Ens Auto 2021 Celebrity Take Out Challenge – Restaurant Partners
The goal of the Progress Club – Saskatoon Downtown Take Out Challenge Event is to raise funds for several local non-profits, as well as increase sales and provide valuable local exposure and promotion for 12 wonderful locally-owned restaurants in Saskatoon. Each of the participating restaurants in 2021 has also committed to donating 800 meals to Saskatoon’s Friendship Inn.
Take-Out Tuesdays -How Does It Work & How Does It Help Local?
It’s pretty simple! Every Tuesday in May, starting on May 4th, we will be encouraging everyone that can to order take-out from one (or more) of the 6 featured restaurant partners of the week (see the 2weeks each restaurant partner is featured below). By doing so, you are supporting their restaurant at a time that they really need it. Covid has been VERY tough for the industry, and many restaurants closed for good because they could not make it financially through the pandemic.
By supporting our restaurant partners on Take-Out Tuesdays you will show them you appreciate their massive commitment. They are each donating 800 meals to the Friendship Inn AND 15% of ALL gift card sales in June. In June we are running our Take Out Celebrity Challenge portion of the event (details of that to follow soon).
The Twelve 2021 Restaurant Partners
We are proud to have a diverse list of 12 restaurant partners to choose from in 2021. From Persian to pizza, ribs to amazing baking we have your taste buds covered in every area! Some of the restaurants are long-time family favourites in Saskatoon, others are newer restaurants and cafes offering unique, delicious and exotic options! What they all share is a commitment to quality-driven service, high standards of cooking and most importantly, they are all locally-owned and invested in our community. We are so grateful that they have stepped up to SERVE us all!
1. Botté Chai Bar – May 11th & May 25th
Botté is unlike any other place in Saskatoon.
Specialties are ever-changing and always fresh, light, homemade foods, sweets and drinks inspired by Persian culinary traditions and culture. As a matter of policy, they have made a point of collaborating and engaging with immigrant women in Saskatoon.
Botté Dish Example: Plum Chicken
Sweet and sour braised chicken smothered in barberries, orange zest, raisins and sour pitted plum sauce served with a side order of Saffron Barberry Persian Rice.
See the menu & order: https://botte-persian-kitchen.square.site
2. d’Lish By Tish– May 4th & May 18th
Life is d’Lish…eat it up!
d’Lish is a little gem of a café nestled in Nutana and is a labour of love for the owner Tisha Paget. She has been running d’Lish by Tish café for over eight years. Her menu is always amazing and ever-changing including award-winning soups and cakes.
d’Lish Dish Example: Hunk of Burning Love
Banana and peanut butter panini. Add bacon to it just like Elvis used to do!
See the daily menu & order on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livingdlish/
3. Filosophi– May 18th & May 25th
Humble Feasts Inspired by Fresh Ingredients
A contemporary experience with cool vibes, Filosophi delivers authentic food with a west coast vibe. Balancing the old with the new, time-honoured recipes with prairie fresh ingredients, the comforts of home with the vibe of the west coast. Filosophi is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.
Filosophi Dish Example: Dry-Aged Ribeye
Rosemary, olive oil, salt, fresh-cracked pepper, potatoes, seasonal veg.
See the menu & order: https://filosophi.revelup.com/weborder/?establishment=1
4. The Hideout Lounge – May 4th & May 18th
Shhhh- don’t tell anyone …it’s our secret!
A new place to try! The word on the street is that their appetizers cannot be touched and that they have teamed up with Solaro’s pizza to compliment the rest of their menu!
Hideout Dish Example: Hideout Jambalaya
Penne noodles in spicy tomato sauce with Italian sausage, chicken, shrimp, onions, green pepper, topped with freshly shaved parmesan. Served with garlic toast. See the menu & order on Skip: https://www.skipthedishes.com/the-hideout-lounge
5. HomeQuarter CoffeeHouse & Bakery –May 4th & May 18th
A place that feels like home…From the first bite to the last drop.
Whether you want a specialty coffee, a treat or a meal they have it all. While they are very well known for their cinnamon buns and other world-class baking, they also offer superb breakfast, brunch, lunch, award-winning soups & supper menus. Made from scratch and ALWAYS made with love! This will be your new home from home!
HomeQuarter Dish Example: Sask Whitefish Dinner
Sask Whitefish with peach and mango chutney, wild rice, Choice of broccoli or quinoa kale salad and choice of carrot cake or chocolate brownie. See the special Take Out Tuesday menu and order online: https://www.homequartercoffeehouse.com/takeouttuesday2021
6. Manos Restaurant & Lounge – May 11th & May 25th
We Saved You A Spot
Oh come on, if you have lived in Saskatoon for more than a few months you must have heard of Manos! Greek classics made like they should be, along with steak, chicken and seafood options. This is one of Saskatoon’s most beloved eateries, with so many great spaces to eat! Inside, outside, in booths, by bubbling streams and in private rooms. Or just get it delivered and eat at home in your underwear, it all tastes GOOD! Enough said!
Manos Dish Example: Dolmades
Seasoned ground beef, rice, fresh herbs and spices wrapped in grapevine leaves served with avgolemono sauce- Oh YES!!
See menus and order online: https://manos-online-ordering.brygid.online/zgrid/proc/site/sitep.jsp
7. Montanas BBQ & BAR – May 4th & May 18th
Please NOTE: Montanas 8th Street & Betts Avenus Locations ONLY
Love BBQ? The only answer is YES.
Home Of Mouth-watering Ribs, Steak & BBQ Chicken. Meat Lovers, Bring Your Appetites!
Montanas’ Dish Example: Pork Back Ribs – Taster Plate
Freshly prepared and smoked in-house daily, Montana’s is your home for authentic BBQ ribs. Coated in Montana’s signature rib rub, slow-smoked over hickory chips and then fire-grilled to order. Hungry yet? Served with freshly baked cornbread, seasoned fries and your choice https://order.montanas.caof in-house baked beans or coleslaw. See Menus and Order Online: https://order.montanas.ca
8. Rock Creek Woodsmoke Grill & Bar’s May 11th & May 25th
Kicked-Up” Casual Tap & Grill
Enjoy the feeling of the cabin, the smell of campfire and delicious Canadian dishes with a hint of smoke. Both Saskatoon locations are partners!
Rock Creek Dish Example: Smoked Prime Rib
Smoked with a blend of hickory and cherry smoke, slow-cooked for hours then served with your choice of potato and signature Caesar salad. See the menu & order online: https://smooth.menu/rock-creek/menu/
9. SHIFT – May 11th & May 25th
Genuine, Contemporary Cooking Rooted In Canadian Flavours
Shift develops a strong connection between food and place through genuine, contemporary cooking rooted in Canadian flavour. While highlighting the Prairies’ culinary customs, the robust menu also celebrates our country’s other diverse cultures and regions. Further, it showcases our land, as well as our farmers and other producers, through the use of homegrown, seasonal ingredients, wherever possible.
Shift Dish Example: BRICK-PRESSED CORNISH HEN
Crispy herb potatoes, winter vegetables, chicken jus. See Menus and Order Online: https://www.shiftrestaurant.com/news/takeout-delivery
10. Scarlet Craft Kitchen May 11th & May 25th
Craft Kitchen, Food Cooked With Care…
With fabulous views of the South Saskatchewan River, Scarlet offers fun, casual dining in a vibrant, contemporary space off the lobby. Their tantalizing menus include comfort food, salads and Canadian classics like burgers… Just so you know, you can also order the famous Carvers 7oz Fillet Mignon from Scarlet’s eat-in menu!! Bonus!
Scarlet Dish Example: CLASSIC FRENCH DIP
Baguette, roast beef, Gruyère cheese, caramelized onion, mayonnaise, horseradish, beef au jus. See the menu: https://scarletrestaurant.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/ScarletAllDayMenu.pdf
Order on SKIP: https://www.skipthedishes.com/scarlet-craft-kitchen
11. The Cave– May 4th & May 11th
Get Lost In The Caves & The Great Taste!
The Cave Restaurant first opened its doors in September of 1973. A local and family restaurant that has become a Saskatoon landmark. Their unique architecture, courteous and polite staff, coupled with their wide menu options will make your next dining experience memorable. From first dates to anniversaries and birthdays, or just a night out. The Cave has it all!
The Cave Dish Example: Gourmet Dinner for 2
Includes Filet Mignon Steak, Lobster tail, jumbo shrimp, Cave style Greek ribs and chicken breast. See Menus and Order Online: https://direct.chownow.com/order/8787/locations/11898
12. Una Pizza & Wine May 11th & May 25th
UNA simply means “a” in Italian as in “a pizza place.”
UNA Pizza is a neighbourhood restaurant serving Californian-inspired, thin-crust pizza with Mediterranean-influenced food and flavours. We find inspiration for our dishes from California to the south of Spain, Italy & France. Go for the pizza, stay for the wine!
Una Dish Example: The Broadway Pizza
Double smoked bacon, the cure fennel sausage, smoked mozzarella, maple syrup.
Want more toppings? Add to your pizza
| pepperoni | fresh basil | tomatoes truffle oil | spicy salami | free-range egg | anchovies | olives | prosciutto | van’s local honey | marinated artichokes | the cure Italian sausage | arugula | cremini mushrooms | oven-roasted chicken | extra cheese |
See the menu & order online: See the menu & order online: https://unayxe.com/order-online/
How awesome is this event!
For Extra Local Support Points:
- Share Take Out Tuesday Posts on Social Media to spread the news.
- Take Pic of your delicious food and TAG the Restaurant Partner and @CanadianProgressClubSaskatoon on Facebook & Instagram.
- Leave a Review about the Restaurant partner on Facebook and Google – this really helps them
- Like & Follow their pages – the ultimate commitment
Proceeds from the 2021 event will benefit several local non-profits:
- Care and Share
- Big Brother Big Sisters Saskatoon
- Help One
- Haven Kids House (formerly Saskatoon Crisis Nursery)
- Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation
- And more…