Main Street eatery named among top restaurants in Canada
Burdock & Co is bursting into spring with a bouquet of prestigious accolades and a newly launched “Disco Dumplings” series. With top honours earned in the 2018 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards and Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants Awards, the Main Street eatery has become the hottest ticket in town for bar-setting brunch, expertly crafted West Coast cuisine and impeccable service.
Burdock & Co took home four coveted honours at the 2018 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. This year’s judges included the city’s top restaurant critics and culinary pros, who spent the previous year tasting their way through hundreds of dining establishments to build their highly anticipated list of the city’s best.
Burdock & Co received the gold award for Best Brunch – (the crispy fried chicken with dill pickle mayo and poached egg was a particular favourite) and thanks to an intriguing menu of eclectic dishes, the restaurant was also singled out as one of the East Side’s best eateries in the competitive Neighbourhoods category.
Chef and Owner Andrea Carlson’s locavore approach to cooking, and her desire to bend the culinary rules to achieve the perfect blend of fresh, inventive flavours, contributed to Burdock & Co’s gold win for Best West Coast cuisine. Julie Sopuck, general manager, was also named one of the 2018’s Premier Crew, an intimate group of four hosts, servers, sommeliers and bartenders selected for their intuitive ability to elevate the everyday dining experience.
The 2018 Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants Awards were announced just earlier this month, and Burdock & Co is honoured to have placed among the top restaurants in Canada (#22 in British Columbia, and #66 in the country). The annual list of the country’s favourite restaurants is voted on by food critics, leading chefs and restaurateurs, and food fanatics from every province.
“We are thrilled to be recognized from the thousands of incredible restaurants across Canada as one of its best,” said Chef Carlson. “This award – as well as the honours we received at the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards – comes just as we celebrate our five-year anniversary. I can’t thank our dedicated team and loyal guests enough – their support allows us to make our dream happen, service after service.”
Fresh off the heels of the recent awards, Burdock & Co has introduced “Disco Dumplings,” a new weekly series that features a savoury dumpling menu, DJ Chris Allen spinning vinyl, and a flashy disco ball setting the mood. Guests can choose from an assortment of decadent dumplings, including nettle and ricotta with wild greens; and pork and burdock with charred chili sauce. The restaurant’s famous fried chicken will also be on offer, along with a selection of beer and wine sold at happy hour prices. Disco Dumplings takes place every Monday at 8:00pm (walk-ins only; reservations on Mondays will only be accepted until 6:30pm).
Burdock & Co (2702 Main Street) is open daily from 5:00pm to 9:30pm.Experience the city’s best brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 2:00pm; the lively menu strikes a perfect balance between classic and modern dishes, ensuring every diner – traditionalist or adventure seeker, vegan or carnivore – will find a new brunch favourite. Throughout the rest of the week, guests can look forward to flavourful menu updates inspired by spring ingredients.
For reservations or group bookings, call 604.879.0077 or visit Burdockandco.com.
About Burdock & Co
Opened in 2013, Burdock & Co is Andrea Carlson’s uncompromising vision of what a restaurant can be. Located on Main Street in the heart of Vancouver, Burdock & Co presents sophisticated dining in a casual setting, with an evolving local and organic menu, naturalist wine program, and a signature way of cooking that trusts the raw materials to shine. Burdockandco.com
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