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Highlight Cafe by Re-Up BBQ is OPEN to Uptown New Westminster! Our newest restaurant will be serving up high quality espresso and delicious brunch and lunch eats in a newly renovated and stylish space on Sixth Street. Just like the Re-Up BBQ you already know and love, Highlight Cafe will be using only free-range and top-quality ingredients from local farms in British Columbia. We will even be infusing your favorite Re-Up BBQ products into innovative takes on classic brunch traditions. Our only mistake was to not do this sooner.
SOUTHERN BBQ AND FRIED CHICKEN on the Fraser in historic New Westminster
You can find the Re-Up BBQ in the River Market, a community space/public market on the banks of the Fraser River in New West. The team at the counter service restaurant smokes meat onsite every day. There’s no need to make a reservation; you can simply drop in, or you can call ahead to place your order for take out. In the summers, the patio or nearby Pier Park are great places to enjoy a bucket of chicken or BBQ platter.
On the street, to “re-up” means to resupply a street intersection with more drugs for the dealers. In 2010, after Michael Kaisaris threw his name into a lottery for one of Vancouver’s first street food licenses (and surprisingly won it), Re-Up BBQ food cart tirelessly supplied the street corners of Vancouver’s downtown financial district with addictive pulled pork and beef brisket sandwiches. The tiny food cart was hit by a bus in 2013 (Rest in Peace, Agnes!); however, the Re-Up team still supplies the Lower Mainland with BBQ made at the restaurant and delivered hot to catered events – see below for the group order form. In 2017, after an unexpected relocation to BC’s interior, Michael left his baby in the hands of long time friend and business partner Kelly. Re-Up in the River Market continues to provide the exact same recipes to its loyal customers as it has since day one.