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!
“𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥 𝟔𝟔”
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! 🍁
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤎

Lacombe Potatoes and an amazing community help raise money for the Team Jigger Foundation!

Our Lacombe Burger of the Month – “Southern Comfort” to support C.A.W.E.S.

BEHOLD 💥 it’s our Lacombe 📍 APRIL Burger of the Month!
“𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐍 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐓”
Created with guest chef Merry Kuchle!
Smoke marinated chicken breast, alabama white sauce, birmingham slaw, zesty pimento cheese on a toasted potato roll skewered with pepperoncini!
$2 from every Lacombe April Burger of the month sold will go directly to Merry’s Charity of choice, the Central Alberta Womens Emergency Shelter (C.A.W.E.S.)
The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter offers safe refuge, personal counseling, and community support for families experiencing family violence. Every year, they meet nearly 3,000 people who have made the brave step towards a life free from violence. There are thousands more in our community who still need our help, especially after this past year. ❤️
Available in LACOMBE 📍only for the month of April – DINE-IN or CURBSIDE PICK-UP!

WOW! Our February Burger of the Month results for Lacombe are in!

SAY WHAT?!  TWO Cilantro and Chive locations, TWO Burger’s of the Month, TWICE the GIVING!!  That’s exactly what happened in February as we introduced Guest Chef’s and Burgers exclusive to each location, one for Lacombe, one for Red Deer.

Lacombe City Councillor Cora Hoekstra helped create “The Spicy Yorkshire” for our Lacombe location.  It included a grilled Alberta beef patty on toasted Yorkshire pudding buns, horseradish cream cheese spread, house jalapeno jam, mixed greens, beefsteak tomatoes, pickled red onions and sliced pickles garnished with cajun onion rings!  $2 from every Lacombe Burger of the Month sold will go directly to Cora’s charity of choice, the Lacombe & District Historical Society.

It’s no secret Lacombe is home to some of the most beautiful buildings and just has character, because of our history.  Cora was keen to support an organization that highlights that history and reminds us of the people who came before us, who thought this area was worth settling down in and investing in.  She says “We need the Society to keep drawing our attention to the value of our buildings and ancestors, to appreciate how far we have come.  I wanted to support an organization that is not always noticed”.

2021 marks the 50th Anniversary for the Lacombe and District Historical Society who operates the Michener House Museum and Archives and the Blacksmith Shop Museum.  Provincial funding sources have been reduced and the pandemic have had an impact on the non-profit community organization with museums closed, community festivals, fundraising events, exhibit galas, and school tours all cancelled.  The Society uses donations for programming and exhibits.  They are currently working to preserve their extensive photography and negative collections, a BIG endeavor with thousands of negatives and prints in their care.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Cora helped us hand over $1062 to the Lacombe and District Historical Society today (Friday, March 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 $70,000 to local charities over the past 49 months!  THANK-YOU!

The March Burger of the Month in Lacombe is the “Loaded Potato Skin Burger”, created in collaboration with local Guest Chef Al Scholing of Scholing’s Produce.  It’s an Alberta beef patty, two Scholing’s baked potato “buns”, with shredded cheddar, pepper bacon, green onion, sour cream, iceberg lettuce, beefsteak tomatoes, sliced onion and pickles.  $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Al’s charity of choice the Team Jigger Foundation.

 

For more information contact:

 

Melissa Blunden

Executive Director/Curator

Lacombe and District Historical Society

403.782.3933

lacombemuseum@gmail.com

Cora Hoekstra

Feb LA BOTM Guest Chef

Lacombe City Councillor

403.877.0891

CHoekstra@lacombe.ca

 

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

Our LACOMBE Burger of the Month – from the Potato King himself!

BEHOLD 💥 our LACOMBE 📍 Burger of the Month for March!

“𝐋𝐎𝐀𝐃𝐄𝐃 𝐏𝐎𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐎 𝐒𝐊𝐈𝐍 𝐁𝐔𝐑𝐆𝐄𝐑”
6oz Alberta beef patty, two Scholing’s Baked Potato “Buns”, with Shredded Cheddar, Pepper Bacon, Green Onion, Sour Cream, Iceberg Lettuce, Beefsteak Tomatoes, Sliced Onion and Pickles.

Created in collaboration with local guest Chef Al Scholing 🥔👑 With $2 from every Burger sold going directly to Al’s charity of choice, the Team Jigger Foundation ❤️

Team Jigger is a foundation dedicated to enriching the lives of people who’ve suffered spinal cord injuries or associated disorders. Based in Lacombe Alberta, and founded by Jason (Jigger) Lunn.  After a tragic motor vehicle accident on January 14th, 2011 left Jason with two vertebral fractures, along with a spinal cord injury, Jason refused to accept the diagnosis of ‘quadriplegic’ get in the way of how he lived his life.
Al was a member of the Lacombe Volunteer Fire Department and responded to that motor vehicle accident.
“After seeing Jigger get airlifted by stars 10 years ago not knowing that it would change his life forever and mine.  Jigger is an active member of our community and has always been an inspiration to me.  I’m honoured to have an opportunity to support Team Jigger and his dream to help others who are facing challenges he has endured and continues to face.”
Currently donations will be used for purchasing specialized Rehabilitation equipment or to help fund rehab and therapy for individuals who may require extra help!

