Reasonable and tasty eats for a band on tour in AB and SK?
- wearedevo Jun 29, 2010 01:28 PM
My band will be on tour in AB and SK in September and we are wondering where to eat. I posted on the BC, board for our BC dates and I'm wondering about Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Here's a list of the places we'll be playing:
Any small town places we can stop in between would be really helpful as well.
We are foodies and always looking for amazing secret eats, but keeping things reasonably priced is first and foremost. Anywhere open late or with cheap breakfast is always appreciated. Roadside fruit stands or good grocery stores would also really help us out.
Thanks so much in advance!
Calgary- Ship & Anchor Pub. Cheap, good eats. Saturday afternoon jam and definately a musician hang-out.
If you do a search on Chowhound for Whyte Ave, you will find lots of recommendations that are near the Pawnshop.
For late night, I would head to Chinatown (just across the river) for cheap eats - Garden Bakery Restaurant (I think they close at 3 a.m.?) for noodles, fried rice, wonton, etc. Similar food can be found at Double Greetings and Spicy Garden but I don't think they stay open quite as late.
Although I have not been here, Rodeo Burger in Edmonton is getting great reviews. It is central (university area), where a lot of the live band places are. Also in that area is Dadeo's (although there are mixed reviews of this place, I like it), Oodle Noodle is also in the area. They have great noodle bowls (stay away from their competitor Wok Box). Famoso Pizza now has several locations in Edmonton, they are a little pricier for pizza, but well worth it as they are wood fired thin crust artisan pizzas.
Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
11750 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K, CA
8525 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G, CA
summit's "mexican" breakfasts are nothing compared to aroma, the daytime breakfast/lunch restaurant in zona's. the loveliest service combined with the best mexican food ever blows summit out of the water. the chilaquiles verde is incredible.
710 9 St, Canmore, AB T1W 2V7, CA
Ha! Well if all goes well, that should be where we are playing, so let's keep our fingers crossed.
Afghan Kabob & Donair on 8th. It is more than reasonably priced, brand new and shiny and the food is awesome. Also The Golden Pagoda for Burmese food. Souleio is not cheap 'n cheery but a nice foodie stop. Downtown again, just north of the downtown shopping plaza. Bulk Cheese is near 5 corners - Broadway just east of the river, I think. Don't remember street names unfortunately. It has cheese, of course, but I also found a lovely smoked duck breast and that made tasty snacking for several days.
If you go through White Bear, SK there is only one place to eat - the White Bear Hotel & Restaurant. It is infamous. A must stop.
And, back to S'toon, the farmer's market is just west in downtown and is very good. I think it is on the weekends only.