It’s the Victoria Day long weekend! This marks the traditional kick-off to summer here on the West Coast, so we’re all heading outside. When it’s not pouring rain, that is.
Nothing says summer like a picnic in the park. To facilitate the picnicking everyone’s favourite fish ‘n chip place, Pajo’s, will be open daily from 11am – 8pm starting this weekend. (Although their website suggests that if the weather is totally miserable you might want to phone ahead. The phone number for their Port Moody location is 604-469-2289.)
The Pajo’s in Rocky Point Park has been in business since 1988, and their popularity remains strong. As their tagline says, they are ‘famous for fish and chips’, but they also offer items such as yellowfin tuna burgers, buffalo burgers, veggie dogs, and mushy peas. If you’ve had the mushy peas, leave a comment and let us know if they’re good. I find the idea intriguing, but haven’t sampled them. To date my favourite Pajo’s item is their fresh-squeezed lemonade.
I probably haven’t told you much that you don’t already know. There is a great fish ‘n chip restaurant in Rocky Point Park. It is very popular. It is open in the summer, or when the weather is nice. It is called … Pay-jo’s? Pah-jo’s? What the heck is with that name, and how do you say it?
Pajo’s was founded by Pat Branch, and her partner Joan. The name was created by combining the first two letters of their first names. Joan left in 1991, but the name remains. Their website says the name is pronounced ‘PÃ£jos’, with a short ‘a’. I think. Regardless of how you say it, to me Pajo’s means summer in Port Moody. Yum!