Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar (Kits) – French Quarter Beignets

Two things come to mind when I think of Chewies… “loud” and “good food”. That’s basically the embodiment of this place.

Unlike a lot of restaurants that maintain a mostly female wait staff, Chewies is known for their employment of mostly males. As can be expected in such an environment, the loud bravado and cavalier attitude can be either a welcome change or a bit annoying depending on the circumstances.

We arrived early enough for their “buck-a-shuck” special and ordered up some Fanny Bay Oysters at $1 each. The Salt Spring Island Mussels come served 3 different ways ($18 a pot) – we decided to try two of the options.  I found the mussels to be a bit on the small side.

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The food at Chewies is pure comfort food… the Jambalaya is a big serving of spicy cajun rice mixed with chicken, prawns, andouille sausage and ham.  If you’re looking for something saucier, the Gumbo is a good alternative and comes with pieces of fried chicken in a thick and spicy roux.

Speaking of their fried chicken, take a look at our last visit.

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For dessert, we tried their French Quarter Beignets and Red Velvet Cake. The beignets were hot and crispy on the outside and airy on the inside – like biting into a piece of deep-fried air. On the other side, the red velvet cake was quite dense – not hard, just dense. It paired well with the white chocolate cream cheese icing that topped it.

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2201 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC

chewies.ca

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Posted on August 12, 2014, in Desserts, Donuts, Restaurant Review, Seafood, Southern and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. GASP!!!! Beignets???!!! I’ve always wanted to go to Chewies but now….IT’S ON!!!!!

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