Recently we had the opportunity to stop in to Chewie’s Coal Harbor location, where they’re now serving up weekend brunch, with a strikingly similar menu as their Kitsilano counterpart. We checked out some of the dishes with our new blogger friend Emily from The Fat Pigs, along with a group of her close friends and her partner, Charles.

We chatted amongst each other while we enjoyed a couple of mimosas, or “man-mosas” as Charles called them. In case you’re wondering what makes them so manly, they come with a double shot and are served in a tumbler — totally called for when brunching, right?

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Jeremy opted for the Southern Fried Chicken Benny ($18). Chewie’s classic fried chicken, two poached eggs and hollandaise on two biscuits. This was a stellar dish, despite one of the eggs being over-poached.

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Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles ($14). Two Buttermilk waffles, topped with southern fried chicken with a Cajun honey butter drizzle. We’ve had this before, and it was pretty darn tasty.

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Braised Short Rib Hash ($15). Braised short rib, black eyed peas, smoked Gouda, diced Kennebec potato home fries topped with two eggs. We didn’t get to taste this one, but it looked good!

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Back Bacon Benny — sliced Canadian Back Bacon, tomatoes, poached eggs, Cajun Hollandaise sauce, Kennebec potato home fries. This was Adrian’s dish, and it was definitely a worthy contender of a repeat visit. The bacon is thick and juicy, and delightfully crispy.

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Next time you’re thinking brunch on the weekend, give Chewie’s in Coal Harbor a try!

XX – The Food Gays

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