Earls Test Kitchen is the place to go for happy hour before watching a movie at night. What is different about this Earls is that it is a culinary playground to craft different dishes and drinks that may influence the other Earl’s menu in North America.
The place was packed and we wanted to come here to catch happy hour. All items are smaller versions of what on the regular menu, but cheaper.
They have this menu every day from 3:00pm – 6:00pm and 9:00pm – close.
The interior is nice and there are tons of tables. Best to come earlier for happy hour as it is very busy.
Sleeves are $3 and Pints are $5. I got the lager as I wanted something light and fruity to go with the meal.
The garlic fries were crispy, skinny and full of potent garlic flavour. The fries seemed oddly short.
Super Avocado Toast
There are 4 pieces to this order for $7. It is smashed avocado on olive oil toasted baguette, garnished with confit tomato, sriracha drizzle and radish. I enjoyed it as a nice bite to help fill me up.
Bigger Better Burger
This burger has vine ripened tomatoes, onion, lettuce, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard, on a freshly baked brioche bun. You can also add cheese or mushrooms to the burger. M went with cheese. It was an ok, burger but it wasn’t too outstanding. For $9, this was the burger only.
Baja Fish Taco
The crispy battered cod taco is topped with fresh cut salsa, cabbage slaw, on corn tortillas with a wedge of lime. It’s a pretty big size and for $3, it’s a good price.
Overall, it was a good quick meal before the show. It’s funny how the servers can guess who is here for dinner before a movie. It’s just steps away from the theatre and the food is solid.
We Rate Earls Test Kitchen:
905 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC