Shuswap Pie Company – Salmon Arm

We have been driving out to Vancouver a lot for no good reason. Sometimes, we just have an itch to go eat at the wharf, and we’ll do crazy things like leave after work to stop at Salmon Arm or Sicamous, stay the night, wake up early on Saturday and arrive to spend a few hours in Vancouver. On Sundays it’s always just the drive back home to go to work on Mondays. With this trip done so many times, and always arriving when this cute pie place is closed, I wanted a special trip to Shuswap Pie Company on a day it’s opened. We made a special trip for pie!

For me, nothing beats a homemade Apple Pie à la Mode whenever possible. Once I saw a fresh apple pie on the counter, I knew it was what I wanted. The line was long, but absolutely worth the wait.

I normally drink a coffee, but this day I just ordered a London Fog and it was super! It was a nice blend and I appreciated this hot drink that didn’t take away from my pie!

As we got here for lunch, dessert wasn’t the only thing we ordered. I can’t survive a meal without meat, so we had a Chicken Pot Pie and that was amazing! The crust was perfect, the filling was tasty and hot!

The overall experience here was perfect. Well worth the effort and the experience was amazing. I still talk about driving here for an afternoon pie, but we haven’t done it again yet. I’m sure if I run out of ideas on things to do, it’ll be back on my list!

Shuswap Pie Company

331 Alexander Street,
Salmon Arm, BC
250-832-7992
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Sockeye City Grill – Richmond, British Columbia

We were travelling to British Columbia, into Vancouver as our friend wanted us to tag along to his work conference.. so we did! We’re not hard to convince to do things if we have some interest. We got off the plane, got our rental vehicle and made our way to Steveston which is in Richmond, BC. We were hungry and found ourselves gravitating towards Sockeye City Grill. When we got here, the rain let off and a bit of sun came out so we even sat on the patio.

There was 4 of us in total, and all we wanted was their Fish & Chip Platter, and thiw was amazing. A 2 tiered platter full of fried goodness right! This platter offered a piece each of cod, halibut and salmon, with 2 oysters, 4 prawns, and a giant portion of lemon coriander crusted calamari, and a bed of fries.

The service was great, the ambient was fun as we were outside on the patio watching both locals and tourists walk around. Most importantyly, the food was amazing and the weather held up for us! We even got to walk around and tried to find the areas where a show my friend watched was filmed. She was so excited! It was a great afternoon!

Sockeye City Grill

3800 Bayview Street
Richmond, British Columbia
604-275-6790
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Old Salzburg Restaurant – Radium, British Columbia

This has been an interesting weekend in the making. I originally wanted to have a nice relaxing soak in Banff Hot Springs, but when we got there, the pools were closed for maintenance. So, we decided to go out to Radium instead as we knew we’d be back in Banff within a few weeks. During our weekend stay here, we dined at Old Salzburg Restaurant which we’ve driven by numerous times, but finally stopped in.

We were greeted right away this lovely evening and got seated in a perfect little table. They took our order and brought us this awesome bread basket. It was quite tasty, for a bread actually! I wasn’t even that hungry but wanted to eat so I can go back to the hot springs!

I actually ordered their special, which was a special take on their Old Salzburg Pfandl with extras! They made their gravy with their local beer and added a piece of lamb! This was amazing as there was grilled chicken, beef and lamb in their hot skillet topped with gravy!

Another of our favourites to have when we’re in an European restaurant is to order schnitzel, so we had an order of Jagerschnitzel which as usual is a breaded pork with ham & bacon topped with a mushroom sauce. The Jagerschnitzel here was truly exceptional as the crispness of the pan fried breaded pork stayed crispy till the end even with gravy.

We were super stuffed as the portions were massive and at a fantastic price, it made the dinner very enjoyable. Becuase I enjoyed myself, that’s when I order desserts… so, we ordered their Apple Strudel with Ice Cream to split. This was absolutely something we didn’t need, but I really wanted. Thin layers of pastry that wrapped thin warm apple splices with a perfect little sauce inside, with the side of ice cream – you just can’t lose! So, when in Radium, do it! Let me tell you though, I was quite self conscious of myself when in a bathing suit right after in the hot springs, but the nice thing is, no one knows me here! 🙂

Overall, this was an amazing dinner and it was the perfect meal on a cold fall day. The food, price, service was all awesome and the atmosphere was very warm and intimate. They can accommodate larger groups as well so it’s just a great place to go for everyone!

Old Salzburg Restaurant

4943 Hwy-93,
Radium Hot Springs, BC
250-347-6553

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