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The Eastwood gastropub combines a good assortment of alcoholic refreshments with not-your-run-of-the-mill eats.
The Fraser Fries are made with their house fries, bacon, sundried tomatoes, herbs and garlic. We added the garlic aioli for a double punch of garlic. The house fries are crispy on the exterior but still nice and starchy in the middle. The big pieces of bacon were nice and a good surprise. The sundried tomatoes helped cut the overall natural saltiness from the bacon. It was quite enjoyable.
The Tuna Poke is made with mango salsa, avocado, Ahi tuna, sesame seeds, herb chili oil, green oil and sitting on tortilla chips. The flavour was quite mild, and I more mango salsa would have balanced the neutrality of the entire dish. It would have been great to have the lime incorporated into the dish in its preparation.
The Mussels Vino Blanco is a full pound of mussels, white wine, butter, shallot, garlic and parsley and served with a side of fries and bread. They do a good job here. You get your money’s worth.
The Dirty Sanchez is made with a 6 oz. all beef patty, Monterey jack cheese, guacamole, pickled onion, pickled jalapeno, lettuce, tomato, garlic aioli on a pretzel bun. I appreciated that the burger was on a pretzel bun. There is more bun in every bite. The crunch from the pickled items is a great combination with the other more neutral items in the burger. The patty was great – it was juicy and not too salty. I felt that the burger was one of the highlights of the evening.
If you’re in the Fraser area, I’d recommend checking them out, they got pretty busy as the evening went on, so come early for dinner or check out their brunch!
4245 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC
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