5. Carbone Coal Fired Pizza, Winnipeg
Coal-fired ovens, the theory goes, heat up hotter than wood-fired, meaning thin-crust pizzas are cooked quickly enough to be enjoyably crispy without losing moisture. The debate’s still going on which kind is better, so head to Carbone – Winnipeg’s only coal-fired pizza place – to try for yourself. Their pizza dough is made with organic Alberta-grown flour, sauce is prepared fresh daily and other menu options include oven-roasted chicken wings, white bean hummus, fresh salads and the Ferrero, a personal-size dessert pizza with Nutella, roasted banana and optional gelato.
(Photo courtesy of Carbone Coal Fired Pizza)
6. The Shore Club, Hubbards, N.S.
If lobster’s a must-eat on your visit to Nova Scotia, then go no further than the Shore Club at Hubbards Beach, which has welcomed no less than Prince Charles and Lady Diana among the more than one million guests served since the location’s first lobster supper in 1936. Come hungry – in addition to lobster, your dinner includes all-you-can-eat salad bar and mussels, plus potato salad and your choice of dessert.
(Photo courtesy of The Shore Club)
7. The Ranche, Calgary, Alta.
It might be a cliché to eat beef in Alberta – there’s a lot more to the province’s culinary scene than the cow – but sometimes, the clichés are worth following up on. At The Ranche, named the best place to take out-of-town visitors by Avenue Magazine, you can bring it even further by dining on not just beef, but dishes including bison, pheasant, rabbit or wild boar and even a regionally sourced, house-made charcuterie board, all served up in a beautifully restored historic ranch house built in 1896.
(Photo courtesy of The Ranche)