Monday, July 11, 2011

The Steak Pit Restaurant Bragg Creek Alberta Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The STEAK PIT is 50 Years Old!!!

To our knowledge, it is the only restaurant in Alberta (if not CANADA!!) to have attained this milestone, with the same ownership.
Yes, back in 1961, builder/visionary, Gordon Shoults, then a young army band sergeant, spent his spare time building this unique structure, opening it that summer as a take-out burger bar, with a 30-seat restaurant.
Soon to become a destination spot for adventurous city diners, the STEAK PIT expanded twice, and also added three A-frame chalets to accommodate travellers and get-away seekers.

The STEAK PIT has become an icon in the restaurant industry, for its cozy atmosphere signature steaks and salad dressing, and for the ubiquitous personalized wooden signs that dot the landscape, literally around the world.
Having weathered the many economic swings of the past 50 years, the STEAK PIT is READY TO CELEBRATE!!!!
Gordon, along with Operator, Marisa Rosati, and Head Chef, Scottie, are pleased TO INVITE YOU to join in the fun over the weekend of July 15, 16, 17, 2011.
There will be special menus, with anniversary food and drink items, lots of entertainment (with some
celebrity alumni surprises), and memorabilia to recall times past, celebrated at this unique spot.

As a special incentive, we invite you to bring along one of the following:
--your personalized reservation sign (the older the better!),
--proof of past employment at "The Pit",
--proof of your "949" telephone prefix,
--this invitation
.....for "deeper discounts" and special offers.

Please call Marisa at (403)949-3633 for more information and reservations.

Entertainment lineup is as follows
Fri. 15th: Brock & Merry Jo (entertainers from late 70's) 6 p.m.

Sat. 16th: Peter Clark (12:30 - 2:30)
Michelle Boudreau (3-5 p.m.) (Gord's grand-daughter, CBC entertainer)
Joyce and Gord (and Bob) 6 - 10

Sun. 17th: Brunch 11 a.m. - ??? Joyce & Gord 11 - 1 p.m.
Dixieland Band 2-5
Cowboy Poetry with Jesse Colt 5:30 - 6:30 (give or take)
Peter Clark & Courtney Faber 6:30 - 9-ish

Joyce and Gord will be "on site" all through the week-end to meet & greet old friends and customers
who happen to stop by. Reservations recommended for the 3 evenings, and for Sunday Brunch.
Special feature of Beer & a Burger for $10 on "off hours", and several dinner entrees, and Sunday Brunch for

Make us a part of YOUR 2011 Summertime Memories.

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  1. What a nice looking restaurant! It's exactly how I'd picture spending a night if I was ever to visit Canada (which I really hope to one day). Nice and cosy looking, great food and fantastic hospitality by the sounds. I am in Australia but have friends currently visiting Canada and am very jealous. It's number 1 on my list of places I'd like to visit and I'll certainly remember the Steak Pit if I ever do get there.

  2. I tried their steak last month, I just love how they do their steak. The ambiance is nice and the servers are kind.