Fergus & Bix Restaurant & Beer Market is now open at 873-85th Street SW (at 9th Ave) in the same strip plaza as Sweetgrass Market. We decided to have dinner and a beer. The place was jam-packed full for an early Wednesday evening. The interior design is really nice; the partners have invested a lot of money into this nice pub/restaurant. The partners were involved in the original Orignal Joe's. The name comes from the town of Fergus, Ontario, where one of the partners grew up, and Bix is from (I don't recall).
I had the Driskill Chicken Pizza, which was pretty good, alhtough the chicken was cut into very tiny perfect squares. Came with some veggies and bacon bits on a whole wheat thin crust similar to pita bread. Tasty, and worthwhile trying the other pizzas on the menu. Miss L had the fish & chips (halibut), since it looked so good when served to another table. It arrived not as hot as it should be. They promptly made a brand new batch for her, which she liked. I tried her halibut, which was very nice. Chips were OK, nothing really special, but better than many. Number 1 Son tried the Smoked Meat Sandwich (of course), and found it to be ... well, not smoked meat as it should be. While it was better than most smoked meats, it was finished by baking (?), and nowhere near a true Montreal Smoked Meat. Mind you, the menu didn't profess that it was Montreal style either. It was OK, he said, and many people would probably like it, although it wasn't his favourite. I had the Full Moon Pale Ale, which I found to be really nice. They had the Wild Rose Wraspberry (there oughta be a law!), which both of them enjoyed. I had a small sip, and there was a raspberry flavour in the backgrounf. I have no comment on raspberry beer!
Fergus and Bix is a really nice place. Worth the visit by anyone in Wentworth. Nice atmosphere, excellent service and quite good pub grub (better than most).
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