Monday, June 13, 2011

Flavourful Saskatoon, June 13, 2011

Foodie news and events in and around Saskatoon – Winey Wednesdays, harvesting fruit trees, lunch-time concerts, Sunday markets, public spaces

Calories Restaurant
Calories has been one of my favourite restaurants ever since it opened. And you can drop by for a drink (or dessert!) as well as a full meal. They have an outstanding wine list, and Mike is extremely knowledgeable about each of the wines and the wineries.

On Mixed up Mondays, cocktails (margaritas, martinis, mixed drinks) are only $6 when you order an appetizer. Tap into Tuesdays offers $5 pints and $10 burgers or beer-based tapas. And my personal favourite, Winey Wednesdays offers 10% off all wines and 2 for 1 pizza fritta. And, if you’re lucky, you’ll get a taste of a new offering. The Spanish rosado that I tried last week was excellent!

Out Of Your Tree in Saskatoon
Out Of Your Tree in Saskatoon, a fruit harvesting co-op currently focusing on North Park Richmond Heights, is an urban fruit sharing group.

Fruit is harvested cooperatively rather than going to waste. A group of volunteers harvests the fruit: one third is left with the home owner, one third is donated and one third is kept by the volunteers. The group is looking for volunteers and for home owners with fruit or other produce to share.

For more information, call Danae at 664-2857 or email

Sushiro Fiddleheads
Sushiro has tempura fiddleheads – what a great way to serve a seasonal treat! (a full story about Sushiro and their upcoming wine and tapas bar coming up shortly!)

Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
The Saskatoon Farmers’ Market is now open on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm. It sounds like there are lots of activities for kids (not to mention the great playground across the street).

There are exercise classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 during June and July.

Summer story time for children (toddlers to grade 2) is Wednesdays from 11 to noon and runs from June 15 to August 31.

The Spacing Road Show – Celebrating Saskatoon’s Top Public Spaces, 7 pm, June 20, Remai Arts Centre (Backstage)
Spacing magazine is on a cross-Canada road tour to celebrate the publication of its first national magazine featuring Canada’s 100 best public spaces in large cities.

On June 20, Matthew Blackett, the magazine’s creative director, will be joined by local urbanists Jyhling Lee, Mairin Loewen and Ryan Walker for a discussion on the top five Saskatoon public spaces featured in the national issue.

Cost is $5 and you receive a copy of the magazine. (I took a look at it on Saturday at McNally Robinson, and it’s beautifully designed and more like a book than a magazine.) The event is hosted by Great Places Saskatoon.

Broadway Art Fest, June 25, 10 am – 5 pm
Broadway Art Fest celebrates Saskatoon’s visual arts community by showcasing local artists, artwork and art organizations. Participants will have an opportunity to observe, buy, discuss and even create art. In addition, there will be a sidewalk sale, a silent auction and the debut of Broadway’s Live at Lunch.

Live at Lunch Summer Concert Series, Broadway Avenue
The Broadway Business Improvement District is hosting live music concerts and a hamburger barbecue and prizes every Friday during July and August from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Amore and Amaretti
I have spent a weekend in Tuscany – soaking up the sun, luxuriating in sun-ripe tomatoes and a never-ending flow of Chianti, mesmerized by charismatic Italian men. Amore and Amaretti by Victoria Cosford is a delightful escape – perfect summertime reading (and lots of recipes).

Flavourful Saskatoon is a weekly Monday feature. Email me if you have products, events or places that you would like me to include.

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