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Savio Volpe’s Paul Grunberg Does ‘The Dishes’

The Dishes is a new Scout column that asks Vancouverites to walk us through a map of their ideal day and night on the town. We’re talking breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night cocktails. Tax and tip included.

This week, we talk to award-winning restaurateur and industry veteran Paul Grunberg, who co-owns the critically acclaimed Osteria Savio Volpe on Kingsway.

Good morning! What’s for breakfast/brunch?

I like to sneak into the Dirty Apron at least once a week to have their mennonite sausage, avocado and eggs. Can’t be beat. The team and the food are always fantastic!

Dirty Apron Cooking School & Delicatessen 540 Beatty St. MAP

Where should we meet for coffee/tea?

Moja on The Drive is my new go-to for great cup of drip and a brownie.

Moja Coffee 1102 Commercial Dr. MAP

Now we’re hungry again. What’s for lunch?

Monday to Friday you can usually find me at least once at The Federal Store for a quick bite. Their turmeric toast is dynamite. And being a North Shore resident, my family and I go to Two Rivers every Saturday for dry-aged burgers with American cheese. Delicious!

Federal Store 2601 Quebec St. MAP
Two Rivers Specialty Meats 180 Donaghy Ave. MAP

Who has you figured out at Happy Hour?

I don’t think they do an actual happy hour special, but I really like what they are doing at 33 Acres in Mount Pleasant. What’s not to love about a fresh beer and a warm, salted pretzel?

33 Acres Brewing Co. 15 West 8th Ave. MAP

What’s for dinner?

If we aren’t at Savio, Chambar is always a great spot for some mussels and fries…my ‘old faithful’.

Chambar 568 Beatty St. MAP

What’s for dessert?

Tartine — hands down the best pies and butter tarts in the city.

Tartine Bread & Pies 1069 Davie St. MAP

Where are you taking us for late night cocktails?

I recall a pretty fantastic late evening or three at The Keefer Bar.

Keefer Bar 135 Keefer St MAP

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