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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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.

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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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!
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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!

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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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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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