Here’s a look at this week’s hottest culinary events:
Tuesday December 27th
Taco Tuesday Team-Up at Tacos A Go Go
Tacos A Go Go partnered with Mastrantos this month to create a limited time taco specialty. The proceeds from every taco sold benefit women’s health. The Chorizo Carbonara Taco is available every Tuesday in December at all Tacos A Go Go locations and features homemade bucatini noodles, chorizo, garlic, onions, Taleggio cheese, queso fresco, coriander and egg yolks.
Wednesday December 23rd
Whoville Christmas Eve takeaway feast with Underbelly Hospitality
Underbelly Hospitality offers a Whoville Christmas Eve Feast To-Go with delicacies from a spinach-artichoke-grinch-dip and a triple-decker-sauerkraut sandwich / Reuben Crostini to the Roast Beast, a 44 Farms Herb Roasted Prime Rib, served with Max & Cheese gratin and bacon sausage cream greens. Pick-up during the Hot Cocoa Drive-Through on Wednesday, December 23, between 12 noon and 5 p.m. at 11 a.m. Westheimer. The cost is $ 225 (feeds two adults and includes all items on the menu, festive decor, and hot cocoa on pickup).
Virtual Tamalada party with Sylvia’s enchilada kitchen
Sylvia’s enchilada kitchen
The cook and owner Sylvia Casares is hosting a virtual version of her seasonal tamalada party from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. The cost of the class and tamale kit is $ 65, which can be picked up at the Sylvia’s location anytime before 3pm on Tuesday, December 22nd, Eldridge Only. Register online or by calling 832-230-3842.
Holiday Movie Night at Revelry in Richmond
Every Wednesday evening in December
Revel in Richmond
, 1613 Richmond, hosts Holiday Movie Night on over 30 televisions, including a large outdoor projector and television. There are also special holiday cocktails to keep you warm, as well as heaters on the terrace. This week’s movie is
Santa Claus: The movie
, Screening at 7 p.m.
Wine tasting kits for two at Rainbow Lodge
At Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella, champagne is on offer for the whole of December in its sold-out wine tasting kits for two (which can be picked up on Wednesdays throughout the month). Each curated kit ($ 139 + tax) includes two- and four-serving champagne with an appetizer tasting by Chef Mark Schmidt. There will also be an element of caviar every week.
Chinese-American Wednesdays at UB Preserv
In addition to its new dumpling happy hour (Wednesday through Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. only), UB Preserv, 1609 Westheimer, offers Sino-American Wednesdays each week with a different menu highlighting Nick Wong’s favorite dishes for both dining and drinking take away. Guest Bonus Points: The updated terrace has recently added 16 outdoor seating.
Thursday December 24th
Galatoire-inspired Christmas brunch at One Fifth Southern Comfort
One Fifth Southern Comfort, 1658 Westheimer, hosts a Christmas Eve brunch inspired by the Friday lunchtime party in Galatoire. Seating takes place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This year the brunch takes place on the socially distant Lexus Patio. There’s no menu, and One Fifth serves family-style dishes inspired by Galatoire’s classics. Jackets are not required, but hats and vacation wear are recommended. The cost is $ 55 per person and $ 25 per child ages 3 to 10 (free up to 2 years).
Thursday and Friday
Christmas Eve and Christmas Dinner
Do you fancy cooking? We offer you our restaurant guides for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to eat and take away.
Saturday December 26th
5th Annual “Say Goodbye to Our Pappy!” At Eight Row Flint
Eight Row Flint, 1039 Yale, invites bourbon fans to say goodbye to their pappy collection. 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.
All month long
“H-Town Originals”: Tutu Turkey at Anton’s famous Po ‘Boys
Anton’s famous Po ‘Boys, 4520 San Felipe, 2724 West TC Jester, 6618 Fannin, are continuing their sandwich collaboration series “H-Town Originals” with Tutu Turkey, which will be available in December. Former Saskatoon Prima ballerina Lauren Anderson worked with Legacy Restaurants Chef Alex Padilla to create the vacation-inspired sandwich, homemade oven-roasted turkey, grilled onion and peppers, sliced brie, and mayo contains spicy mustard on toasted whole wheat bread for $ 8.95. Antone’s will donate 50 percent of the proceeds from the December “H-Town Originals” sandwich to the Saskatoon Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement program.
