A jewel nestled onto the flat surface of the Canadian prairies, Moose Jaw is rich in frontier history. Adventurers can take tackle the downtown streets on foot, getting an up-close look the murals that enliven the fronts of shops and buildings and highlight important moments in Moose Jaw history. Guests looking to give worn-out feet a break can make the rounds aboard a trolley or rest in leafy trees of Crescent Park. A vibrant art scene flourishes amid the cozy coffee shops, with concerts and local artist galleries attracting aesthetes' and visitors' attention. Lady Luck makes an appearance for favored gamers at Casino Moose Jaw, which is directly connected to Temple Gardens. Open seven nights a week, this hopping gambling den houses more than 200 slot machines and table games such as poker and blackjack. The design and layout of the casino were inspired by art-deco designs of the Roaring Twenties and provide countless hours of gambling antics.
DK Sushi House treats its guests to colourful plates of sushi made from crispy tempura and fresh seafood, as well as savoury udon and bento meals of beef short rib, pork, and teriyaki chicken. Each elegantly plated dish is both a delight to eat and a pleasure to behold—slivers of orange salmon swim into floral patterns, morsels of white tuna float on boat-shaped party trays, and bites of red snapper are wrapped up in rolls of rice. Sake and cocktails complement traditional eats, as well as updated creations such as sushi pizza—fresh sashimi laid upon a disc of crispy rice.
Taco Time's cooks assemble selections from their menu's variety of Mexican offerings, including tacos and burritos. Skilled tortilla artists combine seasoned ground beef, cheddar cheese, veggies, and sour cream on flat flour canvases to create Super Beef burritos as eye-catching as Mona Lisa's diamond grill ($4.09–$6.79). Quesadillas layer beef ($5.69) or chicken ($6.69) between a salsa tortilla, and taste buds mine soft flour or crisp corn tortillas to excavate beef ($1.99), chicken ($3.39) or veggie ($1.99) taco fillings. For dessert, diners weave edible laundry baskets out of the cinnamon crustos' flour tortilla strips coated in cinnamon sugar ($1.49).
Fine dining means more to the staff at Mediterranean Bistro than elegant decor and artfully presented plates. The kitchen staff curates a high-quality pantry of organic AAA beef, imported seafood, and produce that changes with each season, like the colour of the world's slowest mood ring. The head chef begins meal preparation only after receiving an order, ensuring the utmost freshness of dishes such as their signature beef wellington, which envelops a cut of tenderloin in a prosciutto-stuffed puff pastry. Entrees incorporate traditional Mediterranean ingredients such as black olives, feta cheese, prosciutto, and aioli, and each plate is hand-delivered by a member of the bistro’s attentive wait staff. Desserts such as the almond biscotti-crowned crème brûlée polish off meals more sweetly than an after-dinner mint that knows how to say "please."
The chefs at Arby's stack sandwiches with slow-roasted beef, made in-house every day, and other tasty treats from a multifarious menu stocked with sides, snacks, and desserts. The classic roast-beef sandwich, a time-honoured favourite of thinly sliced roast beef housed inside a sesame-seed bun ($2.99), moonlights as the pièce de résistance in the Sandwich Hall of Fame. Monuments to cheesy excess take form in the beef 'n cheddar combo, which decks a toasted onion roll with Arby's red-ranch sauce, a drool-inducing pile of roast beef, and warm cheddar cheese ($6.99). In addition to reigning over the empire of roast beef, Arby's also holds power in the fiefdom of chicken with poultry-packed sandwiches such as the chicken bacon and swiss, in which a crispy or roasted chicken-breast fillet lounges atop a honey-mustard-smothered toasted bun ($5.39).