Four Years Ago This Week, The Launch Of ‘The Sardine Can’ On Powell St. In Gastown

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by Andrew Morrison | Four years ago this week I took a look inside The Sardine Can with owners Chris Stewart and Andrey Durbach, just as they were opening their doors for the very first time. I remember how flavourful everything was on opening day: the gambas, the albondigas, the patatas bravas… it was all so good! Beyond a little menu tweaking, little has changed at the tiny, simple, Spanish-inspired Gastown restaurant since its opening in May 2012, a testament, no doubt, to how well conceived an eatery it was from the start. The duo have two other restaurants – both Italian in theme – that are well worth checking out: Sorella in Cambie Village and La Buca on Macdonald.

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  • The Sardine Can
  • The Sardine Can (doorstep)
  • The Sardine Can | Octopus, potato and chorizo stew
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  • The Sardine Can | A mash of smoked sardines on toast
  • The Sardine Can | Alhambra
  • The Sardine Can | Manchego and tomato toasts
  • The Sardine Can | Drinks
  • The Sardine Can | Patatas Bravas
  • The Sardine Can | Menu
  • The Sardine Can | Serrano and Pata Negra
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  • The Sardine Can | Prawns with garlic
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  • The Sardine Can | Beef and pork albondigas
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  • The Sardine Can | Proprietors Chris Stewart and Andrey Durbach

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