Pick 10: Local Spots That Prove Pizza is Life in Saskatoon

Saskatoon Pizza Black Cat

This pizza-riffic post is dedicated to my mom. She’s the biggest pizza lover in Saskatoon! Family Pizza should probably know her by topping. This weekend it’s her birthday, so I know she’ll be getting a slice or two to celebrate. From the abundance of pizza joints currently open in Saskatoon, mom obviously isn’t the only ‘za lover in town. 

A GUIDE TO LOCAL PIZZA IN SASKATOON

There are so many different styles of pizza in the city, so let’s break them down into these three categories: deals, family restaurants, and wood-fired ovens. Depending on your mood and occasion, you can choose to hit up these places at the right moment.

Impress your date with Italian thin crust, impress your friends with big savings, and impress your fam with a meal everyone will love. Capisce?

Pro Tip: this post is best enjoyed while listening to Cardi B – Best Life. Ready? Let’s go!

DEALS

If you’re having one of those days where you just want to take off your bra, throw on some sweats*, and put on a good movie at home these specials are for you.

*Stretchy pants not included. 

Family Pizza

Known for: 2 for 1 specials all the time and free delivery.
Where: Multiple locations 7 Assiniboine Drive & 1010 Taylor Street East
Phone: 306-242-1310 & 306-374-9777

Red Swan Pizza

Known for: Ridiculously cheap pick up specials.
Where: Multiple locations 22nd Street West, 8th Street East, & 2750 Faithfull Avenue
Phone: 306-974-0467, 306-954-9944, & 306-954-6622

Solaro Pizza

Known for: $5 for two pieces by the slice pick-up.
Where: 3730 Diefenbaker Drive
Phone: 306-249-4500

Little Chicago Pizza

Known for: Heaps of cheese.
Where: 1301 8th Street East
Phone: 306-242-9899

Black Cat Pizza, formerly known as Nino’s

Known for: Old signage, good portions.
Where: 801 Broadway Avenue
Phone: (306) 652-6466

Vern’s Pizza

Known for: Sky-high meaty toppings.
Where: Multiple locations 1610 11th Street West, #8 Assiniboine Drive, & 706C Central Avenue
Phone: 306-664-2588, 306-933-3002, & 306-665-8376

FAMILY RESTAURANTS

Get the whole clan out for a bite to eat at one of these two classic Saskatoon mainstays.

Venice House Pizza


Where: Multiple locations. I prefer 906 Central Ave.
Phone: 306-373-6666

The Cave

Known for: Caveman pizza challenge. Finish a 40″ pizza with 4 friends to get it free. Advance order required.
Where: 2720 8th Street East
Phone: 306-374-5090

WOOD-FIRED OVEN

No matter how good the above-mentioned pizza recipes are, it’s hard to beat the unique taste baked into a wood-fired pizza.

Christies Il Secondo

You know what makes us happy? Pizza. Pizza makes us happy

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Known for: Napoletana style.
Where: 802-C Broadway Avenue
Phone: (306) 384-0506

Aroma Resto Bar

Fresh from the flame tonight in Aroma only $8

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Known for: $8 deal on Monday and Wednesday.
Where: 405 20th Street East
Phone: (306) 667-2358

BONUS

You won’t find anything like the pizza at Congress, available one day a week in Saskatoon.

Congress Beer House

Known for: Chicago deep dish on Tuesday only.
Where: 215 2nd Avenue South
Phone: 306-974-6717

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25-ish Things to do in Saskatoon This Weekend

August 10 to 12, 2018 Events in Saskatoon

Celebrate Metis culture and stomp your feet this weekend at the John Arcand Fiddle Fest. Plus, more live shows and free dance lessons at the Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival, take a trip back in time to the roller disco with Saskatoon Roller Derby League, and let the midway spin you upside down at the Saskatoon Exhibition.

