There are a lot of bad things in this world that one can easily get addicted to, and then there’s the smoked salt-dusted maple bacon chocolate caramel bar with roasted almond and nougat made by BETA5 for Meat & Bread. We think it’s hands-down the best chocolate bar being made in Canada right now. If it could be chain smoked, we’d buy a pack and light the hell up. | $3
The GOODS from Meat & Bread
Vancouver, BC | Meat & Bread’s new location is now open at 1033 West Pender on the corner of Oceanic Plaza. The store is focused on providing the busy office crowd with man-made hot sandwiches. Like the Cambie Street shop, the new location continues the theme of serving four sandwiches – porchetta, a changing daily special, a 5-day brined corned beef and a weekly vegetarian sandwich, along with daily soup and salad. As a quick, on-the-go desert option, Meat & Bread have collaborated with Beta 5 to create a cashew, caramel, nougat and smoked salt chocolate bar.
Co-owners Frank Harrington and Cord Jarvie will share their time between the two shops. Joe Sartor remains in charge of the food and has been joined by Terry Sommerville, returning from Hawksworth. The aesthetic is an evolution of the original store, once again designed by Craig Stanghetta. Salvaged pressed tin covered with glass, herringbone walnut flooring and a maple and ash bar top and communal table to keep the theme from Gastown, albeit with a slight polish. Glasfurd & Walker extended the brand design to include new packaging for sandwiches, drinks and dessert, stationery, signage and a new website. Read more
by Andrew Morrison | The triumvirate that brought us the original Meat & Bread on Cambie off Hastings are opening a second location in the heart of Vancouver’s financial district. Owners Cord Jarvie and Frankie Harrington, together with chef Joseph Sartor, have just signed for a small space at the foot of Oceanic Plaza (1033 West Hastings). That’s a lob wedge west of Burrard, right on the periphery of the casual chain lunch domain (see Joeys, Cactus Club, Elephant & Castle), and totally dwarfed on all sides by skyscrapers.
As you can see from the shots below, the new digs are cloaked in plywood. That’s because an entrance and an exit are being constructed concurrently with the interior build. When it’s finished, it should have a similar look and feel to the original, only with less seats (10) and an L-shaped counter set-up rather than a straight line. I imagine it’ll be a noticeably more modern, too, considering its concrete, glass and steel shell (as opposed to the aged bones of the Cambie location).
Craig Stanghetta is on the design job again, with Glasfurd & Walker doing the branding (expect plenty of white tile and herringbone wood pattern). Menu-wise, it won’t be an exact carbon copy of the original. The sandwich that they’re most famous for, the Porchetta, will be on the steel wall menu for sure, but beyond that it’s up in the air. The coolest thing? The new exit will open out into the massive, sunken plaza with hundreds of places to sit in the fresh air, making it the largest, unofficial, unstaffed patio in the city. Opening day should come at some point during April.
A chilling scene unfolded today at Meat & Bread off Victory Square. We’re told it wasn’t even her bag…
The GOODS from Meat & Bread
Vancouver, BC | Experienced, hardworking, imaginative Sous Chef to fit into our team at Meat & Bread. This job will suit a professional looking to work daytime hours in a fast-paced, forward-thinking environment and on a menu that changes daily. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. More details on the company after the jump… Read more
We’ve invited one of our favourite lunch spots, Meat & Bread, to join our GOODS section as a recommended local business that is well worth checking out. They’re now proud members of Scout, and as such we’ll be publishing their news front and center and hosting a page for them on our curated list of independent goodnesses. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of Scout and for making Vancouver a better place to live, and hope that you’ll check them out…
Our talented friends at Glasfurd & Walker Design are now proud member supporters of Scout. We will be publishing their news on our front page and hosting a page for them in our list of recommended local resources to check out. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of our little website. Click ahead to read on or jump directly to their Scout page here… Read more
Still reeling happily from my delicious porchetta experiences at Gastown’s Meat & Bread (my review in the paper is online here), I started looking for a video to inspire and direct me to making one of my own. Pretty sure I’ve struck gold with San Francisco’s “Gianni”. Enjoy.
Owners: Frankie Harrington & Cord Jarvie
Chef: Joseph Sartor
About Meat & Bread
Meat & Bread is a sandwich shop that opened its doors in the Flack Block of historic Gastown in October 2010 and then opened a second location at 1033 West Pender St. in the Spring of 2012.
With a total of four sandwiches on its menu, Meat & Bread serves three mainstays (Porchetta, Meatball, Grilled Cheese) and a changing daily special, made using a variety of meats, cuts and cooking styles.
The menu is to the point, executed with a combination of classic techniques and a fearless approach to flavour. All meats prepared at Meat & Bread are ethically raised and locally sourced.
209 – 309 West Cordova St. Vancouver, BC. V6B 1E5
Telephone: 604-662-4445 | Email: email@example.com
About Glasfurd & Walker Design
Glasfurd & Walker is a creative studio formed in early 2007 by Phoebe Glasfurd (Creative Director) and Aren Fieldwalker (Managing Director) after both moved from Sydney, Australia.
They work with clients from all over the world in a range of industries including food and wine, design, arts and cultural development, corporate and environmental.
Their collective branding and design expertise covers everything from the big picture through to the smallest detail, including identity and brand design, art direction and design for print, online communication, exhibitions, signage and packaging.