Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Vacation Eats!

That last post was a long one, so I decided to do a separate post on the eats!

We had HORRIBLE luck with food during this trip.

It started off at McDonalds -(first mistake)
I decided to grab something healthish, as there were no other options.
So what I ordered - grilled chicken burger on a whole wheat bun (no sauce), side salad with balsamic dressing and orange juice.

What I got - a thick juicy burger, side salad covered in cheese (after I had told them about the dairy allergy)  So I took it back, and listened to them curse me
Second try I recieved- Crispy chicken on a white bun, with a salad containing about 2 pieces of lettuce and a 1/2 a tomatoe slice. 
At this point, I felt like giving up (also it was really busy) 
So I ate the crispy chicken and tossed the salad.   Double thumbs down -
I will probably write them to tell them what terrible service is was.   
-Note to self - McDonalds is not a good choice, even if you try to eat healthy!

When we got to our hotel - We went over to the Beacon's Landing Pub 

Right on the water - would be amazing in the summer! 

This place was our saving grace on our trip!
Not only was it beautifully decorated for Christmas, but the atmosphere was
warm, romantic and inviting!!

I didn't take any pictures, as the restaurant was super dark!

The waitresses were SUPER helpful with my dairy allergy and it made it much easier!
(also they offer a vegetarian, vegan and celiac menu - Yay Beacon Landing Pub)

I ordered a grilled fish taco - which was amazing!!

We ended up going back the next night for dinner as we had had such bad luck everywhere else.
The second night Dave fell in love, he had one of the specials and died and went to heaven - he said it was so good!! 

I had the
Beef and Pork Lettuce Wraps
Fresh ground beef and pork sautéed with hoisin and cilantro and served on
top of crispy rice noodles. Comes with lettuce for wrapping.
Here was a picture of the left overs

It was yummy!!    Light and fresh (I wasn't overly hungry)

All in all - this restarant gets a 10/10 in our books.
The prices seemed a bit high for pub food
  but once you tasted how delish the food was, it didn't even matter!
It was 100% worth it!

Besides the Beacon Landing put... I was really happy I had lots of this...

We ate one not so good thing after the other.
I had to send a few of my meals back, as they came with cheese or something mixed in.
One of my meals - Dave had completely finished before mine even got there... Ugg..

Oh well - on another happy note we stopped at BOOSTER JUICE on the way home!

We shared the Solar something or other haha - it was tangy (cranberries) and yum!
They were super easy going about the no dairy thing!!

On the way home we stopped at a local produce stand and bought all the fixings for nachos!

I made mango salsa (YUM)

and guacomole

and served it with some chips!

I was pretty hungry so sorry for the not so pretty presentation! :)
It was a great ending to a really nice trip!!

Hope you enjoyed!


  1. Rebar is an amazing deli in Victoria! Organic, vegetarian, raw... it is heaven!

  2. Glad you found one place you could eat at :) That salsa and guac looks so good!

  3. ahh that is so annoying about Mcds! hate it when that happens!

  4. Argh Mcdonalds is always a disappointment to me! That's a bummer that after you told them of your allergy that caked it in cheese what were they trying to do kill you geez. That mango salsa looks amazing!!!

  5. It's really shocking to me how terrible people are with cheese- so many people can't tolerate dairy, they need to be more aware!

  6. ugh mc'ds is only good when u are still drunk at 5 am. then the fries are kinda 'gasmic.

    in this post, you have 2 of my fav food groups. Nut butter and Guac. yummmmm. happy new years eve!


  7. I've been looking all over for this!


  8. I buy that same Almond butter - it is yummmy!


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