By Jaclyn Hayward
Dry rubbed, smoked, slow cooked, and sweet and saucy aren’t seasonal flavours – so if that carnivorous craving hits this autumn, scope out one of these places to eat in or DIY at home.
North Vancouver | Lonsdale Quay Seabus Terminal
If you’re in or around the Lonsdale Quay area, pop in to pick up a hot meal from Sharky’s Chophouse & Eatery. They’ve got fresh meats and a hot deli with all kinds of sides and menu options to choose from. Grab a fresh slice of smoked ham with fried perogies and steamed veggies on the side and enjoy a tasty comfort meal on a cold day. You can eat in at the Quay and enjoy a seaside view, or take it to go and enjoy it in front of your favourite show.
Burnaby | Hastings St. @ Gilmore Ave
If your commute home takes you along Burnaby’s Hastings Street, pick up from Butcher’s Block Barbeque. Order the pulled pork and hickory rib platter that comes equipped with coleslaw, beans, and cornbread. Smoked daily with specialty rubs, their flavourful meats and sides are perfect for a night of hosting friends, or a family night in.
Coquitlam | Lougheed Hwy @ Westwood St
For a dine-in option, HAAN Korean BBQ makes it fun and delicious with their cozy conversational atmosphere and their selection of marinated top grade beef. Order the Marinated Beef Bulgogi Set that comes with rice, vegetables and even specialty sides like Bean Paste Soup and Kimchi Pancake. If you’re unfamiliar with this style of eating, each table at the restaurant has a built-in barbeque so you and your friends can order, take turns rotating and serving from the grill, while cooking your meats to perfection.
Port Moody | St. John’s St. @ Moody St.
If you’re in or around Port Moody, Confetti’s European Meat Market & Grocery is fully stocked with locally sourced meat and hearty sides, as well as some imported delights. Confetti’s is a young family-owned shop, and experts at solving that #dinnerdilemma, often holding specials and sharing ideas on their Instagram to inspire you. Conveniently located off St. John’s, they make it easy to park and pick up. Order some marinated peri-peri chicken breasts, hot Italian sausage, and ready-made frozen manicotti with sauce and you’ll have yourself an easy at-home feast. They also carry frozen imported pasteis de nata (Portuguese custard tarts) which really make for the perfect dessert.