Fast Food.

SMAK serves gluten free food. Their menu include organic scrambled eggs, gluten free toast, salad (as seen in fridge in the photo above), wraps, etc.

On the first occasion, Nanzaro had a Sausage Breakfast Sandwich @ $6.45 with addition of  Spicy Avo Mash for an extra $1.35. (more…)

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Home Skillet in Bellingham

It has become a tradition for us to go to Bellingham for Black Friday shopping. With the unfavourable exchange rate, there is no wait time at the border.


We went to Home Skillet for breakfast as Nanzaro wanted to eat at a diner. You’ll know you are at the right place as there is a large skillet decorated the bicycle stand.


The restaurant is very colorful, including the chairs at the outside for waiting customers.


We were seated at the counter since all the tables were occupied. I like the lighting made of mason jars.


Nanzaro ordered the Meaty Veggy Skillet. The only thing he did not like was the present of tomatoes. He simply does not like the texture of tomatoes. So, the tomatoes made their way to mom’s plate. (more…)

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Banana Peanut Butter Double Dipped French Toast from IHOP

TV commercials do influence us. I was captivated by IHOP’s commercial on their new Banana Peanut Butter Double Dipped French Toast and Ben decided to bring me to IHOP on a Saturday morning back in March.


Apparently, the Banana Peanut Butter Double Dipped French Toast is on a separate menu. The server only brought us the menu when I asked for it.  I thought it’s an item by itself but it actually come in a meal combo.


So, Ben picked the above combo for me as he promised to help me with it. He asked for sunny side up which is his favourite way of eating eggs.


The Banana Peanut Butter Double Dipped French Toast was not as moist as I expected it to be. I did not have it with syrup as there is more than enough calories in it by itself. The cereal and chocolate chips added crunchiness to it. (more…)

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Denny’s in Bellingham, WA

On on of our cross border shopping trip, we had breakfast at Denny’s in Bellingham. We were there early to beat the long border line up.


There were not many restaurants open at this early hour, around 6:30AM.


Coffee for all, including Nanzaro. I think we had too much coffee for the day as we already had coffee at home. All of us felt light headed afterwards during our shopping trip.


Nanzaro ordered the Breakfast Sausage Skillet for USD8.29. It came with 2 eggs which Nanzaro opted for sunny side up. Besides the sausage, there were hash potatoes, sweet peppers, mushrooms lining the bottom of the skillet. (more…)

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IHOP’s New Waffullicious Blueberry Cheesecake Waffle

Ben and I went out for breakfast on a week day during his vacation day off. He was asked by his boss to clear some of his vacation days.


I wanted to try the new wallfles in IHOP and Ben wanted a place where he can surf leisurely and not rush. I had the Very Blueberry Cheesecake Waffle.


There were blueberries baked inside the waffle and blueberry sauce on top plus some cubes of cheesecakes. It was a big waffle, at least 6 inches in diameter. Frankly, it’s too much for me for breakfast.

I drizzled my waffle with blueberry flavoured syrup, of course.


There were four flavoured syrup available, old fashioned, butter pecan, blueberry and strawberry. (more…)

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Bob’s Submarine Sandwiches in Richmond

Nanzaro loves Subway sandwich. When I showed him the photos on of Bob’s Submarine Sandwiches, he just can’t wait to go.


We went to Bob’s Submarine Sandwiches on a Saturday noon. The parking was horrendous. I circled the parking lot twice and still cannot find any spot. I had to park at a spot with 30 minutes limit and go for take out instead.


The server and cook were busy. We waited for a while before the server took our order. Bob’s Submarine only accepts debit card and cash only.


Nanzaro ordered the monstrous foot long Super Sub for $11.80. It is double steak, double cheese, mushrooms, salami and capicollo. I asked Nanzaro if he can actually finish the whole thing and he said: “Dont treat me like a kid”.

The sandwich was really heavy when I opened it up to take the photo at home. At the end , Nanzaro only managed to eat three quarter of it.

I asked what is Nanzaro’s point of view between Subway and Bob’s Submarine Sandwiches. Nanzaro said he prefers Bob’s because the meat is freshly grilled but on the other hand, he likes the various buns, toppings and sauces that he can pick from Subway.

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Lunch at Fenders Restaurant in Richmond Automall

It’s time to service my car at the Richmond Automall. Since it’s summer break, Nanzaro accompanied me with the condition that I buy him lunch.


I brought Nanzaro to Fender’s Restaurant as he likes diners food.


Nanzaro ordered the Beef Dip with Fries for $9.95. The Beef Dip looked smallish.


Although the bun looked small, it was piled high with roast beef. (more…)

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