Still not over the closure of the Cannery Seafood Restaurant? Well, now you can own a piece of the historic waterfront restaurant that served up feasts from the sea for three decades. This Saturday, The Fish House Garage Sale will be selling equipment and supplies from the Cannery for your home or commercial kitchen, everything from china to kitchen pots and pans. July 2, from 10am to 2pm, just outside The Fish House and Stanley Park. Proceeds go directly to the Union Gospel Mission.
Andrey Durbach and Chris Stewart, the pair behind local and notable restaurants Cafeteria, La Buca and Pied-a-Terre, have just opened Commissary, a new and cutely diminutive food store that sells ready-made foods to take home at 4027 MacDonald St. Home cooks can also score just about every ingredient used in their three pro kitchens, from quality baking chocolate and handmade stuffed raviolis to their authentic pre-prepped Bolognese sauce and truffle paste.
Historic Save On Meats on West Hastings has finally re-opened its doors after over a year of renovations orchestrated by restaurateur Mark Brand (see also The Diamond, Boneta, Sea Monstr Sushi). The expansive ground floor is shared by a butcher shop and fishmongers on one side and a 50s-style diner on the other, complete with booths, stooled bar, period signage and jukebox (43 West Hastings, SaveOnMeats.ca).
Star chef Dale Mackays new Ensemble restaurant is back on its feet this week after sustaining flood damage on the night of the post-Stanley Cup final riot (nothing to do with hoodlums; it was just a burst hot water tank). We wish them a speedy and immediate recovery (850 Thurlow, 604.569.1770, EnsembleRestaurant.com).
The long anticipated and delayed Pizzeria Barbarella is in acceleration mode after finding a new location (the original on spot on Victoria Drive fell through). The pizzeria will land at 654 East Broadway off Fraser in roughly a month. Well keep you posted on opening day.
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