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poofyponchomaple ridge BCSince July 13, 20104 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.3)
  • Food2.5 (2.3)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance2 (2)

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Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Another YaleTown place to be seen
Submitted Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 6:16pm [Dine in]

Let me start with the positives, Glowbal is a gorgeous room with a good menu, well in concept anyways. What I like is that it serves food late and being from Maple Ridge, a place that has the worst dining scene in the lower mainland (beside out a few small gems) There isn't much happening after 10PM on a weekend. We ventured out to Glowbal on a Saturday Night around Midnight expected an amazing meal. After looking online and seeing prices and what they have to offer we were excited. Upon arriving the place was packed, extremely loud, and obnoxious. The clientele consisted of way too many yuppies, want to be seen, think we are important the louder we speak kind of people. Standing room only from the front door all the way back to the lounge, glasses being dropped people screaming just to be heard and just too much of a night club and a little short on being a restaurant. We got seated be an extremely over friendly and loud manager and shortly followed a drink order by another server. This was all fine yelling to one another asking questions about the menu and wine list. After we ordered a bottle of wine we were greeted by a second server, telling us he won an arm wrestling match in the back and since it was a slow night he would now be taking us as a table. I myself ordered the satays (premium satays at that). The concept of the satays was an interesting one, only problem being the time it took to plate something like that it was cold by the time it reached the table. Amongst all of the satays only one stood out, the meatball, it was easily the best tasting meatball I have ever tasted and to this date will probably ever taste. In saying this though, I am not quite sure it was worth the 10 dollars I had to pay per meatball to have more. My better half had tenderloin, Canadian Prime. Steak was nicely cooked but sides were another story. Mashed potatoes were extremely gluey and tasted reheated and over whipped. And 7.99 for a side of asparagus and hollandaise, ouch! The Bill was 300 dollars for two people to eat and for that kind of money I would expect more then to sit in the back corner of a night club listening to pretentious people talk about how good their job, life, and restaurant are. To top the night off at the end when we received our bill we were handed a business card and asked to go onto tip advisor and to write a review so they could bump vij’s off of top spot. I saw this as extremely unprofessional and frankly a little bit annoying. I might expect this from a pub, a Milestones, or a Keg but not a top rated fine dining restaurant in Vancouver. All in all food was okay nothing I would hurry back for, the ambiance was quite atrocious (maybe I need to go at 5 o’clock and not at midnight) and the service was plain out right annoying and pretentious.

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Memphis Blues Barbeque House2443 161A Street, #50, Surrey
The sub-par is becoming the acceptable
Submitted Monday, June 6, 2011 - 5:18pm [Dine in]

I have eaten at this location 3 times now since it has open and it has never been an absolutely disgusting meal (I do keep going back). What disturbs me a little more is that this food is not what I would class as good bbq. It is luke warm at best and there is no flavor imparted into the actual meat you need to coat it with so much sauce (also mediocre) to give it any sort of flavor. The pulled pork isn’t bad, by any means, but it is hard to screw up pulled pork. In this day and age with the information that is available on line it just seems that anyone and everyone thinks they are cooks and that they understand the principles behind cooking as long as they can read it off a webpage, or out of a ‘gourmet cookbook’, or off a spec sheet written by head office. This food lacks any sort of passion and any sort of art that should go into a good bbq. As for the space it is very dull and drab nothing going on at all inside. Cleaner bottles and Rags left out on the coffee and condiments station. Floor filthy and well traveled. I don’t mind paying 60 dollars for 2 people to eat as long as the food is good in quality and treated in a way that you notice that the people working and the owners care what they are serving you. It is painful to watch your money go to places such as this one and many others that have gotten away for so long selling pre-packaged, precooked, and pre-designed menus at exorbitant prices because they have an ‘advertising budget’ or a ‘million dollar view’. Memphis Blues is just another chain built on a name where mediocrity has become the norm and the expected and if you know what you are going to get when you go there then feel free but there MUST be better places out there (I just haven’t found them yet)...

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Roast Bistro Cafe & Grill22456 Lougheed Hwy, #102, Maple Ridge
Not a bad little spot
Submitted Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 6:24pm [Dine in]

I have been to Roast 4 times, 3 times for lunch and my last time for dinner. Meals were always consistently decent nothing to complain about but nothing to write home to mom about either. All my lunch experiences have been sandwich related, decent sized sandwiches served with bagged fries and heinz ketchup, decent (not spectacular). I find the gravy a little goopey and the onions undercooked but other then that so far so good.. Service has been good, not fine dining service but what do you expect you are eating at a diner. The Ambiance is wide open and very cold. What this place has that keeps me coming back is that I will be full from a 15 dollar meal. The value for what you get is there, but what you have to realize is, you pay for what you get... at the ned of the day I know what I am getting when I go, it is constant and ok for a quick cheap bite.

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Romer's Burger Bar1873 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
Is this really what we have to offer?
Submitted Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 2:00pm [Dine in]

I went to romer's to check out the buzz about two weeks ago. We were greeted at the door by a friendly enough hostess who took us to our seats t was around 5 o’clock and the place was empty one guy sitting at the bar drinking and one table in the back corner siting talking (maybe owners who knows) we looked over the menu and had placed our drink orders with our waitress. 2 beer and a lemon cocktail they had on there menu. All was good until our drinks arrive. The beers being local micro breweries were fine the cocktail on the other hand was a complete disaster. When I think lemon I don't think unbearably sweet to the point it is undrinkable. We asked the waitress if why this was if perhaps too much cane sugar was added her only explanation was that the lemonade they use was sweet and that it couldn't possibly be the cane sugar. Our server’s solution was to bring a carafe of soda water to mellow it out a bit, only problem is I have a full glass of undrinkable liquid and a carafe of soda water. Where am I supposed to put it? Let’s just say the drink and the soda water sat on the table untouched till we left.

Now the food hamburgers were ordered all around, one magic mushroom, one pork burger, and one rib burger. We also ordered an order of blue cheese bacon fries, flavours were great but cold fries and not enough sauce, When we asked for more sauce it came out cold and just didn't help the fries one bit. Now back to the hamburgers, the buns being brioche were nice a tasted fresh but that’s about as good as it got. Personally my Rib burger was low on the pulled short rib, missing any sort of sauce and the patty on its own was tough and tasted awful. My friend had the pork burger again bun was nice but the pork was way over salted and lost any sort of flavour other then salt. No glaring complaints on the mushroom burger but my better half says she definitely wouldn't want to eat it again.

So far the meal has been a complete strike out, but one of this places claim to fame was there drunken donuts. We order one order to share and the come out with three dipping sauces all alcohol based. The sauces were excellent, the only problem was that the donuts were so saturated in oil that they made you feel sick after eating a couple. I was really hoping that these would be the burgers I wanted them to be but at the end of the day it is just another overpriced establishment giving out mediocre food...

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