Last night I went out for dinner with a couple of friends. We decided to try a little cafe-type restaurant called NOSH. I found out about it through Dineout Vancouver, but I never had the chance to go during the festival 🙁 It opened up just a couple months ago, but it had lots of good reviews!
The restaurant is located near the corner of Trafalgar Street and West Broadway; for UBC students, this translates into the Macdonald Street stop on the 99 B-line.
Of course, you have to do a little walking. What’d you expect?
NOSH is pretty casual, but it has an intimate atmosphere—probably due to the small dining area. It’s nice and fresh-feeling, with wood floors and furniture.
I had a duck confit dish, which is served with a pot of roasted veggies and brussels sprouts. The sauce was salty and delicious, and I even ate the brussel sprouts—which is impressive, because I am not usually a sprout-eater. But omnomnom.
Also there are unidentified purple things that were sort of crunchy and very edible.
Looks pretty fancy, doesn’t it?
For dessert, I had something called a Caramel Budino. It was something like a creamy custard dessert, except 109482091238 times better because it was caramel and toffee and unidentified cake bottom. And it came in a little glass jar. So cute.
I ate a spoonful before remembering to take a picture. I’m new at this foodie thing, okay?
The best part is that for something that looked and tasted high-class, it was cheap! Tax-included, I spent barely over $20. Definitely an affordable meal for any student! So if you’re looking for somewhere new to eat, I suggest NOSH 🙂
Here’s how I spent it:
- Watching curling. The Tim Horton’s Brier (which is basically the big national tournament for men’s curling) are on, and I sat in front of the television and watched two of the biggest games. I’ve also been keeping tabs on the Canadian Junior women’s team (they’re from BC!) at Sochi. I’m hoping to actually watch a game, but it’s unlikely because of the different timezones. 🙁
- Watching hockey. On Saturday night I went over to a friend’s house for dinner and to watch the Canucks.
I admit that whenever I had control of the remote I changed it back to curling. More importantly, I got out of the house and socialized and learned about the rules of trading players between teams.
- Eating. Um, I should start working out or something. I don’t really have the excuse of storing fat for the winter anymore, do I?
All in all, seems like a typical Canadian weekend. Happy Monday!
And my mum bought 4 packs of guacamole, a litre of sour cream, a fresh jar of moderately spicy salsa, a supersize bag of nacho chips, cheese, and a football shaped container of chicken wings.
It’s days when I see my fridge stocked with these things that I realize the benefits of living at home. Yay Costco and mother!
I don’t think my Active Health prof would be pleased with me.
Also YAY for Beyonce.