Canmore’s Fergus and Bix takes pub fare up a notch
Fergus and Bix in Canmore is one of those places you could find yourself eating a few times a week. The welcoming dining room has everything a pub has: a game on the TV, a long row of draft beer handles and the bustle of conversation between friends. It also has great food and a team of people who are dedicated to giving you a great experience. And with weekly specials Monday through Thursday, F&B is primed to be your new neighbouhood hangout.
Starting with what’s on tap, Fergus and Bix is dedicated to supporting local and has a great list of regular brews plus three rotating taps reserved for Canmore brewers only. You’ll even find F&B’s own brews Wooden Ship blonde lager and Harvey’s Amber ale. Can’t decide? The staff can help you pair the best brew for your mood or your meal.
Which brings us to the food menu. It’s extensive. And it reaches far beyond the typical pub fare. With flavour influences from Canada’s East Coast to the American south to Asia and beyond you’ll always find something to pique your curiosity and whet your appetite.
We began with the chicken and bok choy steamed wontons. This appetizer brings the heat in both Scoville heat scale and presentation as it’s a great looking dish. The tender wontons are drizzled with garlic chili oil and topped with cilantro leaves. Five-spice soy sauce for dipping brings the salt and the tang.
Entree choices include AAA Alberta steaks, pastas, soups, salads, pizzas and more. We dove into the burger and sandwiches menu and came up with Father’s Office Burger. This magnificent sandwich begins with the best: ground prime rib on a soft and chewy brioche bun. Topped with bacon, cheddar, lettuce tomato, those delicious crispy little fried onions, lettuce, tomato and F&B’s own #3 burger sauce this enormous burger will satisfy any appetite. Topped with a bright and crispy dill pickle, the burger comes with your choice of two sides, which also forego your typical pub choices with edamame, dirty rice and roasted street corn among the options.
We went with the Yukon gold fries and spicy broccoli, which lived up to its name. It was fresh, crisp and spicy with pepper flakes tossed in. Fortunately, nothing goes with spicy food like cold beer and there’s plenty of great choices available.
Burger night is Thursday from 4 p.m. to close where you can sample the Fergus and Bix burger for a special price. Add that to wing Wednesdays, wine-down Tuesdays and fish-fry Mondays and you’ve got yourself a delicious week.
For the full menu and a list of beers on tap, visit fergusandbix.com.