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.
At The Fainting Goat, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African flavours merge in savoury dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Hearty dinner entrees include the curried lamb stew, for which chefs sear, braise, and read a story to tender pieces of Pine View Farms lamb before floating them in a bath of curry broth ($15). Meanwhile, the spaghetti squashatouille forms a portmanteau of gourds and ratatouille bursting with eggplant, zucchini, and spinach contents ($14). Commemorate dinner's end with a slice of spice-laden chai crème brûlée ($8). For lunch, mandibles can prepare for upcoming betel-nut-chewing jags with sandwiches and wraps such as the chermoula chicken, garbed in feta cheese and fresh vegetables ($14). The spicy muffuletta pizza ($16) invites capicollo, salami, and a hot-pepper-and-olive tapenade to nap atop a fluffy disc of naan bread. While sampling The Fainting Goat's savouries, diners can bask in confines enlivened by live music, local art, and flamenco-dancing sporks.
Located in the heart of Roughrider country, Press Box is less of a sports bar than a full-on sports mecca, hosting PPV Ultimate Fighting Championships, Pats TV, and Rider Radio 620's coaches show. Feast on table-testing portions of pub provender: a full pound of chicken wings ($8.99 for lunch, $12.99 for dinner) or boneless ribs ($8.99 for lunch, $14.99 for dinner) are accompanied by or tossed in a virtual painter's palette of sauces, including buffalo ranch, lemon pepper, barbecue, teriyaki, and more, ranging in intensity from mild to suicide.
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).