How do you usually spend your Sunday afternoons? For us they’re usually not much to write about, filled with mundane chores or perhaps an errand or two. But last Sunday was, quite simply, the mother of all Sundays.
Why? Because it was Brewery and the Beast, the inaugural all-you-can-eat festival celebrating all that is right with the world: meat and beer. Not for the faint of the heart, this fun foodie event gathered together over 30 of Vancouver’s finest restaurants under the blazing sun to cook up some serious grub, and even more serious beer.
We mingled with blogger friends, and chowed down on everything from quail and duck to ribs and beef heart, washing it all down with bottomless cold brews from the six beers The Phillips Brewing Company had on tap.
Tough gig, right?
Highlights of the day included Vij’s, who served up a surprisingly spicy “Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken,” a flavourful pan-fried chicken patty served with a fiery curry sauce. We also loved the BBQ duck lettuce wrap from Executive Chef Quang Dang of West, which was probably Jeremy’s favorite dish of the day.
The sold out event benefited The BC Hospitality Foundation, an organization that helps those working in the hospitality industry who are in need of assistance with critical medical need, and even offers bursaries and scholarships. As food and beverage workers ourselves, it’s so great to know programs like this exist, and awesome events like Brewery and the Beast exist to help fund their cause.
We left, stumbling walking home with our take-away container filled to the brim with bacon, and a big smile.
The Food Gays are pretty simple creatures, really.