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
Photo from Feast Portland 2013 (Source: http://www.feastportland.com)
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
In 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
When 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