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Here’s a look at some of the yummy food and drinks this weekend:
Eating on Christmas Day
From family-friendly dine-in specials to fancy prix fixe meals to holiday lunches, check out our Saskatoon Dining Guides this year for dinner and takeaway options this year.
Friday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1121 Uptown Park
The Post Oak location will open its indoor and outdoor areas for a special “Drink the Tree” celebration on Christmas Eve. Hot tamales are served in the kitchen, and guests can choose to “Drink the Tree” by choosing from a selection of beers on The Rustic’s original beer bottle Christmas tree.
5th Annual “Say Goodbye to Our Pappy!” At Eight Row Flint
On Saturdays the doors open at 11 a.m.
For the fifth time, Eight Row is inviting Flint Bourbon fans to say goodbye to their Pappy collection the day after Christmas. The doors open at 11 a.m. and the first 100 guests receive a bracelet in the order of arrival time (note: in the past, lines have already formed at 8 a.m.). With bracelets, you get a 1.5 ounce tasting. The Pappy Pour lineup starts at 5 p.m. and the specials run throughout the evening. The ice house extends its terrace onto the parking lot to create additional social distance. Masks must always be worn unless you are sitting in your seat or drinking your drinks.
Reservations in the lounge in March
Saturday-Sunday from 5pm to 10pm
Goodnight Hospitality’s gourmet restaurant, MARCH, is not yet fully open. However, guests can make a reservation in the lounge until January 9, 2021. The reservation with a ticket worth 48 USD ensures the experience and includes half a glass of champagne, a drink from the lounge’s typical cocktail menu, as well as savory and sweet snacks. From there, you can explore your own adventures through complementary dishes, caviar service, wine list, and additional cocktails. The regular opening times are Thursday to Saturday from 5pm to 10pm (with drinks only after 10am). However, a special Sunday service has been added this weekend as it is closed on Christmas Eve and during the day.
Saturday-Sunday from 5pm to 11pm
The team behind the lively EaDo restaurant Nancy’s Hustle has opened the doors to its highly anticipated follow-up spot, Italian-inspired cuisine and cocktail bar, Tiny Champions. The kitchen is only open for reservations and offers plates of fried mussels, house salami and fennel caesar, polenta with blue crab, mortadella tortellini and of course fermented pizzas with anchovies, jalapeño, bacon and pineapple. The restaurant is currently open to socially distant outdoor and indoor seating. The pick-up and delivery takes place at the roadside. The regular operating hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Get a resy online.
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer dedicated to sharing Saskatoon’s coolest, tastiest events with the Saskatoon Press readers.