Quaint Places – Diners

Customers in booths with black & white checkered floor

When we think of diners, its breakfast all day, Diner-Style French Fries, going back in time and best of all, milkshakes. Diners originally started in Providence, Rhode Island in 1872 with Walter Scott’s horse-drawn lunch Wagon, then slowly morphed into the more prefabricated kind, long and narrow, with a streamlined appearance. Old railway or streetcars became popular as diners with … Read More

Quaint Places – Cronquist House

Cronquist House with man and kids on bikes

Have you had a chance to visit the Cronquist House? If not, then make sure you take the time.  It’s a beautiful 8-bedroom Victorian-style farmhouse, with a Queen Anne Tower and a wonderful inviting wrap-around porch. The perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying afternoon tea, a lovely salad or perhaps some old-fashioned yummy apple crisp. Not only is it an … Read More

Seven Fun Things to do during Culture Days this Weekend

With Alberta Culture days happening all month long, we would like to highlight some of the great things that are happening this weekend as you Explore Red Deer’s Backyard. Music on Ross Street Patio is always fun, and this Friday evening starting at 7:00 pm, Save Our Stage Music Originals Open Mic will be entertaining us with original music from … Read More

Ten places to celebrate Le Cheeseburger Week


Le Burger Week was imagined back in 2011 after a heated debate about where to get the best burger in Montreal. Nine years later, they have changed the name for 2020 to Le Cheese Burger Week, and it has spread across Canada and the world. Red Deer and area have some fantastic restaurants that offer tasty cheeseburgers. Starting with Red … Read More

2020 Valentine’s Day Guide to Red Deer

Valentine's Day Red Deer

It’s that time of year for love, affection and kinship. While there’s nothing wrong with chocolates, love notes and flowers – we think an experience is the best way to someone’s heart. With that in mind, here’s your guide to Valentine’s Day in Red Deer. There’s something on this list for every relationship, interest,  and taste. Romantic Ideas Winter Romance … Read More

Savour Central: Eat Local

Savour Central

Delight your senses with a world of flavours right here in Central Alberta. From locally sourced ingredients to craft breweries to international tastes – the world is starting to take notice of the Central Alberta food scene. We’ve raised the bar when it comes to food. Some people call that a revolution and others call it evolution. Whatever you call … Read More

Your 2019 Mother’s Day Weekend Guide

Mother's Day High Tea at Stella Bean Sweets

Whether it’s an event, a brunch, dinner at a fine restaurant, a walk through our beautiful trails or a visit to Cronquist House at Bower Ponds, Red Deer has all the ingredients for a perfect Mother’s Day. So checkout what Red Deer has to offer, to make you Mother’s Day extra special. Brunches & Lunches The Canadian Danish Museum invites … Read More

7 Ways to Celebrate Dad This Father’s Day

What are you doing on June 17th? We hope you said calling or seeing Dad because June 17th is Father’s Day! Whether it’s treating him to brunch or hiking through the forest, Red Deer has all the answers to your Father’s Day needs.

Celebrate National Hamburger Day

Red Deer Burgers

Get your napkins ready because Monday, May 28th is National Hamburger Day. National Hamburger Day celebrates one of North America’s most iconic and well-loved foods — the hamburger. The History of the Burger The history of the hamburger is a mystery, but it seems as though they’re a such ubiquitous staple in the Western hemisphere that we cannot imagine a world … Read More

Your 2018 Red Deer Mother’s Day Weekend Guide

Whether it’s an event, dinner at a fine restaurant, a walk through our beautiful trails, or a visit to Cronquist House at Bower Ponds, Red Deer has all the ingredients for a perfect Mother’s Day. Top 10 2018 Mother’s Day Activities If brunch is more of her thing, treat Mom at one of many local restaurants on May 13th.

3 Soups to try in Red Deer this January

Red Deer Soup Guide

With winter in full swing, you’re likely doing all kinds of exhilarating winter activities around Red Deer. Once you’ve had your fun, it’s time to fill up on food. What better way to do that than with a bowl of warm local soup? Here are 3 options around Red Deer that we recommend… Mohave Smokehouse & Bar Smoked Beef Brisket & Barley … Read More

Red Deer Roadtrips: A globetrotting vibe at Boulevard

A fantastic meal found at Boulevard Restaurant in Red Deer

It’s really easy to sometimes overlook Red Deer and its hidden gems. The city is home to plenty of Alberta’s best in food and culture, including one so hidden from view you have to track down a Holiday Inn just to find it. A destination food experience Tucked away in the lobby of a Holiday Inn on Gasoline Alley is … Read More

Flavours of Red Deer: Lunch Edition

Westlake Grill Red Deer

Noon rolls around and your tummy is growling. Whether you’re in town with family, friends or coworkers – there are a lot of great local lunch options. Here’s three recommendations for different moods, budgets and tastes… Dragon City Café In the mood for all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet? Dragon City Café offers a delicious mix of familiar options and Chinese offerings. Their … Read More

Take the Detour and Visit Troubled Monk Brewery

Troubled Monk Brewery Red Deer Alberta

Some road trips take months of planning. Others are spur of the moment and only take a few minutes to slap together. It was a sunny Saturday afternoon when a few friends and I all piled into my car and decided to head down to Red Deer, Alberta for a beer. The drive from Edmonton to Red Deer is a … Read More

Eats & Treats in Red Deer

Babycakes Red Deer

Are you looking for a unique dining experience? Let us help! Here are some restaurants we suggest giving a try the next time you’re visiting Red Deer or are looking for a night out. Where spicy and sweet go to meet Known as the Best Indian Food in Red Deer, Tandoor ‘n’ Flame has a large menu to choose from. … Read More

Eat, Cook, Give: Three of Red Deer’s Best Holiday Foods

Fresh baking, stockings filled with candy and big family dinners – there’s no food like food on the holidays. Here are three ways to enjoy Red Deer’s best food this season (plus a sneaky secret treat just for you since you’ve been so good). EAT Heritage Ranch is a huge open property just off the QEII with trail rides, meeting … Read More

Five Answers from Red Deer’s Tea Expert

For 28 years, Glenn Simon and his wife Jessie have run Glenn’s Family Restaurant on Red Deer’s Gasoline Alley – the popular food and fuel stop for 40,000 cars that drive the QEII every day. You’ll know Glenn’s as soon as you see by the really big teapot up on top – an homage to his dad’s café and a … Read More

Six business lunches in Red Deer

You’ve been trying to land this major deal for months now and it’s all come down to lunch with the big guy himself. So shine up your shoes, get your notes in order and book a table at one of these perfect business-lunching places. Go get em, young grasshopper. Lush and private Book out-of-town clients in at the Baymont Inn … Read More

Five cheesy answers from the Chedda’ Heads

Chedda’ Heads is a grilled cheese truck that roams Red Deer saving citizens and their kids – especially their kids – from yet another burger. We asked Richard Dowling – the truck’s top chedda’ head – a little about himself and here are his five gooey melty cheesy answers. Q. Tell us about yourself and your food truck – who … Read More

Sweet buttercream: Four Red Deer bakeries

I propose a buttercream-off – like a dance-off with frosting – between Red Deer’s cupcake shops. All for fun and charity and where I somehow get to eat about fifty heaping spoonfuls of sweet buttercream. Well, there’s my big idea for the day. Lots of buttercream First thing you’ll notice about the babycakes cupcakery is the very funky green and modern … Read More