DINER: Chinatown’s Anticipated “Bestie” Gets Magic Sausage Cards & A Green Light

by Andrew Morrison | It’s been a while since we’ve provided an update on Chinatown’s upcoming Bestie, which we had pinned back in April as being likely for August. No such luck. According to owners Clinton McDougall and Dane Brown, the little 25 seat sausage and beer parlour slated for 105 East Pender just got its much anticipated building permit on Friday, which means they’re on track to start serving their wursts and pulling their pints at some point this January.

No big deal. Great concepts are worth waiting for, and while we continue to wait, we have the opportunity to pick up Magic Sausage Cards from Indiegogo. Brown tells me that the sale of these pre-loaded sausage gift cards (freakin’ genius) “will go a long way toward funding the details that will make Bestie special; everything from outfitting our late-night currywurst window to getting the right pretzel equipment and proper ceramic beer steins.” They’ve already raised $2,825 since this afternoon. Check out the video above – made by our good friends over at Warren Lane Pictures - for all the details and a laugh.

PS. This Christmas, give the gift of sausages in the future!

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  • Chungbot

    Clinton is rad. I’ve been excited for this idea to come to fruition since I heard about it.

    Everyone is getting sausage cards for christmas.

  • cheung

    Looks awesome.
    I hope they actually do late night food. Chinatown needs a good late night hot spot. Prime Time Chicken closes at 11pm :( SO EARLY

  • http://bestie.ca Dane

    Thanks for the comments!

    We’re planning to have our late night window open until 2am Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to start. There is definitely the possibility to expand those hours if demand permits or if cheung asks really nicely.

  • Leigh

    Incredibly likeable guys! I’m sure they’ll reach their $10,000 goal easy breezy!