Monday, December 21, 2009

Carb Loading

You all know how FH and I love our weekend breakfast dates at the local “greasy spoons”.  I often plan our weekend dinners to be extra healthy to make room for my bacon and eggs!  Well, obviously a weekend back home in Victoria wouldn’t be complete without a stop at my favorite diner.

After our big night out with Cat & Bre on Friday we needed some grease in our tummy’s in the morning.  Enter a trip to Floyd’s Diner here in downtown Victoria.

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It’s a funky place right downtown.  Lots of crazy art on the wall, staff with pierced everything, mismatched tables and chairs, and coffee mugs picked up at the local second hand store.

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Floyd’s has been a weekend breakfast spot for lots of us for about the last 5 or 6 years…and every time I go I say I’m going to order something healthier, but in the end I always order the BC Hash.


Should be called “the nothing healthy hash”.  But apparently it’s funnier to make a play on the whole BC bud thing instead. 

Healthy friends avert your eyes.  Potatoes, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, onions, cheese…*drooooool*.  Plus buttery sourdough toast.  And to top off my coronary platter I ask for a side of hollandaise…

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Totally hit the spot.  The only good thing “health-wise” about a meal like this is that it keeps you going pretty much all day.  I didn’t feel the need to eat again until dinner time, and even then I wasn’t starving.

Tiff and I spent the afternoon shopping while Cat and Bre chilled and enjoyed their mini-vacay.  We happened upon these cool mannequins at the mall…

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I couldn’t find the sign that said what these were for, but probably a design student “Project Runway”-type challenge.  Everything was made out of food labels.  Super cool!

While picking up a few snacks for the evening I grabbed a big thing of salad in a bottle.  I needed some greens and I needed them quick.  I really wish I’d brought some Amazing Grass with me!


Chugged some back as soon as we got back to Tiff’s.

Tiff invited Cat & Bre over for some pre-pub drinks…and made up a little cheese platter for us too!

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I snacked on a bit of bread and cheese and more than my share of grapes…with a potent raspberry vodka with soda…


And then it was on to Bard and Banker for a night of visiting!

I got to wear my fave new clothing acquisition…my sweater dress


And hang with more of my boys and girls…

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(Cat…didn’t we take any pics of you and me this night?!!!)

There were a few Strongbows (on tap!!) and Tiff and I shared our dinner…

Chanterelle Mushroom Pasta


And Ambrosia Apple Salad


Nice and light, which was a great combat balance to the heavy breakfast!

Twas a good night for catching up, and not so much about the food or bevvies.  A bit of an early start so again Tiff and I were back at her place by 1am.  I started coming down with a cold overnight though…

Off to Nanaimo now to see my Momma so I will continue to catch you all up on the festivities once I’m settled in there!

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Dairy Free Betty said...

Nanaimo!! You are so close to me right now! hehe...

Looks like great yums!

Any great restaurant suggestions, we'll be in Victoria on Sunday for a romantic get away!! :)

We're staying in Sidney, but we'll be going downtown for a wee bit!!

Lori said...

That breakfast looks awesome!

I love the sweater dress too, you look very cute :D

carla said...

Love the dress
love the PICS!
covet the FLOYDS.

I dont have a fave greasy spoon here----yet.


Tamara said...

Can't decide what looks better - the coronary on a plate or you in that sweater dress! Sadly, I think I have to say the breakfast! :) You did look lovely though!