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#161 aastra

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 10:51 AM

 

It’s not even about being noisy, just the din of conversation, sometimes animated, sometimes high-pitched, sometimes intrusive, and that can weigh on you after a while. And the higher you go in an adjacent building, the more of it you tend to hear.

 

This is where we might want to remember that a) a marina was always part of the Songhees concept, long before those condo buildings had been built, and b) the walkway was never a no-talking zone, and c) the balconies of the condo building itself are not no-talking zones.


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#162 m3m

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 10:55 AM

I personally wouldn't want to dine so close to all those condo balconies with their occupants leering down at me. I doubt this restaurant will last long. /s


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#163 aastra

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 11:03 AM

For sure. Who would want to eat dinner on a restaurant patio while some stranger is eating dinner on his balcony a short distance away?



#164 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 11:05 AM

most people I know in that condo get rowdy after a few bottles of wine.
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#165 johnk2

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Posted 21 October 2020 - 03:56 PM

Had dinner the other night with a couple who ate at B&B six times and from their comments it was bad and overpriced four of those times. From their descriptions it sounded like they have a revolving door of minimum-wage cooks rather than an actual chef.



#166 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 October 2020 - 04:02 PM

even cooks won’t work for minimum wage
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#167 Mike K.

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Posted 21 October 2020 - 04:03 PM

Seems ok to me. My mom and I have lunch there all the time.

What I can say is the offerings changed style after the COVID thing, so some menu items are presented differently.
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#168 Jackerbie

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Posted 21 October 2020 - 04:09 PM

I was there a couple weekends ago and overall found it good. A few odd presentation choices that harmed the dish, such as serving the pizza on a stone platter, which caused the bottom of the crust to steam up and get all soggy...

Those grilled carrots though, wow were they delicious!
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#169 m3m

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Posted 21 October 2020 - 04:37 PM

Second the grilled carrots suggestion. Best carrots I’ve ever had. Boom and Batten has been consistently a hit for me. I’ve probably gone about 40 times and never been let down. It’s a good date spot.

Also, best happy hour in town.

#170 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 October 2020 - 05:04 PM

 I’ve probably gone about 40 times and never been let down. It’s a good date spot.

 

same date (person) or 40 different ones?

 

Also, best happy hour in town.

 

 

i'm sure there is also a joke to be had here - in combination with the above.  

 

(over to you aastra or rob randall)


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#171 Mike K.

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Posted 21 October 2020 - 05:16 PM

Holy smokes m3m might be the guy that’s always at the bar!!
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#172 m3m

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Posted 21 October 2020 - 05:34 PM

Holy smokes m3m might be the guy that’s always at the bar!!


Could be. I usually will be working on my laptop.

Edited by m3m, 21 October 2020 - 05:34 PM.


#173 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 02:02 AM

I thought you were on a date?

maybe it’s a virtual date with a cam girl?

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#174 MarkoJ

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 01:27 PM

I've been happy with the food at Boom and Batten.


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