How is this year’s Dine Out fest treating everyone so far?? If you’re having trouble deciding on a final one, or even ONE, Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company (RMFC) would be a great choice. Extremely family-friendly (there’s a play area for the kiddies….and step stools in the washrooms too!!), it’s a break from the many other hoity-toity establishments around!
As with previous years, they are offering a great menu at $18 that includes an appy choice of either one of their salads or a soup of the day; an entree of either a pizza or flatbread creation from their regular menu; a choice of dessert. They were kind enough to extend an invite for Hitman and I to “dine out” at one of their locations and we took up this offer to visit their Main Street location.
It just so happens that on the night of our visit, RMFC joined up with Stanley Park Brewery for a night of pizza making and beer tasting. At first I didn’t pay much attention to the partnership, but as the night went along and after talking to both parties, we got an idea of how these two companies were such a great match…one word – Sustainability.
First and foremost, I really appreciated the fact that both companies are locally owned and operated. As for the environmental side, in every step of the brewing process Stanley Park Brewery minimizes strain on the environment either by reducing energy consumption, reducing waste, or improving efficiency (more information here)…and to up their cool factor, they have a specialty-built wind turbine for power to lessen their environmental impact!! And this, my friends, is how they can boast themselves as Canada’s first sustainable brewery.
As for their beer itself, it’s free of preservatives and additives, which is why it takes them 21-28 days for a brew compared to the typical 7 days. The result is a fresher, cleaner tasting beer.
Not to be outdone by the brewery, RMFC has maintained a green initiative since day one. Their efforts include accomplishing a zero-waste integrated menu (use or reuse all components of what makes up their menu one way or another, including composting any waste generated, recycling etc.), using energy efficient lights, reclaimed wood, non-toxic paints, biodegradable take-out ware, and efficient taps and toilets in the restaurants, utilizing green electricity, purchasing carbon offsets, and buying locally-sourced produce. What a list huh?!
That’s all very impressive…but how does the food taste???
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