Glazes for Ham Recipe

Chilliwack has so much to offer, including meal ideas!  Below, Johnston’s has shared their favourite ham glazes to make.

Glazes for Ham

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Ingredients

·      Old Fashioned Glaze

Combine 2 cups (500 mL) brown sugar with 2 Tbsp (25 mL) all-purpose flour, 2 Tbsp (25 mL) corn syrup, 2 tsp (10 mL) dry mustard, and 3 Tbsp (45 mL) white wine vinegar; mix well.

 

·      Canadian maple glaze

Combine ¼ cup (50 mL) Dijon mustard with ¼ cup (50 mL) maple syrup and ½ tsp (2mL) dried thyme; mix well.

 

·      Maple-Ginger Glaze for Ham

Combine 1/4 cup (125mL) maple syrup, 2 Tbsp (25 mL) all-purpose flour, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) each Dijon mustard and lemon juice, and a dash of powdered ginger.

 

·      Honey-Orange Glaze for Ham

Mix 1/2 cup (125 mL) each honey or corn syrup and orange juice with 1 cup (250 mL) brown sugar.

 

·      Pineapple-Apricot Glaze for Ham

Combine 1/2 cup (125 mL) each apricot nectar and pineapple juice with 1 cup (250 mL) brown sugar.

 

·      Currant glaze for ham

Stir 1/2 tsp (2 mL) powdered mustard and 1 to 3 Tbsp (15 to 50 mL) horseradish into 1 cup (250 mL) red currant jelly.

 

Instructions

1.    Fully-cooked hams just need to be heated through before serving.

2.    Place a ready-to-serve or fully-cooked ham in a shallow roasting pan and bake, uncovered, at 325° F (160°C).

3.    A fully-cooked whole ham will take about 15 to 18 minutes per pound (500 g); while a smaller fully-cooked half-ham will need about 18 to 24 minutes per pound (500 g).

4.    Brush on glaze during the last 15 - 30 minutes of cooking.

5.    Allow the juices to settle by letting the ham rest for 10 -15 minutes before carving.

 

https://www.johnstons.ca/recipe/glazes-for-ham/

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Thai-Peanut Pork Stew Recipe - Slow Cooker

Chilliwack has so much to offer, including meal ideas!  Below, Johnston’s has shared one of their favourite dishes to make.

Thai-Peanut Pork Stew - Slow Cooker

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Servings: 6

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Ingredients

·      2 lbs Johnston’s Pork Loin or Shoulder Roast, trimmed

·      1/2 red bell pepper, cut into strips

·      1/4 cup teriyaki sauce

·      2 Tbsp white wine vinegar

·      1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper (depending on how ’hot’ you prefer)

·      2 garlic cloves, minced

·      1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

·      1 cup frozen green beans, thawed

·      2 Tbsp unsalted peanuts, chopped

 

Instructions

1.    Cut pork roast into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes. Place pork pieces, red bell pepper strips, teriyaki sauce, vinegar, cayenne pepper, and garlic in a slow cooker; stir. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-1/2 hours.

2.    Then add peanut butter and green beans, stirring to mix. Cook for an additional 1/2 hour on HIGH.

3.    Serve over hot cooked rice or rice noodles. Top with chopped peanuts.

 

https://www.johnstons.ca/recipe/thai-peanut-pork-stew-slow-cooker/

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Jimoco Cafe - Where to Eat in Chilliwack

Jimoco Cafe - Where to Eat in Chilliwack

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This quiet little cafe is tucked away in a small shopping complex that you may have walk passed and not even noticed it. Though this ‘all day’ cafe is small, the portions are large and the prices sensible.

Met with a big welcome and smiles, we stopped in one cloudy morning to enjoy breakfast and to check out the newly designed and warm restaurant. (MAP BELOW - #103 - 45863 Yale Rd corner of Hodgins, across from the Shopper’s Drugmart Plaza.)

