BIG ROCK URBAN EATERY

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310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-708-8311

Web: http://bigrockurban.com/

Twitter @BRUeateryYVR

Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome.

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Located on the Western edge of Olympic Village, close to the Canada-line station, it’s a large brewpub dining hall with seating for 160 and a bar that seats 30, you will also find a band stage featuring live music most nights, that can be seen from both the bar and restaurant. Executive Chef Alex Newton has created a great menu of tempting dishes and many are accented using their own beer. Take a look through the windows from the bar which over looks their expansive brewery.

Paddle of Beers

Paddle of Big Rock Beers

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Between the Ferns Capellini

Between the Ferns Capellini

Asian Poutine

Asian Poutine

Smores in the Skillet

Smores in the Skillet

I enjoyed a Paddle of Beers giving me a chance to try some of their Big Rock beers, on the paddle the Rauchbier, Red Ale, Single Hopped IPA, and the Chocolate Malt Stout. I then had the tasty Caprese Salad ($16) to start with Natural Pastures Fior Di latte, green and red tomatoes, pistou. Next was the Between the Ferns Capellini ($15) with pan fried fiddleheads, lardons, leeks, garlic and herbs in an IPA compound butter, capellini pasta, light cream, finished with beet chips, roasted pistachios, and fresh goat cheese, I loved the Asian spin in this delicious pasta dish. I then had the Asian Poutine ($7) with shoestring fries,demi glacé, IPA kimchi, smoked mozzarella and aged cheddar! Lastly for dessert, I loved the Smores in the Skillet ($7) smokey pretzel crumb, Rauchbier ganache, bourbon vanilla marshmallow, topped with Big Rock stout gelato.

You will find an extensive menu that is well mapped out featuring share a little and share a lot menu offerings, there are forno oven baked pizzas, and a selection of gluten dishes and big plates, alongside a beverage menu that includes on tap beers, cocktails and wine.

I am looking forward to visiting again as well the next visit will be to try their brunch.

Review by: Richard Wolak