182 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 336-5853
Advice:No Reservations, take out counter.
It’s all about fried chicken and ribs at this one of a kind eatery which is owned by Justin Tisdall, Chef Bryan Satterford and Gord Jarvie. They set out on a mission to make the best fried chicken and ribs, Vancouver style utilizing the bounty of our local farms and producers. As the chicken takes center stage so to speak, they offer a couple of different types, a spicy version that has quite the kick and an original which goes well eating inside with a drizzle of their honey making it finger licking good. The ribs are pork and they come in a half or a full slab, tender and flavourful. There are all sorts of sides and many evolve seasonally such as the salads and vegetable dishes.
I enjoyed the House-made Biscuits, they come with whipped schmaltz on the side, you may want to enjoy them on their own. The Grilled local Corn with jalapeño hollandaise and charred corn was outstanding as was the Tomato Peaches Salad and went perfectly with the Parallel 49 Brewing Co. – Tricycle Grapefruit Radler. The platter of BBQ Riibs, and the 2 pieces original Fried Chicken was delish, I didn’t care for the slaw, so next time I would sub with a different salad or side.
The dessert offerings are fairly simple, they have two, one of those is the donuts, which change monthly, and are seasonal. I had the Blackberry custard filled Doughnuts on another visit which were worthy of their own star attraction, perhaps their will be a Juke Donut shop some day. There are cocktails on offer along with some local brews and other beverages to accompany the good ol’ eats.
Review by: Richard Wolak