One of the things I love most about touring in rural communities on the prairies is the opportunity to discover their charming local businesses. Let me take you on a tour of the hotspots Rosie and the Riveters visited a couple weeks ago:
In Kenosee Lake, we performed at Club 19 – the clubhouse restaurant at the golf course. I always admire restaurant owners because they work so hard to provide unique and meaningful experiences for their guests. Amanda Maloney and her sister (along with the wonderful staff) work so hard to make sure the experience is pleasant for both her clients and us, the band! I am so impressed at how they are able to make the restaurant a go-to cultural place during the off-season. And the audience there is so open and receptive – we had a great time! Many of the ladies even dressed up like Rosie the Riveter.
Indian Head is host to Sherry’s on Grand – a one-stop-shop for flowers, ladies apparel, and a really great meal! I recommend Sherry’s salad… the pork (topped with caramelized apples and onions) was also delish. Did I mention she serves coffee? A cappuccino can be a tough find on the road sometimes. It's located right beside the Grand Theatre where you can catch a movie or live music ;-)
If you are ever passing through Roblin, Manitoba and are looking for a place to sleep, the Tummel House is a must. Built in 1921, the large brick home is located a short 5-minute drive from town on a peaceful farmstead. Grab a bite at The Starving Artist Café before taking in a show at the Life and Arts Center. Be warned, a wide variety of desserts is included during the intermission. Délicieux!
I could also talk about all the awesome second-hand stores and antique shops we find along the way… but I’ll save that for another blog post.