During our time in Kits (coming up on 4 years now), 3143 West Broadway has been home to two different Mexican concepts.
First there was Churrolicious, who tried to move Vancouverites away from timbits to a different kind of sugary fried dough. Despite this obvious recipe for success, Churrolicious became the victim of a vicious churro war. And unfortunately for churro lovers, the winner of that war soon fell victim to their own scorched earth strategy.
In Churrolicious’ place came the second location of Taco Shack, ex-Lions’ Daved Benefield’s interpretation of Cali-Mex. Although I always assumed Taco Shack was doing well on Cornwall, they have now closed their West Broadway doors. I recently came across a twitter feed that seems to suggest that Vera’s and Taco Shack are now actually run by the same people. This would make some sense, as both were started by ex-Lions’ players:
thanks everyone for voting vera’s and the taco shack 1st place westender, and georgia straight for burgers, 3rd for mexican in west ender
Anyway, an incredibly long introduction to the real news: a donair place has now opened up at 3143 West Broadway (@ Balaclava). Al Basha looks unassuming and offers a variety of donairs. My wife recently had a chicken donair and thought it was pretty good. It’s certainly exciting news for us Dutch ex-pats, as shawarma and donair are the post-drinking food of choice for us low-landers.
Last modified: March 25, 2009