Find details about these things to do in Saskatoon this weekend of August 10 to 12, 2018 below:

25-ISH THINGS TO DO IN THIS WEEKEND IN SASKATOON

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Exhibition at Prairieland Park
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
John Arcand Fiddle Fest at Windy Acres
FREE Swing Dance Lessons at the Fringe
FREE An Evening with Al Kay at 2nd Ave Grill
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
The Photocopier at The Fringe 
Lemonade for Wishes 2018 at Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan
Rustic Sign Workshop at Finn’s Irish Pub
Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Uptown Stomp – Swing Dance at Free Flow Dance Centre
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Exhibition at Prairieland Park
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
John Arcand Fiddle Fest at Windy Acres 
SRDL presents: A Night at the Roller Disco! at Granite Curling 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018

Lemonade for Wishes 2019 at Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan 
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
FREE (donation) Percussion Gala Concert at Quance Theatre
John Arcand Fiddle Fest at Windy Acres 
Invermay Fair at Town of Invermay 

Events are compiled using the Do Sask Facebook Group community calendar. Group members are invited to share events and engage with each other about things to do in the city of Saskatoon. Think of it as an interactive community cork board.

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30 August Long Weekend Things to do in Saskatoon 2018

august long weekend Saskatoon things to do

This August long weekend marks the beginning of the 10-day Nurtrien Fringe Theatre Festival. Plus, take in the return of Live Dueling Pianos at The Thirsty Scholar, chow down on Canada’s best rack of meat at Ribfest, go on a date to discover horse whispering at Lift Farm, or watch free drag racing at SIR.

You’ll have a hard time deciding what to do with all of the August long weekend entertainment options! Find details about these things to do in Saskatoon this August long weekend and more below:

Events are compiled using the Do Sask Facebook Group community calendar. Group members are invited to share events and engage with each other about things to do in the city of Saskatoon. Think of it as an interactive community cork board.

30+ AUGUST LONG WEEKEND THINGS TO DO IN SASKATOON 2018

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2018

The Photocopier at The Fringe
Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
The Kawaii Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Turn Out Scanner EDM at Remai Modern 
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Dueling Pianos at The Thirsty Scholar
Saskatoon Ribfest at Diefenbaker Park 
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe 
Date Night with Lift Farm EAL
FREE SIR Performance Plus Street Legal Drag Racing
Shane Larmand at McNally Robinson’s 
Sage Hill Student Readings at Frances Morrison Library

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018

The Photocopier at The Fringe 
Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Saskatoon Ribfest at Diefenbaker Park 
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe
FREE SIR Performance Plus Street Legal Drag Racing

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
The Photocopier at The Fringe 
WOW Manitou at Little Manitou Art Gallery 
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Saskatoon Ribfest at Diefenbaker Park 
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe 
FREE SIR Performance Plus Street Legal Drag Racing
Passa Passa at Sutherland Bar
Exquisite Corpse – Myth, Magic and the Occult at SCYAP Art Centre

MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
The Photocopier at The Fringe 
Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Saskatoon Ribfest at Diefenbaker Park 
Railway Heritage Day at Saskatchewan Railway Museum (Pike Lake)
Saltwater Joy After Dark at The Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival

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August Events in Saskatoon 2018

August is when arts and culture mashup to make an offbeat, exciting, and proud version of Saskatoon. Spend your time between adrenaline-pumping shows and stomach-flipping fair attractions at the Saskatoon Exhibition – and fill up on authentic cultural food, dance, and art experiences at Folkfest.

This month, find Do Sask chilling street-side at the Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival to earn an entry into the VIP club. Find details to all of these events in the massive monthly listing below, or by checking the Do Sask events group on Facebook.

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AUGUST EVENTS IN SASKATOON 2018

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018

Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Preview Night- 2018 Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival
Financial Literacy Workshops at READ Saskatoon
Pub Stumpers Trivia at Fionn MacCool’s
Texas King at Amigos Cantina
Standup Comedy at Buds on Broadway
Bobby Thrust at Capitol Music Club

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Mana Bar Trivia – Bethesda
Archspire, The Kennedy Veil, Sarah Longfield and Sakred at Black Cat Tavern
Askatune at The Woods Ale House
Trivia at The Thirsty Scholar
Karaoke Thursday at Amigos Cantina
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2018

The Photocopier at The Fringe
Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
The Kawaii Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Turn Out EDM at Remai Modern 
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Saskatoon Ribfest at Diefenbaker Park 
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe 
Date Night with Lift Farm EAL
FREE SIR Performance Plus Street Legal Drag Racing
Shane Larmand at McNally Robinson’s 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018

The Photocopier at The Fringe 
Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Saskatoon Ribfest at Diefenbaker Park 
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe
FREE SIR Performance Plus Street Legal Drag Racing

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
The Photocopier at The Fringe 
WOW Manitou at Little Manitou Art Gallery 
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Saskatoon Ribfest at Diefenbaker Park 
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe 
FREE SIR Performance Plus Street Legal Drag Racing
Passa Passa at Sutherland Bar
Exquisite Corpse – Myth, Magic and the Occult at SCYAP Art Centre

MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
The Photocopier at The Fringe 
Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Saskatoon Ribfest at Diefenbaker Park 
Railway Heritage Day at Saskatchewan Railway Museum (Pike Lake)
Saltwater Joy After Dark at The Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
The Photocopier at The Fringe 
Trivia at Hudsons Canada’s Pub
Summer Mom & Baby Active
Chess Club at Carlyle King Branch Library
Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park
Fringe: A Burlesque Show! at Broadway Theatre 
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Exhibition at Prairieland Park
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
Financial Literacy Workshops at READ Saskatoon
The Motorleague w/ The Reckless Famous at Capitol Music Club
Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Exhibition at Prairieland Park
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe 
Cat Bazaar at OUTSaskatoon
Black Badge Launch at Amazing Stories

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018

The Photocopier at The Fringe 
Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Exhibition at Prairieland Park
Mana Bar Trivia
Trivia at The Thirsty Scholar
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
John Arcand Fiddle Fest at Windy Acres 
Back To 1983: Strange Brew at The Roxy Theatre 
90’s Bowling Fundraiser for Habitat’s Women’s Build 2929 Louise St 
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Exhibition at Prairieland Park
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
John Arcand Fiddle Fest at Windy Acres
Imagination Station: The Perogy Predicatment at the Fringe 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018

MIND GAMES At The Nutrien Fringe Festival In Saskatoon at The Fringe 
The Photocopier at The Fringe 
Lemonade for Wishes 2018 at Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan
Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Uptown Stomp – Swing Dance at Free Flow Dance Centre
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Exhibition at Prairieland Park
Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival on Broadway
John Arcand Fiddle Fest at Windy Acres 
SRDL presents: A Night at the Roller Disco! at Granite Curling 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018

Lemonade for Wishes 2019 at Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan 
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
John Arcand Fiddle Fest at Windy Acres 
Invermay Fair at Town of Invermay 

MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018

Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018

Speed Dating 24 & Up at Finn’s Irish Pub
Summer Mom & Baby Active
Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018

Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018

Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Mana Bar Trivia
Trivia at The Thirsty Scholar
Saskatoon Folkfest

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018

Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Folkfest
Rock the River at Delta Bessborough 
Show & Shine Weekend at Downtown Saskatoon

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018

Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Folkfest
Rock the River at Delta Bessborough 
Show & Shine Weekend at Downtown Saskatoon

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018

Whipping it Up in the Market Kitchen at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Rock the River at Delta Bessborough 
Show & Shine Weekend at Downtown Saskatoon
Teen Challenge Freedom Run at Brainsport 

MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018

Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018

Speed Dating 38 & Up at Finn’s Irish Pub
Composting 101 Workshop
Summer Mom & Baby Active
Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018

Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018

Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Mana Bar Trivia
Trivia at The Thirsty Scholar

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018

Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018

Saskatoon Brewery Tour – Brew Cruise at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Global Pot Pop-up Restaurant at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market 
Saturday 9:00 AM Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Ukrainian Day in the Park at Rotary Park

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018

Whipping it Up in the Market Kitchen at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market

MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2018

Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2018

Do Sask Book Club at Prairie Ink Restaurant
Vintage Swing at River Landing Water Park

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2018

Write-On Wednesdays at Frances Morrison Library
Salsa by the River at River Landing Water Park

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018

Thursday Night Art Market at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
Mana Bar Trivia
Trivia at The Thirsty Scholar

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018

Potashcorp Fireworks Festival at River Landing and Friendship Park

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34 Things to do in Saskatoon This Weekend

This weekend, get debacherous like you’re on the island of Koh Phangan for a Full Moon Party, catch a 90’s grunge take on Shakespeare at Much Ado About Nothing, listen to one of the most diverse live music scenes in Canada, or make a healthy, 5-pound food baby at Food Truck Wars. Find details about these things to do in Saskatoon this weekend and more below:

Events are compiled using the Do Sask Facebook Group community calendar. Group members are invited to share events and engage with each other about things to do in the city of Saskatoon. Think of it as an interactive community cork board.

34 Things to do in Saskatoon This Weekend

FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018

11:00 AM Food Truck Wars at 511 20th St. W
6:30 PM Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
9:00 PM Full Moon Party at O’Brians Event Centre
Dueling Pianos Music Request Show Saskatoon
FREE Games Night at Amazing Stories
Floyd Theatre Festival at The Refinery Arts and Spirit Centre
Come Together at 225 Ave D S
FREE Violent Betty x Don’t Reply x Life Like Fire x Tooth & Nail at 1527 Idylwyld Dr N
The Key of J at the Capitol Music Club
Saskatoon Science of Magic Workshops at 220 20th St W
Petunia & The Vipers at Amigos Cantina
It’s Just Drag Presents Divas! 
Going Away Bash with Live Music at Prairie Sun Brewery
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018

9:00 AM Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
11:00 AM Food Truck Wars at 511 20th St. W
Small Town Pub Crawl starting at the Longbranch
2nd Annual Show & Shine at Diefenbaker Drive Community Church
The Atrium, Jesse Selkirk, The Academy Rock Band 101 Class at The Academy
FREE Mini Tour of the Ukrainian Museum of Canada
King of Foxes, with special guests at Black Cat Tavern
FREE WINMAR 10 year celebration BBQ & Family Fun at Meewasin Park
Denise Valle with Sumurai Champs & Tefrondon at Amigos Cantina
Much Ado About Nothing at The Refinery
Lewis & Salkeld at Prairie Ink Restaurant 
Big Dave Mclean at Buds on Broadway
Shorebird Driving Trip with Saskatoon Nature Society
2018 Summer Classic: Fun Race & Fundraiser Event
Saskatoon Brewery Tour Brew Cruise
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018

11:00 AM Food Truck Wars at 511 20th St. W
Play Your Gender – Wrap-Up for Girls Rock Camp at The Roxy Theatre
TiP: Charlie Petch at Amigos Cantina
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

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10 Reasons Why I Started Saskatoon Speed Dating

Speed Dating in Saskatoon

As a regular speed dating host, I get asked this question a lot:

“Why did you start a speed dating business?”

My answer will now be:  read this post. I’ve made a list below of some of the reasons that impacted my decision to start offering this service for Saskatoon singles. 

1. Making connection intentional.

I know that it’s hard to meet people when you’re busy with work, school, business, and LIFE. If you don’t make time for meeting new people you’ll stay in that endless rut.

2. A less-than-fun first timer experience.

You know what they say about your first time… I tried speed dating years ago and hated it. Every man asked me, “So, what do you do for a living?” It felt like a bad job interview that that I couldn’t escape.

I thought I could make some improvements and started testing out my format. So far, attendees like it a lot (5 star reviews).

3. A place where “No” means no and “Yes” means yes.

As awful as my first experience was, when I took part in speed dating I learned what it was like to say “no” to many people who may not have been right for me. Up until then, I gave people chances when they didn’t really deserve them. The process of speed dating was enough to give me autonomy in my day-to-day relationships. I want to pass that on to others.

Read more about the code of conduct to learn what is and isn’t okay in this community.

4. No other place in the entire province was offering it.

From what I found in market research, speed dating just wasn’t a regular thing in Saskatoon or Saskatchewan. This may be related to the size of the population, or the ideas and attitudes around dating on the prairies. People come from all over the province to take part and get offline for a night.

5. People fascinate-the-fuck outta me.

They give me lots of energy (and endless anecdotes). I’ve already met a lot of interesting people and hope to meet more.

