Last night I attended the opening party for the Bells and Whistles eatery in Fraserhood.
Owned by Josh Pape and James, this is the latest eatery from this group and it’s a shining star in the neighborhood. It’s got a beer centric feeling, it’s bright by day and darker by night; great seating in the bar area as well as cute picnic tables seating on the other sides and a couple of games to keep you entertained should you need something exciting to do while eating.
Boasting a full bar that offers a rotating selection of notable craft and import beers in addition to ciders, cocktails and wine all available exclusively on tap, Bells and Whistles brings together the best of the local brewery scene as well as one-of-a-kind creations like imperial stout floats and citrus-forward IPA soft-serve beer pairings and slushie concoctions such as frozen radlers.
With a menu comprising homespun, locally and ethically sourced dishes designed by Wildebeest Executive Chef Alessandro Vianello, Bells and Whistles will serve up burgers, sandwiches and fresh salads, ballpark-inspired fare like onion rings and garlic fries, as well as a selection of soft-serve ice cream flavours.
I enjoyed some of the food selections including The Classic beef burger on a milk bun, along with the Onion Rings and their Choco Crisp soft serve sundae.
Open for lunch, dinner and late-night drinks seven days a week with seating for 150 guests in its 3,000-sq.-ft. dining room and wrap-around heated outdoor patio, Owned by restaurateurs James Iranzad and Josh Pape as well as new Bells and Whistles co-partner and longtime Gooseneck employee Nick Miller.
Designed by Milltown Contracting and Ricky Alvarez of Tinto Creative, Bells and Whistles also features an interactive games room that offers Skee-Ball, hoops and foosball tables with complimentary Happy-Hour plays, floor-to-ceiling windows with plenty of natural light and big screens showing live local and international big-league sports action.
By: Richard Wolak