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My Saskatoon, A Platform For Local Businesses

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 17, 2015 15:53

My Saskatoon is a modern online community, enhancing the connections between local people and the home grown and locally owned retailers that make our city unique. 

My Saskatoon was started by a group of individuals who are local business owners, passionate about showcasing Saskatoon businesses online, and ultimately encouraging the people of Saskatoon to shop, eat, and support local! 

Simply by being a part of our online community, local businesses provide support to the charities and non-profit organizations who contribute to the livelihood of the greater Saskatoon community. 

We love Saskatoon, its vibrancy, and the passion of its people! 

Stay connected by signing up for our monthly publication, The My Saskatoon Insider, and join us in enjoying all that our incredible city has to offer! 


 

Check out our EatLocal, ShopLocal and SupportLocal pages and find the local businesses that you are looking for!

 

 The My Saskatoon Team

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In Our City

Fall Foodie Friday: Thanksgiving Food Ideas

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 9, 2015 10:14

Not sure what to bring to Thanksgiving dinner this weekend? These cute and quirky food ideas are easy to make and fun for any age. You will be a hit at this Thanksgiving table whether you are a guest or a host!

 

Cinnamon Roll Turkeys

A sweet and salty treat that would make a great dessert this Thanksgiving. Use Turkey bacon as a healthy alternative and to stay with the theme of the holiday!

Source: Pillsbury.com

 

  Cheese Tray Turkey

A simple and quick addition to the table. Substitute different types of cheese for each layer to add some variety and colour! You can also make it a fun game for the kids. Allow them to decorate the turkey with different types of cheeses and meats!

                                  

Source: alsothatsit.blogspot.ca

 

 Pumpkin Popcorn Balls

A classic favourite! With any holiday, you can always find a way to make a popcorn ball appropriate for the season!

 

Source: momontimeout.com

 

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend everyone! We hope you have a fantastic holiday with friends, family and loved ones! Enjoy the beautiful weather and remember to be thankful!



 The My Saskatoon Team

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Eat Local

Saskatoon Asian Restaurant

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 6, 2015 12:15
With new ownership in September 2014, Saskatoon Asian Restaurant provides quick service in a welcoming environment. Located on 2nd Avenue, it is the perfect spot for a short lunch break downtown or business meeting. 
We sat down with owner Kit Vong to chat about the way the restaurant has changed under new ownership. Here are a few questions that we had asked but make sure to read the entire Feature Business Article to learn more about Saskatoon Asian Restaurant and more photos of the space and delicious food!

 


 

 

 

How has Saskatoon Asian Restaurant changed since you took over?

Since we took ownership six months ago, I would say that the biggest change would be speed of service. The cooks haven’t changed, so the food has stayed the same, but people who are in a hurry can now get a meal here on a half hour lunch break. We serve a lot of business people in the downtown core of Saskatoon, so it is nice for those who have limited time to be able to come up here and have lunch really quickly. Our goal is to provide prompt service, but in a laid back atmosphere where people can have a business meeting and linger as long as they’d like, without having to worry about getting their meal in time if they need to leave. 

Do you serve dinner as well?

We are open until 9:00 in the evening, offering both dinner service and takeout. We deliver anywhere in Saskatoon as well, for those people who don’t want to leave the house! We have a lot of regulars who work or live downtown and like to walk over for their favourite lunch or dinner dish.

What would you say the most popular dishes are?
People love our vermicelli noodle bowls for lunch, and our sate noodle soups are really good. My personal favourite would be the sate chicken rice noodle soup. And I ate basil chicken every day for a while!

 
 
 
Read on to see what else Saskatoon Asian Restaurant has to say about their new and improved restaurant!  You can view their Spotlight Profile here to find location and business hours. 
 
 
 

 The My Saskatoon Team

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Eat Local

Little Bird Patisserie Takes on Taste of Sask

posted by My Saskatoon    |   July 13, 2015 15:01

Coming back for their second time, Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe is excited for another year of exposure and a profitable week to their business at Taste of Saskatchewan.  Kim Butcher, owner and baker, says that  "The neighbourhood (20th Street) is changing so quickly right now that there is always an influx of new people stopping by the shop but each spring has always proven to be very busy and the winter months is when things slow down. Being a vender in the festival is a big cash injection for the bakery so it fuels us to keep going in the leaner months," says Kim. Bringing back some of last year's favourites, the french macron flavours are vanilla, salted toffee and pistachio and the sweet crepes are cinnamon sugar and lemon sugar.

