Dinner out at The Grazing Goat and Thoughts on the ‘new’ 20th Street West

Last night I went out for dinner with a couple girls I used to work with. We decided to try The Grazing Goat, a newer restaurant in Saskatoon’s now trendy Riversdale area. I was happy to get dressed up and put some makeup on!

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So, growing up in Saskatoon,I still find it a little odd that cool, trendy restaurants are located on 20th Street West. For as long as I can remember, this was a street one did not walk down. Day or night. But I guess some of the shady businesses have since closed, and maybe the questionable people are moving elsewhere? I’m not sure.  Here’s an interesting article on the revival of 20th Street

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the bar photo from grazinggoatgoodeats.com

The restaurant was cool. Lots of unfinished wood look to it. Small, with lots of art work on the walls. At 6pm on a thursday, the restaurant was about 1/4 full. Our server was really helpful. The menu was small, but versatile, all of the entres looked interesting. I decided on Jerk Lamb tacos (15$) and a glass of Cono Sur Pinot Noir (10$).

I was really happy with my order. Spicy, but very flavourful. The portion size was decent for price, 3 medium tacos, but a small side would have been nice. A friend had the salmon. Looked wonderful, maybe a bit of a small portion for the price.

Overall, a great night out, and I’m glad I ventured out of my comfort zone.

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Jerk Lamb Tacos photo from grazinggoatgoodeats.com

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Easy Peasy Chunky Spaghetti

I do love cooking. When I have time. Ah, I miss the days before children, when we had all the time in the world to find ingredients, make a sauce, eat whenever we pleased.
So now, if the afternoon gets away from me, I find something quick.
Pasta is always my go-to in a pinch.

I call this Chunky Spaghetti.

  • Cooked spaghetti (4 servings)
  • 500gm ground pork (or beef)
  • 1 can whole tomatoes
  • 1 chopped zucchini

lots of oregano, basil, salt, pepper And a bit of garlic and sugar

cook the ground meat thoroughly, put everything else in the pan and let it summer while the water boils and the pasta cooks.

Tada!

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I enjoyed with some wine. Not the whole box. image