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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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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Fenders Restaurant at the Richmond Automall

Polly and I met at the Fenders Restaurant in the Richmond Automall for breakfast simply because Polly has a car maintenance appointment at the automall. I think this is the only restaurant in the area. It caters for the surrounding businesses.


Fenders opens early on weekday i.e. at 7:00 AM. I have not visited this place although I had been to the automall for car maintenance many times. If it’s a short wait like less than 2 hours, I’ll just wait in the shop. Otherwise, if it’s a long wait like 4 hours, I’ll take the courtesy bus to Richmond Center.


Fenders is pretty big to my surprise. The section where I’m seated is very bright. There is even a private area that can be partitioned off for private party. The other side of the dining area has booth seats.


The breakfast menu is typical western style with eggs, bagel, pancake, french toast, etc.


The lunch and dinner menu include sandwiches, burgers, pasta and Chinese food. You can click on the menu to view them larger.


They also have a breakfast and lunch special menu. We did order one of the breakfast special item from above.


We had the French Toast with Coffee or Tea for $6.75. Coffee by itself is … (more…)

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Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe on W 4th Ave, Vancouver

I met up with Angie of Seasaltwithfood for lunch at Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe in Kitsilano. It was a beautiful summer day. Kitsilano is a great neighborhood with lots of shops and restaurants.


The patio is opened and is full. Vancourites just love the sun. We read that there is always a line during the lunch hour at Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe. We met around 11:30 AM to beat the crowd and were able to get a table without waiting.


Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe is very colourful. The restaurant is decorated with nostalgic memorabilia and it just simply looks very busy echoing it’s business.


On the table were a bottle of Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe home made ketchup. We did not try it because none of us order fries.


Angie had tea while I had coffee. There is option of cream or milk for our drinks. Coffee and tea is $2.59 respectively. As most diners, there is free refill for the coffee.


Angie ordered The Cosmic B.L.T with fried egg. The Cosmic B.L.T is 10.99 and the fried egg is $1.05. There is a few options for the bread but I cant recall what they are. Angie commented her bread … (more…)

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