March 6th, 2012
State of the Union
Union Street keeps delighting us.
First, chic shops, Charlie and Lee, LAND and Board of Trade pop up. Now resto-bar The Union brings communal tables and creative cocktails to the block. The newest member of the Habit and Cascade family, the Union serves the type of food that fits its location on the southeast edge of Chinatown: Southeast Asian. We love the Thai-style green papaya salad ($7), the Vietnamese-style caramelized prawn bahn mi ($7) and the Indonesian-style nasi goreng ($13). We fell hard for the savoury cocktail (yes, savoury) tom yum collins made with coconut milk, lemongrass and Thai basil ($10).
Here's one union we are happy to join. —Kelsey Dundon
The Union Bar, 219 Union St., Vancouver, BC 604.568.3230, www.theunionbar.ca