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New Years Eve at Leyda's in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 9, 2015 14:46


Are you looking for a great night out this New Year's Eve? Join your friends at Leyda's for delicious food and live music! Check out what Leyda's is serving on New Year's Eve here.  Skip the wait in the lobby and book online, one of Leyda's newest feature!


Leyda's weekly food specials, focusing on whole foods, gluten and nut free foods.  



Head to Leyda's Spotlight Profile for more information on the cafe, social media, hours and location.

 The My Saskatoon Team

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Fall Foodie Friday: Thanksgiving Food Ideas

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 9, 2015 10:14

Not sure what to bring to Thanksgiving dinner this weekend? These cute and quirky food ideas are easy to make and fun for any age. You will be a hit at this Thanksgiving table whether you are a guest or a host!


Cinnamon Roll Turkeys

A sweet and salty treat that would make a great dessert this Thanksgiving. Use Turkey bacon as a healthy alternative and to stay with the theme of the holiday!



  Cheese Tray Turkey

A simple and quick addition to the table. Substitute different types of cheese for each layer to add some variety and colour! You can also make it a fun game for the kids. Allow them to decorate the turkey with different types of cheeses and meats!




 Pumpkin Popcorn Balls

A classic favourite! With any holiday, you can always find a way to make a popcorn ball appropriate for the season!




Happy Thanksgiving Weekend everyone! We hope you have a fantastic holiday with friends, family and loved ones! Enjoy the beautiful weather and remember to be thankful!

 The My Saskatoon Team

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Saskatoon Asian Restaurant

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 6, 2015 12:15
With new ownership in September 2014, Saskatoon Asian Restaurant provides quick service in a welcoming environment. Located on 2nd Avenue, it is the perfect spot for a short lunch break downtown or business meeting. 
We sat down with owner Kit Vong to chat about the way the restaurant has changed under new ownership. Here are a few questions that we had asked but make sure to read the entire Feature Business Article to learn more about Saskatoon Asian Restaurant and more photos of the space and delicious food!





How has Saskatoon Asian Restaurant changed since you took over?

Since we took ownership six months ago, I would say that the biggest change would be speed of service. The cooks haven’t changed, so the food has stayed the same, but people who are in a hurry can now get a meal here on a half hour lunch break. We serve a lot of business people in the downtown core of Saskatoon, so it is nice for those who have limited time to be able to come up here and have lunch really quickly. Our goal is to provide prompt service, but in a laid back atmosphere where people can have a business meeting and linger as long as they’d like, without having to worry about getting their meal in time if they need to leave. 

Do you serve dinner as well?

We are open until 9:00 in the evening, offering both dinner service and takeout. We deliver anywhere in Saskatoon as well, for those people who don’t want to leave the house! We have a lot of regulars who work or live downtown and like to walk over for their favourite lunch or dinner dish.

What would you say the most popular dishes are?
People love our vermicelli noodle bowls for lunch, and our sate noodle soups are really good. My personal favourite would be the sate chicken rice noodle soup. And I ate basil chicken every day for a while!

Read on to see what else Saskatoon Asian Restaurant has to say about their new and improved restaurant!  You can view their Spotlight Profile here to find location and business hours. 

 The My Saskatoon Team

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Fringe Out

posted by My Saskatoon    |   July 31, 2015 11:58

Kicking off its first night on Thursday, the Fringe Festival is here again! If you are in the city this August long weekend, make sure you check out the Broadway district for all that the Fringe has to offer. From street buskers and vendors, food, arts and crafts, the Fringe Festival sees over 40,000 people filling the streets to check out the local and international vendors and artists! The independent theatre provides you entertainment from local artists as well as international artists and you can see them at the Broadway Theatre. The hours are as follows: Tuesday-Friday, 6:00pm-10:30pm, Saturday/Sunday/Monday, 12:00pm-10:30pm.


Craving ribs? Saskatoon's RibFest is on again this weekend, with professional "ribbers"  from across the nation providing you with ribs and other BBQ to tantalize your taste buds. Bring a blanket and chair to Diefenbaker Park where you will find free admission, parking, live music and games for the kids! It starts at 4:00pm-dusk tonight and 11:00am-dusk Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds go to charity so come on out and support local, give back and eat well!

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Little Bird Patisserie Takes on Taste of Sask

posted by My Saskatoon    |   July 13, 2015 15:01

Coming back for their second time, Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe is excited for another year of exposure and a profitable week to their business at Taste of Saskatchewan.  Kim Butcher, owner and baker, says that  "The neighbourhood (20th Street) is changing so quickly right now that there is always an influx of new people stopping by the shop but each spring has always proven to be very busy and the winter months is when things slow down. Being a vender in the festival is a big cash injection for the bakery so it fuels us to keep going in the leaner months," says Kim. Bringing back some of last year's favourites, the french macron flavours are vanilla, salted toffee and pistachio and the sweet crepes are cinnamon sugar and lemon sugar.

