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).
Burger Baron whips up a menu of fresh fare made to order, featuring its eponymous meaty morsels along with other casual eats such as fish 'n' chips, salads, and frosty desserts. Tongues genuflect in adoration when granted a flavourful audience with a triple King burger ($6.99), whose three layers arrive in mouths cloaked in bacon, cheese, and a tomato. The grilled-chicken burger ($5.19) twitterpates taste buds with its flame-licked poultry patty, and the fish 'n' chips ($7.49) gives landlubbing eaters an excuse to don an eye patch and peg leg without being stared at by coworkers. Diners can also eschew bun-encased comestibles for nibbles of the taco salad ($5.99), which gives forks a chance to strut their stuff as they ferry their zesty cargo from plate to expectant mouth. Mandibles overheated from fervid munching can cool down with soothing sips of a creamy milkshake ($3.29). Protein-packed feasts can be consumed at Burger Baron or collected for takeout to eat on the go or to supply mobile food fights with ammunition.
Applause! Dinner Theatre’s production of The Miner and the Madame, a rollicking two-act musical comedy set in the Old West to hit modern songs, turns a night of theatre into an interactive experience for audience members. Fill up on a hearty, Western-themed buffet dinner before digging into the tale of a be-boozed and be-brothelled mining town resisting a modesty makeover that could save it from going ghost town. Seasoned musicians and actors steer the play to an ear-luxuriating apex set to hit songs from Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, the Beatles, and more. Sip on an included nonalcoholic drink (or spring for a drink with an extra kick for an additional charge), while silver miners, madames, and even servers prompt gravitas and grins with their entertaining banter and napkin macramé. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show includes two 45-minute acts with intermission.