When Stewart & Durbach Took Possession Of The Sardine Can

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  • Andrey Durbach and Chris Stewart | The Sardine Can
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“Time flies” is a terrible cliche, but it’s nevertheless no end of fascinating to (repeatedly) witness how quickly restaurants become seemingly indispensable facets of their communities. Dating from three years ago this week, these shots show the moment when restaurateurs Chris Stewart and Andrey Durbach took possession of 26 Powell Street in Gastown. The address had a nasty habit of chewing restaurants up and unceremoniously spitting them out, but over the next two months Stewart and Durbach would turn it into The Sardine Can, the small Spanish tapas joint that now hums deliciously to a pack house nearly every night. The shots below are from opening day.

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  • The Sardine Can (doorstep)
  • The Sardine Can | Octopus, potato and chorizo stew
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  • The Sardine Can | A mash of smoked sardines on toast
  • The Sardine Can | Alhambra
  • The Sardine Can | Manchego and tomato toasts
  • The Sardine Can | Drinks
  • The Sardine Can | Patatas Bravas
  • The Sardine Can | Menu
  • The Sardine Can | Serrano and Pata Negra
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  • The Sardine Can | Prawns with garlic
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  • The Sardine Can | Beef and pork albondigas
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  • The Sardine Can | Proprietors Chris Stewart and Andrey Durbach

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