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