Michael Jesso’s Fabulous, Derailed
With the price of oil up and down like a bride’s night gown, the fine folks of Fort McMurray continue to soldier on in a battle that seems, at times, to be coming from all angles. Whether it’s the economy, the Government or the never-ending beating we take in the media, one thing is for sure: We are one hell of a tough bunch.
We’ve been here before, toughed it out and saw good times better than the last good times. The one thing that keeps it all together for all of us is our friends. I’ve lived here for 30 years and I’ve never heard anyone ever say anything bad about the friends they met here. That’s no easy feat; the social scene in Fort McMurray is, and has always been, a great asset to this community.
One of the industries that has taken a particularly hard hit this time around is our service industry. As the city grew, more and more eating and drinking establishments opened to accommodate the demand. There were nights when every business was full with waiting lists, but these days, some are lucky if they get one table turn over, let alone a packed house all night.
Businesses, like the people, are soldiering on as well, finding new and inventive ways to bring people in. I’ve compiled a few local watering holes for this edition of Fabulous, Derailed, and included their daily and weekly specials. We need to remember to spread the love around and a little bit of money, too. Remember to drink responsibly, and make sure you tip your servers.
Here are some of my favourites, no matter what side of the bridge you live on.
East Village Pub & Eatery
Half price wings all day. Buckets of Corona for $19.50 (4 bottles) all day.
3-6pm Happy Appies ($7) - Shrimp Wontons, Thai Chicken Bites, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Grilled Cheese Fingers. Also 20 oz. pints of Coors Light and Canadian for $5.75 from 3-6pm.
Live entertainment most weekends.
All Day Everyday Specials:
Sleeves of House Lager $4
6 oz of House Wine $4.50
$8 Pound of Wings
Happy Hour has $3 beer, $3 Highballs, $4 glass of house wine, $4 Pickle back shots, $5 pints of Carlsberg
On weekends look for $4 caesars, $3 mimosas and $6 breakfast special running from 10am till 3pm.
$6 Double Absolut Highballs after 9pm
1/2 price glasses of wine
1/2 price bottles of wine
$5 Big Life Beer, Amber and Euro & $5 White Peach Bellini Sunday
Gin & Tonic $7 and Bad Boy Beers $9
PRIME SOCIAL KITCHEN
9 oz of wine for the price of 6oz
$6 PSK Caesars
$5 House Highballs
Champagne Bull-ini $13
Happy Hour specials run everyday between 4-6
Happy Hour in the lounge & patio daily 3-6
Rhino House Beer $3
Well Highballs $3
1/2 Price Red & White wines
(Rascal by Famille Perrin)
Tuna Tostados $2 each
Dynamite Rolls $10
Leroy’s Crispy Dry Ribs $8
Happy Hour 3-6pm
Shepard’s Pie, Rickards Red
8oz Steak Sandwich, Canadian
Curry, Belgian Moon
Fish & Chips, Strongbow
Pulled Pork Sandwich, Coors Banquet
Traditional cooked dinner after 5 pm, Murphy’s Stout
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Famous Brunch available 8am until 3pm
Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin $27
MGD Buckets $27
1/2 Price Tequila
Coors Light Jugs $14.50
Steak Night, all AAA Sterling Silver Cuts on Special
Select Doubles on for the price of singles
Drop Shot Specials all day
Mussels / Prawns $9
1oz $5.75 2oz $8.75
Burt Reynolds $5
Steak sandwich or
Steak and eggs for $15
Karaoke starts at 10pm
Closes at 2am nightly
Tommy Gun’s Products
MR TAYLOR SHAVING CREAM BOWL
The base of this fragrance is ambery with cedar, leathery, moss and musky. Contains cedarwood oil, Patchouli oil and Lavandin Grosso.
ETON COLLEGE COLLECTION GENTLEMAN’S SHAVING CREAM BOWL
A beautiful masculine fragrance blended with gentle floral notes that rest on a base of warm patchouli. Contains Lemon oil and Patchouli oil.
GRAPEFRUIT SHAVING CREAM BOWL
This invigorating shaving cream creates a uniquely smooth and creamy lather whilst protecting and moisturising the skin to give a better shave.
ESHAVE EYE CREAM REVITALIZER, WHITE TEA
Formulated specifically for the delicate areas under and around the eye, it tightens and tones, reducing the appearance of fine lines and puffiness.
ESHAVE PRE-SHAVE OIL, WHITE TEA
This oil is the key to a nick-free shave with reduced irritation. Your skin will also remain moisturized after the shave, reducing irritations.
ESHAVE WHITE TEA SHAVING CREAM
Designed to open the pores and soften facial hair for a close shave every time. White tea is rich in antioxidants for healthy skin and works well for all types of skin.
ESHAVE FACE MOISTURIZER, WHITE TEA
Fast to absorb and non-greasy to avoid clogging pores. All natural ingredients ensure deep hydration and age-defying action. No parabens or other irritants, just effective moisture the skin.
A large selection of razor handles and shaving cream brushes available at both Tommy Gun’s locations.
LUCKY TIGER PREMIUM LIQUID FACE WASH
The liquid face wash is designed to leave a man’s face feeling hydrated and energized, perfectly prepared for shaving. It is one of the best men’s face washes currently available.
LUCKY TIGER LIQUID SHAVING CREAM
A classic shaving cream from the Lucky Tiger Premium line of shaving products. It contains all natural, organic ingredients so it won’t irritate the skin or cause razor burn. Its smooth texture and creamy lather can’t be beat.
LUCKY TIGER FACIAL MOISTURIZER
This lightweight moisturizer will purify, hydrate and replenish skin, as well as defend against the signs of aging, notably fine lines and the loss of firmness. Made with natural and certified organic ingredients.
LUCKY TIGER PREMIUM AFTER SHAVE AND FACE TONIC
With a subtle citrus scent, it invigorates, tones and soothes the skin after shaving. It boasts a gentle, alcohol-free formula and contains natural, organic botanicals.
Keep your moustache out of your coffee or any other drink with these specially designed mugs that hold your moustache back from getting wet. Several to choose from at Tommy Gun’s.
Pop in to either one of Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop locations and get ready for a night out on the town with Jesso’s recommendations!