Order our Burger of the Month to “Give a Mile”

BEHOLD 💥 our Red Deer AUGUST Burger of the Month – Created in collaboration with local guest Chef Becca Swanson!

“𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗠𝗶𝗹𝗲”
Grilled marinated chicken breast, basil aioli, Prosecco caramelized onions, Asiago crisp, baby spinach, arugula, and beefsteak tomato on toasted brioche bun.

$2 from every Burger sold goes directly to the Give a Mile Foundation ❤️ which helps provide the means to people to connect with family and friends who are seriously or terminally ill.

Becca : 👇
“What do you do when someone you love is terminally ill, and you’re across the country, continent, maybe the world? Worse yet, you just can’t afford the flight to get there to say goodbye in time. That’s where Give A Mile comes in.

Instead of asking for dollars, they ask for your unused/extra travel miles (think Aeroplan, Amex points, etc) to get people from wherever, to wherever, to say goodbye to a person they love.

If you’re like me, you have miles scattered across multiple platforms and some programs will never amount to anything, so why not donate those miles to a great cause?

With so many people being affected financially by COVID-19, Give A Mile is a great way to give back if you don’t have room in your budget right now.

A new BBQ is thousands and thousands of points (and it’s never the model you really want). One last hug, one last conversation, one last goodbye.. that’s priceless.”

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#SupportLocal
#BurgerOfTheMonth
#CilantroAndChive

Here comes our August Burger of the Month for Lacombe!

BEHOLD 💥 our Lacombe AUGUST Burger of the Month – Created in collaboration with local guest Chef Michelle Swanson!

“𝗥𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘆 𝗠𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗻 𝗕𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗿”
Grilled marinated fresh chicken breast, cheddar cheese, raspberry and chipotle BBQ sauce with End Of The Line Premium BBQ Sauce on a garlic butter grilled Brioche bun. Topped with a fresh Deep Roots Farm garlic scape, pistachio and Grana Padano cheese pesto, baby spinach and vine ripened beefsteak tomatoes. Garnished with jalapeno slices on a bamboo skewer!

$2 from every Lacombe AUGUST Burger of the Month sold will go directly to the Rocky Mountain House Search & Rescue ❤️

Michelle : 👇
“Why SAR? Where I live, there is no greater attraction than to go adventuring to the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains! Albertans are out recreating, camping and enjoying the west country more and more each summer and the volunteers with Rocky SAR want everyone to enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibility. As a nonprofit organization, SAR relies on donations for specialized training of their volunteers such as Mountain and High Angle Rescues. Their “Adventure Smart” programs help educate all ages from ‘how to plan a trip’ to ‘what to do’ if they become lost. Rocky SAR and I want everyone to have a safe summer vacation while experiencing the great outdoors in Clearwater County. For more information check out their website Rocky Mountain House Search & Rescue
– Home (clearwatercounty.ca)

I’m excited to pair my burger with beer from our new local brewery Rival Trade Brewing Co. and the tasty End of The Line BBQ Sauce out of Benalto.”

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#SupportLocal
#BurgerOfTheMonth
#CilantroAndChive

Giving back to our Veterans is one of the best feelings of all

We’ve never forgotten our roots and where we made our start and man it felt good to spend some time with one of our very first loyal Cilantro and Chive guests and supporters Jamil Rawji!  A true community leader devoted to serving others, Jamil was our May Burger of the Month Guest Chef at our Lacombe location.

Jamil is the owner of Ponoka Professional Pharmacy and he helped serve up a little spice that the Doctor surely ordered!  His “Royal 66″ included a marinated chicken breast, pepper jack cheese, arugula, sliced tomato and pickles, shaved onion, and Moroccan aioli on a garlic butter brioche bun! $2 from every Lacombe May Burger of the Month sold will go directly to Jamil’s charity of choice the Ponoka Legion Branch 66.

Recognizing revenue streams are down, Jamil and his family wanted to show their appreciation and support for a community organization that is a second home to those who have served our country.  Offering up a place for the whole community to connect, Jamil says his family misses the socialization and support the Legion offers to the community.

The pandemic has severely impacted the Legion’s ability to generate revenue, they rely on events, rentals of their facility and memberships.  Despite the obstacles over the last 15 months, the Legion launched a Poppy Store, selling Legion masks, commemorative pins, and branded clothing.  They’ve made every effort to shift Veteran support to keeping connected with phone calls and letters.  Branch 66 received its charter and opened on May 4th, 1928.  Their mission is to serve Veterans, regardless of where or when they served, including military and RCMP members and their families, to promote Remembrance and to serve the community and country.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Jamil helped us hand over $812 to Ponoka Legion Branch 66 today (Friday, June 5th).  Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guests for our Burger of the Month program month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $80,000 to local charities over the past 52 months!  THANK-YOU!

The June Burger of the Month in Lacombe is “KIMCHI THE BEST” created in collaboration with guest chef Calder Sutton. It includes steamed bao with sriracha aioli, vegetarian Kimchi, a house made 4oz beef smash patty topped with hoisin ketchup, red miso glazed shredded pork, fresh pea shoots and garnished with a charred scallion! $2 from every Lacombe June Burger of the Month sold will go directly to the families of Andrew Abel & Nathaniel Johnson.

