Me and a bunch of friends went to Boston Pizza in Cloverdale to catch Game 4 of the Canucks vs Kings series. I haven’t watched a hockey game at BP recently, so I looked at Urban Spoon quickly to see how this location is. Turns out some people rate it very bad. That being said, I knew from my last experience I’d stay away from the pasta, and just order appies and drink beer. I know their wings are good!
And that’s just what we did. The bar was completely full with Canuck fans cheering on their team on the many TVs (many TVs were lagging behind the main screen and audio though). We had probably 8 orders of Wings, 2 orders of Cactus Cut Potatoes, Bacon Wrapped Steak Skewers, and Nachos. Another friend ordered a Prime Rib burger as well.
This time we got oven-baked wings. So they weren’t nearly as crispy as what I had before, but they were still very meaty and juicy. The people who had these wings for the first time agreed that they are better than the ones at Wings. However, they are a lot more expensive! We ordered Honey Garlic, Teriyaki, Chipotle BBQ, Whiskey BBQ, and Pineapple Mango. My favourites were the Honey Garlic and Chipotle BBQ. I found the Pineapple Mango to be just weird, and didn’t really go well as a wings sauce. The Teriyaki also wasn’t very teriyaki tasting. There are other flavours that I want to try, and I would come back for the wings. They erally need to have wing specials!
The Cactus Cut potatoes were good. Their cut thicker than chips, so they still are crispy, but have a bit of a soft center. It also has a really good spicy/peppery Cactus dip. The Steak Skewers were pretty good when still hot. The bacon was crisp and added a nice saltiness to the well seasoned steak. The steak was a bit overcooked though, and you could tell when it cooled down. The Nachos were decent. The beef had a strong taco seasoning flavour to it. Note: They now have Nacho Wings, which I kind of want to try…
Overall, the service wasn’t too slow. The bar was packed and we were all content with watching the hockey game and snacking on appies the entire time. I think the manager came around plenty of times to make sure we had everything we wanted which was good. I did hear one table complain about when they were getting their food though, but we didn’t seem to mind or notice if our order came slow. We were to busy enjoying the win.
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