Various condiments are available. The house blend of spices is pretty decent -- not too salty, and it actually has a slight sweetness to it.
Strangely, they did not provide a change of utensils between appetizer and main.
$20 Dine Around Menu
Smoked tomato soup with creme fraiche
Beet salad with Salt Spring Island Goat Cheese
Flame-grilled pork buckeye with reduced demi and oven-roasted vegetables
Pork belly & beef meatloaf with a potato croquette
Bread pudding with honey caramel
Bacon ice cream with bourbon whip cream
I opted for the Dine Around menu while my dining companion chose from the regular menu. My Dine Around menu choices added up to a really decent-sized meal for $20, in part because of the chunks of beet in the salads, and the generous amount of meat in the main.
Fried Pickles ($8)
- These came hot. Each was about the size of a hot dog sausage and even so was only one quarter of a pickle (cut lengthwise).
- Although there was a good volume of pickles, it still felt a bit steep at $8.
- Two waffles sandwiching a measly two chicken nuggets worth of white breast meat. Comes with token salad.
- At least it's real chicken meat instead of some wooden-tasting mash, which is typically what you get when you buy chicken nuggets in the supermarket.
- Dry waffles. Not enough chicken. This was terrible. Not even hot sauce or house-blend condiment could save this.
- This was a simple and quite refreshing salad mainly made up of chunks of not-too-sweet beets. It looked like a smallish portion of salad, but the beets made up for it.
- The single potato croquette, about the size of a ping pong ball, was simple and tasty.
- Came with token beet salad.
- The meatloaf came in two chunks, each about the size of a hockey puck or can of tuna. It was pretty much a solid chunk of meat and therefore very filling. Sadly lacking in BBQ sauce, however, but more was available for the asking from the kitchen.
- Overall pretty decent, but unlikely to really showcase what they can do with the BBQ. Nothing really "wow" here except portion for price.
- I was initially drawn to this menu because of the bacon ice cream. However, if you look at the regular menu closely, the so-called bacon ice cream is really ice cream with candied bacon bits stirred in. Disappointing, but my friend loved it.