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radium/invermere.... anyone?

hi all. I found one old post about radium, but no replies. just wondering/hoping that someone out there has a bone to throw me food-wise.

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  1. There is a restaurant called Strands in Invermere. It is kind of like a converted house. I caution that I haven't been there in like 7 years. However, the last time I went, it was fairly nice. Hope this helps.

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    1. re: shopwinedinefine

      Strands is good, but haven't really changed their menu in about 5 years. My wife and I were there at the beginning of August and had a nice dinner. Not terribly great service, but decent. Entrees run around $30 to $35 each.

      We were at the main dining room at the Radium Resort about 2 years ago and had a really nice meal, so you might try that too. Other than that, I'm at a bit of a loss.

      Good Luck.

    2. Was just there in July. Check out my reply in the thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/423160

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      1. re: ybnormal

        thanks for the link, and the replies.

        Is the Strands child friendly? we have an almost 2 year old and a 3 month old. I should have stated that I was looking for more casual family type places.

        1. re: alex8alot

          We had 2 x 5-6 year olds and an 8 year old without a problem. If you get that little room we were in, you'll be fine. Or do what we do with kids - go at 5-5:30 PM...

          1. re: ybnormal

            thanks again ybn... do you happen to know what's out there grocery store wise? big stores? little convenience stores? a good place to find picnic supplies?

            1. re: alex8alot

              There's a little food mart in Radium that pretty well has all your essentials.

              For the major grocery store stuff (such meat & produce), you'll be going to Invermere to the Sobey's. It is a major mob scene there during weekends & at the end of the day, so you may not want to haul your kids there. It has pretty well everything there though. You may want to just bring your own picnic supplies though, just to make it cheaper.

              We mostly just picked up a bunch of stuff from Sobey's and brought it back to the condo to eat.

      2. When staying at Panorama and looking for a change from the sameness of 2 the resort restaurants (which actually share the same kitchen and, to make things worse, have several identical items that appear on both the "pub" menu and the "restaurant" menu) we drove into Invermere but didn't find too much. Mind you, this was a Tuesday night in January and everything was pitch black and freezing cold so we didn't have a lot of patience to look. We ended up at a chinese place on the main drag. Generous portions, friendly service.

        Right across from Panorama, RK Heliski operates their own chalet/restaurant completely unaffiliated with Pano that has a great cozy ambience and some delicious food.

        I know there is a group of 5-6 restaurants in town that have banded together and organized a shuttle bus running to and from the ski resort to try to lure some more people into town, but I don't have any details.

        1. I just had some of the best pizza I have ever had in Invermere at a place called Peppi's. It was awesome, and I mean REALLY good. Apparently an institution with the locals, a bit tucked away on a side street but definitely worth the search to find it.

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          1. re: formerlyfingers

            Last time in Invermere we had a wonderful dinner at a place called Portobella. Definitely worth checking out.

          2. There is a good resturant in Invermere across from the hotel call mcgooles (something like that) it has a nice outdoor patio, I was there in July and was quite impressed, haven't been there iat night for awhile.

            1. that's great, now we have a few options. And the pizza suggestion will definitely please the husband.

              1. Back Country Jack's is right on 95 near the 93 turn off in Radium. It makes a nice noon stop, with outside seating.

                paulj