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Taste White Rock - Tips from your local Cloverdale Real Estate Specialists


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Blog by Bettina Reid | January 28th, 2017


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A couple dweeks ago I blogged about Dine out Vancouver starting their Dine Out Vancouver Festival and completely forgot about White Rock's very own food festival "Taste White Rock" formerly known as "Bite of the Rock".

It's another great opportunity for people living south of the Fraser River in the Valley, instead of heading to Vancouver they can try some of the fabulous restaurants in White Rock. The festival starts tomorrow January 18th and runs through February 5th, there will be select White Rock restaurants offering set menus from $10, $20, $30 or $40. Many of which are also offering entertainment.

This annual event is presented by the White Rock Business Improvement Association. Taste White Rock promises to be an excellent opportunity to try a new restaurant or an old favourite for very reasonable prices. 

For details on participating restaurants and their menus visit Taste White Rock

I thought I would do the same thing I did in my last blog for Dine Out Vancouver and give mini reviews of the ones we have been to for your reference and then let you decide. If you click on any of the restaurants, you will be taken to their website to decide for yourselves. Even if you don't like the Taste White Rock 2017 menu options, most restaurants will still offer their regular menu. I am not sure we have ever been to Taste White Rock but we have been to many of the local restaurants in the past. 

Bin 101 Wine & Tapas In all fairness we have only been once, it wasn't very busy...strange for a Saturday night. But we were looking for something different and thought we would pop in last year. But we weren't ovely impressed. Perhaps we need to try them again before I can give a better review. We love to share different thigns when we go out...so Tapas you would think would be a godo idea. Not a big fan of their bruschetta as they put way too much into it and I do not liek Gorgonzola cheese. 

Five  which used to be known as Five Doors Down...I haven't been since they changed names and I believe ownership. But I have been for lunch and dinner and enjoyed both meals. Another place I think my husband and I need to make it back to. 

Uli's Restaurant They have the best hamburgers ever. First time I tried a burger that wasn't well done. Because they grind their beef fresh, they can cook it to your desired temperature. I was a little skeptical when we went a few years back, but they really did make a delicious burger. Unfortunately, I can't really comment on anything else...since we haven't been back. Not because we didn't enjoy our meals, but because we usually head down for dinner and I would rather have a burger for lunch than dinner. 

Onyx Steakhouse nothing but good things to say about Onyx. We have had their prime rib dinners on the weekend and steak at other times. Wec love Burrata cheese and their salad is delicious..I wouldn't expect anything less. If you love cheese, you have to try this salad.

The Hemingway We tried them for the 1st time this past summer. Every one of the Joseph Richard Group locations is slighlty different then the next. We went knowing what to expect and knowing we would get a decent Townhall type meal. Great place for a casual affair. Again you cannot go wrong with any one of their locations. 

Cosmos Greek Restaurant Ok I have mentioned many times that my husband and I are big foodies. He grew up working in a Greek restaurant and we have had Greek friends. So we finally tried this place last summer and were disappointed. We always judge a Greek restaurant by their ambiance and most of all by their "Tzaziki" if they don't make good Tzaziki then they don't make the cut. Sorry Cosmos we likley won't be back. We may have been tainted by the mediocre Tzaziki but it made the rest of the meal mediocre too.