With so many choices in and around Chilliwack, stopping at this Italian cafe seemed a bit adventurous for breakfast, but after seeing some delicious posts on Instagram, we felt like this cafe definitely needed a visit from us. We ordered a classic breakfast and a delicious Americano, and the side dish of fruit that came with our breakfast (apples & pears) was an added treat. Overall, breakfast was a delight and the cost minimal for the amount of food you received. We will be back again for sure, and when we return, it will be to try out the pasta…pasta post pending!

Check out their menu here:
https://jimococafe.com

 

Pork Chops with Tangy Cranberry

Chilliwack has so much to offer, including meal ideas!  Below, Johnston’s has shared one of their favourite dishes to make.

Pork Chops with Tangy Cranberry

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Ingredients

·      1 tsp canola oil

·      6 - 3/4" thick Johnston’s Centre-Cut Pork Chops

·      1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

·      1 Tbsp butter

·      1 medium onion finely, chopped

·      2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped (or 2 tsp dried rosemary)

·      1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped

·      3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

·      13 oz can (384 mL) whole berry cranberry sauce

·      1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

 

Instructions

1.    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season pork chops with pepper, and then sear on all sides, about 2 minutes. Place chops aside.

2.    In same skillet, melt butter. Add onion and rosemary; sauté until onion softens, about 3 minutes. Add cranberries, broth, cranberry sauce and vinegar, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil; then add pork chops back to skillet.

3.    Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 15 - 20 minutes, until sauce is thickened and chops are cooked.

4.    Serve with rice or stove-top stuffing and seasonal vegetables.

 

https://www.johnstons.ca/recipe/pork-chops-with-tangy-cranberry/

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Corner Nook Cafe - Where To Eat Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch in Chilliwack

Corner Nook Cafe - Where To Eat Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch in Chilliwack

Corner Nook Cafe and it’s “Shabby Chic done Diner style” Decor

Corner Nook Cafe and it’s “Shabby Chic done Diner style” Decor

The Corner Nook Cafe is exactly how you would picture it; a tiny breakfast and lunch cafe nestled in the corner of a small strip of stores, bustling with activity and full of friendly, small-town vibes.

Located near the corner of Fourth Ave. and Young Rd., we had heard a few good things about the Corner Nook Cafe and decided to pop in for breakfast. After posting photos from our visit onto Facebook, we were surprised to see how many people already knew about this cafe with claims that it is “THE” place to go to for breakfast and lunch!

We made it just in time before 9, when the breakfast special would end, and enjoyed tea, sausage, eggs, toast, hash browns, and the intentionally eclectic decor and friendly atmosphere. With a fairly large menu, it was nice to narrow down the choices to a breakfast special, but the lunch section (hello poutine!) also caught our eye and called for another visit.

The Corner Nook Cafe should definitely be on your list for a breakfast or lunch visit, and in the meantime, check them out on facebook here; https://www.facebook.com/Corner-Nook-Café-383286541736503/

You can find them at: 9020 Young Rd # 6 (map included), right by PedalSport.
(If parking is limited at the front of the building, there is parking available behind the building and along the sides of Fourth and Fifth Ave.)

 



Cultivate Cafe - Where To Snack in Chilliwack

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Cultivate Cafe - Where To Snack in Chilliwack

We’ve written about Cultivate Cafe before (https://www.aroundchilliwack.ca/where-to-eat-in-chilliwack//cultivate-cafe-where-to-eat-in-chilliwack) but that was about lunch. Today we want to talk about snacks and a little bit about breakfast.

Cultivate Cafe prides themselves on fresh baked products and their gluten free options, not to mention their coffee!

We stopped there this week for a quick snack and a caffeine top up, where the cinnamon bun and Americano (pictured below) were absolutely delicious. The cafe itself has plenty of spots to sit down for a meeting or to curl up by the window with a good book. If the weather is nice, we’d highly recommend sitting outside on their patio to suck up a few rays of Vitamin D!

