Nick & Neil’s Best of 2019

Presenting the 2019 edition of the best things we ate and drank during our year in travel. (Ordered chronologically)

Food
1. Chilaquiles – Lunitas : Gibsons, BC
2. Ling Cod – Drift : Gibsons, BC
3. Crispy Brussels Sprouts – Wobbly Canoe : Sechelt, BC
4. Chef’s Menu – Acorn : Vancouver, BC
5. Pork & Prawn Wontons – Bao Bei : Vancouver, BC
6. Asparagus Tart – L’Abattoir : Vancouver, BC
7. Grilled Lamb Saddle – L’Abattoir : Vancouver, BC
8. Beet Salad – Burdock & Co : Vancouver, BC
9. Jaegerspatzel – The Old Salzburg : Radium Hot Springs, BC
10. Bison Trio – The Bison : Banff, AB
11. Cheeseburger Pizza – The Village Idiot : Revelstoke, BC
12. Elk Carpaccio – Tekarra Lodge : Jasper, AB
13. Campfire Creme Brûlée – Jasper Brewing : Jasper, AB
14. Spiced Beet Salad – Bridgette : Calgary, AB
15. Victoria’s Breakfast Sandwich and Hashbrowns – Pigeonhole : Calgary, AB
16. Special Fried Rice – Two Penny : Calgary, AB
17. Buffalo Stew – Buffalo Jump Cafe : Fort Macleod, AB
18. Ham & Swiss Waffle – Waffleton : Waterton, AB
19. Cornmeal Battered Sweet Corn – Yellowbelly : St. Louis, MO
20. BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich – Grass Roots : Culpeper, VA
Best Food City: Vancouver, British Columbia

Drink
1. Stormrider NE IPA – Tapworks Brewing : Gibsons, BC
2. Tequizer – Lunitas : Gibsons, BC
3. Schwarzbier – Aframe Brewing : Squamish, BC
4. Trailbreaker IPA – Backcountry Brewing : Squamish, BC
5. Blood Moon – Keefer Bar : Vancouver, BC
6. Lemon Fog – Faculty Brewing : Vancouver, BC
7. Nebulousness Hazy IPA – Brassneck Brewing : Vancouver, BC
8. Crossroads Smoked Sour – Strange Fellows Brewing : Vancouver, BC
9. Paper Plane – The Diamond : Vancouver, BC
10. London Fog Tea – Coco et Olive : Vancouver, BC
11. Hazy Midwest Sunrise – Anvil & Forge : Springfield, IL
12. Switch Melon – Rumpus Beer Co : Revelstoke, BC
13. Huck Me Baby One More Time – Monashee Spirits : Revelstoke, BC
14. Ridgeline Double IPA – Folding Mountain Brewing : Yellowhead County, AB
15. King’s English – Annex Ale Project : Calgary, AB
16. Gris Gris – Proof : Calgary, AB
17. Huckleberry Shake – The Huckleberry Patch : Hungry Horse, MT
18. Queen of the West – Tupelo : Whitefish, MT
19. Hammerlock – Yellowbelly : St. Louis, MO
20. Radiant Rosé – Revalation Winery : Madison, VA
Best Drinking Country: Canada!

Best Overall Meal
Bao Bei – Vancouver, BC
Other Outstanding Restaurants
Drift – Gibsons, BC
Acorn – Vancouver, BC
L’Abattoir – Vancouver, BC
Burdock & Co – Vancouver, BC
The Bison – Banff, AB
Bridgette – Calgary, AB
Two Penny – Calgary, AB
Yellowbelly – St. Louis, MO

Outstanding Lodging
The Stoke – Revelstoke, BC
Pine Bungalows Cabin – Jasper, AB

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