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We’ve moved!!

Hello all you really good looking fans! We’ve merged with to become, West Coast Food and Lifestyle!! All of the content from this blog has been transferred over as well as all the Surrey posts from SurreyIsTheBomb. Check out our new home at We’ve also changed out Twitter/Facebook account to relfect the change, if you already follow us don’t worry, you still do, there’s no need to find us again!! We’re now @WFLBC.

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Be’wiched Cafe

You guys know I like Surrey so it’s no surprise that when I find a hidden gem here I have to tell you about it. Be’wiched Cafe is a nondescript looking sandwich shop in a typical suburban strip mall, the same strip mall that houses Big Ridge Brewing Co. It’s modest appearance is in no way a reflection of the food.

I had heard about Be’wiched from a few people but mostly it was my cousin Kurt (author of the Bibo post) who kept telling me I had to go. I did and I’ll definitely be back. I ordered the Cubano Caliente, a spicy twist on the classic Cubano. It had roasted pork, ham, Swiss Cheese on pressed ciabatta. The classic Cubano has pickles but they were replaced by banana peppers hence the “caliete” (spicy) annotation. The pork was great, so was the ham. The bun was crisp and fresh, pressed just the right amount and just soft enough to not fall apart. The peppers added a nice little kick to this classic sandwich, it’s REALLY hard to find a good Cubano in the GVRD, this one might be one of the best.

The sandwich came with a side of Orzo salad which is made fresh, actually almost everything Be’wiched sells is house made, even their meats. The salad was a great version of a traditional pasta salad. I’m seriously impressed with this place.

I’ll be back soon to dig deeper into the menu, stay tuned for another post!

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Time for a break

One week ago I posted about love, birthdays and family. Today that post is a distant memory no longer taking up space on this site. The truth is I’ve screwed up, you guys. This blog has given me tons of great opportunities and I’ve met some amazing people through it over the last two plus years but is has ended up costing me more than I could’ve ever dreamed.

This little townhouse once filled with the infectious laughter of my beautiful daughter and the radiant smile of her mother is now empty, quiet and dark and it’s all because I let this blog take over my life at the expense of the two most important people in my world. The saddest part is that I was so wrapped up in my own little world I didn’t even see it happening until it was too late.

It is with a heavy heart and a broken heart that I’m stepping away from WFLBC for the time being to focus on fixing what I have so carelessly destroyed. I’m not sure how to fix it but I will spend the rest of my life trying.

To all those who’ve supported me and this blog I’d like to thank you. I’ll be back one day but only after I figure out how to balance my real life with blogging life. Until then the lovely Rochele has the keys, sorry to spring this on you Ro, I’m sure you understand.

Don’t ever lose sight of what’s important in your life because one day you’ll turn around and it will be gone. Take the time to accept the love you are given and to give the love you have inside to your partner, don’t end up like me.


Texx Big Burger in Surrey!

Finding new places to eat in Surrey is always awesome! Texx Big Burger is located in a nondescript  strip mall on the corner of 148th street and 108th ave in Bolivar Heights, right between Guildford and Whalley. It was recommended to me by one of my Twitter followers, thanks Anthony! This place is only a few months old and when I visited it was pretty empty, time to give them a little press!

You order by grabbing an ordering sheet and a pencil from the counter, you check off what burger you want, what you want on it and what sides/drink you want. Bring your filled out sheet back to the counter and start your countdown to a very full stomach.

I ordered the double bacon cheeseburger with red relish, mayo, ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, lettuce, green peppers and pickles and a “regular” sized order of fries. This is a damn good burger, VERY similar to Five Guys. The beef is hot, fresh and juicy, the bacon is fresh and cooked just right, the toppings are awesome and the bun is great!

The similarities between Texx and Five Guys carries over into the french fry department, they fill the regular sized container up and then pile a bunch more into your brown paper bag making you dig for your burger. The fries are hand cut in house and quite good.

The food is where the Five Guys comparisons stop though. I found the customer service to be a little…lacking in enthusiasm, ahem. I asked the woman at the counter how long they’d been open and she snapped back “over three months or something” and walked away. I found out later she’s one of the owners! But the food is good enough to bring me back despite the unfriendly staff.

Go check this place out!


