BURGER Week #1: The Cascade Room’s Cascade Burger with Driftwood Brewery’s Fat Tug IPA

DSC_0013I’ve long been a fan of The Cascade Room so I wanted to include their burger because it’s so damn good and people need to know about it. Head there for their signature Cascade Burger paired with Driftwood Brewing’s Fat Tug India Pale Ale. Continue reading

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Gotham Steakhouse: Prime Beef Burger with R&B Brewing’s Hoppelganger IPA

***ATTENTION!!! BURGER POST ALERT***

DSC_0318Now, I don’t usually feature burgers but I figure summer is here and what’s more summer than a nice juicy burger? So throughout the summer I will be posting some of the best burgers that I come across. Thought this was a pretty good place to start.Everyone knows Gotham Steakhouse is one of the top steakhouses in Vancouver, but did you know they do a burger made from the very same beef they use for their steaks? Head there for their Prime Beef Burger paired with R&B Brewing’s Hoppelganger IPA. Continue reading

Tangent Cafe “Panini” with Dageraad Brewing’s Blonde and Amber Ales

DSC_0200Dageraad Brewing is one of the newest breweries to open their doors in the Lower Mainland, crafting small-batch Belgian style beers in true Belgian tradition in Burnaby. Dageraad owner and brewer Ben Coli started the brewery in an “effort to transport a small piece of the beer culture” he found when spending time in the Dageraadplaats neighbourhood of Antwerp while visiting friends over the years. This interest and appreciation of the beers he discovered there quickly became an obsession and from that Dageraad Brewing was born. Dageraad Brewing has come on to the BC craft beer scene with two Belgian beer styles, a Blonde and an Amber Ale. Both being poured at Ben’s brother Nate’s Commercial Drive restaurant Tangent Cafe. I headed there recently to try them out paired with a couple of Tangents panini sandwiches. Continue reading

Wildebeest: Croque Madame with Bomber Brewing ESB

DSC_0289It’s no secret that Wildebeest has quickly become one of Vancouver’s top restaurants, especially after being named 2013’s “New Restaurant Of The Year” by Vancouver Magazine. I had been in once before for dinner, and it was outstanding! I can still taste the lamb tartare if I think hard enough. So with my recent decision to explore what some of Vancouver’s more “Upscale” establishments were doing when it comes to sandwiches and craft beer, I thought heading back to Wildebeest would be a grand idea. Continue reading

Hawkers Market: Beer Braised Pork Belly “BLT” with 33 Acres of Life California Common

Gojira-Vancouver-VancityBuzz-11x17This Saturday will be my public sandwich making debut at Hawkers Market happening this Saturday at Studio East (1480 Frances St) 6pm – late. That’s right. After eating and drinking my way around this great city I have decided to give one my own creations a shot, paired up with 33 Acres Brewing.Tickets are $10 and available hereHawkers is a great concept whose intention is to help early stage local food entrepreneurs cultivate their businesses and have a place to conduct commerce. Continue reading

Railtown Cafe: Chicken “Club”, Reuben and Pork Sandwiches with Driftwood Crooked Coast Altbier and New Belgium Ranger IPA

DSC_0151Railtown Cafe is found appropriately nestled in a somewhat “industrial” part of East Vancouver known as “Railtown”. Sitting at the corner of Railway and Dunlevy amidst warehouses, tech company offices and artist studios, Railtown Cafe is another spot that has taken me way too long to get to. I’ve been hearing lots of good things since they opened their doors not that long ago, so the time had come to head in and try some of their highly recommended sandwiches for myself. Continue reading

La Pentola Della Quercia: Veal Tongue Panini With Four Winds Brewing’s Saison

DSC_0082I recently made a decision to venture a little out of my comfort zone to find some sandwich and beer pairings at a few places that would be considered a bit more “Upscale” then my usual spots. This idea stemmed from both my own interest in what these establishments were doing as well as to see which ones were making an effort to offer more craft beer to their customers. One of the places I chose to check out was Yaletown’s La Pentola Della Quercia, located in the Opus Hotel. Continue reading

The Blackbird Public House: Organic Chicken & Brie Sandwich With Donnelly Group/Granville Island Brewing Collaboration Altbier

IMG_8081I hadn’t been in to The Blackbird Public House until a couple of months back when I was there for the BC Brewers Guild and BC Distillers fundraising event. Right away I was super impressed with the room and quickly became interested in what their menu had to offer. I chatted at the bar with Donnelly Group’s Excecutive Bartender/Brand Ambassador and super nice dude Jay Jones about coming back again soon for a sandwich and a beer. It wasn’t long after this meeting that I was flicking through photos Instagram and saw Jay post a pic of a new menu item at The Blackbird, The Organic Chicken & Brie sandwich. I messaged him right away to say I was coming in! Continue reading

The Fish Counter’s Oyster Po’Boy with Hilliard’s Murdered Out Stout at Portland Craft

**Disclaimer**

Portland Craft does not permit sandwich travel from The Fish Counter to their establishment. This is due to the fact that they have their very own menu of delicious food to pair with their great tap list. My eagerness to promote an additional place that I enjoy and an opportunity granted to me to do so is how this “This Sandwich, That Beer” blog post came to happen.

DSC_0381The Fish Counter opened up on Main St. right next door to Portland Craft late last year by sustainable seafood pioneers Mike McDermid and Chef Robert Clark. Both Mike and Chef Robert are seafood lovers with a passion for conserving our oceans. Continue reading