Anyone who’s tried nailing an oven-fresh pizza pie to a wall knows that pizza looks better briefly propped on a five-finger pedestal. Put pizza where it performs best with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of specialty pizzas and upscale drinks at RoseBowl and Rouge Lounge
RoseBowl and Rouge Lounge's upscale environs lures revelers in with a menu of gourmet sandwiches and specialty pizzas, uplifted by a cornucopian cocktail list of martinis, frozen drinks, beer, and wine. RoseBowl's specialty pizzas send hunger to time-out with orders such as the rose bowl special ($11.80–$29.80), fresh dough pressed into the shape of a pizza and topped with onion, pepperoni, mozzarella, ham, green pepper, mushrooms, black olive, shrimp, and bacon. Taste buds globe trot, like the disguised Martians among us, effortlessly through international cuisines such as Korean chicken New York–style thin crust pizzas ($15), a drizzling of Korean sauce amping up bell peppers, caramelized chicken, and Spanish onions. Power mirror pep talks with a banana mango martini ($6.99) or the midsummer night's dream ($7.99), a blend of cranberry juice, sprite, and gin.).
With a spacious ambiance, centrepiece bar, and sports-beaming wall projectors, RoseBowl is an ideal place to jumpstart to a night on the town or watch any of the Edmonton Oilers games with the sound on, like in successful virtual reality. Vibrant crimsons and sensual mood lighting imbue the space with a welcoming feel, akin to bear hug from a bear. Mondays transform the lounge into open mic nights and on Tuesdays guests can listen to live poetry readings. Check the events page to stay up-to-date on RoseBowl happenings.
Tripadvisors give Rose Bowl and Rouge Lounge an average of four owl eyes, and 85 per cent of Urbanspooners recommend it. Six Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars, and more than 650 Facebookers are fans.
RoseBowl Pizza and Rouge Resto-Lounge
You'd be hard-pressed to find evidence of the more than three decades of history that have transpired within RoseBowl Pizza and Rouge Resto-Lounge's newly renovated walls. Fixtures emitting blue, white, and red light dimly illuminate the interior along with flat-screen TVs. The dinner menu features modern, sophisticated bites including bacon-wrapped lamb lollipops served with an apricot mustard sauce and fennel coleslaw, and entrees such as grilled steak poutine with a housemade roasted-garlic mushroom gravy and a drizzle of truffle oil. The culinary team has also crafted a list of martinis and cocktails whose chic elegance matches the updated surroundings. They are particularly ideal for sipping on the outdoor deck or during events such as open-mic musings, poetry nights, and shows from comedians.
The one thing that may look familiar—much to the delight of regulars—is the pizza. The seemingly random assortment of pepperoni, ham, mushrooms, pineapple, and bacon on the Chef's Mistake has made it a tradition for 34 years, which is about as long as it took to remove pizza dough from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel after the cardinals’ dinner in 1791. The pizzaiolos also top traditional or thin crusts with ingredients ranging from capicola and soppressata to fried calamari with tzatziki sauce.
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