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HamiltonLake Jan 30, 2012 11:13 PM

Hi there, my good friends are driving across the country from Edmonton to Montreal. Their first overnight stop will be Saskatoon on Wednesday night. As a parting gift to them, I want to provide them with a list of great places to eat along the way. Chowhound foodies, can you recommend a place in Saskatoon where they can eat? Considering the other cities where they will be stopping, I'd like to do fine dining in Saskatoon and resaurant has to have a focus on local ingredients. Simply the best for my two friends.

Thanks foodies. Addresses would be greatly appreciated.

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    23skidoo Feb 13, 2012 02:19 PM

    Christie's Il Secondo Bakery on Broadway has great bread, sandwiches and pizza.

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      misterpeer Feb 10, 2012 07:25 PM

      In Saskatoon my list is:
      Weczeria
      Calories
      Saboroso
      Bliss

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        chefathome Feb 11, 2012 12:56 PM

        Calories used to be on my list as well. However, the past visit was so disappointing that I was shocked - poor food and poor service. They supposedly are gluten-free friendly but when I was there I was only able to choose one item from the menu that was safe for me (I have celiac). And unfortunately that was done incorrectly so I could not eat. It was a sad experience. :-(

        I have never been to Saboroso. What is it like?

        1. re: chefathome
          prima Feb 11, 2012 01:37 PM

          I had a very disappointing experience at Calories last summer, and the manager did very little to fix the situation when we brought it to his attention. The food was ok at best.

          Here is the website for Saboroso:
          http://saboroso.ca/site/about/menu.php

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            Sandy204 Oct 6, 2012 09:27 AM

            Saboroso is (on 8th Street) is a brilliant concept. It's a meat eaters resto for sure. We did the Rodizio and it was wonderful. We had a wonderful time and the food from the grill was excellent, although the help yourself buffet definitely was mediocre. Fortunately, I had just saladry so that was fine. My dinner companions said the pasta salads and hot vegetables were rather disappointing.

            That said, management was very friendly and made up for the poor buffet part by being so pleasant. (Yeah, I know, we're supposed to be going for the food, but the staff made the over all experience very enjoyable).

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        chefathome Feb 10, 2012 09:52 AM

        Though it is now too late, my top 3 picks in Saskatoon are:

        1. Truffles Bistro
        2. Weczeria
        3. Bliss Fine Foods

        1. ingloriouseater Feb 6, 2012 04:54 AM

          wednesday nights is half price woodstone fired pizza and cheap pints at aroma in the radisson downtown.... the pig an fig is my fave....

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            23skidoo Feb 13, 2012 02:21 PM

            I can understand the appeal of Aroma, in that it's better than the average pub restaurant. Definitely not the best of Saskatoon, though, IMO.

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              ingloriouseater Feb 14, 2012 03:05 AM

              i was just suggesting that as it was a wednesday arrival, they could certainly have a pretty good fill with 1/2 price pizzas....the pig and fig is still my fave.

          2. prima Feb 2, 2012 07:52 AM

            I like Truffles Bistro for fine dining in Saskatoon.

            I also like Genesis for dim sum.

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            Truffle's Bistro & Pattisserie
            230 21st St E, Saskatoon, SK S7K, CA

            1. rosetown Feb 1, 2012 11:44 AM

              I doubt that the Golden Pagoda deals with locally sourced ingredients but a Burmese restaurant is a rarity in Canada and Saskatoon is lucky to have one. I've never eaten there, so google, if you are not familiar with the restaurant.

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              Golden Pagoda Burmese/Asian Restaurant
              411 2nd Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C1, CA

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                HamiltonLake Feb 1, 2012 07:04 PM

                Hi Rosetown, thanks for the suggestion. They arrived not to long ago in Saskatoon and are slowly making their way to Weczeria. Judging by the website, their menu looks fantastic. I'll be heading to Saskatoon in the summer and will certainly stop as the Burmese resturant you suggest. Never had Burmese food before. Thanks again.

                Know anything for Winnipeg?

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                  Bob Mac Feb 2, 2012 07:49 AM

                  Hamilton Lake:

                  There are a couple of posters from Winnipeg so hopefully you will get more input from the list. My last visit to the 'peg was too many years ago to be of use.

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                    prima Feb 6, 2012 06:54 AM

                    I liked Mise in Winnipeg. Lots of local ingredients on the menu. Hope to return to Mise when I return to Winnipeg.

                    Fude also looked interesting, but I didn't get a chance to try it out. http://www.fude.ca/

                    Also, check out this Winnipeg thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7790...

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                    Mise
                    222 Osborne St, Winnipeg, MB R3L, CA

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