The GOODS from Railtown Cafe
Vancouver, BC | The grillmasters at Railtown Cafe are set to prove that where there’s smoke there’s fire, hosting a series of five streetside Tailgate Barbecue events at their fun and funky cafe in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Railtown District on select Saturdays this summer season.
Kicking off June 6 with additional dates scheduled for July 4, Aug. 8, Sept. 12 and Sept. 26, Railtown Cafe Chefs and Co-owners Dan Olson and Tyler Day will fire up their custom-built, 12-foot smoker/barbecue barrel from 4 to 10 p.m. and dish up heaping plates of slow-smoked brisket and pork shoulder and beer-brined chicken and sausage, as well as a choice of side dishes for only $16 per person, with a vegetarian option for $10 per person.
The Tailgate Barbecue menu includes:
35-hour Texas-style Beef Brisket
Applewood-smoked Pork Shoulder
Beer-Brined Fraser Valley Chicken
D’Original Sausage Haus Brats
Tabatha’s Jalapeño Cornbread
Corn on the Cob
Plus, a choice of two side dishes:
Creamy Potato Salad
Classic Caesar Salad
Farmers’ Market Field Greens
Patrons can also pair every Tailgate Barbecue plate with a rotating selection of draught craft beers by such local breweries as Postmark, Driftwood, Red Truck and Strange Fellows, as well as house-made Sangria and Lynchburg Lemonade, wines by the glass and bottle, and happy hour specials on tap from 4 to 6 p.m.
Railtown Cafe is no stranger to the grill, having claimed first-place trophies for Best Brisket, Best Chili, Best Side (Jalapeño Corn Bread) and Best Pig Roast last summer at the third annual Gastown BBQ and Chili Festival, which pitted 13 local restaurants against each other in a charity competition that attracted an estimated 18,000 people.
“We’re excited to roll out the barbecue barrel again this summer for our Tailgate parties,” says Chef and Co-owner Tyler Day. “It’s a really fun atmosphere with a great vibe and we’re looking forward to not only offering our classic Tailgate dishes but also expanding an already delicious lineup with new items like a burger bar, bourbon-basted ribs, tacos and wild salmon as the summer progresses.”
Tickets for each of the Railtown Tailgate Summer Barbecue Series events on June 6, July 4, Aug. 8 and Sept. 12 and 26 are available for $16 (meat-lovers) and $10 (vegetarian) plus GST, and may be purchased online at www.railtowncafe.ca/events as well as on-site. All tickets purchased online include a complimentary drink voucher (up to $6 value).
THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN
Dan Olson – Executive Chef / Partner
Tyler Day – Chef / Partner
Marli Anderson – Director, Operations and Events
ABOUT RAILTOWN CAFE
The up and coming district of Railtown, home to entrepreneurs, designer businesses and chic professionals, has adopted a hot little lunch spot called Railtown Café. In the heart of this commercial neighbourhood, just east of Gastown, Chefs Dan Olson and Tyler Day are dishing up the best of their combined international experiences, sharing their passion for everything food and drink.
The 35 hour smoked beef brisket and pork shoulder, served in sandwiches and on salads, have become neighbourhood favourites, along with the build-your-own salad bar, and the newest addition – handmade ice cream served in cones or take home containers. Treat yourself to a well-crafted selection of house-baked breads, artisan pastries, local beers, and cold pressed juices, or pop in on BBQ Fridays for a heaping plate of varied meats off the 12-foot smoker grill.
The design of the café is rustic and modern with antique chairs, locally built tabletops and customized wallpaper filled with chicken scratched chef notes. Look closely and you may find a few secrets to help with your next culinary adventure.
Having a special event? Whether a corporate lunch, an intimate gathering or a massive gala, Railtown’s catering division promises a refined, first class event with customized menus and an elite service staff. Experienced event planners can assist you with every detail.
Railtown Café and Catering is built around an extraordinary team of industry professionals and fosters a sense of community for its customers and staff. Come visit us between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. There’s no shortage of warm smiles and quality ingredients, so get to the café early before the noon hour rush.
PRESS & ACCOLADES
Vanfoodster – “Hidden in the heart of Railtown which is off the beaten track just East of Gastown. This is a go to spot for an amazing lunch.”
JelgerandTania.com – Feature interview
CTV News Vancouver – Oscar Party Dishes Feature
Vancouverscape.com – Railtown Cafe Chefs head up Canada’s Bocuse D’Or Team
BCLiving.ca – “Railtown is what happens when a bunch of world class chefs… play around in a test kitchen with sous-vide prep methods. The result is a sophisticated yet simple cafe menu.”
Raitown Cafe at Bocuse D’or: Dan Olson – Coach 2013, Apprentice 1999