Corduroy uses organic, local ingredients and an independent eye for craftsmanship to stitch together tasty food trousers for the tongue-legs of Vancouver foodies. Slip your taste buds into one of Corduroy’s starters, such as prawn cakes ($12), a Dungeness crab salad ($14), or the restaurant’s popular poutine ($11), with two-year aged cheddar, Guinness jus, and truffle oil atop fries. Corduroy’s main dishes are few in number, but they rebound in quality like a strike team of hardened criminals who find redemption in their mission. The pizzas ($14) boast a whole-wheat rosemary and honey crust, with topping combinations including roast chicken and barbecue sauce, chorizo and goat cheese, and roast zucchini and smoked gouda. Savour an organic beef stew braised in red wine with vegetables ($17), spool spaghetti and meatballs ($16) around utensils, or embrace the butternut-squash risotto ($17) with open mouths. Corduroy also livens up melancholic livers with drinks of the beer, wine, cocktail, and martini persuasions.