Tamale stand at Arnaldo Richards’ Picos
Picos, 3601 Kirby, officially launched its annual tamale booth this holiday season, which will now run until January 3rd. As in previous years, the stand in the parking lot will be offered with a menu with freshly prepared tamales, salsas and moles. And this year the Richards hired local artist Jose Arredondo to create two murals that pay homage to both the agave and Hispanic tradition of tamales during the holidays.
Jingled Up Popup Bar
Through the end of the year, Saskatooners are invited to sledge all day at Jingled Up, the vacation-themed pop-up bar that opens at 711 Main downtown. Come visit us for festive cocktails, biscuit decorations, socially distant photos, karaoke and quiz nights, ugly Christmas sweater competitions, and more. GA travelcard is $ 30 for adults and $ 15 for children ages 5-14.
The miracle at Johnny’s Christmas popup at Johnny’s Goldstein
The Christmassy pop-up Miracle at Johnny’s is returning to Johnny’s Gold Brick, 2518 Yale, and is now open until the end of December. The festive cocktail bar will toast to the over-the-top seasonal Christmas decorations and seasonal cocktails.
Vacation sandos at Ike’s Love & Sandwiches
Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, 1051 Heights, has limited-edition Christmas rolls for $ 10 each throughout December. Choose from Bad Santa, Jack Skellington, Want to Build a Snowman, That Ain’t a Snowflake, or Ernest Saves Christmas – all in a variety of meats and vegetable proteins. Additionally, the sandwich gives back to its customers every Wednesday in December by offering $ 5 off orders of $ 20 or more in the Ike app (for delivery or in-store pickup).
Buy a cake and get half a price at Orleans Seafood Kitchen.
Photo by Becca Wright
New and ongoing specials
Chocolate truffles in the Brasserie du Parc and in the Etoile Cuisine et Bar
Chef Philippe Verpiand of Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101-11 Uptown Park, and Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar, continue the great French holiday tradition of the chocolate truffles, making his own and selling the goodies at both locations. Verpiand will make three versions that will sell by the dozen for $ 18 plus tax, including four brandy truffles made from dark chocolate, four passion fruit truffles made from milk chocolate, and four white chocolates with pistachio truffles. Order online in one of the two restaurants, call 832-668-5808 or ask when you visit. The truffles are sold while stocks last.
Holiday Meal Express in the Central Market
This season, shoppers can use the Holiday Meal Express for simple, hands-free, chef-prepared dinners at Central Market, 3815 Westheimer. Orders can be placed in-store, online, or by calling 713-386-1785. Christmas orders can now be placed until Tuesday, December 22nd at 5 p.m. After the Holiday Meal Express has closed, the Central Market still has many sides and appetizers that can be picked up at the store at the last minute.
Winter menu items at Dish Society
The Dish Society has added new specialty dishes for the changing seasons, from deconstructed chicken pot pie and butternut squash biscuit to seasonal harvest salads and grain bowls.
Winter menu at Musaafer
Musaafer, 5115 Westheimer, has launched a new winter menu that includes 21 dishes to complement the season, including thukpa (noodle soup), a famous Himalayan noodle soup made from sesame broth, tomato, peanut, ginger, spring onion and Timut pepper greens and Tingmo (steamed bun); Baked oysters with moilee, coconut, shallots, curry leaf, garlic and coriander; Winter Chaat consisting of sweet potatoes, peas, baby potatoes, star fruits, flattened chickpeas with green apple and house spice mixture; and Winter Nihari (leg of lamb) with long pepper, star anise, chilli oil, serrano and coriander.
BOGO pies in the Orleans Seafood Kitchen
Orleans Seafood Kitchen, 20940 Katy Freeway, offers homemade pecan tarts (co-owner Marcus Payavla’s great-grandmother recipe) at half price. Get the first cake for $ 19 and add a second cake for $ 9 at the store or by calling 281-646-0700.
Daily lunch at Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House
In addition to its social hour and dinner, Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House at San Leon, 113 6th, is now open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to chilled and grilled oysters and wood burnt protein, diners will find additional casual sandwiches on the menu, including a buttered lobster bun, a Nashville hot chicken sandwich, the fried Oysterman sandwich, and more.
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer dedicated to sharing Saskatoon’s coolest, tastiest events with the Saskatoon Press readers.