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Irish Breakfast SausageBig Lou’s Butcher Shop is set for St. Patrick’s Day with some housemade Irish specialties ready to be cooked up this weekend.

Fresh off receiving another Georgia Straight Golden Plates Award as one of the Best Butchers in Vancouver, we’ve finished preparing batches of our Irish Breakfast and Guinness & Steak Sausages. We’re also stocked up with have some of Two Rivers Meats’ Natural Corned Beef and local beef that’s perfect for your stews.

Our “SuperBen” Irish Breakfast Sausage was inspired by our Irish Butcher Ben who craved the taste of the legendary Superquinn Sausages, considered an Irish national treasure. When he complained that he couldn’t find anything like a Superquinn in Canada, we took it upon ourselves to recreate that banger, and went through a number of different recipes before we got one that passed the Ben test. They’re great in a St. Paddy’s day brunch.

The Steak & Guinness Sausages make for a Bangers and Mash that any house would be proud to serve. We grind three kinds of steak with caramelized onions, spices, Guinness and a very small amount of breadcrumbs to absorb the beer and bind the mix. Who can resist steak and beer in sausage form?

Finally, our friends at Two Rivers Meats have made some naturally-raised Corned Beef which we’ve brought in for anyone who’s planning to celebrate with Corned Beef & Cabbage or a Corned Beef Hash.

Quantities of all these are limited, so come down soon to make sure your St. Paddy’s is one that your tastebuds will remember. Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is open 7 days a week at 269 Powell St. in Railtown. Call 604-566-9229 or visit www.biglousbutchershop.com for more information.

 

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Chicken Shack logoBistro set for a three-day bonanza of Southern food and drinks

It’s no secret that Two Chefs and a Table and Big Lou’s Butcher Shop love Southern and Soul Food, and we’re always looking for ways to put more BBQ and Southern goodness on our menu. This March, we’re excited to announce a  Southern Food takeover of our Railtown Bistro for the Two Chefs Chicken Shack from March 6th-8th.

During the Two Chefs Chicken Shack, we’re going to take our famous fried chicken and serve it three ways: Original, Hot and Korean. The Hot recipe was inspired by a visit to the legendary Prince’s Fried Chicken Shack in Nashville, home of Tennessee Hot Fried Chicken. The Korean Fried Chicken will be a variation on Big Lou’s popular Bulgogi spice mix to bring a little Asian BBQ flavour to the menu.

The menu will match up the chicken with classic Southern sides like coleslaw, mac & cheese, beans and potato wedges, all done Two Chefs’ style. And since eating fried chicken is a thirsty business, Two Chefs Chicken Shack will also be serving up bourbon cocktails and a special craft beer list to quench the thirst–or cool the heat for those who choose to test themselves against the Hot Chicken.

True to Southern tradition, all the chicken will be skillet fried and served up three ways: whole, half or Chicken and Waffles. The birds will be exclusively sourced from Maple Hills Farm who raise some of best medication and antibiotic-free around just down the road in Abbotsford, BC.

The Two Chefs Chicken Shack will pop up for three days only from Wednesday March 6th to Friday March 8th. The Fried Chicken menu will be available for lunch and dinner service, eat-in and take out.

Two Chefs and a Table can is at 305 Alexander Street in Railtown and at www.twochefsandatable.com on the Internet.

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2 chefs artworkFive courses of comforting traditions from the family kitchen

With the spirit of the Holidays in the air, Two Chefs and a Table is readying for its next Wine Drinker Dinner with a distinctly family-oriented theme. On Thursday December 6th, Dishes our Grandparents Taught Us will feature a multi-course meal of dishes that the Two Chefs team first learned in their family kitchens.

Grandparents’ houses are most often remembered warmly, and it’s no surprise that the five-course menu includes comforting selections like Oxtail Soup, Fried Chicken and Braised Chuck Steak. Of course, in this city of immigrants, the cuisines represented span Southeast Asian Satays, to French and Italian and even the classic Canadiana of a Maple Pecan Tart.

Dishes Our Grandparents Taught Us Menu:

First Course: Local Oxtail Soup – French style vegetables, herb dumpling
Second course: Pork Satay — peanut and chili with greens
Third course: Maple hills Fried Chicken – crispy fried chicken, spicy salt
Entrée Course: Braised local chuck steak – mirepoix ravioli, roasted broth
Dessert: Maple Pecan Tart

Each course will be served with a paired wine or cocktail and the dinner is $75 per person, tax and gratuity not included. To reserve call 778-233-1303 or email info@twochefsandatable.com.

Two Chefs and a Table is located in Railtown at 305 Alexander St. and online at www.twochefsandatable.com. Follow Two Chefs and a Table on Twitter @2chefsandatable and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/twochefsandatable.

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