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Fuel for R & B

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The late Aurora Bistro, Boneta, Chambar, FigMint, and Zin are formal restaurants in Vancouver that have made some effort towards embracing craft beer. Either they have a respectable beer offering and/or they have hosted pairing dinners that highlight beer’s affinity with fine food. Now, beginning December 2, Fuel Restaurant is getting in on the trend with their Tuesday Night Braise and Beer.

Chef Robert Belcham and his team have created a series of braised meat dishes that will incorporate local, underutilized meats, a beer from R & B, and local, organic winter vegetables. Featured meals include Stout Braised Shin of Beef, Polderside Farm’s Coq a la Bière, Confit of Sloping Hills Farm Pork, and Porter Braised Shoulder of Venison. Fuel sources regional, sustainable ingredients. By doing all their butchery in-house, the restaurant can offer whole roasted items and house-made charcuterie.

The featured dish of the week will be posted on their Web site (under EVENTS) and the price—which will vary depending on the meat used—will always be between $26-$28, including a glass of R&B beer. This promotion will only be available throughout the winter.

Fuel, at 1944 West 4th Avenue (@ Cypress), is open for dinner seven nights a week from 5:30pm. For reservations, call (604) 288-7905.

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  1. Welcome to the craft beer revolution in Vancouver, Fuel! This is my favourite restaurant in Vancouver. Their five-meat stock is out of this world.


    December 4, 2008 at 2:52 pm

  2. Apparently the party is over at Fuel!

    I called today, and the person who answered the phone told me they are no longer doing the Braise and Brew. Apparently they have no plans to bring it back either (the person said they did not know if it would be returning).

    Their website is still advertising the event, which makes it even more of a disappointment…


    February 24, 2009 at 4:37 pm

  3. You are correct, RTM. The Braise and Brew is over now. It is being replaced with:

    Fuel Fried Chicken Fridays
    Starting February 27 @ noon-2:30pm
    Fuel brings back it’s fried chicken lunch special: Polderside Farms Organic Redbro Chicken soaked in buttermilk for a day and then cooked sous-vide, dusted with our seasoned flour, and deep-fried until crispy; served with biscuits & gravy, coleslaw, collard greens, and a glass of R&B Bohemian Lager or Raven Cream Ale.

    If you want the Braise and Brew to come back, it probably will if Fuel knows it is popular enough to warrant having it. A Facebook group, perhaps?


    February 24, 2009 at 4:55 pm

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