The GOODS from Railtown Cafe
Vancouver, BC | After a two-year hiatus, Railtown Cafe’s perennially sold-out Saturday al-fresco-style Tailgate Barbecues are back for two exclusive events at their original location in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Railtown District on August 18 and 25 from 4 to 9 p.m.
Railtown Chefs and Co-Owners Dan Olson and Tyler Day will fire up their custom-built, 12-foot smoker/barbecue barrel to heap plates high with mouthwatering, slow-smoked brisket and pork shoulder and beer-brined chicken and brats, as well as a choice of made-from-scratch sides.
The Tailgate Barbecue menu includes:
35-hour Texas-style Beef Brisket
Applewood-smoked Pork Shoulder
Beer-brined Maple Hill Farms Chicken
D’Original Sausage Haus Brats
Corn on the Cob
Plus, a choice of two side dishes:
Creamy Potato Salad
Classic Caesar Salad
Farmers’ Market Field Greens
Tailgaters can also quench their thirst and stay ‘hydrated’ thanks to Railtown’s rotating selection of local craft beers on tap or sip on house-made Sangria and Lynchburg Lemonade as well as wines available by the glass and bottle and Happy Hour specials featured from 4 to 6 p.m. on both days.
“Tyler and I are always talking about how much we’ve missed hosting the Tailgates, so it feels good to get back out there again,” says Olson, who previously held two wildly popular rounds of the events in 2015 and ’16. “A little honest, southern-style food, long summer days and a cold drink in hand just adds a great vibe to an already great neighbourhood.”
The August 25 Tailgate Barbecue event also coincides with the second annual Monstercat Compound block party, which takes over the Railtown neighbourhood from 2 to 9 p.m. and features live music and DJs on two stages in addition to workshops, carnival games and art exhibits.
TICKETS | Tickets for the Railtown Tailgate Barbecue events on August 18 and August 25 are available for $29 per person ($19 vegetarian) plus tax, both online at www.railtowncafe.ca/events and onsite. All tickets purchased online in advance include a complimentary drink voucher (up to $6 value).