Why: Loowit Brewing, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, is a taproom and pub that opened its doors for business in 2012 with three taps. Now Loowit offers 18 taps with award-winning brews and cider. The food menu is a well-rounded selection, from appetizers to burgers, with made-to-order fresh options.What I tried: My dining companion and I started with the Spundekase from the appetizers. I had the house green salad with pulled pork, and my dining companion settled on the brewer’s grilled cheese for our entrees.The Spundekase is a large, delicious, golden pretzel served piping hot with a generous side of chilled German-style cheese dip loaded with paprika, minced onion and garlic. We found the dip paired well with the pretzel; the flavor reminded us of a spicy, freshly created cheese ball.The house green salad is arranged in a basket with all the salad’s ingredients separate and at the diner’s discretion to either mix together or not. Mixed greens are flanked by crispy fried and chopped bacon, a sliced hard-boiled egg, grape tomatoes and sliced cucumbers. I opted to add pulled pork to the salad, as well. There are also a few types of dressing offered. I thoroughly enjoyed the salad and was especially impressed with the freshness of all the ingredients. I found the pulled pork was too dry, so I added dressing to it, which helped a bit. In my opinion, the pork would be ideal if it possessed a juicy BBQ presence.The brewer’s grilled cheese sandwich comes with a diner’s choice of seasoned fries, a house green salad or slaw. My dining companion chose the fries. The sandwich is made on sourdough bread with tomato, bacon, and basil-topped cheese. My dining companion was very satisfied with the sandwich and especially liked what the basil brought to it.