Cultivate Cafe also offers a few different breakfast options, and on Sundays they really know how to brunch. They have Eggs Benny in a few different versions for you to try, or maybe you feel up for some pancakes or a tasty breakfast sandwich!? We can’t recommend enough this family team that’s making such good food for our community. Get in there!

Find them at 10015 Young Road North (inside and next to Minter Country Garden) Map Below

You can check out Cultivate Cafe here:
https://www.cultivatecafe.ca

Or follow them on Facebook & Instagram:
https://www.facebook.com/MyCultivateCafe/

https://www.instagram.com/mycultivatecafe/

 

The Yellow Deli - Where To Eat in Chilliwack

The Yellow Deli - Where To Eat in Chilliwack

The Yellow Deli - Where To Eat in Chilliwack

The Yellow Deli - Where To Eat in Chilliwack

The Yellow Deli in downtown Chilliwack is a true gem for the Fraser Valley. As one person on our Facebook page put it, “It’s like visiting The Shire”. This quaint little cafe, which serves meals 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, is the perfect stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner (from Sunday at noon ‘til Friday at 3 pm).

The restaurant is quiet and mellow, full of nooks and crannies where you can find small tables and chairs to sit in. Come on in and enjoy a tasty breakfast, or stop by anytime throughout the day for some Iced Green Yerba Mate and a hot sandwich. It’s a quick stop for a perfect meal to grab on the go. And don’t forget the much loved giant pickle slice they put on the side!

You can check out their menu and learn more about them here: http://yellowdeli.com/chilliwack
You can find them at 45859 Yale Road (map included below)

 

Klaassen Farms - Chilliwack Blueberries

Klaassen Farms - Chilliwack Blueberries

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Berry season is alive and well in the Fraser Valley once again.

Klaassen Farms (located at the east end of Chilliwack Central Rd - map below) is the perfect location to pick up all of your blueberries and blueberry products. Whether you stop by to grab a box (or two!) of blueberries or head out into the field and the pick them yourself, Klaassen Farms, their owners and their products are always a treat encounter.

This year in the store you will find fresh blueberry ice cream (we saw were two versions on our visit) which is special-made combining both Klaassen Farms blueberries and ice cream from Birchwood Dairy in Abbotsford. There were also fresh muffins baked by Decades Coffee Club, a much-loved downtown Chilliwack business. It is such a neat prospect seeing local businesses in collaboration, even for something as simple (and delicious) as a blueberry muffin!

From the Klaassen Farms website:
”We are a family owned blueberry farm offering delicious blueberries grown locally in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Our family has been farming for over 20 years, and with over 100 acres of blueberries we are dedicated to growing great tasting blueberries at an affordable price. Our goal is to grow and produce natural and flavoursome blueberries and we do this by focusing on sustainable farming. We use all natural and organic products on our blueberries in order to provide our customers with nutritious, fresh and frozen blueberries throughout the year. By using an organic spray and only spraying when absolutely necessary our blueberries are safe to eat right from the field.”

Learn more about them here:
http://www.chilliwackblueberries.com

 

Flame Southern BBQ & Circle Square Doughnuts

Flame Southern BBQ & Circle Square Doughnuts

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Flame Southern BBQ & Circle Square Doughnuts is located in downtown Chilliwack (corner of Princess and Young - map below). These two must-visit-restaurants both focus on doing two things very well: making high quality, handmade food and ensuring their customers enjoy it.

WARNING: If you’re hungry, we don’t recommend reading any further…or perhaps, have a napkin nearby, since this post is drool-worthy.

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Flame Southern BBQ

This lively, side street bistro is must stop for lunch or dinner in (dinner is available on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays), or to grab some take-out. Though there are only a few tables/chairs for diners, their portions of freshly smoked meat and handmade chips are anything but small, and call to be devoured anytime, anywhere.

