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Guide: 8 Rural Treasures You Have To Try During Alberta On The Plate 2020

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Alberta On The Plate officially kicks off today! The ten-day province-wide festival celebrates some of the very best culinary experiences Alberta has to offer. From now until Sunday, August 16th participating restaurants from all across Alberta will be offering multi-course fixed price menus celebrating local producers, growers, distillers, and brewers. And since we know you’re stuck without any exotic vacay plans this summer, there’s no better time to head out on a mini road trip and support local! 

We’re going to be covering the restaurants within the “Rural Treasures” category. Stay tuned for our coverage on Mountain Escapes and city-finds local to Calgary and Edmonton, or check out Alberta On The Plate’s website and IG for all the info!

Anna Maria’s Café – Lacombe

This cozy café is right beside the beautiful Lacombe Memorial Centre Gardens and serves specialty coffees, handmade soups, and delightful desserts.

Where: 5214 50 Ave, Lacombe, AB 
Estimated drive time: 1:45 north of Calgary – 1:25 south of Edmonton

Baba Cluck – Redcliff

Baba Cluck’s is the ultimate comfort food resto. On any given day, diners can sip on boozy Foothills Creamery milkshakes or curb serious cravings with their chicken bullets and killer kielbasa.

Where: 2-15 Mitchell Street North, Redcliff, AB
Estimated drive time: 2:50 east of Calgary / 5:11 southeast of Edmonton

Fence & Post – Cochrane 

With respect to locally sourced quality eats, this ambient restaurant will wow you with their sophisticated menu and unique take on fine dining.

Where: 214 – 1st Street W, Cochrane, AB
Estimated drive time: 0:34 west of Calgary / 3:00 south of Edmonton

The Glens Grill – Wetaskiwin

Contemporary restaurant, The Glens Grill, offers both a terrific farm to table experience and a scenic view of The Montgomery Glen Golf & Country Club. It’s a food favourite and a local must-try..

Where: AB-2A, Wetaskiwin, AB
Estimated drive time: 2:20 north of Calgary / 1:00 south of Edmonton

Habaneros Mexican Grill – Leduc

This authentic family-friendly Mexican Grill is known for its lively atmosphere, colourful decor and delicious handmade salsa.

Where: 5015 48a St, Leduc, AB
Estimated drive time: 2:30 north of Calgary / 0:36 south of Edmonton

HomeRoom Diner – Devon

Supporting fellow local businesses, The Home Room Diner is an adorably rural resto. Here, you’ll enjoy some of the best farm-to-table comfort food in the entire picturesque community of Devon.

Where: 4 Athabasca Ave, Devon
Estimated drive time: 2:44 north of Calgary / 0:40 southwest of Edmonton

Twisted Fork – St. Paul

At Twisted Fork in St. Paul guests can enjoy seasonally inspired dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.

Where: 4914 50th Avenue, Saint Paul, AB
Estimated drive time: 4:40 northeast of Calgary / 2:00 east of Edmonton

XIX – St. Albert 

This chef-driven restaurant is all food, no gimmick. Yes, the atmosphere is beautiful, but don’t let the ambience fool you. These guys are totally food-focused. Every dish is prepared with love, creativity, and care, and it’s evident.

Where: #104 150 Bellerose Drive,  St. Albert, AB
Estimated drive time: 3:00 north of Calgary / 0:30 north of Edmonton

There you have it, folks! 8 places you have to try during the Alberta On The Plate event. For their full list of restaurants check their official website here! Happy eating!