Qualicum Bay’s West Coast Food House.


There is a new restaurant in Oceanside, WEST COAST FOOD HOUSE! It’s on 19A in Qualicum Bay.  Our good neighbours, Dave & Sharon, reported that they had been and it needs to be on your ‘must try’ list. They chose the Prawns and Seafood Bowl which was loaded with muscles and delicious.

Dave & Sharon advise that it us run by the same folks who run the very successful TIDAL TACO SHACK. Here is a peek at part of the menu.


Seafood✔️Sliders✔️✔️Hot pot✔️❗️All sounds good to me.
Apparently this joint is very popular so reservations are recommended.
Check out their website at;


Photos from the website.  Looks pretty nice. Its definitely on our summer agenda! Maybe it will be on yours too.

Just saying…


salt PIZZERIA, Parksville

The last post introduced you to the recently opened salt PIZZERIA.  Tonight we decided or pick up a pizza for dinner. Our neighbours, Dave & Sharon, reported to me that they had tried the pizza twice were impressed with the quality of the ingredients. So it was time to jump in. Besides, I had made lunch for friends today and didn’t want to cook again.

We ordered a CAPRICOSSA with artichokes, olives, mushrooms, ham and tomato sauce. In a word…DELICIOUS, The crust was truly thin crust, the way we like it and the topside was loaded with deliciousness. One pie was too much for us so there is a couple of slices for lunch tomorrow.

Based on our experience, we would recommend that you try salt PIZZERIA.  It is really good.  Eat in or Take Out.  250-586-2121 to order.

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What happened to PAPA GINO’S Pizza at French Creek Landing we don’t know. One day it was open, next day it was closed. The pizza was pretty good but it never seemed very busy so maybe it went under.

In any event, it has been reincarnated by new owners, has had a facelift, and has re opened as SALT PIZZERIA.  Featured are Artisan style thin crust pizzas which sound really good. One size only and all around $20. Eat in or take out. We have not tried one yet but maybe this weekend. Here is the menu.



If Salt Pizza is too trendy for you, Pizza Hut, now located at Wembly Mall is certainly an option.

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FRANKIE JO’S Bakery Cafe in Courtenay

Some of our readers are former mainlanders and may recall the restaurant in Snug Cove on Bowen Island that we really enjoyed. Blue Eyed Mary’s. Steven & Carol, the owners, closed that successful little jewel and reopened in West Vancouver. They closed that location some time ago vowing to avoid the restaurant business in the future.

Well, times change and so have Steven  & Carol. In late June they are opening FRANKIE JO’S SMALL BATCH CAFE in Courtenay. It will be a daytime Bakery Cafe featuring Carol’s great baking and cooking. As I recall, Carol previously was a pastry chef at Bishop’s in Vancouver. If her food is anything like she served up at Blue Eyed Mary’s, it will be well worth the drive to Courtenay for lunch.

They have a Facebook Page, FRANKIEJO’S BAKERY CAFE.  Food on Vancouver Island just keeps getting better!

We are looking forward to seeing Steven & Carol again. They are a charming couple.

Just saying…