AWESOME THING WE ATE #902: New Menu & Booze Ups The Dunlevy Snackbar’s Game
Our office is just around the corner from The Dunlevy Snackbar in Strathcona (433 Dunlevy). We’ve been in many times for lunch and coffee over the years, and have never been disappointed. The tiny cafe of cozy had – until recently – been restricted to daytime-only hours, but now, with sparkling new liquor license in hand, they’ve made the switch to suppertime. Owner Theo Lloyd-Kohls is a really down to earth, ever-present guy who made a great hire with new chef Aarin Smith, formerly of The Parker. Smith’s menu is strung with Asian and Mexican DNA — think bibimbap; inari pockets stuffed with fermented black bean and sichuan sauce ; smashed cucumber salads with chili oil and cilantro ; easy heat “fire chicken” tostadas , and fantastic Korean pancakes . They also make a mean whisky sour . The switch to dinner service may be cause for celebration (they’re killing it), especially with prices in the $4-$8 range, but we’re still going to miss their cookies and coffee in the daytime. Pay them a visit between 5pm and midnight, Tuesday through Saturday, and be sure to say hi for us.