Faloney's menu shines a meaty spotlight on top-grade Alberta steaks and slow-smoked meats in refined yet comfortable surrounds. Like an adorable embryonic wombat, AAA sterling silver hand-trimmed centre cuts age at least 28 days before being welcomed into the world with a dollop of barbecue sauce or the house traditional cabernet reduction. Savour a 10-ounce New York strip loin ($35.99), or revel in the tender magnificence of an 8-ounce filet mignon ($39.99). Smokehouse favourites, such as the tender pulled-pork sandwich ($11.95) or the St. Louis–style pork ribs (half rack, $17.99), undergo a multitude of flavour-fixing processes, including permutations of rubbing, brining, roasting, grilling, sunbathing, and/or smoking for up to 12 hours. Grown-up palates can pair their sophisticated entrees with fine wines from an extensive international listing sold by the glass or bottle.
The cooks at Hillbilly Heaven smoke meats for hours over the billows of burning hickory wood, then ladle pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket, and ribs onto trays covered with wax paper. They also serve up fried chicken with waffles and Southern Comfort–infused syrup and sides such as creamy coleslaw or macaroni 'n' cheese.
Rolly Rocket's BBQ serves southern BBQ straight from their wood smoker in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. The menu of 24-hour rub-marinated and wood-smoked delights includes slow smoked chicken wings, piles of succulent pulled pork, a variety of racktastic ribs, smoked chicken, as well as homemade deserts. These large portioned plates are often paired with a house recipe BBQ sauce to seal the flavour deal and give diners an excuse to finger paint the walls with their resulting saucy phalanges. Lunch options include corn dogs and sandwiches stuffed with pulled chicken, pulled pork, and non-pulled beef brisket. Spiced specialties can be washed down with a selection of beers and other libations. To up the entertainment ante, Rolly Rocket's has recently installed multiple 50' inch TVs and acquired a premium sports package to make sure no rib nibblers miss a single game. Additionally, nightly events, including live music, make for melodious memories.
The Augusta House plies patrons with fine dining and down-to-earth drinks in a cozy, inviting atmosphere. For sophisticated palates, the extensive menu features meaty morsels such as the New Zealand half-rack of lamb drizzled with red wine demi-glace ($24), as well as a savoury selection of tapas, salads, and gold-rimmed monocles. Otherwise, lighter eaters can pair a crisp white from the wine list with a haute cuisine update of traditional beer-battered fish and chips ($11–$17). Live blues and Motown DJ sets on Saturday and Sunday get toes tapping and cochleae salivating in the gracious ochre dining room, while a regular trivia night with discounted import beers can tickle brains as well as bellies.
The London Tap House's full kitchen serves dinner on its pub level seven days a week, extending its exciting bar experience until 2 a.m. each night. A snack-and-meal riddled menu urges wallflower appetites to tango with buttermilk-chicken salad steeped in egg, avocado, and chicken strips ($9–$12). The blue-cheese banquet burger strides hunger laps of all lengths ($12), and goat cheese and shrimp stay snug inside handmade ravioli ($15).