This hidden gem bar is hosting super cool pop-up dinner events to mark a major milestone


One of Vancouver’s hidden gems, The Narrow Lounge, is celebrating a milestone in the bar and bites biz: their 10th anniversary.

In honour of the big one-oh, the Main Street “hole-in-the-wall” is holding a series of pop-up dinner events styled as full-on Kitchen Takeovers, showcasing some under-the-radar culinary and foodcrafting talent in the region.

Photo courtesy The Narrow Lounge

Instead of being ticketed, coursed dinners, these pop-ups will be done first-come first-served style, and will feature a la carte menus of dishes available until the kitchen runs out. As a delicious bonus, the Narrow’s talented senior bar staff will be making cocktails they’ve designed to pair with the menus.

The first two Kitchen Takeover nights are coming up on July 16 and 17.

First up, on the 16th, The Narrow Lounge will give the kitchen over to Handtaste Ferments. Focusing on a menu starring fermented foods, Handtaste Ferments has been doing their thing regularly at The Narrow and building a solid fanbase for their super innovative dishes.

They’ll have things like a Tennessee fry-burger; a vegan pulled pork sandwich; sticky ribs; roasted pork lettuce wraps with fish sauce, noodles and kimchi; and more.

From the June 2018 Handtaste Ferments pop-up at The Narrow Lounge (The Narrow Lounge/Facebook)

Next up, on the 17th, you’ll find Jody Peck of Wild Northern Way behind the stoves. Peck is all about cooking and creating with wild foraged foods. Guests can expect a variety of delicious items, including a handmade elk sausage, dipped in bacon jalapeño cornbread and fried golden (and then eaten on a stick), and a “Moose Back” which is a shot of whisky followed by a shot of moose bone broth.

“I’m so excited to mark the Narrow’s ten-year anniversary with these fun pop-up events,” says Narrow Lounge co-owner Rachel Zottenberg in a media release, adding: “I love bringing people together and these pop-up events get everyone’s creative juices flowing.”

And stay tuned, because there will be more Kitchen Takeover pop-ups to come. Follow their Facebook page for details.

The Narrow Lounge is located at 1898 Main Street (at 3rd Avenue).
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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where ahe earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: