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Incredible Food For The Traveller On A Budget - Part One

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Kirsten Keizer serving up brown sugar beef short ribs, a duck confit taco and smoked duck breast slider at Barrelhouse Tapas Bar, 476 Queen Street East

There's no reason to not eat great food just because you're on a budget. Here's a list of hot spots to check out.

The Barrelhouse

Located at 476 Queen Street East in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, this new wine, whiskey and tapas bar is nothing short of extraordinary and just what the city needed.

The food is sensational and the wine and whiskey, well that's a given. The tapas style menu offers a variety of unique and delicious options under $20!

This "social eating" establishment serves food that is made from scratch in-house. Everything from the taco shells (the shrimp tacos are to die for) to the sauces are homemade right in their very own kitchen!

Open daily at 4 pm until 1 am.

Tele: 705-450-6451

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Barrelhouse tapas offerings are subject to continuous and frequent change, but here is a sample of what's being served:

- Panko-dusted calamari in a soy and ginger reduction and hot pepper aioli ($10)
- Three pulled pork gyoza including marinated napa cabbage and a sweet and spicy sauce ($6)
- Canadian East Coast oysters in your choice of signature sauce ($9)
- Three shrimp tacos with napa and red cabbage slaw, avocado and mango pico de gallo ($14)
- Three cheeseburger sliders with Canadian aged cheddar, roasted tomato relish, onion and bacon jam ($14)
- Three crab croquettes featuring saffron and roasted garlic aioli ($12)
- Barrelhouse bar mix ($3)
- Duck duo - smoked duck breast slider and duck confit taco ($10)
- Brown sugar beef short ribs with crispy wontowns, roasted cashews and apple slaw ($8)
- Beet carpaccio with feta, dijon aioli and dressed tenders ($7)
- Barrelhouse signature spread (market price)

Café Natura

Café Natüra is conveniently located in downtown Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, co-located with the established Elgin Integral Health Centre and was created by a group of health care professionals with a passion for healing through whole foods and nutritional, homeopathic and herbal supplements.

The menu has been designed with input from experts to make eating both tasty and nutritious. A local favourite and known for their home-cooked, fresh and nutritious food - serving breakfast, lunch or order early and take it home for dinner.

Visit their MENU for daily specials and to see what's cooking!

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Hours of Operation: Queen Street location - Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 11am - 2pm

Café Natüra: Whole Food Eatery and Nutraceutical Dispensary
Elgin Integral Health Centre
75 Elgin Street
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Phone (705) 942-6186
Facebook: Cáfe Natüra


Who doesn't like a great burger? Stackburger is "New In The Soo" and going strong.

Owner Kevin Syrette describes his market niche as "fast casual." It's somewhere in the middle between fast food and sit-down fine dining with counter service. The idea is to serve up fresh burgers with fresh toppings and fresh-cut fries. They grind their own meat and don't have any freezers, so fresh is a guarantee! Oh so good!

Stackburger is located in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, ON at 71 Spring Street and open for business from 11am to 8pm, 7 days a week!

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Tandori Garden is located in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, ON offering fresh and flavourful authentic East Indian cuisine.

Khurshid Khan and his wife Rehana Sayeda hail from Pakistan and came to Canada in 1990. Their extensive menu offers a variety of authentic dishes, generous portions and daily chef specials!

Open for business 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

"Feeding people makes me happy. I love it,” Khan told SooToday.com.

Tele: 705-450-2280

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Since 1961, Muio's has been home to family dining in the Soo. Famous for its Chicken on a Bun, Muio's also offers many Soo favourites such as delicious pizza, flavourful burgers, and tasty fish & chips. Affordable prices, tradition, flavour, and a full-meal restaurant with huge portions means you need to get there early on most days. Located on the corner of Queen and East Streets in the downtown hub, the friendly staff are always ready to satisfy your dining needs!

685 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON 
Tele: 705-254-7105

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