DOV 2016: Flying Beaver Bar & Grill, Richmond

Lorna, Polly and I went for another Dine Out Vancouver event before it ended on 31st Jan 2016.  We went to Flying Beaver Bar & Grill on Inglis Drive. The restaurant is adjoined to the Harbour Air seaplanes port.

We were not able to enjoy the Fraser River view since we went there for dinner on a windy and rainy evening.

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We were there before 6PM and the restaurant was busy. I had tried to make a reservation for the DOV but was told that they no longer take reservation and it’s on first come first serve basis.

I have never been to this restaurant before and was quite surprise to find out that we have to look for a table ourselves. Fortunately, I found an empty table without much wait. The restaurant just got more busy into the evening. Sometimes, people will be standing next to your table waiting for customers to leave. It’s like eating in a busy food court.

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Please bear with the poor photos as the lighting is quite dim in the restaurant.

Since there were three of us, we were able to order every item from the dine out menu.  The dine out menu here is served all day and is $20 for a 3 course meal.

Polly had the New England Clam Chowder for ease of chewing as she has braces on. The clam chowder is house made with potatoes, sweet corn, vegetables and their own blend of spices. If I’m not mistaken, there were some salmon in it too.

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Lorna and I shared the Baja Fish Tacos which is beered battered cod tacos topped with coleslaw, salsa fresca and chopotle aioli. (more…)

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Crispy Oatmeal Bars

Jenny commented on my previous blog asking what I made for the Potluck. Well, here it is.

I made some Crispy Oatmeal Bars for the Caring Place Community Kitchen potluck. We’ve got very short notice on the potluck, just the day before the potluck. I had to look for a recipe which I can make without going out for last minute shopping and I found this Crispy Oatmeal Bars where I had all the ingredients on hand.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening (or margarine or butter)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oatmeal (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts or raisins or other dried fruit or chocolate chips

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Click on the link below for the instructions.

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