The Foxtail Cafe, located at 10 Victor Ave. in Onanole, has become a local favourite since opening in conjunction with the Green Spot this past spring.
The Foxtail Cafe currently serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pizza cooked in the restaurant’s wood-fired stone oven is the cafe’s most popular dish.
It’s going so well in fact, that Tyler Kaktins, who owns Foxtail Cafe with his wife Julie said the restaurant will continue to be open past the summer season, going down to a lunch menu in the fall and winter months.
“I’m a little overwhelmed actually by people’s response to the food,” Kaktins said. “Our food is a little different and our customers’ willingness to try new things has been great. It’s not just the tourists. It’s really been the locals that have warmed to us.”
The Foxtail Cafe is licensed for 91 and shares a space with the Green Spot, which operates a satellite garden retail shop there.
Kaktins said there are plans to plant a chef’s garden on the sizable parcel of land and add a second stone oven, so Tyler and Julie can open a bakery on site.
The Foxtail Cafe will continue to serve its full menu until September long weekend and then will switch to a lunch menu that will feature soups, sandwiches and specialty coffees. Current hours are
7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.
For more information, call Foxtail Cafe at 204-848-2195.
@04.4 Brief Hed:Creasy Hot Tubs
If you’re looking for a fantastic deal on a hot tub, look no further than the Keystone Centre parking lot the next two weeks.
Creasy Hot Tubs and Billiards has teamed up with Kelleher Ford to offer the best and biggest outdoor sale of hot tubs and vehicles, all in one place, happening until Sept. 2.
Devon Creasy, general manager of Creasy Hot Tubs and Billiards in Brandon, said Jacuzzi is having a “huge” clearout and partnering with Kelleher Ford works well.
“This is the fourth time we’ve done this. It’s a bit of an oddball mix, but it’s great to partner with another good reputable business and it works well for both of us,” Creasy said.
Creasy said customers will find a wide selection of both new and preowned hot tubs.
“We really have a hot tub for every family and every budget,” Creasy said.
Hours of the sale are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will also run Labour Day, Sept. 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Creasy Hot Tubs and Billiards will be open regular hours as well at its permanent location at 2500 Park Ave.
For more information, call 204-729-8827.
Nearly New Shop
The Nearly New Shop is gearing up for a big grand reopening this week with tons of new merchandise.
The Nearly New Shop, located at 601 Ninth St., is currently closed as the store manager and staff of nearly 70 volunteers restocks the store with all the new or like-new stock that has been donated for the fall and winter seasons.
The Nearly New Shop will reopen with a grand reopening on Tuesday.
Caryl George, marketing volunteer with The Nearly New Shop, says you’ll find everything from brand-name clothing for work or casual for every member of the family in all sizes, as well as a load of beautiful accessories from shoes and jewelry to purses and belts.
The Nearly New Shop sells small appliances, pottery and bone china, DVDs, games, craft supplies, books, toys and sporting equipment. And the proceeds go to a great cause.
“Nearly New means just that. We sell quality donated items that are either brand new or like new,” George said.
“The money that we raise buys equipment for patient care at the Brandon Hospital via the Brandon Regional Health Authority Auxiliary. Since 1982, The Nearly New Shop has contributed to the $3,348,187 in funding provided by the BRHC Auxiliary to Brandon Regional Health Centre for capital equipment purchases.”
The Nearly New Shop is open Monday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is a cash-only store.
The Nearly New Shop accepts donations of nearly new or new items at its back alley door.
For more information, call 204-728-7137 or look for The Nearly New Shop on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 24, 2013