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TRACK & FOOD // Simon Fallick and Patryk Drozd on Maintaining a Legacy

Welcome to the Track & Food podcast. Host Jamie Mah is a writer, bartender and sommelier in beautiful Vancouver, BC. With co-host Mickey McLeod, they take regular deep dives into everything food and culture in the city and around the globe.

The best part of doing a podcast (sometimes, not all the time) is when you get to interview your buddies and chat with them about the cool shit they’re doing. Case in point: this chat with Simon Fallick and Patryk Drozd, of Hero’s Welcome. Our talk has been in the works for some time but I’m happy that we waited, because now they both have plenty to say.

Fallick and Drozd have already experienced the ups and downs of opening and then running a bar together (they co-own The American), so listening to their stories about how and why they took over the once extremely popular Taurus Veterans Club on Main Street left me elated. Hero’s Welcome is a big, fun space with plenty of history and pedigree. It’s in good hands now and should become a fixture on Main Street for a long time to come.

This discussion will give you all the goods you want to know about Hero’s Welcome – the sort of small and independent establishment, run by two excellent fellows, that Vancouver needs more of. I know I’m all for it!

Neighbourhood: Main Street
3917 Main St.

Does Vancouver Have a Defining Food Image?

Welcome to the Episode 100 extravaganza! Get ready for a two-and-a-half-hour-long fun-filled and bubbles-fuelled episode of insider knowledge and laughter.

Demythologizing Poverty with Local Expert, Tracy Smith-Carrier

Will poverty always be a systemic issue? This is the question at the heart of an article published in The Conversation last December, written by today's guest and Jamie Mah's most recent Track & Food Podcast episode.

An Inside Look at the Controversial Mount Pleasant BIA Expansion

In this episode, we hear from Mount Pleasant BIA Executive Director, Neil Wyles, on why he's pushed so hard for this expansion and what that process has entailed so far, as well as from those in opposition, including three Main Street business owners.

Is the BC Restaurant Industry in a Crisis?

In the wake of the CEBA Loan Repayment extended deadline (Jan. 18th, 2024), host Jamie Mah and guests Shira Blustein, Shaun Layton, and James Iranzad debate where restaurants are headed in 2024 and what can be done to help an industry on the brink.