We're hopeful that the month of July will include heat and happy hour, but in case one needs to escape the sun, seek refuge in any of these three sizzling spots.
Meat and Bread, Victoria
Popular Vancouver sandwich shop Meat and Bread proves that good things do come in threes with the arrival of their third location, on Yates Street, this month. Situated in the city’s heritage Churchill Building, it’s the perfect spot to get your hands on one of their infamous pancetta sandwiches slathered in salsa verde—or, for something sweeter, a house-made maple bacon ice cream sandwich for a warm summer night. meatandbread.ca
Bar Bricco, Edmonton
Daniel Costa, the inimitable restaurateur and chef of Corso32, has nestled his latest venture, a 28-seat Italian wine and spuntini bar called Bar Bricco, right next door to his flagship restaurant. The room features an impressive menu of small plates—think egg yolk ravioli or a smart fava bean, mint and fennel salad—paired with (no surprise) a vast list of Italian wines. End your day with a glass of something sparkly and the prosciutto tasting board. barbricco.com
Much and Little, Vancouver
Vancouver household goods store Much and Little makes good on the first half of their name with an expansion of their current Main Street location. The original side of the shop remains dedicated to pretty kitchen items and eclectic goods (such as smart bow ties and Tense wooden watches). On the new, extended side, reclaimed wood and vintage kilim rugs create a cozy backdrop for the latest in boutique-label women’s fashion, including super soft Sundry jumpers and modern boho pieces from Feral Childe. muchandlittle.com