Looking to get “Smoked!” at Feast Portland

Oregonian Media Group Smoked!So I arrived in Portland and don’t even know where to begin when it comes to “Feast Portland” events! The city is buzzing and jammed packed with so much awesome it’s hard to decide where to go first. I definitely have a few on my radar including “Old MacDonald Had A Brewery“, “Bourbon And Beyond: The New World Of American Whiskey” and Saturdays main event “Oregonian Media Group Smoked!Continue reading

Going Going, Back Back to Feast Feast! Feast Portland is this week!

DSC_0197About a year ago at this time I was on my way down the I-5 to the Northwest’s premiere food festival, FEAST Portland. Specifically I was heading to the “Widmer Brother’s Sandwich Invitational Presented by Dave’s Killer Bread“. This event was spectacular and I was not going to miss it this year, so I am heading back, and I can’t wait! Continue reading

TSTB X Townsite Brewing Tap Takeover “Sandwich Style” with Base Camp and Ecossentials Cafe

DSC_0684I’m going to begin this post by saying that I love Powell River! What an amazing and beautiful place full of so many awesome people doing awesome things. Among those awesome people are the people at Townsite Brewing who invited myself and my “Throwdown” partner Stephanie up to Powell River last month for a “This Sandwich, That Beer Throwdown” style fundraiser for the Knuckleheads Winter Recreation in Powell River. An awesome time was had by all and this won’t be our last trip to Powell River that’s for sure. Continue reading

The Tasty Torpedo: “The Ya Mon” Jerk Chicken Sandwich with Hollow’s & Fentimans Alcoholic Ginger Beer

DSC_0565When it came to my attention that Hollows & Fentimans All Natural Alcoholic Ginger Beer was now available here, one thing came to mind. Find a jerk chicken sandwich! Luckily for me, while walking through Mount Pleasant one day I strolled past “The Tasty Torpedo” food truck and noticed on their awesome menu; “The Ya Mon” Jerk Chicken sandwich and the match was made. Continue reading

Hawkers Market: Smoked Carnitas and Salsa Verde Grilled Cheese with 33 Acres Brewing Of Ocean West Coast Pale Ale

unnamedThis Saturday make sure to come down the Hawkers Market happening from 5pm till late at The Independent on Kingsway & 10th! I will be there serving up my “Smoked Carnitas and Salsa Verde Grilled Cheese” paired up with 33 Acres Of Ocean West Coast Pale Ale. It’s gonna be good!!! Continue reading

Pronto Caffe/Prontino: Meatball Sandwich with Brewery Verhaeghe Vichte “Duchesse de Bourgogne” Flemish Red Brown Ale

DSC_0544Those familiar with the Cambie corridor in Vancouver have long known that the Pronto Cafe’s sandwich game is strong. Their Porchetta, Sopressato and Meatball, just to name a few, are all top notch. Available in the their quaint cafe space along with these spectacular sandwich selections is a wonderful menu full of classic Italian Antipastos, Pastas and Pizzas as well. Now, all these things can also be enjoyed in an upscale new bar space adjacent to the original.

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33 Acres Brewing Company: “Of Life” and “Of Darkness” with Nelson The Seagull “Herbivore” and “Carnivore”

DSC_0376It’s safe to say that 33 Acres Brewing Co. have implanted themselves as one of Vancouver’s most popular breweries since opening just over a year ago. Part of their popularity has a lot to do with a their innovative approach to food options at the brewery. Along with a rotation of food trucks out front they also bring in a selection of offerings from some great local spots.

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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