What You'll Get
Locally sourced cheese is always preferable to moon cheese, which was found to have dangerously high levels of Buzz Aldrin's brain waves. Enjoy a fresh, earthbound meal with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of artisan food and drink at The Greedy Pig, located in Gastown.
The Greedy Pig serves up locally sourced artisan fare and old-fashioned cocktails in a laid-back environment open for lunch and dinner. Dive palate-first into the midday lunch menu, featuring an innovative selection of hearty handhelds such as the truffled roast-beef sandwich ($12), with caramelized onions and mushrooms, and the pulled-pork sandwich ($11), containing tender braised swine shoulder slathered in a tangy barbecue sauce. Pro-sharing appetizer allies can fire the opening salvo in their savoury mealventure with the cheese and butcher plate ($19), which features a locally sourced lineup of meats, pates, and artisan cheeses, served alongside olives and fresh bread. Dinner entrees at the eatery will please stomachs of all shapes, sizes, and bench-pressing abilities, with the Bangers n' Hash ($17), comprised of Toulouse sausage served over mashers and a sweet-potato and brussels-sprout hash and then drizzled with sweet Vidalia onion jus, rubbing edible elbows with the Marrow & Toast ($15), pairing roasted veal bones, garlic confit, and maldon sea salt with a watercress and orange bouquet and sidekicked by the trusty taste of a toasted baguette.
Housed in a revamped century-old building, The Greedy Pig boasts a warm and stylish interior, with exposed brick, sleek wood furnishings, and a lengthy bar that locals and hopelessly lost conquistadores can cozy up to. Wallow in wine or coast into a cocktail, such as the saloon-styled Roughrider ($8), a tall tongue-twister of Canadian rye whiskey, pureed raspberries, black-raspberry liqueur, fresh lime juice, and ginger beer. The Greedy Pig hosts live music throughout the week, allowing ears to munch on melodies while mouths happily settle into locally sourced sustenance.
Vancouver magazine, the Georgia Straight, the Vancouver Observer, and Martini Boys all have great things to say about The Greedy Pig. Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars, and 76 per cent of Urbanspooners like it.
- After a couple of potent libations and a truly delicious meal, we were feeling cozy and satisfied, practically curling up in our armchairs like cats after cream. – Mercedes Grant, Vancouver Observer
- First, pork shoulder is dry-rubbed with coriander, garlic, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and paprika and then slow-roasted in the oven for four hours until tender. It’s then hand-pulled and piled generously onto a potato hamburger bun (made daily by La Baguette et L’Echalote bakery), along with house-made barbecue sauce spiced with cayenne pepper, black pepper, and paprika and served with a creamy slaw of shaved fennel and diced apple. Don’t worry—the sandwich comes cut in half so it’s not such a handful. – Tara Lee, Georgia Straight
- Located in one of the hippest damn areas in Vancouver, The Greedy Pig is fast becoming one of the trendiest little restaurants in town. All the key ingredients were in place for it to take off: a location where plenty of interesting and influential people walk by, a menu of affordable gourmet fare, and a drink menu loaded with bourbon (the brownest of the brown liquors). – Phil Brown, Martini Boys
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 28, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table of 4. Dine-in only. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.