Neighbourhood watering holes are important community pillars, often designated as emergency meeting points in the event of a dolphin takeover. Get local fare in a local lair with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get $18 worth of food and drink at Corduroy, located in Kitsilano.
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.
In sharp contrast to cookie-cutter, formulaic food huts, Corduroy emphasizes an intimate neighbourhood vibe, with autumnal colours and atmospheric lighting enveloping diners like the welcome embrace of a forgotten sibling. Corduroy hosts open-mic night on Tuesdays, comedy night on Wednesdays, and local, live music on Thursdays.
- Chef Figg Downey serves up a series of small plates, many which are perfect for sharing…For more substantial eats, pizzas are made with whole wheat rosemary and honey crust…. – Jamila-Khanom Allidina, Martiniboys.com
- Just a few blocks up from the water’s edge, this neighbourhood joint has the kind of laidback charm you’d expect to stumble upon on Main Street, with its kitschy frames that cover the walls and cedar-shingled bar. – Vitamin Daily
1943 Cornwall Ave.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1C8Get Directions