Bulgarian café Acacia Fillo Bar closes down in Vancouver's West End

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      While we reported yesterday that Village restaurant shut down in the Davie Village, another West End eatery has called it quits.

      Acacia Fillo Bar has closed at 1103 Denman Street, located between Delany's Coffee House and Fatburger.

      Owners Vera Eftovksa-Ivanova and her husband Ziggy Ivanov opened the petite spot in 2006 as an extension of their Urban Catering business in 2001.

      The eatery specialized in dishes from Eftovksa-Ivanova's homeland, Bulgaria, including Balkan classic phyllo items such as banitza (phyllo pastry with feta, leeks, or spinach), burek (phyllo pastry filled with ground beef), turkey and kashkaval cheese, salmon and wild mushrooms, and more.

      Acacia Fillo Bar

      The menu also covered breakfast and brunch items such as poached eggs on English muffins, with roasted potatoes and yams; ham, Swiss cheese, and bacon in phyllo pastry; open-faced sandwiches; salads; and desserts. 

      Their last day was on July 18. The owners declined an interview with the Georgia Straight.

      Across the street, as we previously mentioned, Rio Brazilian Steakhouse, which specializes in Brazilian churrasco (Brazilian barbecue), relocated from 689 Denman Street (at Alberni Street) to the second floor space at 1122 Denman Street (at Pendrell Street).

      Meanwhile down the street on July 13, seafood restaurant Hook Seabar opened up at 1210 Denman Street down at English Bay.