Brunch lovers seeking some smoke, spice, and Southern vibes will want to check out the fired-up new weekend daytime menu.
Loaded with hearty takes on brunch staples that draw inspiration from breakfast-y faves and the big flavours of Texas-style BBQ, Slim's - a year-old option on Main Street - is definitely kicking up weekend eats a notch.
Known for its right-from-the-smoker BBQ dishes, playful sides, and cocktails by the pitcher, Slim's is using its recently-launched brunch menu to further echo the restaurant's food flexibility. A very cool feature is that Slim's has vegetarian or fully vegan brunch dishes (much like how they've grown the regular menu to do the same) and the kitchen also has dedicated cooking space for gluten-free items, which makes the Mount Pleasant spot a great place to dine when you've got omnivores alongside folks who prefer plant-based or have other dietary restrictions.
But when it comes to the meaty stuff, Slim's really delivers. They use meats from B.C. suppliers like 63 Acres and Rossdown Farms, with the high-quality cuts applied to things like their sweet and tangy pulled pork or a crunch fried chicken and waffles.
The pulled pork is the star of the show when it comes to Slim's Southern Cornbread N' Eggs; this is ostensibly a Benny featuring cornbread stacked with saucy pulled pork, poached eggs and queso sauce. It comes with super crispy and fluffy tots, which is basically a brunch dream come true. Add on a Smoky BBQ Caesar, a little breeze (and delightful chaos) thanks to the big open windows facing the intersection where Main and Kingsway meet, and you have an excellent weekend on the go.
For the non-meat-eaters, however, you're well served with Slim's Austin-style breakfast tacos or their chilaquiles, both featuring a plant-based egg substitute. And if you'd prefer to skip the pork on that wicked good cornbread Benny, you can make the dish vegetarian by subbing in Slim's BBQ jackfruit.
To entice early risers, Slim's also has a few noteworthy Brunch "Happy Hour" menu options. From 10 a.m. to noon your bottomless Kafka's coffee is just $2, a one-ounce Pickleback is $4, and Mimosas are $6. For Brunch Happy Hour eats, they've discounted their vegetarian hash.
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Slim's BBQ is located at 2301 Main St in Vancouver.
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