April 13th, 2012
Enter the Dragon
Two barbeque worlds collide, but it’s a harmony of tastes.
Legendary Southern barbecue methods are given a taste of East Asian flavour by Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q, a new spot by the owners of the Campagnolos. Located in East Van, this restaurant-meets-bar joint is bound to energize the quiet neighbourhood. How? With a Whole Smoked & Roasted Pig’s Head ($45) perhaps, requiring a small team to devour. For daintier appetites, there are plenty of smaller plates, from the fresh take on the Gado-Gado Salad ($9) to the selection of two-bite Bao Buns ($2.50 each). As for the “Bar” in Bar-B-Q, save some room for Asian beers and cocktails, provided that the glaring pink tube entryway doesn’t trip you up a little first. —Anya Georgijevic
Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q, 566 Powell St. Vancouver, 604-558-0880, www.fatdragonbbq.com