Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q closing

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Less than a year after opening, Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q (566 Powell Street) will close after December 22. The Downtown Eastside restaurant just steps from Oppenheimer Park is owned by Robert Belcham and Tom Doughty, who also own Italian restaurants Campagnolo and Campagnolo Roma, and previously owned Kitsilano’s Refuel, which was replaced this year by Fable restaurant.

Fat Dragon was known for Southern barbecue with an Asian twist. Malaysian-style chicken wings, smoked pig’s snout fried rice, Szechuan peppercorn-cured pork belly, and slow-smoked beef bao buns were just a few of the popular menu items created by chef de cuisine Adam Johnson and executive chef Ted Anderson. The restaurant was also known for its craft cocktail program designed by barman Matt Martin.

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Len Nakonechny

Dec 17, 2012 at 12:07pm

That sucks!

Maya Beckersmith

Dec 17, 2012 at 2:28pm

Oh no! I kept meaning to go there :(


Dec 21, 2012 at 7:26am

why is it closing? ....why didn't the writer ask the owners or surmise it him/herself?

dave w.

Dec 21, 2012 at 10:39am

great ambiance, fantastic food, shitty location


Dec 23, 2012 at 12:36pm

well i think anyone would have thought that....i never understood why any restauranteur would open up on that area....too bad...hopefully they're open it up again in some better area as i think the concept was great and i so wanted to get down there to experience it.

re: "dave w.
DEC 21, 2012 at 10:39 AM
great ambiance, fantastic food, shitty location"

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