Eight 1/2 Restaurant Lounge #ChewingForCharity

Location: 151 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

140 Character Summary: Menu had tons of variety and options for all sorts of moods. The featured dish was fresh salt spring mussels that were alright. The hot wings had a quality control issue but were okay. 

I was recently invited by Tangoo to participate in their #ChewingForCharity charity event. Participating restaurants donated the cost of their special featured dish whenever a diner ordered it. 

It was my first time at Eight 1/2 Restaurant Lounge and I've always wondered what it looked like inside. Surprisingly it's pretty spacious inside, nice bar, lots of table seating, intimate lighting, seems like a great place to bring a date. 

 The topside of the wings were flipped cause they were mostly burnt. 

The topside of the wings were flipped cause they were mostly burnt. 

We ordered the limited edition fresh Salt Spring Island mussels in warm curry bisque with house naan, an order of wings, and a pitcher of the Four Winds Saison. The wings arrived first and my first couple bites felt like they were overcooked. I had two wings that were definitely burnt to a crisp but as I continued to eat, I was able to find better cooked and sauced wings. We ordered the hot flavour and it wasn't too spicy for our taste buds. As for the featured mussels, I was undecided with the first couple bites but it curry got better as I had more and more of it. I enjoyed dipping the naan in the curry bisque though. 

Rating: 3.5/5

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