Are you looking for somewhere new to have lunch during your weekday lunch break? Brooke Strickland, a freelance writer for the VBJ, has a few suggestions of places to try around the Vancouver area. Check in with the VBJ in the first and third issues of each month for a new lunch spot suggestion.
Heathen Brewery’s Feral Public House has been a part of downtown Vancouver’s food and drink scene since May 2015. Ever since then, people have been coming back for more of their made-from-scratch pub fare with a Heathen twist. The menu is as diverse as their beverage options, ranging from tacos, burgers, sandwiches, wings and more. The restaurant makes their own sauces, dough, soups, and dressings, and the meats are house smoked.
Location: 1109 Washington St., Vancouver
Hours: Sunday-Monday: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Price point: $10 to $16
What to try: Tribal Tacos in a choice of ground beef, smoked chicken, pulled pork, marinated tofu or blackened grilled haddock; Three Little Pigs Pizza with Porter-Braised Pork Belly, Smoked Ham, and Applewood Bacon on fresh pizza dough made in-house daily; House-Smoked Wings.
“I would like to see us become the staple brewery/public house of Vancouver,” said Keno Leighty, managing partner at Heathen Brewing Feral Public House. “I grew up here and remember Lucky Brewery. I want Heathen to be synonymous with Vancouver. I’ve managed business in the area for almost 20 years and love to see the growth. I just want to make sure we are a storied part of that growth.”