You’ve been trying to land this major deal for months now and it’s all come down to lunch with the big guy himself. So shine up your shoes, get your notes in order and book a table at one of these perfect business-lunching places. Go get em, young grasshopper.

 

Lush and private

Book out-of-town clients in at the Red Deer Lodge and meet in a private booth at Botanica. Dine on kicked-up Canadian cuisine in a casual atmosphere surrounded by lush green tropical greenery. Choose the daily lunch buffet – where everyone will find something they like. Or if you only have a few minutes of his precious time, order from the menu and it’s guaranteed to come in 15 minutes.

 

Best prime rib

Meet halfway between Edmonton and Calgary at Boulevard, a modern restaurant in the Holiday Inn & Suites, just off Hwy 2 on Gasoline Alley. Award-winning Executive Chef Emmanuel serves up local fare and wine pairings, a whole menu just for wings and the ultimate desserts. Or for an after-meeting dinner on Friday or Saturday night – seal the deal over the city’s best prime rib. Plus the restaurant has free Wi-Fi for your really professional-looking tablet presentation.

 

Edgy and fun

Maybe the boss is less buttoned-down suit and tie and more Converse and Pearl Jam t-shirts – and that’s cool, we can dig it. Bring on the bucket-sized rocktails, rockin’ ribs and classic rock n roll at The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen. It’ll be loud, dark and totally fun – the best un-business meeting ever.

 

Classic comfort at Joe’s

Here’s another venue for the younger crowd – and with a great downtown location. Red Deer’s Original Joe’s has a fun atmosphere and tasty comfort food. Try the Red Tractor nachos, Greek wings or killer Carolina pulled pork sandwich.

 

Steak for cowboys

Got yourself an old-school cowboy on the line? Bring out the big guns – and by that I mean, giant slabs of juicy Alberta beef. Heritage Ranch is a 217-acre property just off Hwy 2 with horse rides, ranch-tracker games, team-building programs and spectacular food. The Ranch’s Westlake Grill serves AAA ranch-cut rib eye, the perfect burger and plenty of whiskey. You can also book a meeting room at the Ranch for big boardroom-style presentations or training sessions.

 

A nice quiet table

R&R Grill is in the Sheraton Red Deer – a four-star hotel and convention centre with newly renovated rooms and massive conference facilities. The restaurant is a popular place for business lunches – and if you ask, they’ll set you up in a nice quiet corner so you can talk shop over a light leisurely lunch.

 

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There are a ton of awesome things to look forward to this Spring in Red Deer. We’re excited to share this list of six things to do in Red Deer and Central Alberta this Springtime. Get out and enjoy the warmer weather…once it’s finally here to stay.

1. Get outside and enjoy the great outdoors! Take advantage of Red Deer’s trail system, hit the driving range at one of the area’s beautiful golf courses, plan a trip to Discovery Wildlife Park in May or relax on a patio at one of Red Deer’s fantastic restaurants. Whatever it is you like to do, get outside and enjoy!

2. Start planning for some amazing summer camping trips. There are ample amounts of camping destinations within a short drive of Red Deer. Whether you’re from out of town taking a trip across Alberta or live in Red Deer and looking to escape the city for the weekend – Red Deer has the spot to suite your camping, RVing and B&Bing needs.

3. Gather your family for some Easter fun. There’s plenty of opportunities for Easter fun this Spring in Red Deer. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum hosts a Family Night Easter Egg Hunt and Heritage Ranch offers both an Easter Egg Hunt and a Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. Keep the good times rolling and enjoy all three!

4. Train for a marathon, half marathon or 10km run. Prepare yourself to face a challenge May 17th as the 17th annual Woody’s RV World Marathon takes place along Red Deer’s beautiful river. So what are you waiting for? Start training now for Alberta’s River Run – you can do!

5. Doesn’t enjoying events in the Springtime feel that much better? Something about the extra daylight. Some events to look forward to this Spring in Red Deer are the Harlem Globetrotters at Westerner Park, Margaret Atwood at Red Deer College and the Artiques Roadshow at Parkland Mall to name a few. If none of those pique your interest, take a look at our complete list of Red Deer events.

6. Spring not only welcomes warmer weather, it also signifies that it’s playoff time! Red Deer is excited to host Canada’s National Female Midget Championship in late April. Learn more about the Esso Cup and then grab your seats as teams from across Canada vie to be national champions at the Red Deer Arena.

 

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