For more information contact:

 

Kaitlyn Knapp

Manager

Ponoka Legion

403.783.4076

rclbranch66@telus.net

 

Jamil Rawji

May LA BOTM Guest Chef

Ponoka Professional Pharmacy

403.783.3333

ponokarx@telusplanet.net

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

Better than all the rest? Our Lacombe June Guest Chef sure thinks so!

BEHOLD 💥 our #LACOMBE 📍 June Burger of the Month!
“𝗞𝗜𝗠𝗖𝗛𝗜 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗘𝗦𝗧” 🎶
Better than all the rest? Well our Lacombe guest chef Calder Sutton sure thinks so!
Steamed bao, vegetarian kimchi, house-made 4oz Alberta Beef smash patty topped with hoisin ketchup, red miso glazed shredded pork, sriracha aioli, fresh pea shoots and garnished with a charred scallion!
$2 from every Lacombe Burger of the Month will go directly to the families of Andrew Abel & Nathaniel Johnson – experienced mountaineers who we tragically lost this past weekend. Both men were integral members of the Central Alberta climbing community and impacted so many people in a positive way, including Calder’s own life.
Thank you for your continued support of our beloved Burger of the Month program. We’re excited to have some fun this month while at the same time raising money to give back to our community.

The KING is in the building – with our Red Deer June Burger of the Month!

BEHOLD 💥 our #REDDEER 📍 June Burger of the Month!
“𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚” 👑🎶🍔
You’ll be “All Shook Up” for our collaboration with guest chef Bob Sutton’s Elvis inspired burger!
Two ✌️ 4oz Alberta beef smash patties, pomegranate onion jam, rhubarb relish, caramel bananas, peanut butter mousse and pepper bacon on a toasted brioche bun! 😳
You “Can’t Help Falling in Love” with $2 from each burger sold going to Bob’s local Charity of choice – the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation supporting mental health awareness. 💜
Available only for the month of JUNE in our Red Deer location – so “Don’t Be Cruel” and let’s make this another special month!
Ahhh, thank you…. thank you very much
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OH DEER! Look at the results from our Red Deer Burger of the Month!

Oh deer, oh deer, oh deer our team served up a LOT of burgers in April at our Red Deer location!  To say we had a little fun with our April Guest Chef’s, the boys from the Oh, Deer… podcast would be an understatement.

We jumped at the opportunity to work with Ted Emmett, Dustin Moore, Ryan Lund and Kevin Walsh who chat about all things Red Deer, living in Alberta and just life in general on their podcast.  Their “OH DEER” burger was a ground elk patty, topped with bacon jam, Troubled Monk open road BBQ sauce, mac n’ cheese smash patty, crumbled sweet heat Doritos and Troubled Monk rebels red beer battered onion ring on a brioche bun! $2 from every burger sold is going directly to their charity of choice HEROS Hockey and their efforts to launch a SuperHEROS program to serve Red Deer and area.

Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) is a volunteer-driven charity that uses the game of hockey to teach life-skills and empower Canada’s marginalized youth. HEROS’ free programs provide young people a team for life by celebrating in their first goal on the ice and assisting in their dreams off the ice.  Their SuperHEROS programs in Calgary, Edmonton and Regina provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment to youth living with physical and cognitive challenges.  HEROS is currently working with the Red Deer Rebels, Blackfalds Bulldogs and other community stakeholders to establish a regional program to serve central Alberta, with kids set to hit the ice this fall.

For Ted, Dustin, Lund and Walsh hockey has been a huge part of their lives, and a sport that has given back to each of them in different ways.  They see this as a small way they can help ensure more people can have those same experiences, regardless of any barriers.  All four have been supporters of Motionball and the Special Olympics for many years, and they see this as another opportunity to give back and (hopefully) change the lives of many.  For Ted personally, he has more than one family member living with a mental disability, so he is passionate about bringing the SuperHEROS program to central Alberta to give the opportunity to play hockey to many more athletes.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Ted, Dustin, Lund and Walsh helped us hand over $1626 to HEROS today (Friday, May 7th).  Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guests for our beloved Burger of the Month program month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $80,000 to local charities over the past 51 months!  THANK-YOU!

The May Burger of the Month in Red Deer is “The BIG SMILE” created in collaboration with Guest Chef’s Allyne Simonot and Lily Forsyth.  It includes a marinated chicken breast, bacon, sunny fried egg, arugula, tomato, balsamic glaze, and lime avocado aioli on a brioche bun! $2 from every “Big Smile” burger sold in the month of May will go directly to the Notre Dame High School Grad Service Project charity of choice the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation.

 

 

For more information contact:

 

Kevin Hodgson

Executive Director

HEROS Hockey

587.228.6928

kevin@heroshockey.com

Ted Emmett

April RD BOTM Guest Chef

Oh, Deer…podcast

403.710.4784

info@tedmedia.ca

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

 

 

Results from our Lacombe April Burger of the Month!

BOOM!  Much like our firecracker of a Guest Chef for April in Lacombe, burger sales most definitely went off like a bang!

