Now presented by Scout Magazine.
In this special COVID-19 episode it thrilled us to have on Chambar co-owner Karri Green-Schuermans and our old friend James Iranzad of Gooseneck Hospitality. We wanted to hear them speak about what’s happening on the front lines regarding how the British Columbia government is looking to reopen the restaurant community. As the two lone independent restaurateurs from Vancouver on the 60 something panel of restaurateurs tasked at making this happen, their insights were ones we wanted to hear.
In addition, we also wanted Karri to discuss the new Food Coalition initiative she recently started. With an aim of “feeding those with the greatest need, using local food, made by local restaurants,” we wanted to learn more of how this first came about, who it’s intended for and how she hopes to keep it growing.
James and Karri discuss this in detail as his restaurant Wildebeest has also jumped on board to help. We also wax on rent assistance for restaurants, government action, taking on more responsibility and life at home during this time.
If you’re looking for some clarity to where we currently stand during this pandemic, James and Karri provide plenty of answers here.
If you’d like to learn more about the Food Coalition or if you have the means to donate, please visit their website. They hope to keep this going long term, so every little bit helps.
Chambar is one of Vancouver’s most established and respected restaurants. Opened in 2004, it has been a staple on Beatty Street ever since. Think Belgian fare and one of the best beer and wine lists in the city. Do check out their website if you’re looking to grab some delicious food today. We highly recommend the Paella. Yum!
Gooseneck Hospitality is one of Vancouver’s most diverse and respected independent restaurant groups. Headed by James and his partner Josh Pape, they have 5 excellent restaurants we love. Think Bufala (Kerrisdale and Edgemont Village), Wildebeest, Lucky Taco and Bells & Whistles. Currently both Bufala’s and Lucky Taco are available for takeout and delivery, with Bells & Whistles joining the fray this coming Friday May 8th. Do check out their website if you’re hungry for some pizza or burritos today. We cannot recommend the Calabria pizza anymore. It’s the best!
***Scout is one of Vancouver’s leading food and culture magazines. If you’re wanting to learn more about the city’s food and cultural sphere with regards to community news, new restaurant openings, essential guides to some of the city’s best offerings as well as who’s hiring, Scout is where you should go. They also have a sister website called Islandist. Same type of content only Island driven. That’s Islandist.ca.
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