Eastern Spice Meets Southern Smoke on Powell

Ted Anderson, Robert Belcham & Tom Doughty to Open Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q

Accomplished restaurateurs, Tom Doughty & Robert Belcham of Campagnolo and Campagnolo ROMA, are excited to partner with longtime employee and first time restaurant owner, Ted Anderson, to proudly announce the opening of Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q on Thursday April 5,2012. Fat Dragon, where Far East Asian flavours collide with American Southern barbecue methods, is the most casual restaurant this team has so far created.Open seven days a week, from 11am – late, Fat Dragon offers both dine-in and take-out options with street parking available at 566 Powell Street. “We have always wanted to open a barbeque joint.” says Anderson, ”We want guests to be able to enjoy a few cocktails and snacks without getting fatigued on heavy barbeque, so we incorporated Asian flavours and techniques to lighten the load.”

The Fat Dragon kitchen team will be lead by Chef de Cuisine Adam Johnson in serving delicious food, first seasoned with Asian spices and herbs, then slow smoked over local fruit woods. These techniques will be applied to the best local cuts of pork, beef, lamb, fresh seafood, vegetables, and tofu. “We have a great love for different types of food from all over Asia.” says Ted Anderson, “This is our homage to the many, great, late-night dinners of noodles, barbequed pork and stir fried crab that we have enjoyed in our travels.”

The team at Bricault Design has created a stripped down, open space reminiscent of a 1920’s opium den. Exposed brick and wooden beams are complemented by a silk entry way, resembling the interior of a Chinese lantern, and a dragon-skin inspired ceiling installation made of wooden scales. The focal point of the room is an 18 ft bar housing a variety of local craft brews and imported Asian beers, a small selection of wines by the glass, and an assortment of cocktails derived from classic recipes rejuvenated with smoke and Asian flavours.

About Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q: Where East Meets South! Fat Dragon cooks up bold American southern barbeque complemented by delicate Asian flavours. Dine in or take out. Located at 566 Powell Street., Vancouver B.C., Fat Dragon is open from 11:00am – late, seven days a week and guests are encouraged to drop in unannounced. For more information email info@fatdragonbbq.com, visit www.fatdragonbbq.com, follow@fatdragonbbq, like www.facebook.com/pages/Fat-Dragon-BBQ and call 604-558-0880.

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