Cultivate

Cultivate

The City of Saskatoon, the Farmer’s Market, and Ideas Inc. should be commended for their work on the new market site. The former dumpy industrial area has been transformed into an attractive and active community space. They seem to operate with good intentions, supporting many innovative new ventures. Good on you. 

Cultivate, a “pop up” restaurant, is the latest enterprise to launch in the Farmer’s Market space. Four nights weekly, Chef Moe Mathieu and his team of culinary students set up a temporary kitchen after regular market hours, and put out a selection of bistro-esque dishes showcasing product sourced from the various market vendors.  Details »

Whole Earth Deli and Bakery

Whole Earth Deli and Bakery

Here’s a lovely sour dough loaf from the Whole Earth Deli and Bakery on 8th Street. I also had an amazing salami sandy from PineView Farms (the salami that is) and then a latte on the house ‘cuz Trent (baker/owner) didn’t want to break my twenty. Sweet!

Saskatoon’s Best Pizza

Saskatoon's Best Pizza

Saskatoon’s best pizza.   That title has never held much water.  That’s like when The Planet S Mag options opinions on Saskatoon’s Sexiest Celebrity.  There’s not much competition, and the pool that exists is ugly.  But leave it to Tracey Muzzolini, everyones favourite baker at everyones favorite bakery, Christie’s, to elevate the race.  The crew at Christie’s creates delicious thin crust pizza inspired by the authentic Neapolitan product.  Every Thursday afternoon, Tracey MacGyvers’s the safety on the bread oven and cranks it up to 700 degrees and then starts pumping out warm, chewy pizzas served simply with basil, crushed tomatoes and a little cheese.  You can enjoy a hearty portion for 5 bucks.

Koryo

Koryo

 

This may get my food blogger hall pass revoked but the best new restaurant I’ve found in Saskatoon is a Korean fast food joint call Koryo. I’ve never had any luck with Korean food in the past.  One of the reasons being if I go to a restaurant, it’s generally to have someone else cook for me, and not DIY on a electric fry pan while sitting on a cushion.  Then again I had never tried the North American bastardized school of Korean cooking.  Greasy fried potatoes drenched in mayo, grilled steak sandwiches, and my favorite, those ghetto, fat, udon noodles composed in a lab.  To add to the trashy-ness of this post, Koryo is located in the MidTown Mall food court.  Try it.  Sparingly.

Cousin’s Deli, Winnipeg

Cousin's Deli, Winnipeg

Most who labour in the independent music world can attest that compensation is frequently of the intrinsic variety. It’s a rationalization I’m comfortable with. As a borderline not unsuccessful touring musician, I’ve had the opportunity to visit some unfamiliar places and meet some incredible people. Friendships are forged over countless suppers and beers and greasy breakfasts. Winnipeg has been one of my more regular music-related destinations and my hospitable rap homies have introduced me to most of the notorious local haunts. There are spots numerous and memorable including the Falafel and Pancake House, Massawa, The Nook, Toad in the Hole and the really dope bakery/restaurant that Gruff used to work at. There is one place however, that I make a point of visiting every time I’m in the Peg — a neighbourhood fixture and popular destination, Cousins Deli.

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equal parts curiosity and skepticism: part deux

equal parts curiosity and skepticism: part deux

A busy shift at the sushi bar is one of a handful of environmental and social triggers that stoke my beer lust. It’s not unusual for me to finish up my shift with a beer or two at work, followed by pints at O’sheas or Flint or some other hospitable locale.  If there are beers in the fridge when I get home, chances are I’ll drink them too. That said, keeping a few of the de-alcoholised variety on hand seems like a rather prudent idea. 

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equal parts curiosity and skepticism

equal parts curiosity and skepticism

I drink a lot of beer.  It is one of my preferred social activities and has become a fixture of my daily routine.  I am fully aware of its full menu of detrimental health affects and associated social ills, yet find an unsettling comfort in this cool, brassy liquid.  

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RE: “Can You Taste This For Me”

Sounds like not everyone agrees with ol’ JamRock on this one

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/553140