#2 – Butter On The Endive

The most important food blog ever, is Owen Lightly’s opening header for Butter On the Endive.  I think he can take that claim.  Owen is the blog’s editor-in-chief and works at Araxi in Whistler; he has one blog contributor, Katie Sanders, and each have professional culinary training. When I met Eric Pateman earlier in the summer, this was among the blogs that came up as we chatted about local foodies.

This is blog #2 for me because it is one of the first food blogs that was referred to me. Since then I have read about Butter on the Endive numerous times – and agree it is quality food blogging. With great photography, by contributing photographers, writing and recipes, they even include videos too.

PS. For those who may not know, endive is a type of leaf lettuce.

Endive from KitchenGardens.org

Endive. Photo source: kitchengardens.org

Burcouver strip complete with sexy JOEY Burnaby addition!

Tonight the JOEY Restaurant chain launched a preview of their newest addition: JOEY Burnaby. Located in Brentwood area in the former Shark Club location, the sexy restaurant chain certainly adds some heat to the area. After some chic remodeling their new location is worth checking out, when they open to the public on Monday October 4, 2010.

The Lougheed ‘Burcouver’ strip already includes the likes of Earls, Cactus Club, and Milestones; but now with JOEY Burnaby its shaping up to be Robson-like dining strip in Burnaby.

Here is a tour of my night, including some beautiful people and tasty bites of their passed menu items.


Joey Burnaby front entrance


Chic Joey interior decor


Joey Rooftop level

Sneak peak patio level

Sneak peak: Joey Burnaby Rooftop

Joey Bby launch menu

Joey Burnaby launch menu

Joey Burnaby Wine Cellar

David Scholefield, local wine-expert and Joey Burnaby associate, was in the house; so you can bet this wine cellar is nothing short of stellar!

Joey Burnaby Kitchen

The Joey Burnaby Kitchen - my favourite part...

Joey Friends

Joey Burnaby Friends - a great place to dine after work

Trendy beef sliders...

Trendy & tasty beef sliders...

And drum roll ladies & gentlemen…. Saving the best for last, I may have eaten more than one, but I am a biased sweet-tooth (shhh don’t tell my dentist!):


Baked Applie Pie bites

Baked Apple Pie bites with caramel, nuts, pastry, ice cream, and apple compote - delightful!

It was a smooth night overall, the food kept coming, the servers were spot on with drink refills everywhere I looked.  The food was served in perfect bite size pieces, and while the bathrooms aren’t quite Cactus Club – they still rocked with their 12-second-power-eco-friendly hand dryers.

I’ll return for more dessert, and I might finish with an entre!

When will you dine at Joey Burnaby?