Rather than having  a drink  like the year before, a gluten-free savoury crepe is new to the menu, offering people of Saskatoon a lunch item option. With bacon and caramelized onions topped with gruyrere cheese, arugula and roasted garlic dressing, this item will be a hit down by the river this week! When asked what sets Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe apart from other bakeries and cafes in Saskatoon, Kim says, "We don't consider ourselves restaurant style service. We have very simple service with a variety of items that are baked fresh daily. Some of our items you can get throughout Saskatoon but the difference here is the huge selection of the delicacies that we love so much." Kim and her staff are hoping for good weather this week and are looking forward to the break away from the shop, they had  a lot of fun last year and are expecting it to be the same this time!

If you are looking to try Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe's  famous french macrons or would like a sweet or savoury crepe, find their tent at Taste of Saskatchewan from Tuesday-Sunday this week! They are open from 11:00am-10:30pm on Tuesday and then until 11:30pm for the rest of the week, closing at 8:00pm on Sunday when the festival is finished. Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe is located at back row, closest to the river and the first row in front of the Bessborough Hotel, you don't want to miss this tent this summer!

View the Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe Spotlight Profile

 

The My Saskatoon Team

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Eat Local

Fill your Weekends in September

posted by My Saskatoon    |   September 9, 2014 15:46

While the big-name concerts, widely publicized attractions, and annual events in our city are great, we love to dig a little deeper and discover the more "niche" to-dos in Saskatoon. The unique public gatherings, first-time festivals, and weekend classes are great ways to meet like-minded people and enjoy the fruits of the talent and passion of other Saskatonians. We thought we'd put together a little list of what's on our radar each month in Saskatoon. Here's what we've got for September. If you know of anything happening in September that isn't mentioned here, let us know on Facebook

 

Intuitive Path Superfoods Classes

Every weekend in September // Saskatoon Farmers' Market

Join the folks at Intuitive Path Superfoods throughout the month for education on a variety of topics, including Living Hydration, Fermentation, Earthing, Raw Chocolate Making and more.

Get more information here

 

Storefront presents SoundCloud 

Opening Reception

Friday, September 12 at 7pm // The Storefront

SoundCloud is a suspended undulating paper cloud which creates a landscape composed of clustered paper forms. SoundCloud seeks to redefine The Storefront by translating the sound that exists in the space into a visual and spatial experience. 

Get more information here

 

33rd Street Fair

Saturday, September 13 at 10am til 4pm // on 33rd Street from Avenue D to Avenue F

Buskers, Food Trucks, and Vendors selling handmade, recycled, vintage, and repurposed items. Bring your perennials for swapping, and your garden abundance for sharing. 

Get more information here

 

YXE Street Food Fest

Saturday, September 13 at 11:30am til 10:30pm // River Landing Phase 1

An collection of 14 mobile food vendors congregating on Spadina Crescent, complete with beer gardens and live music. 

Get more information here

 

Saskatoon Cycles' Moveable Feast

Friday, September 19 at 6:15pm til late // meet at Mendel Art Gallery parking lot

Delicious appetizers and tasty beverages at several Downtown locations, enjoyed via an urban bike ride with fellow bike and food lovers. 

Get more information here

 

From Field to Shield | Dinner with Chef Jenni

Saturday, September 20 at 6pm // Saskatoon Farmers' Market

An autumn feast celebrating the abundance and beauty of Saskatchewan through foods foraged from the Canadian shield to prairie fields. Shield to Field is the second event in the seasonal market dinner series with the Saskatoon Farmers' Market Chef in Residence, Jennifer Willems. 

Get more information here

 

Etsy Made in Canada | Saskatoon

Saturday, September 27 at 10am to 5pm // Le Relais

A great selection of local Etsy shops selling their wares in person, and an origami table where you can try your hand at the ancient art of folding paper. 

Get more information here

 

Nuit Blanche

Saturday, September 27 at 8pm til late // on 20th Street West

20th Street will be brought to life with over 30 artistic installations from the surreal to the exciting. Incorporating light, sound, images, human movement and everything in between - plan to be surprised, dazzled, and entertained long into the night. 

Get more information here

 

We hope something on this list will pique your interest! If you capture your experience at any of these local events on Instagram, don't forget to hashtag and tag us @mysaskatoon!

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