When we are in Vancouver (not traveling) we almost always dine out at places we can walk to. But when we get invited to lunch meetings in various other neighborhoods around town it is always a treat for us to try somewhere new. Thanks to a meeting with Team Radio we had a chance to try Stella’s on Cambie (it was also thanks to Team Radio that we tried Las Margaritas on 4th for the first time and now make a point of going every time we have a meeting close by).
Stella’s on Cambie
If you are a beer drinker Stella’s is the place to be. With a huge selection on tap from BC, Belgium, France, UK, Czech, Denmark and Quebec and bottles from BC, Germany, Belgium, Mexico, Denmark, Italy, Ireland, Czech and Netherlands there is something for every taste. Even an occasional beer drinker like Tara enjoyed a Blanche de Chambly from Quebec. In addition to beer there is a focus on Whiskey and a small but quite interesting wine list. And their food is really good too! There was a daily soup available plus two other regular soup choices that all sounded good as well as salads, sandwiches and classics but with a twist. The Mac & Cheese is served with apple smoked bacon, the Pulled Sandwich is chicken not pork and the Caprese is a sandwich not a salad. Our server was very good and the food came out hot, fast and with good presentation. All of the lunches come with frites (which were very good), salad or a combination of both with no up charge which is a nice option.
While writing this blog a tweet (Twitter) came in announcing a name change for Stella’s. There are two locations, the one we dined at on Cambie at 17th and another on Commercial Drive. The new names will be BierCraft Tap and Tapas Bar and BierCraft Bistro. It is good for us to get off our ‘island’ and we liked the food, drink and atmosphere at Stella’s so I am sure we will be back to one or the other sometime soon.