6. Small city dwellers can be a lil’ cliquey.

Sometimes people are slow to trust and don’t make outsiders feel very welcome. They usually have a group of friends they’ve known since kindergarten and they have no idea what it feels like to be “new to town”. This makes it difficult for newcomers to establish solid relationships (both friendships and otherwise).

I am striving to create an inclusive space with Do Sask. Old friends are good. But have you tried meeting new ones? It’s THRILLING.

7. Singles just want to mingle.

No matter what there are always gonna be people looking for friendship, dates, and new ideas. Do Sask removes the question of whether they are open to that or not to save you a lot of time wondering.

8. Trying something new is okay.

People who attend speed dating are ready to give it a shot. I want to offer a service that’s different from my day job as a writer for businesses, but isn’t a complete 360.

9. The success story challenge.

I like a good sky-high goal that I have no control over. I thought speed dating could be a catalyst for friendships and date matches to blossom here in Saskatchewan. Since Do Sask launched speed dating last year, past attendees are already telling me it’s working. (We currently have a 80% match rate!)

If you attended Do Sask speed dating in the past, please share your honest recommendation with your friends. Word of mouth is very important to growing this community!

10. Collaborating with a few local pubs makes it easy for me.

Not a lot of businesses would give a solopreneur full reign of half their pub and invite them to come back regularly. But the Hose & Hydrant Brew Pub did last year! And then Finn’s Irish Pub did this year! Both spots are worth checking out for a casual night with your new date.

Do Sask is a lot more than speed dating! Check out the closed group for city conversations, exclusive contests, and upcoming event listings. Become a VIP to get weekly announcements about more fun things to do in and around Saskatoon.

An earlier version of this post was originally published on Facebook in August, 2017.

Eating at Taste of Saskatchewan 2018

It’s Taste of Saskatchewan 2018 week! Todd says, “Let’s post a video of me eating a churro in high-speed.” So here it is:
If you can’t tell from the video, we stuffed our faces at Taste of Saskatchewan 2018 last night. The week-long food festival runs until this Sunday, July 22. It’s open to all and free to attend. There’s live entertainment throughout the day and the entire space is licensed. 

Taste of Saskatchewan 2018

Photo via Downtown Saskatoon.

Where: Kiwanis Memorial Park, between the Delta Bessborough Hotel and the Vimy Memorial Bandshell in Saskatoon.
When: Tuesday, July 17th 11:00am to 9:30pm, Wednesday – Saturday, July 21st 11:00am to 10:30pm, Sunday, July 22nd 11:00am to 8:00pm
Tickets: live entertainment is free, food tokens are $2.00 each and liquor tokens are $6.00 each.

The specialty menu items were hard for me to find. Out of seven different dishes, I recommend the Classic Rueben Sandwich from the German Cultural Club and Churros with Custard from Mi Casa Restaurante.

We also tried:

    • Edible Cookie Dough from Big Wing’s
    • Maki Combo from Nisen Sushi Restaurant (they make it fresh, so be prepared to wait in line)
    • Ginger Beef on Rice from Saskatoon Asian Restaurant
    • Boneless Dry Ribs from Tomas the Cook Restaurant
    • Crispy Chicken Poutine (sans chicken because they ran out) from Tony Tomas Restaurant

If I go back, I want the Ham and Gruyere Crepe from Little Bird Patisserie & Café. I noticed that the heat is pushing a lot of people to the Homestead Ice Cream tent to cool down. Which other unique Saskatoon eats did I miss?

Taste of Saskatchewan is on all week long at Kiwanis Memorial Park. Follow their Facebook for details and check out the menu before you go!

What are your top picks from taste of saskatchewan so far? Tell me what you ate in the Closed Facebook group.
Featured image: Downtown Saskatoon

Things to do in Saskatoon This Weekend

It’s Taste of Saskatchewan week at Kiwanis Memorial Park. If you’re looking for more than a foodie fix you don’t have to walk far down the Meewassin Valley to stumble onto new events and activities along the way. Fresh flower picking, a retro toy fair, and outdoor markets! Find details about these things to do in Saskatoon this weekend and more below:

Events are compiled using the Do Sask Facebook Group community calendar. Group members are invited to share events and engage with each other about things to do in the city of Saskatoon. Think of it as an interactive community cork board.

