Feed your inner “barbarian” at this huge meat and whiskey feast


Get started on your winter bod with a true Barbarian’s Feast to signal the end of summer. This meat- and whiskey-loaded evening at Main Street’s Cascade Room is in its second year, and it’s definitely a great opportunity to feed your inner barbarian.

Photo courtesy The Cascade Room

The crew at the Cascade Room dreamed up this feast to appeal to those who want to unleash their primal appetites–much like a barbarian likes to do. Basically, go wild on some serious meaty eats.

First, let’s talk grub: A buffet-style spread (think medieval “groaning board,” i.e. a table so loaded with food the wood actually groans) complete with a 120 lb. whole roasted pig from Gelderman Farms in Abbotsford, plus irresistible offerings from Two Rivers Specialty Meats, like sausages, roast beef, turkey wings, game hens, and pork ribs.

From the 2017 Barbarian’s Feast (Photo courtesy The Cascade Room)

Then there are the sides–potato salad, greens, and grilled corn on the cob. Oh, and chocolate chip cookies for dessert–if you manage to save room.

For libations, they’ll have offerings that let you taste your way through the American Whiskey Trail, along with whiskey-infused ales from Main Street Brewing, and special whiskey cocktails crafted for the Feast.


To keep your toes tapping (before gangrene sets in) they’ll have musician Matt Beebe on hand to keep the tunes flowing…like all those whiskies you’ll be drinking.

The Barbarian’s Feast at The Cascade Room

When: Sunday, September 23 at 6 pm
Where: 2616 Main Street, Vancouver
Cost: $99 (includes all food, beverage, taxes and gratuity) Purchase tickets online or in person at The Cascade Room

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA 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: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom