Brian Grant Does ‘The Dishes’

In the latest edition of The Dishes, Resurrection Spirits co-founder Brian Grant takes us around town to his favourite food/drink spots.
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Brian Grant Does ‘The Dishes’

The Dishes asks Vancouverites to walk us through a map of their ideal day and night on the town. We’re talking breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night cocktails. Tax and tip included.

Photo: Chris Giannakos

For our latest edition of The Dishes we ask Brian Grant, co-founder of Resurrection Spirits, to take us on a personal culinary tour of Vancouver…

Resurrection Spirits 1672 Franklin St. MAP

Good morning! What’s for breakfast/brunch?

Barney’s on Main Street. Great bennies and 24 beers on draft.

Barney's on Main 2526 Main St. MAP

Where should we meet for coffee/tea?

I don’t drink coffee, but Matchstick has the only muffin I will eat (Cranberry/ Orange). It’s awesome. Also I went to O5 Tea in Kits recently and it was really beautiful inside. Tea was great, too.

Matchstick (Chinatown) 213 East Georgia St. MAP
O5 Rare Tea + Kombucha Bar 2208 West 4th Ave. MAP

Now we’re hungry again. What’s for lunch?

Brian’s Cambie Vietnamese restaurant on Main Street. That’s actually the name. Great value. Pho and bahn mi. Just awesome, my brother! Go and you will know. DL Chicken is a must, too. The smoked jalapeño honey mustard sauce is other -worldly. I put that shit on everything.

Brian's Cambie Vietnamese 4136 Main St. MAP
DownLow Chicken Shack 905 Commercial Dr. MAP

Who has you figured out at Happy Hour?

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar. Great drinks and tasty seafood!

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar 762 Cambie St. MAP

Whose wine list never lets you down?

Chambar. Knowledgeable staff will always steer you in a great direction.

Chambar 568 Beatty St. MAP

What’s for dinner?

Trans Am on Powell St. is a great hidden gem (burger to die for). Also Pink Pearl on East Hastings. It’s a Vancouver icon and I have loved it since I was a kid. I love everything, but the crispy noodle chow mien and sweet and sour fish are alway perfect.

Trans Am 1879 Powell St. MAP
Pink Pearl Restaurant 1132 E Hastings St MAP

What’s for dessert?

I love ice cream. Earnest and La Casa Gelato are my go to’s. I also recently had a Beta 5 cream puff. It was a work or art!

Earnest Ice Cream 3992 Fraser St. MAP
La Casa Gelato 1033 Venables St. MAP

Where are you taking us for late night cocktails?

Keefer Bar, The Diamond — Gastown bars have all sorts of different styles but are all great in their own right.

Keefer Bar 135 Keefer St MAP
The Diamond 6 Powell St. MAP

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