Their BBQ Sandwich holds an amazing taste of southern BBQ. The beef brisket, pulled pork or chicken thighs will make your taste buds explode. Aside from the sandwiches, you can also enjoy a no-carb meal to help with your keto or gluten-free diet. On our visit, we had the Beef BBQ Sandwich and Chicken BBQ Sandwich to-go, and dreamt about that meal for the rest of the day!

The handmade chips are deep fried and salted right in front of you before being added to your bagged lunch. Just like the portions of smoked meat, their chips are plentiful yet devoured quickly. With the tastiness of Flame Southern BBQ, you’ll more than likely be hiding away to enjoy your meal yourself to discourage that special someone who always asks for “just a small bite”.

Circle Square Doughnuts

Did you know there is a Peaches and Cream doughnut? What about a Root Beer Float doughnut? Or, a Maple Bacon Doughnut, with real smoked bacon on top? We didn’t know these existed, until we fell in love with Circle Square Doughnuts!

Starting with the dough and then finishing off with creative toppings, each doughnut is fresh and made by hand for you to enjoy…if you can get there fast enough. They often sell out, so it’s important you arrive early enough in the day to get the best selection. When we went there on Tuesday, they had sold out before noon! They even have had line-ups waiting outside to cash in on these delicious circle squares!

Visit Circle Square Doughnuts’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/category/Donut-Shop/Circle-Square-Doughnuts-2788772024680636/

Visit Flame Southern BBQ on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FlameSouthernBBQ/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARD2dC5QH4Km1ZQOxHCcP0_Bf1Bz8KJOojMzWSz8EnX7pnYnr4kUTiu-ykhlGv7U2PtbxcqcP22__9rj

And check the map below for their location!

 

The Best Places to Eat in Chilliwack - Where To Eat in Chilliwack

The Best Places to Eat in Chilliwack - Where To Eat in Chilliwack

Where To Eat in Chilliwack - Best Places to Eat in Chilliwack

There are a number of great places to eat in Chilliwack. Looking for great pub food, sushi, indian cuisine or something new; Chilliwack has a lot to offer and for all dietary needs too!!!

Here are a few places we recommend you check out:

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Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar

Located on Vedder Rd, just south of Knight Road, (map located below) the restaurant has two sections where you can have your choice of sitting either on the bar side or the dining side of the restaurant. Whether it’s to impress your date or have a business lunch meeting, we highly recommend the delicious and fresh Italian menu at Frankie’s.

Read more here: https://www.aroundchilliwack.ca/where-to-eat-in-chilliwack//frankies-italian-kitchen-where-to-eat-in-chilliwack


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Lakeside Beach Club

This family-friendly restaurant prides itself on high quality, fresh ingredients and custom cocktails. The service is friendly, the space inviting, and private event space is also offered for larger events or parties.

Read more here: https://www.aroundchilliwack.ca/where-to-eat-in-chilliwack//lakeside-beach-club-where-to-eat-in-chilliwack

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Cultivate Cafe

Their menu is straight forward and enticing. Handmade products range from their desserts and potato salad to the chutney they put on their Turkey & Gouda sandwich. Being a big fan of sandwiches, I enjoyed the Tuscan Ham & Cheese sandwich, but the Turkey & Gouda was my personal favourite. Full of character and deliciousness, I found myself wanting to steal the rest of the sandwich for myself. The owners have ditched the classic green garnish from the plate and replaced it with delightful waffle-style potato chips – adding just the right amount of crunch and saltiness that left you wanting more, but completely satisfied at the same time.

Read more here: https://www.aroundchilliwack.ca/where-to-eat-in-chilliwack//cultivate-cafe-where-to-eat-in-chilliwack


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Pho Galaxy

Whether we order in or take-out, as much as we love a steaming bowl of pho catered to our own preferences with its wide assortment of seasoning, noodle, vegetable and meat options, one of our personal favourite items on the menu is the salad roll, which, when broken down, is just an excuse we use to enjoy the delicious peanut sauce that accompanies it.