Rather than having  a drink  like the year before, a gluten-free savoury crepe is new to the menu, offering people of Saskatoon a lunch item option. With bacon and caramelized onions topped with gruyrere cheese, arugula and roasted garlic dressing, this item will be a hit down by the river this week! When asked what sets Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe apart from other bakeries and cafes in Saskatoon, Kim says, "We don't consider ourselves restaurant style service. We have very simple service with a variety of items that are baked fresh daily. Some of our items you can get throughout Saskatoon but the difference here is the huge selection of the delicacies that we love so much." Kim and her staff are hoping for good weather this week and are looking forward to the break away from the shop, they had  a lot of fun last year and are expecting it to be the same this time!

If you are looking to try Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe's  famous french macrons or would like a sweet or savoury crepe, find their tent at Taste of Saskatchewan from Tuesday-Sunday this week! They are open from 11:00am-10:30pm on Tuesday and then until 11:30pm for the rest of the week, closing at 8:00pm on Sunday when the festival is finished. Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe is located at back row, closest to the river and the first row in front of the Bessborough Hotel, you don't want to miss this tent this summer!

View the Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe Spotlight Profile


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5 Things: Paint, Food & Beer in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   January 9, 2015 12:37

Want to give your home a refreshing facelift for 2015? Braid Flooring recently shared this post about hot paint colours for the upcoming year. 

The Hollows just reintroduced buttercup squash with brown butter to the menu, and it looks fantastic!

In other food-related news, Little Bird Patisserie has house made hot chocolate and french vanilla marshmallows!

Prairie Sun Brewery just tapped Scorpion Tracks- described as roasty, chocolatey, and HOT! Stop by for a pint today and be one of the first to try it!

Do you have a bunch of lovely Christmas cards that you just can't bear to toss now that the season has passed? Here's an easy way to reuse them. 

Enjoy your Friday!

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5 Things: Gift Ideas & Food in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 3, 2014 09:58

1. Prairie Sun Brewery has a new kitchen with a great menu by Wild Cuisine!

2. Tea and tea cups are now available for gifting at Herbal Time

3. Unsure of what to get the man in your life? Twisted Goods just shared their Top 5 Gifts for Him on Facebook

4. Did you know Paramount Day Spa has a boutique full of great clothes, bags, belts, jewelry, and gifts? 

5. Local foodie sweetsugarbean recently shared a great on-the-go meal recipe for the busy holiday season.  

photo credit: sweetsugarbean

Enjoy your Wednesday!

5 Things: Events & Things to Do in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 26, 2014 08:16

1. Tonight is your first opportunity to catch Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life at Persephone Theatre, running until Dec 21st. 

2. Stop by the Meewasin Valley Centre this weekend to craft a winter bird feeder for your yard. All ages welcome, drop-in from 1-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

3. Pink Cadillacs is now offering a fun alternative to the usual steak-night fundraiser. Give them a call for more details. 

4. There are still a few more days to support the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation while enjoying a classic Saskatoon tradition at this year's Festival of Trees.   

5. If you get inspired by Gingerbread Lane at the Festival of Trees, here are instructions for an adorable DIY that is totally doable! 


Enjoy your Wednesday!

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5 Things: Weekend Events & Restaurants in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 21, 2014 10:40

1. Its perfect weather to tour the Enchanted Forest on foot this evening from 5:30pm till 9pm. 

2. Calories is hosting a Prairie Sun Brewery beer tasting from 4pm till 7pm tonight. 

3. The Rook & Raven is featuring Ragoût of Braised Oxtail & Mushrooms on House Tagliatelle. Yum.

4. Pucks N' Paws is happening at Sasktel Centre tomorrow. This means pets are welcome at the Blades game, and $5 from every ticket sold will go to local animal shelters. 

5. Today is the Grand Opening of The Lighthouse Pop-Up Shop at The Centre Mall. Give back this weekend by giving the gift of hope, dignity, and change to Saskatoon's homeless. 

Enjoy the weekend!

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5 Things: Saskatoon Restaurants & Recipes

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 10, 2014 07:38

1. Winter Ale is back today at Paddock Wood

2. Calories has some great locally made edible stocking stuffers. 

3. You can hardboil eggs in the oven with this incredibly easy method. 

4. Leyda's name is explained in this fun article. 

5. These lovely DIY Chocolate Truffle Cocoa Spoons make a great gift!

Enjoy your Monday!

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