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Saskatoon trip

23skidoo | Mar 10, 2010 11:30 AM

I just spent a few days in Saskatoon, and here are some of the hilights of my trip:

Schryer's BBQ - Fantastic BBQ, better than Big T's or Palomino in Calgary. The pulled pork and ribs are very moist, and we loved the fries, cornbread, etc. It's also very reasonably priced. Besides being a restaurant, they sell vacuum-packed ribs and other items from a cooler. The smoked cheese is tasty, although it isn't the highest quality to begin with (think supermarket brand mild cheddar).

Jin Jin Cuisine Dumpling (?), on 20th Street - don't let the location scare you away. Through the plywood door awaits authentic and interesting Chinese food, with a focus on house-made bao. We had the five-spice beef (tender marinated brisket), and some steamed leek bao. I want to sample the whole menu.

Amigo's - We went there to see a band but were treated to surprisingly good Mexican food (although not as good as Las Palapas, which I missed out on this trip).

Fine Art Cafe - The food wasn't anything special (I still preferred my soup and sandwich at Cafe Vivant, RIP), but the price was good, and the building is in such a nice location. I'm sure I'd love a seat outside during the summer

Clarence Avenue Market - At first glance, this looks like a run-down urban grocery like LP foods in Calgary, but it's so much more. They smoke meat in-hose, offering sausages, jerky, smoked porkchops, smoked turkey, and other items. They also sell local products like Aunt Kathy's perogies (blueberry!) and preserves I can't remember the name of.

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