Enjoy the “Loaded Potato Skin Burger” and support Team Jigger, available ONLY at Cilantro and Chive Lacombe in the month of MARCH‼️
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#FreshSimpleEats
#EatLocal #SupportLocal
#HECKYEAH!

LACOMBE: February Burger of the Month

THE SPICY YORKSHIRE

Created by guest chef Cora Hoekstra – grilled 6oz Alberta beef patty on toasted “yorkshire pudding buns”, horseradish cream cheese spread, house jalapeno jam, mixed greens, gull valley greenhouse beefsteak tomatoes, house pickled red onions and sliced pickles garnished with cajun onion rings!

$2 from every Lacombe Burger of the Month sold will go directly to Cora’s charity of choice, the Lacombe & District Historical Society.

 

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Can’t stop, won’t stop! – December Burger of the Month

BOOM! – It’s our December Burger of the Month with guest Chef Sheena Johnson!
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Grilled Alberta beef patty, Queso spread, Jalapenos, Shredded Cheddar, Sour Cream, house made Guacamole and Pico de Gallo topped with fried Tortilla chips on a Brioche Bun!

$2 from every Burger sold going directly towards ??????? ????????? ???????? – children’s grief services

EPIC local guest Chef with a huge heart for this community – and one AMAZING Burger all for such an important cause!
Available for DINE-IN or CURBSIDE PICK-UP, download our APP on iPhone or Android or simply order online at www.cilantroandchive.moduurn.com

#FreshSimpleEats
#EatLocal #HECKYEAH
#CilantroAndChive

You weren’t afraid of no ghosts!!

Our guests were not afraid of no ghosts nor a burger on a black bun in October, and we’ll call that a big YES for our Burger of the Month Program.  We were thrilled to team up with Chad Carlson of the Carlson Manor in Lacombe for this goulishous “Trick or Treat Burger” with $2 from every burger sold in October going directly to the Lacombe Food Bank.

Chad is passionate about Halloween, it was even written into his wedding vows, and he’s been putting together spooky Halloween displays for the community to enjoy for more than ten years (5 in Lacombe, 6 in Stony Plain), always supporting his local food bank.  It seemed like the perfect opportunity to showcase his hard work and crank up the support for our local food bank, especially during these challenging covid times.  Chad was quick to adapt to the covid challenges, moving his typically indoor haunted house to an outdoor display this year.

Just how do you find a passion for Halloween?!  We asked Chad…

With an October birthday, I’ve always found Halloween to be such an extra fun and exciting time of year.  In my youth I found a passion for theatre, graduating high school from the Victoria Performing School of Arts in Edmonton.  Now, as an adult and parent, I love that I have found a way to combine aspects of the two through the Haunt while giving back to the community.  For us the Food Bank has been an easy choice.  We want to teach our kids ways to be grateful for what they have and the importance of giving to others.  What better way to do that than with something tangible like food that they can see, relate to and even help deliver.”

Chad’s “Trick or Treat Burger” included a sirloin beef patty, pepper bacon, smoked cheddar, deep fried pickle chips, beefsteak tomatoes, maple balsamic ketchup, leaf lettuce, and onion on a garlic butter toasted black squid ink bun with a candy worm!

Your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program means $1514 was donated to the Lacombe Food Bank today, plus A TRUCK LOAD of food that the Carlson’s collected at the Manor!

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 $65,000 to local charities over the past 45 months!  THANK-YOU!

November’s Burger of the Month is the “HURRY HARD!” Burger, created in collaboration with local curling legend Colin Hodgson of Team Mike McEwan.  It includes a grilled bison patty, mixed greens, beefsteak tomatoes, house made saskatoon berry jam, savory peanut butter, 2 strips of pepper bacon, garnished with a fried onion ring with chipotle aioli on a toasted brioche bun!  $2 from every burger sold will go directly to Colin’s charity of choice – KidSport!

For more information contact:

Millie Snow
Manager
Lacombe Food Bank
403.782.6777

Chad Carlson
Oct BOTM Guest Chef
Carlson Manor
780.405.7238
carlsonchad@hotmail.com

Kim Kay
Community Relations
Cilantro and Chive
403.597.2127
kim@cilantroandchive.ca

From L-R: The Carlson’s; Milo, Chad, Jarita and Lennon and “The Trick or Treat Burger”.  It included a sirloin beef patty, pepper bacon, smoked cheddar, deep fried pickle chips, beefsteak tomatoes, maple balsamic ketchup, leaf lettuce, and onion on a garlic butter toasted black squid ink bun with a candy worm!