269 Powell Street, Vancouver
Advice: It’s a butcher shop and a sandwich shop in one.
This is an old fashioned butcher shop that is everything but old fashioned, leading the way with noted origins of which farm or producer each meat has been sourced. They are all about the best meats available and making the best sandwiches to eat in or to go.
I shared a couple of sandwiches eating-in with a friend and absolutely loved the Bulgogi Chicken ($9) Korean firechicken using locally sourced Polderside chicken, green onion, sesame mayo and cucumber the other sandwich was the house special The Big Lou-ongo ($7.50) named after one of the star players on the Vancouver Canucks hockey team, this sandwich is filled with housemade meatballs, marinara sauce and shaved parmesan, all stuffed on to a baguette and served piping hot. The sandwiches are a good size and the bread has a good crunch to it, you will find a whole array of sandwiches as well as some side salads. The staff were fashionably dressed in old-fashioned suspenders and hats, Big Lou’s is a meat loving paradise and this is the place you are going to want to go for your meat!
Review By: Richard Wolak