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Summer in Saskatoon

A travel journal to Saskatoon by amoeba

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Summer in Saskatoon

Overview

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Though you might want to shy away from Saskatoon in the winter, there is no better city in the summer. There are many activities going on, from the Fringe Festival in early August to the Exhibition in mid-August. Perhaps the best thing to do in Saskatoon in the summer, however, is the three-day Folkfest in August, where pavilions of cultures from around the world are set up in local venues. One can sample food and drink, watch shows, and buy crafts from other countries. It is a tremendously fun time to be in the city. During this time, the riverbank is also lovely and lends itself well to walking and cycling. Check out the Bessborough Gardens for any bands that might be playing. Make sur...Read More

Taste of India

Restaurant

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I always feel that any Indian food is better than no Indian food, and this restaurant exemplifies this for me. Not to say that the food is bad, but it is simply adequate. The good part is it's cheap. A filling, daily-rotating dinner meal usually consists of rice, dahl, and a curry or two for 5.99 (veggie) or 7.99 (meat). The samosas are pretty good and they sell pakoras. Beware the sporadic hours and slow service. This is a take-out restaurant only.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 1, 2004

Taste of India
613 8th Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
(306) 931-4500

Taj Mahal Restaurant

Restaurant | "Taj Mahal"

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Taj Mahal is listed as one of Canada's best restaurants and for good reason. Unlike Saskatoon's other Indian restaurants, which provide cheaper food, Taj Mahal is all about quality, and you pay for it.

The curries are beautifully spiced and range in price from about $8 to $13. If you have a big appetite, you will pay a lot to eat here. Lunch specials are also available for under $10, but they are not very filling. It is worth the splurge once in a while, though, to eat the delicious eggplant and mushroom curries (my favorites).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 1, 2004

Taj Mahal Restaurant
1013 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
(306) 978-2227

Broadway Theater

Attraction

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The Broadway Theater is a haven for indie film-goers. It features foreign and indie flicks seven days a week (though sadly, no matinees). The only time this schedule is interrupted is for live performances or various festivals. The snack bar is unique, with such things as Power Bars and fine chocolate.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 1, 2004

Broadway Theater
715 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
(306) 652-6556

Sutherland Hotel

Attraction

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The Sutherland Hotel includes a rather standard bar, but in the summer its best feature BY FAR is free beach volleyball. The bar has a patio and three beach courts, and on the weekends or during weekdays you can come and play for free (though the whole idea, of course, is to get you to drink). The sand varies from year to year, but the courts are good and there are often people who are more than willing to let you join in some pick-up with them.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 1, 2004

Sutherland Hotel
810 Central Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
(306) 374-8873

Steep Hill Food Co-operative Ltd

Attraction | "Steep Hill Food Co-op"

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If you are shopping and find a shortage of locally-grown, organic foods, swing by Steep Hill. They provide seasonal organic produce, bulk grains, and frozen veggie food. If you need gluten-free, vegan, or lactose-free snacks or meals, this is the place to go. Non-members pay the price shown plus a 25% mark-up, so it's not cheap for everything. Watch out for the hours; they open in late morning and Mondays open at 12:30.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 1, 2004

Steep Hill Food Co-operative Ltd
730 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
(306) 664-4455

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