Greedy Pig
I often frequent the website Chowhound.com which has a local discussion forum. Almost all of the people on the forum are really serious about food and on this day some of the members decided to have a group outing.

The beginning of the meeting started with introductions and talk of food in Vancouver. It then seemed like everyone was going to suggest their favorite restaurant and then have it shot down by other people at the table. Good thing everyone was nice and in good spirits or there could have been some blog wars started. To be honest, I think some blog beef would be funny.

Everyone at the table was talking about the bone marrow on the menu and it seemed like many people have tried this before. I felt like an inferior foodie for a second, but that thought felt really nerdy, so I was over that in a second.

Fmed from Foodosophy who ordered just before me got the last bone marrow dish available that night (16 dollars) leaving me with my second choice. It felt like a slap in the face by his gauntlet, and I thought the blog wars were going to start. Kidding! He was very nice and said he would share some of his bone marrow with me. I ordered the short ribs for 16 dollars and my friend that accompanied me to the meal ordered the bangers and hash (16 dollars which came with both mash and hash).

My sample of the bone marrow on toast was good. It was an interesting taste, but I would need to have more for me to really describe it. My first impression was flavourful but rich.

All the food tasted fantastic. My short ribs were really tender and had a great taste. The bangers and hash came with a generous portion of toulouse sausage (French sausage made from pork, smoked bacon, wine, and garlic) that were smooth and flavourful.

Everything that I tried was really good. It is also worth noting that the service there was solid. My only issue was for 16 dollars I was still walking out a little hungry, I could have easily ate another meal before I went to bed. To be a greedy pig here, you will have to break open you piggy bank.

Greedy Pig
307 West Cordova Street,
Vancouver, BC
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Their website sucks. Horrible font and some navigation elements that needs work.


Anonymous said... @ January 22, 2009 at 2:52 PM

I'm discovering that I can only read your blog when I'm full. Reading it in the morning before I've had breakfast is not a good idea because I end up craving bone marrow or sushi or eggs benny, which I never have on hand! You may want to include a disclaimer or something.

Thanks for another delicious post...

Lydia said... @ January 22, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Ooh, I really want to go there. If I had known about the meetup, I maybe would have gone. I guess I don't read Chowhound enough.

Anonymous said... @ January 23, 2009 at 6:37 PM

I love the Greedy Pig. We found it walking around Gastown one night last spring and they had recently opened. The owners seemed super nice and I really like how comfortable it is in there. A good place for drinks. Haven't eaten there yet but I can see the portions being a bit small. Nice beers and lovely little details like paintings on the wood beams, etc.

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