Read more here: https://www.aroundchilliwack.ca/where-to-eat-in-chilliwack//pho-galaxy-restaurant-where-to-eat-in-chilliwack


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Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen

Have some amazing Mexican cuisine with no passport needed!
We tried the Beef Barbacoa Tacos & the Chicken Tinga. Both delicious.

And don't forget the churros... to die for!

Read more here: https://www.aroundchilliwack.ca/where-to-eat-in-chilliwack//hugos-mexican-kitchen-where-to-eat-in-chilliwack


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Flame Southern BBQ & Circle Square Doughnuts

Flame Southern BBQ & Circle Square Doughnuts is located in downtown Chilliwack (corner of Princess and Young - map below). These two must-visit-restaurants both focus on doing two things very well: making high quality, handmade food and ensuring their customers enjoy it.

Read more here: https://www.aroundchilliwack.ca/where-to-eat-in-chilliwack//flame-southern-bbq-circle-square-doughnuts

Curly Kale Eatery - Where to Eat in Chilliwack

Curly Kale Eatery - Where to Eat in Chilliwack

Curly Kale Eatery

When we asked people where they would recommend to eat in Chilliwack, the name ‘Curly Kale’ kept coming up time after time.

Located near Garrison Crossing (5669 Vedder Road - see map below), the Curly Kale is what looks like a quaint little greasy spoon cafe, but it goes beyond much more than that. Featuring locally produced and seasonally grown products, the Curly Kale Eatery’s menu has something new for you to enjoy every few months.

From their Facebook page:
“Real food made from scratch with love, using only seasonal, local and organic ingredients.”

“We use local farms for all of our products, The Local Harvest Market, Smits & Cow, Farmhouse cheese, The farm store, Meadow valley meats, Emerald Valley Farms, M & J Poultry, Our2cents farms, Flavorful Farms, Verard meats, The Back Yard Coffee, New Moon Tea and Anita's Organic Grains to name a few. Because we only use from Local farms, some items on the menu will come and go with the seasons, it’s really how food should be eaten.”

Some exciting news too, starting April 26th the Curly Kale kitchen will be open until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. It’s dinner time at the Curly Kale!!!

Although we didn’t get a chance to check out their Magpie’s Bakery, they offer fresh baked breads and treats. That’s something that we will just have to head back and try next time, which will be some time soon.

 

TacoQue Eatery - Where to Eat in Chilliwack

TacoQue Eatery - Where to Eat in Chilliwack

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Located on the corner of Princess and Young (see the map below), TacoQue Eatery has the feel and swagger of a hipster joint from the big city.

The service is friendly and the menu has plenty of mouth-watering options. Whether it be a sandwich or a taco, the highlight of this small eatery has to be the smoked meat. Brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken or turkey; it’s the perfect place in Chilliwack to get a little taste of southern Texas BBQ.

On our inaugural visit, we ordered the brisket sandwich and pulled pork tacos and quickly discovered their homemade potato chips… And as you may remember, we have a thing for delicious potato chips. Paired with our brisket sandwich, the chips were freshly made and impossible to stop at just one.

TacoQue in Chilliwack is sure to be a hit and is the perfect place for lunch to-go or to stop in for a quick bite. With the head chef having already made a big hit in Chilliwack with the Doughnut Hole, TacoQue prides itself on fresh ingredients and uses as many local products as possible. And speaking of doughnuts, the Doughnut Hole has officially set-up shop right next door and offers their now-famous doughnuts with fresh coffee!

Be sure to follow them online to find out their hours, specials and more:

TacoQue Eatery Chilliwack - Facebook Page

Doughnut Hole Chilliwack - Facebook Page

 

Frankie's Italian Kitchen and Bar - Where To Eat in Chilliwack

Frankie's Italian Kitchen and Bar - Where To Eat in Chilliwack

Delicious authentic pasta, extensive wine list and trendy restaurant all in one?! Yes please!!!!

Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar Chilliwack

Though recently relocated, Frankie’s Italian Kitchen and Bar is still one of the best places in Chilliwack to pair Italian cuisine with a fine wine. On one of our first visits to the restaurant, we enjoyed the house red wine, some appetizers (the spinach dip is to die for!) and traditional spaghetti & meatballs. We also tried some gnocchi with chicken and pesto. It was all delicious and beautifully plated.

Located on Vedder Rd, just south of Knight Road, (map located below) the restaurant has two sections where you can have your choice of sitting either on the bar side or the dining side of the restaurant. Whether it’s to impress your date or have a business lunch meeting, we highly recommend the delicious and fresh Italian menu at Frankie’s.

You can check out their menu on their website: frankiesitaliankitchen.ca

And be sure to follow them online too: facebook.com/frankieschilliwack

 

Lakeside Beach Club - Where To Eat in Chilliwack

Lakeside Beach Club - Where To Eat in Chilliwack

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A place where beach club meets mountain lodge, the style of Lakeside Beach Club restaurant has captured the heart of what Cultus Lake is to us.  Whether visitors are in the area for a quick winter’s walk, or visit during the summer season where the district truly becomes alive with lake activities, waterslides, camping, hiking and amusement parks, the Club is located in the hub of it all, right off the main Cultus Lake intersection.

Located at 4131 Columbia Valley Road (map below) in Cultus Lake, Lakeside Beach Club offers a unique food menu with a small but carefully selected drink menu. Their charming patio offers great summer dining while their ginormous fire place provides a warm, winter retreat inside.

This family-friendly restaurant prides itself on high quality, fresh ingredients and custom cocktails. The service is friendly, the space inviting, and private event space is also offered for larger events or parties.

Their current hours:
Monday – Tuesday: CLOSED;
Wednesday – Friday 3pm-9pm (or later);
Saturday 12pm-9pm (or later)
Sunday 12pm-8pm (or later)

Follow them on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/LakesideBeachClub/

Or, check out their website for further info:
lakesidebeachclub.ca

 

Cultivate Cafe - Where To Eat in Chilliwack

Cultivate Cafe - Where To Eat in Chilliwack

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The Cultivate Cafe is a new restaurant/cafe located directly next door to Minter Country Gardens on Fairfield Island (map below). 

Whether bringing a laptop along to get some work done or meeting a friend for lunch, the newly renovated café with its crisp, simplistic lines creates a calm atmosphere that invites you to linger. You can meander on in for a delicious sandwich and hot coffee after browsing through Minter Country Garden, or, enter in from the parking lot to enjoy a cold beer or wine with some tasty sides or a dessert. 

This freshly expanded space made for an excellent stop on a stormy Friday afternoon. Their menu is straight forward and enticing. Handmade products range from their desserts and potato salad to the chutney they put on their Turkey & Gouda sandwich.  Being a big fan of sandwiches, I enjoyed the Tuscan Ham & Cheese sandwich, but the Turkey & Gouda was my personal favourite. Full of character and deliciousness, I found myself wanting to steal the rest of the sandwich for myself. The owners have ditched the classic green garnish from the plate and replaced it with delightful waffle-style potato chips – adding just the right amount of crunch and saltiness that left you wanting more, but completely satisfied at the same time.

We also tried the daily soup, which was a Roast Red Pepper soup, and the pasta salad. The soup was perfect for the stormy day and played a nice addition to the sandwich.  We enjoyed the menu variation, which lets you pick exactly what you would like for meal; so if you want a simple bowl of soup and carrot cake for dinner, you can have it.

When warm weather visits, there is a cute little patio waiting for you to relax on with a cold beverage and good book while you enjoy the sights of summer.

Cultivate Cafe also has a private side room available for bookings, perfect for large groups, functions or private parties.

Website: www.cultivatecafe.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/MyCultivateCafe
Instagram: instagram.com/mycultivatecafe

 

Major League 2 - Chilliwack Sports Pub

Major League 2 - Chilliwack Sports Pub

Major League 2 is 75% complete the renovations they started back in the early summer. Part of those additions include more patio space, a new wing/expansion with extended bar, additional tables & seating, a few special surprises and of course brand new furniture (which came in this week).

