Commercial Drive Brunch Crawl 2015


On February 1, 2015 we presented the sixth crawl in a series of neighborhood brunch crawls in this 2nd year of our brunch crawl series we produced and presented with the Commercial Drive BIA and Tourism Vancouver for their Dine Out Festival.  This event was a super success for all who attended. Participants had a chance to visit several restaurants through-out the Commercial Drive neighborhood and taste all sorts of dishes on this unique food crawl.


Our registration spot was at Famoso Pizzeria where guests lined-up outside and once inside, Parallel 49 Brewing was serving up tasters of their beer for everyone to start the brunch tour.

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Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria 

Margherita Pizza

Campania tomato sauce, fior-di-latte, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil

Cavoletti Pizza

Oven-roasted brussel sprouts, proscuitto crisps, fior-di-latte, gorgonzola cheese, dates, walnuts, drizzle of honey

Korean Bbq Pork Pizza

Slow-roasted spiced pork butt, Korean BBQ sauce, fior-di-latte, green onion, cheddar cheese, hoisin sauce


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Parallel 49 Brewing 

The Gypsy Tears & the Salty Scot

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Turks Coffee Lounge 

  1. Butter Espresso
  2. Velvet Cortado


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The Lemon Square 

Lemon squares

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Stateside Craft 

Corn Bread Waffles

1 Waffle Topped with Fresh Seasonal Fruit and homemade Whip Cream s/w 1 Strip of Bacon


All Bennyʼs are served with Roasted Red Potatoes and topped with fresh homemade Hollandaise

– Smoked Bacon, Avocado & Cheddar

– Pulled Pork, Caramelized onions & Pineapple

– Goat Cheese, Tomato & Basil

Braised Brisket Corn Hash

Slow beer braised brisket sauteed with corn, onions and our roasted red potatoes. Topped with Applewood smoked cheddar,

peppercorn sauce and a poached egg

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federicos plate

Federico’s Supper Club 

Rigatoni alla Gricia

smoked pork cheeks, pancetta, Pecorino Romano, black pepper

Fritelle di Baccala

salt cod fritters on mint pesto and roasted red pepper

Terrina di Cioccolato

chocolate terrine, callebaut chocolate, mixed berry compote

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Lear Faye 

East Van Benny

poached egg, wilted greens, pico de gallo & avocado holandaise on a rösti

Smok’n Benny

poached eggs, pulled pok, wilted greens & chipotle holandaise on a rösti

Last Tango French Toast

Delicious organic breads marinated overnight and slow baked for richness; with mascapone,

house-made ricota, rum-steeped strawberries & cardamom-vanilla infused maple syrup.

Smoky Beans

Smoky maple braised beans served with our house-made buttermilk biscuit and a slice of Canadian maple bacon, or enjoy it without the bacon (vegetarian version)




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jamjar plate


  • Mint Labneh (Pressed yogurt, garlic, dried mint)
  • Foole (Muddled Fava beans and Chickpeas)
  • Manoushet Zaatar (Thyme, Oregano, & sesame on top of traditional flat bread)

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bakery sate plate

Bakery Sate 

  • Butter croissant
  • Cheddar cheese scone
  • Coconut macaroon


The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event.

Thank you to our photographer Michelle Hondl for capturing the brunch event so well.

Vancouver Foodster is excited to be presenting 6 brunch crawls in 6 different neighborhoods throughout this 2015 festival, see our other events here

By: Richard Wolak


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