After attending an event and leaving hungry, myself and some other foodies (Anita, Diana, and Angela) hit up Joey in Burnaby for some snacks. I had never been to this location before, but it was nice and similar to the other Joey locations.
The first appetizer we ordered were the yam fries ($7.99). These came out hot and crispy and were topped with parmesan cheese and served with a side of truffle lemon aioli. These are some of the better yam fries I have had because they stayed crisp. I also enjoyed the aioli because it was creamy and a little tart to balance the sweetness of the fries.
Next up was the calamari ($11.99) served with tempura vegetables and red pepper aioli. I wish they didn’t drizzle the sauce on top of the calamari because it made it soggy after a few minutes. There was a lot of calamari on the plate but I only thought this dish was okay and I wouldn’t order it again from here. I generally don’t like red pepper sauce so this dish wasn’t a hit for me.
The warm crab and goat cheese dip ($11.99) was topped with pico de gallo and served with tortilla chips. The dip was warm and gooey and had a nice crab flavour to it. The one problem I had with this dish is that the portion size was quite small and there wasn’t enough dip to finish all of the chips. This dish was tasty but the price is a bit steep for what you get.
We finished off the night with pumpkin spice mini doughnuts ($7.99) and a warm coffee dulce de leche dip. These little guys were delicious! I’m a sucker for mini doughnuts and these were great. They came out warm and I liked the moisture and flavour the pumpkin added to these doughnuts. The dip had a rich caramel coffee flavour and was perfect for dipping the doughnuts into. I would definitely order these again.
Overall, the appies at Joey were quite good. Some of them were better than others, but we all left satisfied and full. Joey has a fun environment and it’s a good place for late night snacks in the Brentwood area.
Yes, for appetizers and desserts.