Major League 2 is THE place to go for some of the best daily specials and happy hour deals in Chilliwack - sleeves of beer | 1oz highballs | 5oz glasses of wine PLUS get half off wings during happy hour!

Check out the 360 degree photo below.

For more info: www.majorleague2.com

Follow them on Facebook & Instagram

Pho Galaxy Restaurant - Where to Eat in Chilliwack

Pho Galaxy Restaurant - Where to Eat in Chilliwack

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With fall already making its show in a splash of colour, and winter quickly approaching, Pho Galaxy Restaurant is the perfect place to warm up and enjoy a hot, delicious meal.

Their menu has a wide selection of pho (dictionary definition of pho: a type of Vietnamese soup, typically made from beef stock and spices to which noodles and thinly sliced beef or chicken are added), alongside other variations and menu items that can please anyone’s lunch desires.

Whether we order in or take-out, as much as we love a steaming bowl of pho catered to our own preferences with its wide assortment of seasoning, noodle, vegetable and meat options, one of our personal favourite items on the menu is the salad roll, which, when broken down, is just an excuse we use to enjoy the delicious peanut sauce that accompanies it.

Located at 45863 Yale Rd (on the corner of Yale & Wolfe - map below), it can be a tight fit to find parking BUT there is parking available just 1/2 a block away on the corner of School & Wolfe Rd.

 

Chilliwack Doughnut Hole

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Chilliwack Doughnut Hole


If you haven’t heard about the latest craze in doughnuts in Chilliwack, chances are you’re living under a rock. The Doughnut Hole, located in the lobby of the Royal Hotel in Downtown Chilliwack, at the end of the way section of Wellington (map below), is putting out some of the most amazing HANDMADE doughnuts you will ever try.

Their menu changes weekly and their inventory gets swallowed up quickly, literally. It’s hard to find a doughnut 30 minutes after they’ve open for the day. Their menu includes everything from Key Lime Pie to Salted Caramel 'n Pork Belly and Hedgehog doughnuts.

With their growing popularity, Doughnut Hole has expanded their availability by bringing donuts to Produce Gone Wild for special occasions and Hofstede’s Country Barn for regular deliveries Tuesday - Saturday.

Aside from these amazingly tasty handmade doughnuts, Chef Darcy (head chef for the Royal Cafe & Wellington Social House) is particular about using as many local products in his doughnuts as possible.

You can pickup doughnuts Tuesday to Saturday from 8am - 2pm, but we highly suggest you get there at opening time because they sell out just about every day.

Follow them online here to get the latest news and menus: facebook.com/ChilliwackDougnutHole/

 

Yale Sushi - Great Place for Sushi in Chilliwack

Yale Sushi - Great Place for Sushi in Chilliwack

If you're anything like us, you love a night of good sushi. Throw in some hot sake and spicy tuna rolls and we're having a great time.

Yale Sushi, located in the Southgate Shopping Mall on Yale & Hodgins (map below), is a wonderful little sushi restaurant that is great to stop in and enjoy your meal; OR call ahead and pick up some take-out.

Checkout their menu here. 

For our recent night with family we shared one of their party trays and added a couple little things for people's special diets and there was more than enough to go around. Personal highlights would have been the Dragon Roll (spicy tuna) and the Yam Tempura.

Have you been to Yale Sushi? Do you have a favourite dish there? 
Tell us about it.

 

Old Yale Brewing Cask Days

We are fans of Old Yale Brewing and LOVE the Wednesday Cask Days. 

Every Wednesday at 2pm, OYB taps a one-off cask that is usually experimental and based off one of their main beers. This week it was the West Coast IPA with mint, lime and white rum. Really tasty! A lot of times the cask will be something based on the season or an upcoming event and is always worth the stop in on a Wednesday to try it out.

Go enjoy a fresh, new beer! You'll be glad you did!