Yesterday we made our way to Falconetti’s East Side Grill, located just off Commercial Drive and 1st Ave. We decided to take a walk down the Drive since it’s so close to where we live, and it seemed like a nice afternoon for a stroll.
We chose to dine in the mid-afternoon because of the natural light, and also to ensure it wasn’t too busy. Believe it or not but we were the only ones in the place.
They may not be super busy here in the mid-day, but their next door business, Falconetti’s Meats & Eats sure is. We watched numerous people stopping in, and guess what? Falconetti’s Grill uses the same meats, so you can be sure that you’re eating quality fresh ingredients here — and you’ll definitely taste the difference.
Service was pretty quick, and the music they were playing was great and all stuff we hadn’t heard before. Thanks to the bartender/server who took care of us — and feel free to forward us your iPod playlist! 😉
Evenings at Falconetti’s is a bit of a different vibe, with various live music and shows throughout the month.
Be sure to check out their event calendar and see what they have going on.
Now, let’s get into the grub, shall we? At just $16, Falconetti’s Fix is a fully-loaded powerhouse of a meal. Let’s take a look at what’s in store here:
- Two 4oz glasses of Phillips Beer’s Blue Buck a deep amber-colored beer with a crisp finish featuring a delicate hop aroma
- Mini Poutine, freshly made pepper gravy drizzled over real Quebec cheese curds
- Slow Smoked Pork Ribs, smoked in-house with our special rub then slathered in their Tequila BBQ sauce
- Falconetti’s Famous Sausages, you choose 1 out of the 9+ gourmet, home-made sausages
Our server started us off right away with two glasses of Blue Buck Beer from Phillips. Crisp and bright, this is a great sipping beer.
We’re not big beer guys, but we liked it. Two thumbs up.
We chose the Chaurice sausage, which is a Cajun style chorizo served with diced tomatoes, diced red onions, and hot sauce. It’s spicy. Like, rrrreally spicy. In the best way possible, but we were still surprised at the level of heat going on here.
Drool worthy and totally yummy. This was a real winner.
The best thing to do is sit right by the window, so everyone on the Drive can see you stuffing your face. That’s how we roll, baby.
The Mini Poutine was good, although we found the gravy a touch on the salty side.
Jeremy really enjoys poutines, so it wasn’t hard to demolish it. Adrian was impressed with it, as he normally find poutine either too mushy — or just generally unappetizing. Not the case here. Although the portion isn’t huge, the ratio for Falconett’s fries-to-gravy-to-cheese-curds was bang on. Props.
These ribs really speak for themselves. Or at least, they should be able to. Ohhh, the sweet words they would speak. Like, “Eat me,” for starters.
We could go on, but things could get graphic.
Falconetti’s slow smoked pork ribs topped with tequila BBQ sauce: safe to say there was nothing left on the bone once we were done.
Our overall dinning experince was a memorable one, and looking closer at Falconetti’s menu, we noticed just one of their house sausages usually goes for $12 (including fries).
VANEATS awesome Falconetti’s Fix package is only $16, incuding 2 beers, ribs and a mini poutine style fries.
What a steal! If you haven’t been to Falconetti’s, now is probably the time to do so. To purchase follow this link to VANEATS.ca
This experience at Falconettis was courtesy of VANEATS.ca, but all opinions are our own.
XX – The Food Gays