For those of you who don’t know me, I am completely obsessed with food. No seriously, it’s actually gross. I’m the kind of girl who finds comfort when the food network is on, who gets more excited about trying a new restaurant than buying a new pair of shoes and who is almost always hungry. Why did I get blessed with this obsession? I don’t know, but thank god for my metabolism or I’d be screwed.
I love Saskatoon for many reasons. For any readers out there who’ve never been to Canada, we actually DO have great food here. I think that the city has grown a lot when it comes to the restaurant scene. It has continued to impress me as the city has expanded and new hole in the wall places have been popping up. It is all SO YUM. So let’s start with my first meal. I arrived to visit my best friend on Friday and needed something to top me off. I decided on Chopped Leaf since I’d never been there before and it was so cool! I put together my own salad with salmon and a spicy chipotle vinaigrette… so bomb.
After I went to visit my lovely friend, we got ready and went out to dinner. She told me about this new restaurant Picaro. It was at a really cool location downtown so obviously it had to be good, right? RIGHT. My first thought was how good the vibe of the place was. The music was awesome and the food was even better! Am I the only one who thinks music completely sets the vibe of a place? It actually made me want to party… but that’s besides the point.
I ordered a drink but unfortunately I didn’t like it because this Mexican restaurant used tequila in literally everything. Should I be surprised? Nope. Jokes on me. Fuck. Anyways, if you love tequila, this place is for you.
We ordered the Pork Belly as an appetizer and my god was it good. I couldn’t even tell you what was in it but all I know is that we should have ordered two.
I then ordered the flank steak with chimichurri, lentils and roasted root vegetables. Yes, it tasted as good as it looks.
My friend ordered the hamburger and it came with a fried egg. A FRIED EGG you guys. That’s how you know it’s going to be damn good.
Our food took a little longer than normal, but we didn’t notice to much until everyone around us who came after we did were getting served. BOO. Luckily, the chef gave us churros on the house to make up for it and we hadn’t even complained. Yay for free churros! They taste so much better that way… and these were un-fricken believable.
My favorite breakfast place of all time is Poached. If you haven’t been there and you live in the area, have you actually been living under a rock you poor soul? Go tomorrow morning and get your shit together. I treated myself to Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate made with almond milk and 2 poached eggs over hashbrowns, maple bacon roll-ups (yes this is a real thing) and siracha ketchup.
If you haven’t noticed, this place is perfect for candid shots as well.
I went to the Cactus Club that night with my other girlfriends I used to play volleyball with at the University. These bitches are beautiful and so fun. Supper was good but nothing crazy. We shared appetizers and I had the Korean Short Rib with peas and mashed potatoes. It was yum. Sorry for the bad lighting!
Dessert was SO good. I’ve got this a million times and I probably won’t stop as long as they have it on the menu. It was the chocolate mouse with caramel foam and chunks of delicious Crunchie bar. My god.
After enjoying some wine and having a much-needed 8 hour sleep, we got up and went to brunch at Hometown. This was a new place and I had actually never heard of it before my friend mentioned it. I heard it had a very “small-town” vibe and I was in. After seeing it, it was so cute! And the food was really good.
I ordered the Traditional Breakfast with bacon, poached eggs and a gluten free english muffin.
Well, there you have it friends. Stay tuned for more of these kinds of posts. Where do you live? What are your favorite places to eat? Fill me in!