This 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
Those 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.
It’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.
We did it guys! On Sunday December 7th nine of the city’s finest restaurants paired up with 9 local breweries and created some simply spectacular sandwich and craft beer pairings! People came and ate and drank all while raising money for a really great charity!
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 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.
Main 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.
A 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!
Portland 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.
Last weekend I got a chance to head up a few hours north of the city to check out the Whistler Village Beer Festival. Now, I’m not sure there is a better location for a beer festival anywhere in BC, Canada or maybe even North America. The setting is simply spectacular. Continue reading