Devil’s Elbow Ale & Smoke House: “Smoked Duck BLT” and “Brisket Sandwich” with Howe Sound Brewing Devil’s Elbow IPA and Troller Bay ale

DSC_0480 (2)When I first heard that Squamish, BC based Howe Sound Brewing was going to be opening a tasting room in Vancouver in the old Chambar space on Beatty St after they moved a couple doors down, I knew we were in for something good! What I didn’t know, was that along with 15 taps of Howe Sound’s great beers, Devil’s Elbow Ale & Smoke House would also be offering a killer menu of smokey awesomeness. Once the doors were open I quickly got down there to see things first hand, and get some beers and sandwiches into my mouth. Continue reading

Postmark Brewing: Citra and Simcoe Dry-hopped IPA with Belgard Kitchen’s Porchetta Sandwich

DSC_0222Postmark Brewing is another newcomer that opened only a few months ago in The Settlement Building in Vancouver’s Railtown neighbourhood. Sharing the space with Postmark is Belgard Kitchen offering a well-crafted dinner menu and a weekend brunch menu along with a daily fresh sheet each weekday for lunch that includes a series of rotating daily sandwich features. Head there for one of those features, their Porchetta sandwich paired with Postmark’s IPA dry-hopped with Citra and Simcoe hops.

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Main Street Brewing Company: Pulled Pork Sandwich with Sessional IPA

DSC_0204Main Street Brewing finally opened their doors in June this year and has come on to the Vancouver craft beer scene strong. Most days they offer 4 different draft beers as well as 4 beers on cask, with all draft being available in growlers too. They also have a nice selection of bar snacks and a small food menu including some charcuterie, various dips and daily meat and veggie sandwich options. Head there for their Pulled Pork Sandwich paired with the Main Street Sessional IPA.

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Bunk Sandwiches: Pork Belly Cubano with Double Mountain Kolsch

DSC_0033A few years ago I discovered Bunk Sandwiches in Portland and it changed my life. Now I know that might sound a bit intense, but in a way it kind of did. My experience there really kick-started my decision to start this very blog and start doing my part spreading the word about the very best sandwiches (and craft beer) around. I can honestly say that since that decision was made, I have met some of the best people, had some of the best times in my life and got to do some of the coolest things too!

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Feast Portland: Widmer Brothers Sandwich Invitational Presented By Dave’s Killer Bread

DSC_0197Portland is a wicked city. I think it’s safe to assume that anyone that is a fan of craft beer and sandwiches (food in general for that matter) can attest to that. So it makes perfect sense than that Portland hosts one of the premiere food festivals in North America…Feast Portland.

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Road to FEAST Portland: The Breweries of Oregon

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As I mentioned in yesterdays post, I am heading down to Portland in a couple weeks (2 weeks today!) for FEAST Portland. Now as excited as I am to eat all the amazing food created by some of North America’s best chefs, there will also be a pretty impressive line up of breweries from all over Oregon in attendance as well. These heavy hitters of the Pacific Northwest brewing scene will surely be bringing some tasty craft beers to this years fest! Continue reading

Road To FEAST Portland: WIDMER BROTHERS BREWING SANDWICH INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY DAVE’S KILLER BREAD

8094540738_f4aab437b6_oIn a few weeks I will be hitting the road and heading down the I-5 to Feast Portland, the flagship food and drink festival of the Pacific Northwest. After being founded in 2012 Feast Portland has quickly become one of North America’s top food festivals with some even calling it “the best food festival in the country”. Continue reading

BURGER Week #3: Upstairs At Campagnolo’s Dirty Burger with Brassneck Brewery’s Klutz Kolsch

DSC_0224When people think of Campagnolo they probably think of their amazing menu of traditional rustic Italian dishes, as they should. But what some may not know is they recently opened the space above the main restaurant as Upstairs at Campagnolo and are making the best burger around. Head there for The Dirty Burger paired with a Brassneck Brewery Klutz Kolsch. Continue reading