Dinner with Yaro Starak

Last night, Sarah and I join Yaro Starak at Red Robin on world famous Robson Street for an Entrepreneurs-Journey blogger meet up. It was great to finally meet Yaro and some of his readers face to face. Being in the same niche, it wasn’t too surprising that his readers and my readers are sometimes the same person. A total of 11 people attended the meet up.

Red Robin is known for their “gourmet” burgers and wraps. Calling their burgers gourmet is an insult. It’s barely one notch above McDonald’s and three times the price. However, their fries are pretty tasty and it’s damn big! Here are some photos from the event.

Your next chance to meet Yaro in person will be at this Saturday’s Dot Com Pho. If the RSVP I’ve received are any indication, the next Dot Com Pho is going to be our biggest ever. See you there!

43 thoughts on “Dinner with Yaro Starak”

  1. Neil says:

    Looks, like a good time. Entrepreneurs-Journey is a great blog, in fact it was the first ever make money online blog I subscribed too. Everyone should definitely consider subscribing to his blog 😀

    1. Agreed! Yaro is the MAN! And I do agree about Red Robin too… NOT gourmet at all.


  2. Kevin says:

    Those foods look so del.icio.us 😆

  3. Flimjo says:

    Whether they’re gourmet or not, those burgers actually look like good grub. The fries certainly look good, too. I’ve heard about the Red Robin, but there aren’t any where I live so I can’t test the food.

  4. Douglas says:

    John: It was good to chat with you and Sarah, and share the world’s biggest fries. I will email you that restaurant info we talked about.

    Cheers, Douglas

  5. Thiago Prado says:

    You should come to NY to have one of those blogger meetings. I’d love to attend to one, but CA is so far away. I’m thinking to attend to F1 Grand Prix in Canada this year, maybe I’ll drop by where you guys meet. :mrgreen:

  6. Tyler Ingram says:

    I don’t like Red Robin’s any more. Their service is a joke, their food has been poor.

    The burgers aren’t bad but the local pubs are better. John you should of said it was Yaro’s birthday so that that Red Robin’s staff would of sang that crappy birthday song that embarrasses anyone who is within a 10 foot radius of you.

    1. Stephen says:

      The last time I went into a Red Robin, I walked out because no one wanted to give us a table. Lame!

  7. Shawn Knight says:

    Those wraps look fantastic and WOW, I have never seen fries that large! I think there is a Red Robin in Memphis – I will have to try it out sometime soon.

  8. Mike Huang says:

    The world’s greatest entrepreneurs sitting in one table. How I wish I was in Canada now 🙂


  9. Sha says:

    Holy cholesterol, Batman! The wraps do look like they might’ve been good though.

  10. Michael Kwan says:

    So this is how you plan on dropping the pounds before Computex? 😆

    On a side note, I think that’s the same Voodoo shirt you wore at pho last week and in the video with the Market Leverage stuff?

    1. John Chow says:

      Voodoo gave me a bunch of shirt. Unfortunately, they all say the same thing.

      1. How about a contest where you give one away to one of your readers 😀

      2. Stephen says:

        They also gave him a bunch of khaki pants…

        “Voodoo shirt, Khaki pants, looking like a (fill in the blank)”


  11. Affiliate17 says:

    haha I hate high caloried foods.

  12. Dave says:

    You have to get the royal red robin burger

  13. James Wilcox says:

    I’ve never eating at Red Robin. Here we have Johnny Rocket’s which makes really good burgers (for a chain restaurant) but the best burgers in my town come from a place called Jack’s.

  14. ssmilin.com says:

    The food is terrible and the portions are so small. Cheers ssmilin.com

  15. Paolo U says:

    Is Yaro the guy with the long curly hair ❓

    1. Joker says:

      Hell no, I think Yaro is the other guy with Voodoo T-shirt. 😈

  16. Wow John, that looks like the mushroom swiss cheeseburger of death there.

  17. Hey John, you look like you found Jesus in that french fry. You should sell it on Ebay.

  18. Is this Red Robin where Hooter’s used to be?

  19. I think Red Robin is pretty delicious. That Whiskey burger (bbq sauce and fried onion rings) is tough to beat.

  20. Terry Tay says:

    The burger looks pretty plain, but the wraps look pretty good.

    So, what did all that brain power talk about during the eat fest?


  21. That burger looks amazing.

  22. Viden says:

    You and Yaro is two of my best online gurus in blogosphere. 💡

  23. Joker says:

    (From the French Fries picture…)

    John Chow: Yaro, your dick is this short?

    Yaro Starak: Yes

    John Chow: No, wait, mine is shorter.

  24. MoneyNing says:

    Sounds like fun. Maybe people in Southern California should host something too 🙂

  25. Syed Balkhi says:

    Where is the future blogger ?? (Sally)….

    I am glad you guys had a good time

  26. broalex says:

    :mrgreen: Avoid junk food on daily basis , it`s not all about the overweight but the diseases that it may cause , better eat some oysters!

  27. ClogMoney says:

    Wonder how long you would live eating that every day 😉

  28. DeboHobo says:

    👿 That burger looks so yummy and I am so hungry and on a diet.

  29. Martin says:

    me likey red robin! shame i don’t live in vancouver anymore, i liked their cocktails. i remember caesar salad was pretty good too.

  30. david cheong says:

    Hmm… this is the first time i saw the fries that big.. is it really that big at the Robson street?

  31. bambooclat says:

    John, the mushrooms on that burger turns me on.

  32. Bibokz says:

    Blog guro’s meet-up in fine dinner, wow… I’d like join with you guys, but too far awya from the Red Robin.

  33. Noobpreneur says:


    I want that burger!

    And of course meeting you and Yaro 😀

  34. XLOR says:

    Nice company…strange food!)))

  35. hmm at first glance his website entrepreneurs-journey.com seems to be about traveling and different foods, so it takes a little digging to get to the good stuff!

  36. great dinner.. can I find these things… in India.. 😯

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