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There's not much else we can add about the Dirty Apron deli.  A further extension of the Chambar/Medina family, the deli/market provides another strong presence on Beatty Street (which was already kinda there via the cooking school),  the trifecta providing as much an anchor for the burgeoning Crosstown neighbourhood as the new condos in the area.  The sandwiches ($6.99 to $8.99) are each updates on deli classics: a roast beef sandwich takes a more worldly spin with chimichuri and salsa; a pulled pork (now clearly taking the most-favoured-protein trophy in Vancouver)  sandwich takes cues from the Vietnamese banh mi; a roast chicken sandwich becomes an earthy harvest with anchovy, arugula and chipotle mayo.  The roasts are done in-house, as is a daily pasta and a handful of other things; the market, a quick source for items you forgot to pick up at larger gourmet stores elsewhere.  For office workers, it's worth a bus/bike/car trip from the cubicle for lunch; for residents in the area, it'll be part of home.

Joe.

The Dirty Apron Delicatessen
540 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 879-8588
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Micol said... @ February 3, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Love your blog! Have you checked out the Food Networks new reality show Recipe to Riches! You could win $250,000! I found the details and entry form at www.recipetoriches.ca I should enter my butter tart recipe!!!

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