David and I have been waiting for this place to open in Regina for a few months. Every time we walked by the renovation action in the beautiful old heritage building across from The Bay, it looked more and more promising. We finally made it there recently, and had a lovely time!

The first thing that strikes you about Malt City are the gorgeous old windows. They are the star of the space and I love that they remain the real focal point of the restaurant. The decor is minimalist with a metallic flair, and you can tell this place is all about the newly recharged cocktail culture. Very hipster.

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One of the coolest things we saw was an old bourbon bottle chilled and filled with water. We loved it so much we are doing this at home… such a cool look for a water jug!

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David and I tried some fantastic cocktails (they have many unique concoctions on the menu). I really loved my champagne/elderflower drink (with a sprig of mint) – felt like a fancy Mojito!

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The menu itself is interesting because it has a real local Saskatchewan flair, showcasing a lot of meat and home town favourites like perogies and sausage. It’s interesting that with all my travels I love to eat local… but I never think about Saskatchewan cuisine. It really does exist, but likely isn’t special to me having grown up here!

It was a cool and rainy night, so I chose the French onion soup and a green goddess kale salad. The soup was wonderful and tangy (with a whole bunch of cheese and big croutons), and the salad was fantastic with a lot of local green veggies (the peas were a big plus).

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David had a hearty meal of smoked pork, macaroni and cheese and a corn on the cob. Totally delicious – and looked like a real manly man meal to me!

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We’re looking forward to being hipsters again one day soon, and going back to Malt City to try more of the menu (and the cocktails of course)!

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