Monday, 18 March 2013

Have you ever seen a Beaver Fly?

If you haven't, get your butt down to the Flying Beaver Bar and Grill in Richmond!  Hands down one of my favourite patios, and pubs for that matter, in the Lower Mainland.  The pub is warm and inviting, the food is delicious, the prices are reasonable, there is natural light everywhere you look, the service is always great, you are literally on the water with a fabulous view AND you get to watch beavers fly as you eat your meal!

What is a Flying Beaver you ask?  It is actually a type of float plane.  The Flying Beaver Bar and Grill is in the same building as Harbour Air's Richmond terminal...hence, the view of flying beavers.  It never fails to entertain me!

As you might have guessed, this pub is tucked away in a hidden location that you would never find if you didn't know about it, but it's worth finding.  It's also a great place to go for a quick bite to eat before dropping someone off at the airport.  Hence, the reason my Dad and I made our way this past weekend.  The perfect end to a great visit!

Before I get to the food, here are a few things to note: (1) If you make your way to the South Terminal of YVR, you won't be able to miss the Flying Beaver.  (2) Brunch is only served on Saturdays and Sundays.  (3) They're open from 11am - midnight during week days and from 9am til midnight on weekends.  (4) There is a complimentary shuttle bus for those of you in Richmond who enjoy four or more drinks, and (5) They have a Flying Beaver rewards card!  One purchased meal = 1 pelt.  10 pelts = a free meal.  Talk about a great deal.

My Westcoast Salmon Salad: grilled wild BC salmon fillet, with fresh arugula, goat cheese, edamame beans, roasted pears, cherry tomatoes and pine nuts with a honey-dijon vinaigrette.  I was very impressed with the large quantity of salmon and goat cheese.  Definitely yummy in my tummy!  ($13) 
My Dad's house special 1 piece halibut fish and chips made with the Beaver's micro-brewed beer batter.  This looked delicious!  And if the fish tasted half as good as the fries did, you definitely can't go wrong.  ($14.50)

A flying beaver!

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