Few people know that Maurice Richard’s diet consisted almost entirely of smoked meat sandwiches and poutine, and that his wife gave him his famous nickname in reference to him blasting off in a completely different way. For a taste of what gave Maurice his lift, rocket over to Dunn’s Famous BC.
Opening its first western Canadian location, Dunn’s is outfitted with high-ceilings, wood accents and a bartop reminiscent of a ‘60s diner, and plates 17 hour smoked then 3 hour steamed AA beef brisket that’s hand sliced and piled high on a light rye sourdough. Signature mains include rib and Salisbury steaks, wild BC salmon, a smoked meat platter, super sammies (from the famous Dunn’s reuben, to a gravy covered hot chicken sandwich, to “The Combination”), and five different poutines that use hand-cut Kennebec French Fries and are served with fresh cheese curds and a gravy that has maple syrupy undertones; which is very fitting since Montreal is French, with Canadian maple syrupy undertones.
Apps include potato skins with smoked meat, bacon and melted cheese, a spinach/artichoke dip blended with cheddar and provolone and topped with chopped smoked meat, and steamed Salt Spring Island mussels. And after all that, if you’re still not satisfied, they’re doing all day breakfasts until closing (1am on weekends) that includes a smoked meat hash and eggs topped with hollandaise, which may not have been Maurice’s bag, but is sure to score with the hasheads of 604.
Check them out 10am to midnight Sunday to Thursday and to 1am Friday and Saturday.