Railtown Cafe’s Highly Anticipated ‘Tailgate Barbecue Series’ Kicking Of May 28


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Vancouver, BC | Railtown Cafe is taking it to the streets again this summer when the counter-service hotspot continues its wildly popular al-fresco-style Tailgate Barbecue Series on select Saturdays in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Railtown District.

Kicking off May 28 and continuing June 11, July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 17 from 4 to 10 p.m., Railtown Chefs and Co-owners Dan Olson and Tyler Day will roll out their custom-built, 12-foot barbecue barrel to serve up a mouthwatering selection of slow-smoked brisket and pork shoulder and beer-brined chicken and sausage along with a choice of made-from-scratch sides. Tickets are available for $19 per person plus tax, with a vegetarian option for $13 per person.

The Tailgate Barbecue menu includes:

35-hour Texas-style Beef Brisket
Applewood-smoked Pork Shoulder
Beer-brined Fraser Valley Chicken
D’Original Sausage Haus Brats
Tabatha’s Jalapeño Cornbread
Corn on the Cob

Plus, a choice of two side dishes:
Carolina Coleslaw
Creamy Potato Salad
Classic Caesar Salad
Farmers’ Market Field Greens

Barbecue enthusiasts can also quench their thirst with Railtown’s rotating selection of craft beers by local breweries such as Postmark, Driftwood, Red Truck and Strange Fellows as well as house-made Sangria and Lynchburg Lemonade, wines by the glass and bottle and happy hour specials on tap from 4 to 6 p.m.

“There’s no better place in the city to enjoy an authentic barbecue experience than at our streetside Tailgate events,” says Chef and Co-Owner Dan Olson. “We can’t wait to get the summer season started with the help of some of our good friends and neighbours here in Railtown.”

Railtown’s Tailgate Barbecue Series continues the weekend action for the destination cafe, which recently added Saturday service to its chef-driven lineup that showcases local and organic ingredients for an array of made-to-order sandwiches, soups and pastries and a build-your-own salad bar unlike anywhere else in the city.

TICKETS | Tickets for each of the Railtown Tailgate Barbecue Series events on May 28, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 17 are available for $19 (meat-lovers) and $13 (vegetarian) plus tax and may be purchased online at www.railtowncafe.ca/events as well as onsite. All tickets purchased online in advance include a complimentary drink voucher (up to $6 value).



397 Railway St. | Vancouver, BC | V6A 1A4
Telephone: 604-568-8811
Web: www.railtowncafe.ca | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


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Dan Olson, Executive Chef/Partner
Tyler Day, Chef/Partner
Tabatha Stahl, Sous Chef
Paden Boardman, Cafe Manager



Located at the corner of Railway and Dunlevy in the historic Railtown District of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Railtown Cafe has been serving healthy and delicious food since the summer of 2012.

Launched by Vancouver chefs Dan Olson and Tyler Day — who own and operate the award-winning Railtown Catering out of the same facility — Railtown Cafe fosters a fun and friendly environment with a true sense of community for staff and customers alike.

Fresh is what Railtown Café does best, offering heaping portions of healthy comfort food prepared from scratch daily by a talented team of classically trained chefs. Whether it’s for grab-and-go breakfast, lunch or a mid-afternoon meeting, Railtown Cafe sources local and organic ingredients for their artisan bread loaves, soups, pastries and made-to-order gourmet sandwiches. Railtown Cafe also features a build-your-own salad bar unlike anywhere else in the city, along with house-made ice cream available by the jar and cone, locally roasted coffee, cold-pressed juices and a range of local craft beer, wine and spirits.


Vanfoodster – “Hidden in the heart of Railtown which is off the beaten track just East of Gastown. This is a go to spot for an amazing lunch.”

JelgerandTania.com – Feature interview

CTV News Vancouver – Oscar Party Dishes Feature

Vancouverscape.com – Railtown Cafe Chefs head up Canada’s Bocuse D’Or Team

BCLiving.ca – “Railtown is what happens when a bunch of world class chefs… play around in a test kitchen with sous-vide prep methods. The result is a sophisticated yet simple cafe menu.”

Raitown Cafe at Bocuse D’or: Dan Olson – Coach 2013, Apprentice 1999

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