Saturday, August 08, 2009

Summer eats

We've been eating well this summer. I've just enjoyed my first fig of the season, so I'm primed to tell you about some other recent treats.

We ate at SOBO twice while we were in Tofino. Between the five of us, I think we sampled a good portion of the menu. I'm posting a photo of Ananda's beet salad because I didn't get a good shot of my favorites: the fish taco and the tofu pocket. This is one of my favourite restaurants of all time.

I finally got to eat at Pig's second location in Colwood, and I can't stop talking about it. The fried chicken was unbelievable. What is that sauce? Buttermilk? There was some citrus involved. There was also watermelon and homemade iced tea. And corn bread and coleslaw. Except for the fact that it was in Colwood (i.e. not walking distance from my house), it was perfect. I hear a new location is opening on Yates Street, and I really hope they serve the Colwood menu.

On the way to Tofino we stopped in Ladysmith for an amazing cinnamon bun. Michael and I shared an orange poppyseed version this time around, but we're also fans of the peanut butter bun.

We stopped to pick blackberries alongside the Galloping Goose Trail on the way to Thetis Lake last weekend. They were just ripe, so some were a bit sour, but the good ones were very good. I still have some scratches on my arms from reaching for the perfect berries.


Lydia said...

I will have to try this fried chicken. I do love it so.

Linda said...

Sounds yummy! Does the Colwood location have inside seating?

Erin said...

Yes, the Colwood location has actual seating, but it's still very casual: picnic tables!