Not what I was expecting!
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Ryan Reynolds afresh gave a shoutout to his favourite restaurant in the world, and it's absolutely a Greek abode in his hometown of Vancouver, B.C.
After watching a Netflix interview in which the amateur talked about the restaurant, alleged Minerva's, I looked it up appropriate away. Afterwards all, I alive in Vancouver, so why not try to atom Reynolds at his favourite place?
Honestly, I was affectionate of abashed back I aboriginal saw its website and amusing media. Although you can never go amiss with Greek food, it looked like your archetypal ancestors restaurant — not a adorned abode for a acclaimed celeb to accompany Blake Active as his date.
My concern grew alike more. I anticipation to myself: "What the hell makes this abode so good, that Ryan Reynolds gave it a shoutout?!"
"It's a Greek restaurant, it's incredible," he told Netflix in the interview.
After audition him babble about the restaurant, I knew I had to go and investigate what the heck makes Minerva's the best "in the world."
Trying to get a reservation
I'm not abiding if this was aloof a "me thing," but I could not get ahold of this place!
I alleged three times to get a catch and either couldn't get through or was put on a neverending hold. This was affectionate of abating absolutely because it was a assurance that it was cool active — acceptation it charge be good.
Finally, on the fourth time, I denticulate a catch and my adventure was clearly started.
Walking in Minerva's was affectionate of absolutely what I accepted from the website. It was a comfortable feel, with a ancestors atmosphere.
Outside of Minerva's.Morgan Leet | Narcity
It acquainted like a archetypal ancestors airing destination, which was absolutely absolutely nice.
Although it was not the adorned abode I'd brainstorm Reynolds visiting, it was already acceptable me over.
Once our server came to the table, I absolutely started to absolutely get why Reynolds admired this place.
Our waitress was a actual candied woman who went aloft and above to accomplish us feel comfortable.
Menu at Minerva's.Morgan Leet | Narcity
You could acquaint it was a tight-knit aggregation at the restaurant who pride themselves on the aliment and drinks.
Like I said — Greek aliment rarely fails me, and this was no exception.
I ordered a Greek-style pizza, my acquaintance ordered the lasagna, and my accomplice ordered the lamb.
Morgan Leet bistro at Minerva's.Morgan Leet | Narcity
All of us enjoyed our meals, and how huge the portions were. Plus, my assortment tasted abundant the abutting day for lunch.
It wasn't hands-down the best Greek aliment I've anytime had, but it was absolutely tasty. Amid that, the beautiful atmosphere, and the affable service, I would go aback for sure.
I get it now
There is no catechism that this is a abundant best if you're attractive for a archetypal Greek meal — and are cool hungry.
It's not fine-dining or cool avant-garde decor-wise, but it has a assertive agreeableness that's undeniable.
Morgan Leet alfresco of Minerva's.Morgan Leet | Narcity
My guess? This abode brings aback some above childhood homesickness for Reynolds that he capital to allotment with the world.