PHAT (Pretty Hot And Tasty)
1055 Mainland Street,
Ph: (604) 684-6239
After our visit to Siegel's Bagels for a smoked meat bagel prior to seeing Barney's Version, a reader suggested I try the hot Montreal smoked meat sandwich at PHAT on Mainland Street in Yaletown. So on my way home I decided to stop in and get one.
Rather than the Reuben, served with sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese on toasted rye, I decided to try the straight smoked meat sandwich served on marble rye. They offer a Skinny version and a PHAT version but I opted for the skinny. It was still a good helping of meat, served with a Kosher Dill Pickle.
I could hardly wait till I got home and took the first bite.
r.tl Regional Tasting Lounge
1130 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Ph: 604-638-1550 or Online Reservations
This is the second time I have eaten at r.tl but as the previous occasion was a spontaneous visit I did not have my camera with me, and I felt the attractive presentation of the dishes warranted visual rather than verbal images. My first visit was a few weeks ago: while walking back from the theatre. My friend and I wanted to continue our discussion of the performance over a light meal, and on the spur of the moment, dropped into r.tl. It was a little late in the evening for eating, by my standards anyway; from years of arriving home from work famished I am usually ready for dinner before 6 pm! But we were warmly welcomed by Alain Canuel, operations director and Sommelier, who explained the concept behind the menu. I enjoyed the couple of dishes we had so much that I vowed to return with my camera, and learn more about the regional tasting concept.