Southern farm-to-table cooking certainly has its appeal, but don’t you think it’s about time we had a restaurant named for a city in the Canadian prairie with a menu featuring high-plains game?
Wait no longer, Saskatoon is here.
Located in the Atrium in the Buckhead Village complex (in the space that was the very short-lived Harry Bissett’s), Saskatoon offers an anything-but-trendy bar and grill menu with an emphasis on game.
Elk tenderloin, ostrich fillet, buffalo flank steak and venison rib chops are the headliners, but there’s also a menu of “tame game” options — steaks and such, simply seasoned and grilled over hickory.
The decor features a mounted buffalo head and a sideboard filled with duck decoys. And the first 30 diners tonight get to field dress their dinners. Okay, I’m kidding about that last part.
[UPDATE] While the Web site promises a poolside dining option, the restaurant’s publicist assures me there is no pool. I’m bummed…was thinking of bringing my trunks.