Sunday, August 22, 2010

my very own Cuba.

I must say this weekend was glorious. It sort of tripped upon me, and I didn't really plan anything, but today I ended up at Crystal Crescent, which is my favorite place EVER, minus parking.

My drugs of choice.

Sweet parking job guys. How exactly is that black pickup going to get out?


Just look at that sand.

Baby dune.

My view.

Very happy toes!


May as well be a spa.

A dude with a sweet farmer's tan walked by, and while checking out the white sand and clear water, excitedly exclaimed, "It's like f**king Cuba!!"

After three incredible hours, my tummy was grumbling so I packed it in and headed back to Hali, and decided tonight was time for another first I have been avoiding - eating out alone. I am always afraid of looking like a loser sitting at a table by myself, but I am a grown woman and confident enough now to get over that. Plus I thought I looked pretty good so I was hoping that would cancel out the loser part. Ha!

I was headed for this place, but unfortunately they were closed :(

So I settled for some Greek food.

"Spanakopita: phyllo pastry stuffed with spinach and
feta cheese; served with Greek salad, roasted potatoes and rice."

The spanakopita itself was not very good... the pastry was tough and a bit chewy, and I did not see much feta inside. The potatoes, rice and salad were delicious though! (Side note: I had tonic water because they did not have club soda, which is my restaurant staple. When I read the nutrition profile, I may as well have had soda! 34g of sugar?! Not impressed..)

Dessert: lemon meringue pie. Devil tonic water in the background.

The pie photographed well, but was not very good. The meringue was chewy like a marshmallow.. I have definitely had better!

Greek Village Verdict:

Food: 2/5
Service: 5/5 (My waitress was great!)

I would recommend it if you want cheap Greek food... but do not expect much. Unless you just order salad. It is hard to mess up romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and feta!

P.S. I watched Battlestar Galactica: Caprica tonight.. and .. I love Sci Fi, but this movie sucked!


  1. The series gets better, trust me.

    I make a mean Spanakopita if I say so myself, but that might be because I cram it full of feta. Do you want the recipe?

  2. I hate eating alone too, which created a real problem when I had to go to Waterloo for 2 weeks for work. lol The result was me eating really unhealthy food in my hotel room most nights :(

    If you like spanakopita you should try the cheese borek at Cafe Istanbul (top of Spring Garden) it's to die for!

  3. given that greek salad doesn't have lettuce in it, it sounds like they messed that up too...

  4. haha.. obviously this place wasn't big on authenticity..

    And yes Justin, that'd be sweet!

    Nadine, I love that place! So cute.