Not only were we able to give back to the Canadian restaurant industry, we discovered some great places to eat from coast to coast. Find out more about each of these home grown success stories below.
Fish & Chips
Cafe & Grill
Worth the trip to Victoria
There’s nothing more authentically local than a seafood eatery that started off 4 decades ago making breakfast for the fishermen coming in from an exhausting night on the boats. And that local love sustained Barb’s over the last 3 years when travel and tourism stopped overnight. For Barb’s Fish and Chips, it’s all about keeping the loyal, local customers happy and satisfied. Eat where the fishermen eat!
Cafe & Grill
A must-eat in Orangeville
From humble, vegetarian-only beginnings as a tiny cafe built-out from a natural food store, to everyone’s fav go-to – the Bluebird turned 40 this year. This cozy downtown Orangeville spot is a staple of the Dufferin county food scene. Expect owners Michelle & Rick Arsenault to check in on your table personally – talk about true, local community hospitality!
Diner done right
The locals always know where to go for comfort food - and in Aylmer, Gatineau, they know the go to is Snack Shack. It’s where you find legendary fries and delicious simple food done right; where you find ample portions at budget prices; and where to relax in an unassuming diner with great vibes.
Spreading the love
Taking the win for the Atlantic region, The Blunt Bartender is the place for local beer, local fare, and local music. There’s a reason everyone in town talks about the ‘friendly staff and owners’ – here, they’re taking that renowned East coast hospitality to a new level. It’s also no coincidence that this popular and well-loved staple eatery is moving to a new location – and Heinz is glad that the $20K prize money will be put to good use.
Get your game-face on
If you’re a die-hard, face-painter sports fan, 1ST RND is your spot – for fantastic food, an enormous beer list, and a homebase for getting together with friends and like-minded fans for watching all the games and sporting events. Located in the world-renowned West Edmonton Mall – just look (and listen!) for the infectiously fun sports bar with the countless big screen TV’s.