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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Fred's Rivertown Alehouse (Snohomish, Washington, U.S.A.)

Fred's Rivertown Alehouse 1114 First Street, Snohomish, Washington, U.S.A.  This is a classic, cool place!!  I love the L shaped sit-up bar that holds 14 people.  They have the cool round stools.  There are quite a few tables for 4, all wood!  In the front there are 4 tables of 6 and there are 3 tables for two. They have a large beer menu so to find out what they have on tap check their web site, there are over 25 on tap.  They also have over 200 single malt Scotches to try out!   Yes they have a nice selection of wine!  For lunch I had the panko crusted Halibut and waffle fries with their in house made tartar sauce.  I recommend trying this out!  My accomplice had the Ruben sandwich with the lobster bisque soup.  The sandwich was huge and filled with lots of corned beef.  The lobster bisque was amazing!! Up on the wall are shelves with al sorts of beer taps. This area of Snohmish is very quaint with lots of old buildings and houses all renovated.  First street has al sorts of shops, places to eat and antique stores.  If you are ever in the area this is the place to go!  It was very busy when I was there!!  Service was very good and friendly!  I loved this place, 2 thumbs up for sure.

Keoki's Paradise Bamboo Bar (Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.A.)

Keoki's Paradise Bamboo Bar, 2360 Kaihuna Plantation Drive, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.A.  right near Poipu Beach.  A great bar with a beautiful rectangular sip-up bar that seats 20 people.  The bar is all made out of wood and looks great.  I liked the thatched roof on top of the sit-up bar.  All the tables and chairs are all made out of wood and they too look great.  The bar is open to a beautiful tropical garden and pond.  The building itself has a high exposed beam roof that covers both the bar and the restaurant which is beside the bar.  For lunch we had the "Hand Crafted Nachos" that came with fresh chips, black beans, olives, jalapenos, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo and we added,  Kalua Duroc pork which I was told is made in house. They have 12 beer on tap at 29 degrees F, including some local beer.  Wine and hard liquor is available. Other interesting food on the menu was: POKE TOWER Traditional Ahi poke*, avocado, cucumber, sushi rice, sweet potato chips; inform your server if you want to spice it up with a dynamite aioli  or  the, HOLUA SLIDERS  A trio of slider sandwiches - cheeseburger*, BBQ Kalua Duroc pork & fresh fish.  I really enjoyed this place and will be back if I get the chance!!     

Monday, December 19, 2016

Kauai Beer Company (Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.A.)

Kauai Beer Company 4265 Rice Street, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.A. A very nice little brewery, not fancy but really nice!  They have a 14 person kinda zig zag shaped sit-up bar.  There are two pub high table that seats 8 people, and one that seats 10 people.  6 tables for 4 and 3 tables for 2. Their beer is made on premise and this is what they had when I was there: Lihue Lager,  Black Limousine, Cock-a-Doodle Bock, Go Red Or Go Home (American Amber), Tropical Armadillo, Beer Co. IPA, Nitro Bock.  They also have their own Cider.  Thankfully they also serve wine!  I didn't eat here but they serve food and the have separate menus for lunch and dinner.  They use locally grown products and list all of their suppliers on their menu.  I picked up a beautiful double wall stainless steel,32 ounce growler.  The service was good and every one was friendly. A Great place to come and relax and tip a few different types of beer.  Some nights they have live music.  Enjoy!!!

Duke's Barefoot Bar Kauai (Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.A.)

Duke's Barefoot Bar Kauai, 3610 Rice Street,Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.A.  This is a great place to go, upstairs is their beautiful restaurant, but down stair's is the bar!  You feel like you are in Hawaii while here, every thing feels Hawaiian here!  There is a beautiful kinda J shaped sit-up bar that seats 20 people.  There are plenty of tables of 4. It looks towards the bay and is all open air! Inside there is a beautiful pond /botanical garden area with seats right beside the pond where you you can observe the large Koi fish.  The umbrellas are like thatched hut roofs.  We were there on a Tuesday qt happy hour and it is Fish Taco Tuesday, I started with one and the piece of fresh fish was so big I couldn't order a second one,  It was great.  I also had the coconut shrimp and again very good!!  They have 20 different types of beer on tap and the wine was good too!  It is so nice here over looking the ocean, I didn't want to leave.  the service was very good and friendly!  You gotta try this place out!!!