Suika Izakaya #SuikaPunch Package with!!!

The team at know how to make people happy. They team up with your favourite restaurants and bring you amazing dining experiences for a great price and their latest package with Suika Izakaya is one of their best. It’s called Suika Punch!! (#SuikaPunch if you’re looking for it on Twitter) and it packs a 6 course wallop, 5 food courses and 1 beer course, for only $25! Don’t be fooled by that beer course, it’s a FULL PITCHER of Sapporo! Get ready to drool, this is pure food porn.

Course 1, a full sized pitcher of Sapporo. That’s my kind of course. If this was Yaletown the pitcher itself would’ve been $25… True story.

The first food course is “Chinese Poutine”. Fries topped with spicy ground pork gravy, mozzarella, chilli oil, sansho and minced cilantro. Eating fries with chopsticks is weird, but good weird. The spicy pork gravy with chilli oil is delicious, the cheese has that awesome slight browned colour from being baked in the oven and the fries are nice and thick. A cool twist on a classic French Canadian dish.

The next three courses came together on a platter and looked delicious. SPOILER ALERT, they were as delicious as they looked.

Course three is Yellowtail Carpaccio, thinly sliced Yellowtail with tobiko and sesame soy dressing. Very fresh and light with just the right amount of salt from the dressing. Very nice.

Course four is Tomato Kimchi, Tomato slices marinated in kimchi with cilantro oil and Chinese chives. So simple, so fresh, so tasty. The tomatoes were still firm too, I was worried they’d be a little soft after being marinated but they held up!

Course five is Tuna Tataki, slightly smoked high grade tuna with house made chilli oil on a bed of thinly sliced red onions. This dish was so good that I ordered more after I had finished the 6 course meal. Unreal tuna, so fresh. You have to try this.

Last but certainly not least, course six, the Hellz Chicken. To quote, it’s “deep fried and tossed with the hell sauce”. The hell sauce is a devilish concoction made from jalapeño, hot sauce, lemon, garlic, vinegar & Tabasco. A spicy combo to say the least, but the flavours are worth the face punch, it’s a pleasure/pain thing. The Hellz Chicken is damn good.

Like I said, all of this is only $25, get your package NOW at, you can thank me later.

Full disclosure, my meal was complimentary but I would’ve paid $25 for this. I actually would have paid a lot more but it’s a great deal. Get it, get it now.


Off The Wagon Tacos

When I walk up to a food Truck and they’re playing Grizzly Bear I know I’m going home happy. I found Off The Wagon Tacos parked on Dunsmuir and Burrard in their cool little red school bus.  The tunes were pumping, the ladies inside were smiling and the tacos filled the air with with an intoxicating smell.

I had 3 tacos, 2 pork and 1 chorizo. I like the fact that Off The Wagon has such a small menu, they get the chance to do a few items really well and these tacos didn’t disappoint. The chorizo was may favourite, very rich with a little heat. The pork was seasoned well and of high quality and the toppings on all 3 tacos were fresh and paired well with the flavours of the meat. My only quibble is the use of double tortillas. I know that this is the traditional way to serve this type of taco and I know that a lot of other places serve it the same way but I’m not a fan. You end up with way too much tortilla compared to the amount of filling. That’s not to say that the tacos aren’t great because they really are, I’m just anti double tortilla.

Go check them out for yourself near the Bentall Centre or check them out on Facebook, or on Twitter @OffTheTacoWagon.


Surrey Is The Bomb dot com!

You guys all know Bret Taylor, the super talented artist who designed our logo(s) right? Of course you do! He’s @BretInVancouver on Twitter and his company is Howyadoin Graphics as I’m sure you also know. Bret is having an art show and you should go! The show is Saturday June 16th at 6pm at 210-2075 Yukon street in Vancouver. Ya I know it’s not in Surrey but Bret has been an amazing supporter of and I think that qualifies him for honorary Surrey citizenship.

Bret’s art is awesome, check out some of the pics I stole from his site…(haha!)

Bret’s style is very unique and quite awesome. The event will feature Bret doing a series of paintings on site and he will have a selection of previous works for sale. There will be some snacks and you can bring your own booze!!! Make sure to bring a business card as there will be a draw…

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