by Andrew Morrison | Frankie Harrington, Cord Jarvie, and Joseph Sartor are opening a new location of Meat & Bread - their third – at 721 Yates Street in Victoria, BC’s old Churchill Building. That’s between Douglas and Blanshard, so right in the heart of the city. It’s a heritage space – a little bit bigger than Meat & Bread’s Gastown location – and they have Craig Stanghetta reprising his role as designer. I don’t expect they’ll veer too far from the original modern-meets-heritage aesthetic, and the menu will still be anchored by their famous porchetta sandwich and either a vegetarian or grilled cheese. We can also expect a location-specific signature sandwich, much like Gastown has its meatball and Coal Harbour has its corned beef. They’ve only just taken possession and hope to start construction in early May for a July opening. Need work? They’re setting up interviews for core staff as we speak. Email your resumes to info [at] meatandbread.ca.
Last week we gave notice that Gastown’s Meat & Bread would be serving turducken sandwiches today and tomorrow. Just to be clear, that’s chicken stuffed in duck and then stuffed in turkey. It’s a culinary rarity, a carnivorous gourmand’s delight that’s seldom seen beyond the cloistered realm of the home kitchen and, very occasionally, artisan butcher shops. We could measure the incredible response that the post received in dry web statistics, but the real proof is in the line-up today, as evidenced in the Instagram shot above. We’re bummed that we missed out. See you in line tomorrow?
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Vancouver, BC | Gastown’s Meat & Bread, will change up their menu on Monday, December 23rd and Tuesday, December 24th to incorporate a holiday favourite: Turducken Sandwiches. A Turducken sandwich is made up of chicken stuffed in duck and then stuffed in turkey. Meat & Bread’s Turducken sandwich will be served on their sandwich buns accompanied with andouille spiced duck sausage, stuffing, fried onions, pickled fennel, arugula, savoury cashew butter and of course gravy. This will be the third year that Meat & Bread will serve Turducken Sandwiches at their Gastown location. Read more
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Vancouver, BC | Meat & Bread will be hosting an evening fundraiser to raise money for their injured co-worker. The event will be hosted on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 370 Cambie Street, from 6pm to 10pm. There will delicious edibles provided by Two Rivers Meats and beverages sponsored by Joie Farm, Phillips Brewery, Howe Sound Brewery and Peacock & Martin. The event will also see a variety of raffle prizes awarded, and offer guests a chance to buy T-Shirts from Trevor Phillip’s own company: Ebon Aves. Trevor made a sweet short film about his t-shirt company. Check it out below…
Trevor Phillips is an industry veteran and current employee of Meat & Bread. On September 1, 2013, he was an innocent bystander in a very serious car accident on Main Street. Trevor was left with fighting for his life in the hospital with serious injuries including nerve damage in his left eye, and many broken bones. Although everyday is a struggle for Trevor and his family, he continues to demonstrate positivity and compassion as he slowly heals from his injuries.
As well as working as a chef, Trevor Phillips also runs a T-Shirt company, Ebon Aves. His company makes hand printed shirts that in turn support the local wildlife community. Trevor had also designed a T-Shirt for Meat & Bread before his accident, and these T-Shirts will be available for purchase at the fundraiser.
With 100% of the proceeds of the event going directly to aiding Trevor Phillips, we would love to see lots of faces for a beer. Alan Sacks, the executive director at The BC Hospitality Foundation, has agreed to match the amount of the sale of the t-shirts at the fundraiser and match the money raised at the fundraiser. Please join us to help a friend in need. Read more
Trevor Phillips is a cook at Meat & Bread who also runs a T-Shirt company called Ebon Aves. He was the “innocent bystander” who was critically injured in the major collision that occurred on Main Street back on September 1st. As he was waiting to cross the sidewalk, he was hit by a car, suffering nerve damage in one of his eye and many broken bones. Before the accident, Trevor designed the Meat & Bread T-Shirts that you see above. They’re now in stock at the Gastown eatery (370 Cambie at Hastings) in sizes small to xlarge. They’re selling for $30 (cash only), with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Trevor. We think you should kiss every person that you see wearing one. Spread the good word.
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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
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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…
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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 email@example.com. 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.