Tuesday, December 24, 2013

crafty for the holiday

Unfortunately, I had to work on Christmas Eve, but at least it was only a half day. Spent the rest of the day having an early dinner with coworkers and friends at Craft Beer Market, a cool restaurant inside the historic Salt building in the Olympic Village on a friend's recommendation. Delicious juicy burgers, a huge selection of beers (domestic and international) and yummy salads in a gorgeous building. Needless to say, we will definitely be coming back to try more items from their menu.

Inside the historic Salt building. Love the high ceilings and exposed duct work. 
A friend ordered the BC beer flights to sample. 
You'll find at least one beer here that you'll like. 
We started off with appetizers and ordered the Fast Food Sushi (Cheeseburger and fries wrapped in bacon and presented sushi style) and poutine (Hand cut fries seasoned with beer salt, fresh cheese curds and rich gravy - shown below). The "sushi" was delicious but I have to say, I'm quite partial to poutine. Especially on a cold winter day. 
I ordered the classic hamburger (8oz burger, house made pickles, lettuce, tomato and onion) with a spinach salad with strawberry and feta cheese. I love a good spinach salad. 
The beer canisters next to our table behind a glass wall. Craft also brew their own beer, surprise, surprise. 
This was too cute. I feel like if I actually liked the taste of beer, I might enjoy this brand. 
In the centre of the Olympic Village are these art installations of these massive giant birds. 
Outside the Craft restaurant. 
And right across the restaurant is this lovely view of downtown Vancouver, the mountains and the False Creek. The glowing orb is Science World, which has been renovated and looks even cooler than when I remember it as a kid. 

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