Vino Volo (Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver B.C. Canada)

Vino Volo located at YVR Vancouver International Airport on the International side by Gate E8.  Love these Vonop Volo's, they are so relaxing a takes the stress out of traveling.  Arrive early, go through security and US Customs if required and come here.  They have a nice 9 person sit up bar.  There is ample seating here as well.  There is a very good selection of wines my first was the "BC Tastes of white which included:  Blue Mountain, Chardonnay, Okanagan Falls B.C. Canada.   Meyer Family Vineyards, Pinot Gris, Okanagan Falls, B.C. Canada.  and  Haywire, Waters and Bank, Summerland, B.C. Canada.  My favorite was the Haywire. You get a nice sample of each along with a description of each of the wine.  My second taste was "Shades of White" which were:  Di Lenardo, Pinot Grigio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy.  Buhler Family Vineyards, Chardonnay, Napa Valley California, U.S.A.  and the Matua, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand. The staff was very friendly, polite and helpful.  The food here is good and they have great cheese and cracker plates to go with your wine.

Kauai Island Brewing Company (Port Allen, Hawaii, U.S.A.)

Kauai Island Brewing Company, 4350 Waialo Road, Port Allen, Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.A.  "This is the most western most brewery"  They brew their beer on premise and the beer that they have are:  Westside Wheat, Leilani Light, Lilikoi Ale, Wai'ale'ale Ale, NaPali Pale Ale, Captain Cook's IPA, The Fonz IPA, Cane Fire Red, South Pacific Brown. Pakala Porter.  You can also buy a T-shirt for most of the different beer they have.  They have a nice 12 person sit up bar.  Our bartender was very good, efficient and friendly.  Gave lots of great advice, while keeping everyone served.  There are 10 tables of 4.  Up stairs there is a small area that has a table for 10 to 15 people or so.  here are also some pinball machines up there. They serve food, but I never tried any thing.  Wine and hard liquor is also available. They boast 7 different kinds of Crown Royal! Great selection of souvenir items for sale.  They have flat screen TV's for watching sports.  I enjoyed my visit here!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Lava Lava Beach Club (Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.A.)

Lava Lava Beach Club 420 Papaloa Road, Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii U.S.A.   This is probably my favorite bar on Kauai! Inside is there large rectangular sit-up bar that seats 24 people comfortably.  They have 12 different types of beer on tap. But by my favorite is the out side patio area which is all on the sand.  They have beautiful comfortable patio furniture and all on the beach!!  Every night from 5 to 9 pm they have live music with either 1 or two musicians playing mostly Hawaiian music with some non Hawaiian music mixed in.  Just the right volume so you still can have a conversation.  There are several large permanent umbrellas to shad you from the direct sun.  Mix that in with being on the beach, the surf crashing and the breeze it is fantastic!  They have a Corn Hole game and large Jenga blocks to play with.  For food I only had the Tipsy Tots which are Tater tots, Cheddar Jack Cheese, diced bacon LLBC Siracha sauce (green onions if you wish).  These were sooo good!!!  An amazing place that I highly recommend going to!!!  Did I say that it is right on the beach!!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

9th Island Sports Bar and Grill (Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii USA)

9th Island Sports Bar and Grill 4-831 #206 Kuhio Hwy, Kappa, Kauai, Hawaii U.S.A..  A great little neighbourhood pub that is owned by a husband and wife.  She cooks and he helps out doing just about everything. It has a nice L shape sit-up bar that holds 12.  There are 4 draft beer, 20 other beer including 5 local beers. The food here is good and fresh.  Once I had the breakfast burrito and it was very good.  My friend had the Eggs Benny, which came with a thick slab of ham, my friend said it was great and would order it again.  The second time I was there I had the Cobb Salad and it was awesome.   Huge portion, lots of crumbled blue cheese freshly cooked diced chicken and bacon. One the best I have ever eaten.  My friend had the Cesar salad with grilled chicken breast also very good!  Service was very good and very friendly.  Great place to watch sports as they have 4 large TV's. If you are ever in the area I recommend trying this little pub out!