Submitted Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 1:58pm [Dine in]
Why is it that Medina is always packed? Lunch, brunch, weekends, or weekend, they just keep coming. I blame it on the fact that this establishment really has no competition. Where else can I go to get hot chocolate that melts my worries away? Where else do I look to find Lavender Lattes, that calms better than yoga? How long will I need to search before I find waffles which the perfect blend of googey-ness and crispness?
Please please, anyone, if you know of any another cafe that does just this, please send their name this way.
As for everyone else - stop going, you don't want to get in between Medina and me!
Was this review helpful? 49 / 61 users found this review helpful.
Submitted Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 1:38pm [Dine in]
Promenading up Denman Street with my boyfriend last night, we passed by Ponchos, which appeared to be the happening place. Live music streamed out the window and what appeared to be a full house of patrons patiently awaiting their dinner . The menu looked good enough so we went for it.
I ordered the Azteca Soup and the Quesadilla, my boyfriend got the Pollo con al chipotle parmesana
"a must have" (according to the menu and waitress).
After a half hour we received our food. What awaited my appetite was a shallow bowl of soggy tortilla chips in a thin sodium rich broth. When the 2nd course arrived, I initially thought the wrong order was given to me as the quesadillas were not present on my plate, it wasn't until I took a closer look that I realized they were miniature. Not miniature in the cute sense of the word, rather miniature in the scale sense. Each quesadilla was as no larger than 1 human thumb. There were 6 on the plate which I suppose resembled a 6 thumbed hand. They were unsatisfying. The side order of rice tasted like Uncle Ben rice with frozen vegtables.
The Pollo con al chipotle parmesana was generic and left my boyfriend still hungry after his meal.
After we left, it was off to find our next food destination...never have I ever left a Mexican restaurant hungry.
Was this review helpful? 54 / 55 users found this review helpful.
Submitted Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 11:19pm [Dine in]
A few friends and I ordered from the DineOut menu at Refuel and it proved to be quite a memorable experience altogether. Our night started with a few Mocktails which were absolutely delicious. Then came the food...
Our appetizer was the Pork Rillette, which can be likened to an organic locally grown SPAM. There really was no difference in look or taste. The rye crackers that come with the Rillette were extremely crunchy and we are lucky no teeth were chipped.
For the main course I ordered the Heritage Pork with caramelized brussel sprouts and potato puree. The highlight was definitely the brussel sprouts.
For dessert, we all ordered the chocolate pot de crème, which tastes extremely similar to Jell-O Pudding.
With such a scrumptious sounding menu enough to make one salivate, we were disappointed that the words did not fit the plate.
Was this review helpful? 6 / 9 users found this review helpful.