When you’re in St. Albert, don’t miss the opportunity to stop by 12 Acres. We really enjoyed sharing a casual lunch of Buttermilk Chicken; buttermilk marinated 12 Acres free-range chicken fried to a crisp with triple cooked Russett Fries from Meadow Creek Farms. Yes, we did lick our fingers afterwards!
Buttermilk Chicken $17 at 12 Acres
8 Mission Avenue, St. Albert
If you’re in Banff, you might not think to zip over to Stanley’s Smokehouse in the heart of the Fairmont Banff Springs golf course, but don’t let the golfers have all the fun – this is an excellent smokehouse restaurant. A free shuttle service whisks you away from the hotel and back every half hour, so you can indulge all your barbecue longings easily. Share some plates (so you can enjoy a bit of everything), and choose your sides of fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, greens, Caesar salad, coleslaw or rice to accompany the finger licking and lip-licking ribs, brisket and chicken!
St. Louis Rack of Ribs $32, Smoked Brisket $32, Half Chicken $30 at Fairmont Banff Springs
405 Spray Avenue, Banff