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Dinner at NEW Save On Meats restaurant with Karen Fung and Raul Pacheco in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

From Save On Meats:

SAVE ON MEATS / A Vancouver Institution for 54 Years

Al DesLauriers opened Save On Meats at 43 West Hastings in 1957 amid the shine of dozens of neon signs up and down what was then considered Vancouver’s main shopping and entertainment district. The famous ‘flying pigs’ were a beacon for customers and a major attraction along Hastings Street.

But while the city grew and other businesses closed down or moved away Save On Meats remained in its original location serving its loyal clientele for the next 54 years.

In 2009 Al retired and the butcher shop was shut, leaving Vancouverites to mourn the loss of Vancouver legend, not to mention one of the best burgers in town.

Read more here

Photos from a delightful diner style dinner with wonderful dear friends Karen Fung and Raul Pacheco on a Tuesday evening in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside

Karen reads over the  menu

Karen pointed out the wall outlet by the condiments to plug in laptops and other devices!

A young child gazes at the Nostalgic menu items

Views of the restaurant

Closeup of our server’s Save On Meat’s T-Shirt

Busy Kitchen!

Our wonderful server taking our orders

A friend drops by to join us for light conversation!

Our server brings us our meal of Cream Soup, side of Broccoli and Grilled cheese sandwich with mashed potatoes

Dinner was followed by two miniature Butterscotch milkshakes

Raul joins our dinner!

A lovely evening with two fantastic friends – Raul and Karen!

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  1. July 3, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks for the lovely post, April!

    • July 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      Raul, You are so welcome!!!!!

  2. July 3, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Cream of cauliflower soup…SO YUM. And with any luck I will hit upon the most popular items that the restaurant is out of once more! ;)

    • July 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      Karen, You have such great ideas :)

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