To those of you who know, or may not know, in Kitsilano on 4th and Blenheim, lies quite a bit of history. Situated on the north east corner and under an old apartment building is Displace. Former home of Nevermind, Fogg & Suds and originally Steer and Stein in the 70’s, Displace sits upon decades of history. Since Displace opened May 1st 2011, it has grown to survive in this tough restaurant industry.
“Were starting to see the fruits of our labor” says owner Duncan Stewart. It takes hard work to run this personal business, and Duncan knows all about hard work first hand. Starting in this industry at 16 years old washing dishes, moved into the kitchen cooking, then a chef. Taking it to the front of house with bardending then managing. And now, the owner.
Spending most of his life in the restaurant industry Duncan realized that he was already doing what he loved to do. “I didn’t choose it, it chose me” says Duncan, has he tends to a guest by pouring a cold beer.
Displace offers a wide variety of things to do and see and taste. Karaoke two nights a week, Trivia nights, Comedy nights, and drink and food speacials every night of the week! One of the front runners of the craft beer movement in Kitsilano, also voted by Vancity Buzz, Top 5 burgers two years in a row! Feel free to visit the website and Facebook to be upto date (links below).
Displace isn’t all one man though, Duncan has a team of amazing staff. Chef Reese Hiebert, Jason Ker the bar manager, and Lauren Hitchman the floor manager are just a few of the smiling faces you will see upon a visit.
To displace something, means to to take it over. So if you haven’t had the pleasure, or your already familiar, head down the big rock tiled stairs, through the blue door, and come let Displace take over you for an evening.