Alloy, Calgary

From the glass enclosed wine room to the white leather banquettes, Alloy’s Chef/Owners Rogelio Herrera and Uri Heilik have designed a restaurant with great style.  Their menus are beautifully written, full of the colourful culinary influences of their Mediterranean and Latin heritages, and...

Harvest Eatery and FreshMarket, Shaunavon, Saskatchewan

Chef Garrett “Rusty” Thienes and his wife, Kristy, are, in many ways, pioneers in this region of pioneers where the best cooking has for generations been found in home kitchens.  Kristy writes, “We are just over an hour outside of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. We are...

Deane House, Calgary

It’s hardly been a year since Sal Howell of the renowned River Cafe and her tireless team opened Deane House at the confluence of the two rivers that define the early history of Calgary. The Bow and the Elbow were a traditional meeting place for the First Nations communities and it was at...

Skye Café & Bistro, Regina, Saskatchewan

The dynamic husband and wife team of Chefs Milton Rebello and Louise Lu have named Skye Café & Bistro after their daughter who is  “super proud of her restaurant” and as Milton writes “I do not know any person who critiques our cooking as our five year old.” The dining...

The Wetlands at The Wascana, Regina, Saskatchewan

Chef Milton Rebello is living the Canadian dream.  He’s worked…hard…and has claimed Gold for his work with Food Day Canada.  The Wascana Country Club, itself a place itself of great history, is Milton Rebello’s culinary home and he’s opening a new restaurant for them,...

Foreign Concept, Calgary

Few restaurants in Calgary have been so anticipated at Foreign Concept. The brain child of Duncan Ly, the feisty chef who struck out on his own after a highly successful stint at Hotel Arts, Foreign Concept burst onto the scene with Chef Jinhee Lee at the helm and Michael Nop. She promptly entered...

Bushwakker Brewpub, Regina, Saskatchewan

The folks at Bushwakker Brewpub in Regina demonstrate their commitment to all things local through their beer and food, but they’ve also made themselves a popular venue for local music. As well as their menu, the pub has 9 regular beers (brewed year round), 20 seasonal beers (brewed only at...

Prairie Harvest Café, Saskatoon

It took a team of friends with a passion for local ingredients and tons of catering/restaurant experience to open this innovative new restaurant in Saskatoon. Chef Mike McKeown, who has been around the provincial catering industry for years including a stint cooking in remote northern fishing...

Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar, Regina, Saskatchewan

Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar is dedicated to the art of local! Regina-native Executive Chef Jonathan Thauberger  has just returned after a 20 years cooking away, most notably at Burrowing Owl in the south Okanagan where he was part of that vibrant culinary scene.  He’s a thoughtful, creative...

Deer + Almond, Winnipeg, MB

Chef Mandel Hitzer thinks outside the box.  A few years ago, he needed a break but rather than heading south, he took up tree-planting in the B.C. interior with one of the world’s largest planting companies.  Then, on his return to Winnipeg and his culinary roots, he did something even more...