The restaurant biz seems to have taken kindly to director Uwe Boll. His upscale Gastown spot, Bauhaus, has been a critical darling since its debut a couple of years ago, and while Boll and his team have had some ups and downs, he's brave enough to open a second spot.
Taking over the Displace Hashery on 4th in Kitsilano, Boll says in a recent Facebook update that the new place is a "sportsbar and family restaurant."
Calling it The Blenheim, after the cross-street at which its located, Boll says they'd previously installed a Bauhaus chef onsite, and the menu has been overhauled to feature "everything fresh and good," including vegan and gluten-free options.
Displace Hashery's website now includes a message from Boll, who explains that as a local, he enjoyed spending time at Displace to watch sports. "I have always liked the atmosphere and the location a lot," the restaurateur adds.
And a little more from the controversial Boll:
"I am the owner of the award-winning Bauhaus Restaurant, British Columbia's highest-ranking fine dining restaurant. However, I love a good burger and a great pizza, and that's what I'm bringing to The Blenheim."
Address: 3293 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Note: This story has been updated to remove misinformation about some of what's available on the Blenheim menu.