FIELD TRIP #621 | Delicious Scenes From La Mezcaleria’s “Research” Adventure To Mexico

FIELD TRIP #621 | Delicious Scenes From La Mezcaleria’s “Research” Adventure To Mexico

Marcelo Ramirez and Ignacio Arrieta, co-owners of the popular Mexican restaurant Le Mezcaleria on Commercial Drive, recently took some key staff members on a homecoming "research" field trip to Mexico. We're grateful to them for sharing Part One of their experiences below. --------------------------------------------------------------------- by Marcelo Ramirez | We recently took a trip to Mexico so our dedicated team at La Mezcaleria could learn more about authentic Mexican… more 

STAFF MEAL | The Bottomless, Magic Bowl Of Golden Brown French Fries At The Alibi Room

STAFF MEAL | The Bottomless, Magic Bowl Of Golden Brown French Fries At The Alibi Room

by Ken Tsui | At the eternally bustling Alibi Room, the staff find very little time to sit together for staff meal. However, there is a special place between… more 

STAFF MEAL | Mopping Up Duck Curry With Naan Bread At “Nicli’s Next Door” In Gastown

STAFF MEAL | Mopping Up Duck Curry With Naan Bread At “Nicli’s Next Door” In Gastown

by Ken Tsui | The three person kitchen crew at Nicli's Next Door in Gastown revels in taking turns making staff meal. It’s when they get to play around… more 

STAFF MEAL | Digging Into A Roast Chicken Feast Before Service With The “Bufala” Crew

STAFF MEAL | Digging Into A Roast Chicken Feast Before Service With The “Bufala” Crew

by Ken Tsui | Chef Austin Ratcliffe already put a few chickens on the smoker well before folks gathered around the table for staff meal at Bufala, a popular… more 

STAFF MEAL | Digging Into A Mexican Family Feast With The Crew At Homer St. Cafe & Bar

STAFF MEAL | Digging Into A Mexican Family Feast With The Crew At Homer St. Cafe & Bar

by Ken Tsui | As soon as the Yaletown lunch rush slows, most of the kitchen team at Homer St. Cafe & Bar transitions into dinner prep. Someone has to… more 

STAFF MEAL | Digging Into A Provencal Feast Before Service Starts At Gastown’s L’Abattoir

STAFF MEAL | Digging Into A Provencal Feast Before Service Starts At Gastown’s L’Abattoir

by Ken Tsui | It’s another fully booked night at L’Abattoir in Gastown and it’s chef Greg McCallum’s turn to make staff meal. Tonight, he’s preparing… more 

STAFF MEAL | The Pre-Shift At Chinatown’s Bestie Is As Amazing As You’d Expect It To Be

STAFF MEAL | The Pre-Shift At Chinatown’s Bestie Is As Amazing As You’d Expect It To Be

by Ken Tsui | Though the doors are still locked, it’s been a busy morning at Bestie in Chinatown. Chef Colin Johnson needs to get ready for the lunch rush,… more 

STAFF MEAL | Getting Stuffed On Pozole With The Crew At “Mamie Taylor’s” In Chinatown

STAFF MEAL | Getting Stuffed On Pozole With The Crew At “Mamie Taylor’s” In Chinatown

by Ken Tsui | On a rainy afternoon before service at Chinatown’s Mamie Taylor’s, Chef Tobias Gringon has the perfect cure for the dreary weather. For… more 

STAFF MEAL | Chef Stu Irving Serves Up Hot Tamales For The Crew At Railtown’s Cuchillo

STAFF MEAL | Chef Stu Irving Serves Up Hot Tamales For The Crew At Railtown’s Cuchillo

by Ken Tsui | While preparing for a busy night at Railtown's modern Mexican-themed Cuchillo (261 Powell St.), co-owner/chef Stu Irving also plans a special… more 

STAFF MEAL | On Freddie Fried Rice, Spiced Pork Ribs, And Lamb Samosas At Campagnolo

STAFF MEAL | On Freddie Fried Rice, Spiced Pork Ribs, And Lamb Samosas At Campagnolo

by Ken Tsui | Recently, Campagnolo chef Nathan Lowey decided to serve BBQ spiced pork ribs for staff meal. It's a menu item often found Upstairs. But first,… more 

STAFF MEAL | A Big, Belated Thanksgiving Feast For The Crew At Gastown’s Bambudda

STAFF MEAL | A Big, Belated Thanksgiving Feast For The Crew At Gastown’s Bambudda

by Ken Tsui | Before Curtis Luk and his kitchen crew gear up for another night at Gastown’s Bambudda, they’re celebrating a late Thanksgiving, Bambudda… more 

STAFF MEAL | Whipping Up A Mountain Of Hiyashi Chuka At Burdock & Co. On Main St.

STAFF MEAL | Whipping Up A Mountain Of Hiyashi Chuka At Burdock & Co. On Main St.

by Ken Tsui | In the midst of preparing for another busy night at Main Street’s Burdock & Co., the kitchen crew are working on hiyashi chuka, a… more 

STAFF MEAL | On Digging Into A Big Indian Pre-Shift Feast At Mount Pleasant’s “Acorn”

STAFF MEAL | On Digging Into A Big Indian Pre-Shift Feast At Mount Pleasant’s “Acorn”

by Ken Tsui | In the dog days of summer, chef/co-owner Brian Skinner and the kitchen team at Main Street vegetarian mainstay The Acorn are sweating it out as… more 

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