Things to do in Saskatoon This Weekend

FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2018

4:00 PM Ganbatte Presents Kiki’s Deliver Service at The Roxy Theatre
6:30 PM Friday Night Films at Carlyle King Branch Library
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Taste of Saskatchewan at Kiwanis Memorial Park
Ness Creek Music Festival around Big River (not in Saskatoon)

SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018

9:00 AM Street Stall Saturdays at Saskatoon Farmers’ Market
10:00 AM Bunnocks Tournament at UMEA Sports Field
1:00 PM The NeverEnding Story
Canadian Rugby Championship at Saskatoon Rugby Club
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Taste of Saskatchewan at Kiwanis Memorial Park
Ness Creek Music Festival around Big River (not in Saskatoon)

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018

10:00 AM Tropical Pageant (in Regina)
Retro Game & Toy Fair at Saskatoon German Cultural Centre
Lily Fest at Black Fox Farm & Distillery
Dragonfly Field Trip with Saskatoon Nature Society
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Taste of Saskatchewan at Kiwanis Memorial Park
Canadian Rugby Championship at Saskatoon Rugby Club
Ness Creek Music Festival around Big River (not in Saskatoon)

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1981 Class C Motorhome: A New Addition to the Do Sask Family

Do Sask is about making connections with the people and places in our home province of Saskatchewan. So it’s very exciting that I now have a 1981 Class C Motorhome to take across the prairies and get closer to that goal.

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This recreational vehicle is a DIY project that I definitely didn’t expect. After many years in storage, my mom gave it to my husband, Chris, and I to do what we want with it. And we don’t know exactly what that is just yet, as it needs a bit of work before it’s ready for a trip to the lake.

1981 Class C Motorhome

Chris looks pretty happy with his Class C Motorhome.

I’ve always made tent camping part of my summers, but Chris would rather scrap the tent for a hotel as mentioned in the epic Saskatchewan road trip post. The Class C Motorhome is a nice compromise which will likely satisfy both of our wants and needs when it comes to travelling in Saskatchewan.

This project technically started about a month ago when we went out to the storage lot to clear it out. Barn swallows made a nest just above the cab because it was sitting there so long.

After attempting to run it with the old battery, we gave in and purchased a new one to get it running. The new battery made the difference. It worked! Chris drove it back into town last week.

What needs repair on the Class C Motorhome

This week, we started inspecting everything to see what we’re getting ourselves into. So far we’re looking at:

    • Replacing the wood in the over cab,
    • Replacing the tires,
    • Removing the awning,
    • Replacing all of the cracked vents,
    • Insulating all windows,
    • And tearing out the carpet.

We tried to set up the awning on our driveway, but the plastic joints were so old that they literally crumbled. A 5 minute inspection turned into an hour of demolition. I really hope this isn’t a trend with the project – ’cause nobody has time for that!

The Class C over cab is a common place for water damage. In our case, it’s in the left corner.

Inside it looks like the decorator sniffed way too much coke before taking a crack at the interior. It’s a horrible 70’s design with orange and brown tweed upholstery, orange and white floral wallpaper, orange shag carpeting (yes – SHAG – in a frickin’ RV), and dated brown cupboards. We’d like to update the decor, but it’s not an immediate necessity.

Our neighbour calls it a honey wagon because it’s “sweet”!

This quintessential dinette is a staple in nearly all motorhomes.

Right now, everything seems good mechanically other than the break lines. The odometer only has about 45,000 kilometers, so that’s a win! Once a technician inspects it, we’ll know exactly what needs to be repaired under the hood.

It’s likely not going to be cheap, but we didn’t purchase the vehicle so it’s affordable. We hope to spend less than $5,000 to get it up to working condition. 

At this stage, we don’t plan on dropping everything and living as full-time nomads. The plan is to take this motorhome on weekend trips and getaways in Saskatchewan. We just hope it isn’t going to be a lemon. Wish us luck!

