Late Nite Eats: Episode 4 - Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver

From downtown, there are incredible views of this beautiful city from virtually every angle. The city had both a very urban and metropolitan vibe, while also simultaneously maintaining a West Coast feel that I found to be similar to that of LA. Aside from the places I visited, I had what was arguably the best Vietnamese food I’ve ever had in my life from a Vietnamese Restaurant called Phnom Penh (get the beef luclac!).

Where I Ate

Clough Club: Cool and small vibe that is a perfect juxtaposition to the craziness that is Gastown in downtown Vancouver. It's definitely a mature place in an otherwise youthful area. The cocktail program here is first class and the food by chef Alvin Pillay is a good compliment to the driving force that is the vibe and drinks!

Food and drink sampled:

  • PotatChos: Spiced Ground Beef, Tater Tots, Cheese, Jalapeños, Salsa Fresco, Avocado and Sour Cream
  • BaCon Cheese Dog: Cream Cheese Bacon Aioli, Pickled Jalapeño Relish, Ballpark Mustard and Crispy Red Onion
  • Bánh Mì: Pickled Daikon & Carrots, Fresh Cilantro and Sriracha Aioli
  • It’s Not You, It’s Me: Beefeater Gin, Green Chartreuse, Cucumber Juice, Lime Juice, Roseflower Water, Mint and Sugar

Jordan Andino, Late Nite Eats, Cooking Channel, Vancouver, Clough Club

España: Cool vibe in low key part of town. I love the idea that two gents from the UK do classic Catalan food so well. The people that come here are great and the vibe is clearly local and a hidden spot for future travelers. Chef Neil Taylor has an interesting technique when it comes to his chorizo, which was formed raw around the actual egg using that as the fried part.

Food sampled:

  • Chorizo Scotched Egg: Served with Quince Aioli
  • Seafood Paella: Daily Paella Varies

Jordan Andino, Late Nite Eats, Cooking Channel, Vancouver, Espana

The Arbor: Hard to find a credible vegetarian restaurant that actually does vegan and vegetarian food properly! Although not for me, the burger by chef Rob Clarke done with mushroom puree and lentil add a meaty flavor. Fried oyster mushrooms as the meat in a taco works well for texture and flavor.

Food sampled:

  • Arburger: House-made “Dry Aged” 1/4lb Patty, Special Sauce, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Pickle, Rob’s Ketchup on a Brioche Bun
  • Baja Tacos: Lightly Battered BC Oyster Mushrooms, Coleslaw, Guacamole, Spicy Mayo and Jalapeno

Jordan Andino, Late Nite Eats, Cooking Channel, Vancouver, The Arbor

My Vancouver Tip

Go visit Stanley Park. Check out Gastown for party central and DO NOT GO to Main and Hastings.

My Vancouver Anthem

Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee

Miss The Episode? Don't sweat it - here are the upcoming airings of Late Nite Eats Vancouver:

  • Thursday,November 2 at 10:30pm ET
  • Friday, November 3 at 2:30am ET
  • Saturday, November 4 at 9:30pm ET
  • Sunday, November 5 at 2:30pm ET, 1:30am ET

Photos courtesy of the Cooking Channel

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