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Mount Engadine Lodge is one of the West’s undiscovered jewels. Perched on the edge of a wide, boggy valley under the watchful eye of the mountain from which it takes its name, it is a place to pause for a day or a week. Those who do invariably return.

Like it’s sister restaurant, Nicole’s, Growlers is pure Newfoundland. Hyper-seasonal in nature, its staff, who are all local women, make some of the most innovative ice creams anywhere.

Farm Restaurant, in Calgary : In big bold letters the menu states: “Albertan Food Everyday – We love our suppliers” Owned by Calgary’s cheese maven, Janice Beaton, who also operates Janice Beaton Fine Cheese, one of the finest cheese shops anywhere in the nation, FARM is a casual place with long tables, conducive to sharing plates of great charcuterie from the butchers, like Valbella meats.

Ossie’s Lunch is famous. Rose Anna Waite, who is now closing in on her mid-70′s, and her daughter, Angela Tessier, serve Maritime road food at its best — deep-fried clams, lobster rolls, scallops and chips and home made pies, in particular rhubarb custard and New Brunswick blueberry.

Atlantica Restaurant, Newfoundland Near a village called Paradise, Atlantica at The Beach House, is a bit of heaven on its own and the kitchen is one of the best in the nation thanks to Chef Stephen Vardy, a Newfoundlander who has finally had a reason to ‘come home’. More:

Lot 30, Charlottetown PEI : Gordon Bailey and I first met when he was The Inn at Bay Fortune’s Executive Chef in 2001. Even then the muscular, well-tattooed chef was on the road to being a culinary rock star. He and his partner, Traci, opened Lot 30 in 2008 and have never looked back. He harvests the Island with passion and determination.

Sims Corner Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, PEI. Taking its name from the Sims family who owned the original tract of land in the very early 1800′s, Sims Corner Steakhouse, the first authentic steakhouse on Prince Edward Island, has had a colourful past including a stretch during Prohibition as a “conviviality shop.” More:

Prairie Harvest Cafe : It took a team of friends with a passion for local ingredients and tons of catering/restaurant experience to open this innovative new restaurant in Saskatoon.