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10 Best Hidden and Rooftop Patios in Saskatoon

The Saskatoon summer heat brings everyone into the sun for drinks with friends. The city has one of the largest rates of restaurants per capita in Canada, so rooftop patios are one way to stand out above the rest. Get a new perspective of the city, or choose a lesser-known gem for some downtime. This post focuses on the local patios that are hidden away, or up a flight of stairs.

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You’ll find a selection of hidden and rooftop patios throughout Saskatoon. Known as decks to most locals, these rooftop patios are available throughout the warm months of May through September. Most of these spots are very casual and affordable, so leave the “extra” to instagram and just relax.

10 Best Hidden & Rooftop Patios in Saskatoon

Yard & Flagon Pub

Why not stop for a Bellini on this beautiful day! ☀️

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Known as one the best rooftop patios in Saskatoon, the Yard is an Irish Pub that serves up traditional fare and draft beer. The patio is multi-level, so watch your step after you’ve been sipping on day drinks.

Address: 718 Broadway Avenue
Phone:  (306) 653-8883

Winston’s English Pub

Decking it at Winston’s

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Go all the way to the back right of the bar, then go a little further. Once you pass the washrooms, you’ll make a beeline to the patio doors. Enjoy one of over 76 craft beer on tap with your all day brekki – completely hidden from the public.

Address: 243 21st St E
Phone:  (306) 374-7468

The Hose & Hydrant Pub

It’s a BEAUTIFUL day for some patio drinks! See you on the deck 🍻☀️

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A new-er edition to the historic fire hall building, the patio is a large and welcoming space for your group. Sip a caesar by the fire pit and load up on signature “fire starter” appies like anojitos.

Address: 612 11th St E
Phone:  (306) 477-3473

Vista Lounge

Fans of small plates rejoice! This west-coast inspired lounge is the perfect spot to watch the sunset while you share dinner with friends. Choose the side patio for a quick cocktail, or step up to the rooftop for a whimsical view with a balloon.

Address: 339 Ave A S
Phone:  (306) 653-2256

O’Shea’s Irish Pub

Get classic Irish pub fare at one of the most popular rooftops in the city. O’Shea’s steps up to summer with a heating and misting contraption to keep you comfy no matter the weather.

Address: 222 2 Ave S
Phone:  (306) 384-7444

Crazy Cactus

The downtown patio is home of the gringo! That may not mean much to outsiders, but the notorious cocktail is made with Churchill Blonde craft beer, tequila, triple sec and lime. Saskatoon’s younger crowd LOVES the stuff.

Address: 269 3 Ave S
Phone:  (306) 975-1266

Specklebelly’s Pub & Eatery

You won’t hear much about this low-profile patio in Sutherland, but it’s worth a try. This pub has insanely good feature drinks every night. In my opinion, the best day to go is Saturday – there aren’t huge line ups and you can get a decent date for cheap.

Address: 900 Central Ave
Phone:  (306) 249-0900

Dino’s Bar & Grill

Another Sutherland staple patio, Dino’s is a student bar that serves up Italian cuisine from the Venice House Traditional Grill kitchen downstairs. Get delicious food for a fraction of the cost with the daily special menu.

Address: 906 Central Ave
Phone:  (306) 373-6666

Una Pizza + Wine

This patio is located in an alcove next to the Broadway Theatre. You won’t necessarily feel off-the-beaten-path as Una is one of the most popular places to dine in Saskatoon. However it took me about 3 tries to figure out exactly where the patio was – so they’ve got that going for them!

Address: 707 Broadway Ave
Phone:  (306) 978-0116

Louis’ Pub 

🚨🚨 PATIO IS OPEN 🚨🚨#yxeeats #yxepatio #saskbeers COME HANG OUT WITH US

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Every U of S student knows that Louis’ is a great place to wind down after a long day of studying. But did you know that their rooftop patio is open to everyone sans tuition payments? Combine student-friendly prices with a bird’s eye view of the gorgeous campus and you’ve got yourself a winner.

Address: 93 Campus Drive
Phone:  (306) 966-7000

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