A little spice and everything nice is the perfect way to sum up Guest Chef Merry Kuchle!  Merry, originally from Alabama, is a blogger, entrepreneur, and all-around stand-up community member.  She now calls Gull Lake home and owns and operates Merry’s Mercantile in Bentley.  Her “SOUTHERN COMFORT” burger included a smoke marinated chicken breast, Alabama white sauce, Birmingham slaw, zesty pimento cheese (queso) on a toasted potato roll skewered with pepperoncini! $2 from every Lacombe April Burger of the month sold is going directly to Merry’s charity of choice the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter (CAWES).

Supporting women and children impacted by family violence is a cause close to Merry’s heart, as she has seen the effects firsthand.  Long ago, she herself was able to leave a difficult situation with the help of a caring support network.  Merry would love to pay it forward to local women who are seeking safer futures for their families.

We all know these are extremely difficult times, and Roxanne Kirton with CAWES says the pandemic has added a layer of complexity to domestic and intimate partner violence, due to the vulnerability of families and isolation requirements.  Experts have reported a 57% increase in calls, texts and chats to Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence since the start of the pandemic, and there’s also been an increase of calls to the shelter’s 24-hour crisis line and requests for admission.  Further complicating an already dire situation Kirton says CAWES has lost a significant amount in donations due to cancelled fundraisers and events because of the pandemic over the last year.  Kirton says donations like this one will help them continue to provide a safe and secure place for women and children to live, when their home is too dangerous.  Children have access to a safe bed, clothes, school supplies and their Children’s Healing Centre and mothers have access to 24-hour crisis intervention and emotional support, nurturing parent programs and support groups and individual cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Merry helped us hand over $888 to the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter today.  Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guests for our Burger of the Month program month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $75,000 to local charities over the past 51 months!  THANK-YOU!

The May Burger of the Month in Lacombe is the “” created in collaboration with Guest Chef Jamil Rawji of Ponoka Professional Pharmacy, one of our first Cilantro and Chive customers.  It includes……! $2 from every Lacombe April Burger of the month sold will go directly to Jamil’s charity of choice…….

 

For more information contact:

 

Roxanne Kirton

Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter

403.352.4080

roxanne.kirton@cawes.com

 

 

 

Merry Kuchle

April LA BOTM Guest Chef

Merry’s Mercantile

587.897.4316

merrysmercantile@gmail.com

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

Merry Kuchle of Merry’s Mercantile in Bentley served as our April Burger of the Month Guest Chef in Lacombe, helping us create the “Southern Comfort”.  A smoke marinated chicken breast, Alabama white sauce, Birmingham slaw, zesty pimento cheese (queso) on a toasted potato roll skewered with pepperoncini! $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Merry’s charity of choice the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter.

Giving back to our Veterans, one Burger at a time.

BEHOLD ? our Lacombe ? May Burger of the Month!
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Created in collaboration with local Guest Chef Jamil Rawji

$2 from every Burger sold going directly to the Ponoka Legion Branch 66 ❤️??

Marinated chicken breast, pepper jack cheese, arugula, sliced tomato + pickles, shaved onion and moroccan aioli on a garlic buttered brioche bun!
Jamil is a husband and father of 3, and very active in the Ponoka community for years.
Jamil : “We chose the Legion as we recognize revenue streams are down. With the lack of in person attendance, decreased memberships and the inability to rent their facility for events- we want to show our appreciation and support the organization that is a second home to those who have served our country. It is open to everyone and we miss the socialization and support the Legion offers to the community”.
Very much looking forward for another tasty month of giving back to our community and the brave men and women who served for our country! ?
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Two AMAZING young women helping support Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation

BEHOLD ? our Red Deer May Burger of the Month!

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Created in collaboration with local Guest Chefs Allyne Simonot + Lily Forsyth

With marinated chicken breast, bacon, sunny fried egg, arugula, tomato, balsamic glaze and lime avocado aioli on a brioche bun!

$2 from every BIG SMILE burger sold going directly to the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation ?

Allyne and Lily are both students of Notre Dame High School in Red Deer, and part of the Notre Dame Grad Service Project! This year, the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation was chosen for the project by the graduating students.


Allyne Simonot :
“The Notre Dame class of 2021 agreed that in light of the many events, or lack thereof, that mental health should be a priority now more than ever. Thus we chose the charity – Smiles through Lindsey. We all know first hand the toll taken to our lifestyle nonetheless life as we knew, and a lack of the necessary supports to weather these challenges would be catastrophic. Lindsey More was, like us, a Notre Dame graduate. After she tragically took her life in 2015, her family began Smiles Thru Lindsey. She was a regular happy girl, nothing seemingly wrong. She was involved in the school community through sports and the grad service project of 2011. We knew that our school community would connect to her and her story as easily as it has.”

Lily Forsyth :
“This cause is actually very personal for me, it is another way for me to support my friends who are struggling, a way to communicate to every person who is willing to listen that they are not alone. That everyone is feeling or has felt a toll on their mental health and that there are resources and people out there to help.”

So this month, let’s start spreading more SMILES ☺ and happiness, and giving to such an important organization!

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