BERT COATES is a writer-photographer who has been a magazine editor, restaurant critic, automotive test driver, and brand marketing specialist. His love of life, travel, beauty and anything with wheels that goes fast keep him young at heart and active. Bert is the former executive director of Tread Lightly! Canada and is now semi-retired in White Rock.
Glad you’ll be looking in at White Rock’s Best for clues and cues as to where to go dining. I’m Bert Coates and as I make the rounds introducing WHITE ROCK’S BEST and myself – I’ll collect tidbits and tales to make your experience delightful!
Right now with November coming in like a soggy noodle (yes, I use witty puns etc.) – I’m into “Comfort Foods” -- stuff that sticks to your ribs, as well as tastes delicious.
Uli’s Restaurant chef, Ryan Bissell is just back from Hawaii and I bet he caught some tips on Hawaiian variations for seafood. Carly at Belles on Thirty Two suggested that I try the Cream of Butternut Squash soup special which she served hot with a cheddar flavoured roll – Yummy.
Also overheard elsewhere – several diners ecstatic about the comeback of southern staples like BISCUITS & GRAVY – you know flour, baking powder, baking soda, buttermilk and butter – oh yes and bottom-of-the-roasting-pan gravy. I’ll be sussing out good biscuits, one dish hearty meals and roast beef and Yorkshire puddings as the winds of November blow chilly. I know Prime Rib is regular weekend feature at The Roadhouse on King George.
Of course our other local treasure throughout White Rock and the Beaches are those seafood chowders – just because it looks like a fish & chip place and smells like a fish & chip place – doesn’t mean it can’t produce wonderful seafood or clam chowder. The biscuit makes up for any batter, your diet might be missing.
E-mail us if you have favourite places (local ones) for hearty lunches or full course fare. We might not get to them all – but I’m game to try. Did someone say “game” – that would make and interesting pursuit for December, don’t you think?
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