Friday, August 26, 2011

MY SUMMER FUN, 2011: Blues Lunch at the Dockside

The other Sunday, my son's Blues band, West Coast All Stars, was playing for the noon-hour Blues lunch at the Dockside Restaurant, in the Granville Island Hotel on Granville Island.  My friend Patrick and I went to hear them play and enjoyed a wonderful meal while sitting dockside in the sunshine by False Creek.

There's nothing more pleasant than being down by the water on a sunny Vancouver afternoon.  Granville Island is a great place to explore with the market and shops galore.  I've been to the Dockside before for cocktails during the Jazz Festival and on New Years Eve when Steve's group played there.  The service is efficient and friendly and the food was excellent.

I ordered the spinach Bennie which was one of the best I've ever tasted!  Patrick had fish and chips.
Because it was a special occasion I also had a mimosa (champagne and orange juice) to accompany my brunch.

I try to attend as many of my son Steve's shows as I can, but this one was particularly special being outdoors by the water. Somehow the whole atmosphere was serene and it made the music sound so mellow.  He'll be playing there again in September so why not come on down and enjoy a very special Sunday brunch!