Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Roast Beef Break.


Sometimes, when you’re working on an application for your dream job, you need a sandwich.  A cheese and ham with French’s will not do.  What you need is a stack of meat on a good white baguette, the kind that asks for demands a nap once you're done eating.


So what to do?  If you’re me, you slip into your Vans and hike through the Downtown Eastside to Big Lou’s.  It’s on the corner of Powell and Gore, has a plain wooden interior, and the men behind the counter are almost guaranteed to have mustaches and/or beards.  They’re happy to talk menu options, and you can check out their impressive selection of butchered goods while your sammie’s being built.

I go for the The Whole Roast Beef.  Why?  Because it’s a classic; there's AAA beef, red wine, onions, pan mayonnaise (made from pan-drippings, yes!) all wedged within bread that’s crusty, but not so crusty that it annihilates the roof of your mouth.  It’s one very handsome sandwich when they pass it to you, and within minutes you’ll be a happy, pan-mayo-covered mess.

Then it’s nap time.
This beauty was shared.  Do not worry, these 3 pieces = ONE WHOLE SANDWICH

269 Powell Street
604-566-9229

Two Chefs and a Table
Gastown: 305 Alexander Street, 778-2331303
Richmond: Unit 7 - 3331 Viking Way, 604-233-7769

1 comment:

  1. Sound so tasty! When you get your dream job, (I am so confident I use when, not if) I might be making many trips into Richmond to eat!!

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