We all have days where we just want to put on sweats and have some epic comfort food. WAYF (pronounced wey-f), or “What are you fat?” is a term coined by our good friend Kyle during our early university years (click here for full story). Up to this day we still say it when we catch each other’s unhealthy eating habits – It’s NOT meant to be offensive in any way, and is purely just intended to make fun of each other. Look out for a WAYF-meter on every WAYF Day post based on how unhealthy we think the meal is.
This is definitely one of those days, where you have a million things to do but you’re going to write about something anyway. Because when you have something great to share, you should share it :) So the story goes, we were studying for our CMNS 473 final at Waves in Steveston. And from past experience the chances of us heading towards the direction of Hog Shack after are always EXTREMELY high. You’ll see why we enjoy this barbecue cook house so much when you scroll down!
Their menu, which on most days we never usually get past the first page. We also approve of the Hog Shack Sweet Rub if you are feeling like wings!
The nachos with pulled pork is our go-to appy from Hogshack. It’s guaranteed to be piled high with all the good stuff – three types of cheese, tomatoes, onions, olives, and jalapeño peppers. While best shared with a handful of good friends, Pat & Kat are tanks so we had no problem (almost) finishing this.
And together with sour cream and their in-house fresh salsa, who could go wrong?
At the end of our feast Owner/Chef John made fun at us and said “You guys aren’t going to leave five nachos are you? There are starving kids you know.” Pat: “It feels like you’re my parents right now.” Felt horrible after, but appreciated the humour and laughed about it anyway.
Good service, their delicious pulled pork (seriously it tastes good on just about anything), and proximity to the prime studying areas are reasons we come back again and again. If you’re heading over and decide to try the nachos, let us know what you think as its our favourite plate from Hog Shack!
P.S. we were too excited when we realized their kitchen was playing One Direction’s CD.
WAYF Meter: 4.5/5
Hog Shack is located at:
3900 Bayview Street
If you aren’t Filipino, eating fried chicken with rice and gravy may be a foreign idea to you. This was definitely the case with our friend Kyle, who up until that point thought fried chicken only went with fries. But did that ever change ;)
Here’s the reason we set our calendars weeks ahead of time to prepare for this day:
Red Pocket was giving out a deal for $10 worth of Church’s for only $5. Five dolla! And seeing how we like to eat, we bought two of these. So yesterday the plan was for Kyle and Kat to head over to the Terra Nova location and slap our coupons on the counter, and for Pat to prep the rice. Obviously when the 3 piece combo came up to $8.90 there was nothing on the menu that would be the exact difference. But with Kyle’s great logic, he ended up buying GRAVY! This is a must for the ultimate Church’s experience.
So here’s the damage we did, mind you it was 11 am. Too much deliciousness :)
And the glorious plate of fried chicken, rice and gravy:
What was the verdict? According to Kyle, “The flavours of the rice and gravy harmonize with each other…the flavours of happiness.” With Kyle giving the okay, we definitely suggest giving this a try for when you are in the mood for comfort food!
And here are the two fwenz happy as ever:
High five! What a great morning with the WAYF buddies. As Pat had said, it was “bwekfast at its finest with fwenz.” It most definitely was.
WAYF meter: 4/5
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