Com­mer­Cial Drive

Where Vancouver - - Dining -

Ca­sual

DOWNLOW CHICKEN SHACK Six days a week, this bustling neigh­bour­hood joint serves Nashville-style hot chicken, deep-fried to crunchy per­fec­tion. Spice lev­els range from mild to “side of milk.” On Mon­days, the menu switches over to made-in-house beef burg­ers, like the Not in Kansas topped with house-bour­bon BBQ sauce. Sides in­clude cold-smoked onion rings and sweet ’n’ sour slaw. $-$$. L/D (daily). 905 Com­mer­cial Dr. 778-866-5662. www.dlchick­en­shack.ca X Map 4: D4

Mid­dle-Eastern

JAM­JAR Every­thing is made from scratch at this fam­i­lyrun Le­banese restau­rant where the em­pha­sis is on sharing. Pick one of the jars-to-go for hum­mus and dips to take home. De­liv­ery avail­able. $. L/D (daily). 2280 Com­mer­cial Dr. 604-252-3957. X Map 4: D4 1488 W. 11th Ave. 604733-2211. Map 4: D3 Jam­jar Can­teen: 6035 Univer­sity Blvd. 604-620-5320. www.jam-jar.ca Map 4: D1

Brew­ery

PAR­AL­LEL 49 BREW­ING Beer Ex­pe­ri­ence, Where to Dine Awards 2018. This East Van in­sti­tu­tion is famed for an ever-evolv­ing ros­ter of in­ven­tive beers and equally in­ven­tive— and eye-catch­ing—la­bels. The tap­room boasts 40 beers on tap, with 20 avail­able for growler fills. The sea­sonal menu fea­tures food truck–in­spired bites. Sit in­doors or on the pa­tio. Open daily. 1950 Tri­umph St. 604-5582739. www.par­al­lel49brew­ing.com X Map 2: C3

Brew­ery

STORM BREW­ING LTD. This bare-bones brew­ery dis­trib­utes to bars all over the city. Brew­mas­ter James Wal­ton is best known for his cre­ative ales and his award-win­ning aged sour beers. Fill your growlers on site, or call ahead for tours and kegs. Open daily. 310 Com­mer­cial Dr. 604-255-9119. www.storm­brew­ing.org X Map 2: C3

Pizza

VIA TEVERE PIZZE­RIA Best Pizze­ria, Van­cou­ver magazine 2018. The blue-tiled wood-burn­ing oven is cen­tre stage at this East Van­cou­ver haunt, which cre­ates au­then­tic Neapoli­tan piz­zas. Se­lec­tion of an­tipasti and clas­sic Ital­ian desserts, too. $$. D (Tu-Su).

1190 Vic­to­ria Dr. 604-336-1803. www. vi­at­ev­erepizze­ria.com X Map 4: D5

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