Life Series : A Curated Guide
Today marks the start of our most recent collaboration:
Joc and Karyn have teamed up to offer a curated city guide of their most favored local gems. From food to fashion, we have you covered with the very best of the city. First up, Riversdale. This vibrant and growing community offers the best in Saskatoon in an ever expanding market. From Sunday brunch to late night cocktails, Riversdale has become a coveted destination for locals and visitors alike. We adore the unique and creative variety Riversdale has to offer and are so completely excited to feature our favorites on OCM.
Welcome to Picaro, ruler of our hearts (and tummies). This local hot-spot offers Saskatoon the very best in Latin libations and fare. Fresh tacos, flavorful Margaritas and the tastiest guacamole keep us coming back – always. We both frequent Picaro regularly – and for good reason. The wide-open space is equally vibrant as it is cozy. Detailed design at every turn are both inviting and inspiring - even the menus feature thoughtful details like hand-made leather tabs from our favorite craftsman, Creature Leather. And that food - it's amazing, gluten-free and made from fresh, quality local ingredients. The vast menu is packed with tasty tapas and a bounty of fresh and innovative cocktails. You'll never tire of the options here.
We really love their sharables as it give us options of dining light, or sampling a variety of flavors each visit. Joc and I sat down to a visit over our favorite fish tacos and were introduced to the newest addition, Rogue tacos. The Rogue tacos change on a regular basis, so be sure to ask your server for the Chef's choice. We tried the crab tacos - and were totally in love. They were light and crispy with amazing flavors and a kick of spice - perfection, really. Guac with root vegetable chips (ah-mazing) paired with a Clark Gable - classic margarita, as well as the new Rizzo - a bold and smoky grapefruit marg topped with a grapefruit chip, rounded out our meal. We sipped, snacked and caught up with each other in the prettiest of spaces.
In addition to an updated menu, Picaro now hosts brunch and offers take-away burritos as well.
We hope that you visit Picaro soon to sample their delicious sharables and cocktails. To help you along, we've made a few suggestions of our most favorite menu items.
Castillo de Monséran - a flavourful Garnacha from Spain
Fish tacos - the best ever!
Rooted vegetables - a warm, hearty salad that you're sure to crave non-stop
Karyn's top picks:
Rehydrator - A fresh cocktail made with jalapeño tequila, coconut water, pineapple and lime
Cauliflower tacos - a flavourful and creative vegetarian option
Guacamole - fresh and flavourful thanks to the root chips
Visit the OCM Instagram page for our Picaro Dinner For Two giveaway!
Next up: Thrive Juice Co.
photo credit: Joc & Karyn